IDPH confirms coronavirus outbreak at Tyson pork processing plant in Storm Lake
Des Moines Register: Iowa Department of Public Health Deputy Director Sarah Reisetter confirmed today the suspected coronavirus outbreak at Tyson Foods’ pork processing plant in Storm Lake, where more than 20% of the employees have tested positive. The news comes one day after Reisetter said the state will only publicly confirm coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants or other businesses when asked by members of the media. Reisetter said that 555 of the plant’s 2,517 employees have tested positive for the coronavirus. That’s well beyond the 10% threshold Reisetter said is requested for businesses to report outbreaks to the IDPH.

Small-business loan terms eased under U.S. House-passed bill
Reuters: The U.S. House of Representatives today approved legislation increasing the amount of time, to 24 weeks from the current eight weeks, for small businesses to use Paycheck Protection Program loans spurred by the coronavirus outbreak. The legislation, passed by a vote of 417-1, now goes to the Senate. The program, created in March, helps support small businesses during the pandemic and encourages them to retain employees.

Defying Trump, Twitter doubles down on labeling tweets
New York Times: Twitter today added new fact-checking labels to hundreds of tweets, even as the Trump administration prepared an executive order to curtail the legal protections that shield social media companies from liability for the content posted on their platforms. Twitter’s move escalated the confrontation between the company and President Trump, who has fulminated this week over actions taken by his favorite social media service.