Thank god it’s Friday, and let’s get this bread!

Happening in the World: The Supreme Court of Ireland has ruled that the bread served at Subway will no longer be considered bread in the country because it contains five times the limit of sugar to fall within the parameters of a staple food. This ruling specifically applied to their white and whole wheat “bread” and determined that Subway will not be exempt from the Value-Added Tax (The Guardian).

Happening in the US: One of President Trump’s close advisors, Hope Hicks, tested positive for COVID-19 this week. According to the Trump, he and the First Lady have spent a significant amount of time with Ms. Hicks over the past week. The President tweeted that he and Melania “will begin [their] quarantine process.” They are both currently awaiting their test results. Despite this coronavirus scare, President Trump’s rallies in Florida and Wisconsin this weekend will proceed as planned (NPR).

Addendum: President Trump tweeted on October 2nd that he and Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus (Twitter).

Happening in NYC: Coronavirus cases are spiking in New York City across the five boroughs. According to Governor Cuomo, overnight from September 30th to October 1st, positive cases rose more than a full percent. The state previously had a 38 day streak of less than a one percent positivity rate. However, the positivity rate in New York State has spiked to reach 6.5%. It is believed that 20 hotspot zipcodes are responsible for 26% of the coronavirus cases in the last two weeks. Shockingly however, these 20 zip codes only make up about six percent of the state’s population (NBC New York).

Happening in the Community: The Office of University Life at Columbia is hosting a financial success workshop on Tuesday, October 6th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST. This workshop will cover topics such as credit scores, student debt, and budgeting. Registration is required. Check it out here.

Dog Fact of the Week: Dogs’ noses are unique, just like humans’ fingerprints (AKC)!

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