[image-1] COVID-19 updates: 130 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday by the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, bringing the total number of cases to 5,881. With the addition of 11 new COVID-19-related deaths, the state counts 203 total.

Boeing announces cuts: Wednesday, Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun announced the company would cut approximately 16,000 jobs as they attempt to reduce spending to make up for the $1.7 billion lost during the pandemic. Production of the Boeing 787 will slow, meaning the North Charleston Boeing facility will also see cuts. via The State

WHAT WE’RE READING:

Bloomberg: “Trump Orders Meat Plants to Stay Open in Move Unions Slam.”

Vox: “The editor of Taco Bell Quarterly explains how to make art out of a fast food brand”

The Atlantic: “Friends Are Breaking Up Over Social Distancing.”

Washington Post: “They got married in the middle of the friendliest street in town”

The Wall Street Journal: “Starbucks Logs First Quarterly Same-Store Sales Drop in 11 Years.”

The rest from the City Paper:

Furloughed Charleston chef starts bread-baking venture
Sex still sells, maybe even more so in a pandemic
How Charleston’s artists are navigating the current quarantine
Here’s what to watch after you’ve binged Tiger King
R.B.’s Seafood shutters, longtime Shem Creek waterfront restaurant property sold