[image-1] COVID-19 Updates: The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced 156 new cases of the coronavirus Thursday bringing the statewide total to 10,788. The state’s death toll is 470, with 4 additional deaths announced Thursday.

Boeing lays off thousands: On Wednesday, Boeing announced that it’s cutting more than 12,000 U.S. jobs through layoffs and buyouts. While the majority of the layoffs and buyouts are taking place in the company’s Seattle facilities, an undisclosed number will also take place at Boeing South Carolina. CEO David Calhoun said: “The COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating impact on the airline industry means a deep cut in the number of commercial jets and services our customers will need over the next few years, which in turn means fewer jobs on our lines and in our offices.”

What we’re reading:

The New York Times: “What’s the Risk of Catching Coronavirus From a Surface?”

The New Yorker: “Restaurants reclaim the frozen dinner”

Wall Street Journal: “A Truck Driver’s Long Haul During Coronavirus Crisis: ‘You Realize Just How Alone We Are'”

The Guardian: “George Floyd killing: Justice Department says inquiry is a ‘top priority'”

National Geographic: “This dinosaur may have been a cannibal, gnarly bite marks reveal”

The rest from City Paper:
— “Less social distancing means more COVID-19 in Charleston, but cases are still trending down locally
— “SC officials expect healthy shrimp season for commercial trawlers in local waters
— “No kitten, Pounce Cat Cafe can’t keep up with demand
— “Cyclist dead after being hit while crossing North Bridge in early-morning incident
— “Citadel alumni Lee Davis breaks record with 16 Murph workouts in 24 hours” 


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