Today’s quick hits, June 26, 2020

Child nutrition waivers extended (USDA): Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the extension through June 2021 of an array of waivers that will allow schools to serve grab-and-go meals and meals in the classroom. Schools will also have more control over the foods included in the meals.

Covid-19 kills 93 meat workers (Reuters): The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union said that 93 meatpacking and food processing workers have died of Covid-19 and that many of its members continue to face the risk of infection.

U.S. weighs tariffs on European goods (Business Insider): The Trump administration is considering tariffs on $3.1 billion worth of European imports, including cheese, frozen hams, yogurt, olives, beer, and gin, as part of a “carousel of retaliation” over subsidies for the aviation industry.

Virginia moves on workplace safety (Washington Post): Virginia’s state health and safety board voted, 9-3, to create workplace safety rules that would require employers to protect workers from infection by the coronavirus.

U.S. population diversity grows (Carsey): Although U.S. population growth in 2019 was the slowest in a century, the country is becoming more racially diverse. Still, that diversity is geographically uneven, with much of New England, the Midwest, and the northern Plains being far more homogeneous than the rest of the nation, says a demographer.