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[image-1] COVID-19 updates: The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control confirmed 160 new cases of the coronavirus along with five additional deaths on Wednesday. This brings the total number of South Carolina cases to 4,761.

School’s out for the summer: Gov. Henry McMaster and state Superintendent of Schools Molly Spearman announced that schools would remained closed for the remainder of the academic year in a press conference Wednesday. At-home schooling has been a struggle for families without internet access, and the mandated reopening of retail stores that were closed due to the coronavirus will make the coming months difficult for working parents.

WHAT WE’RE READING:

The New York Times: “‘Instead of Coronavirus, the Hunger Will Kill Us.’ A Global Food Crisis Looms”

Eater: “Here’s What Eating Out Might Look Like When Restaurants Reopen”

The Atlantic: “The Social-Distance Vigilantes in a Massachusetts Senior Home”

Vox: “7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day”

The Players’ Tribune: “The Iso: Zhang Weili”

The rest from the City Paper:

Made In-House: Make these Charleston restaurant creations in your own kitchen
Teaching is all about the academics now, relationships with students slipping away
Local bookstore Itinerant Literate makes the most of virtual book selling
Independent grocery stores adjust during the coronavirus pandemic
Have a night in with the Terrace’s streaming movies