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Coronavirus - COVID-19

Wolf says disaster declaration falls short of help needed in the state

Experts: More than 1K could die in Pa.

Coronavirus cases surge by record number for third day in a row

Pennsylvania coronavirus updates: Monroe County lawmakers, fearing wave of New Yorkers, persuade Wolf to prohibit short-term rentals; statewide cases jump by 756 to 4,843

More coronavirus cases coming as testing continues, says emergency medical director

Allegheny County reports 35 new coronavirus cases as total tops 300

Pa. reports 14 more deaths, 756 new coronavirus cases

Berks County coronavirus cases top 100; Pennsylvania nears 5,000

6 new cases in Westmoreland County, 14 more deaths statewide

Tension increases at Beaver County nursing home as COVID-19 cases rise

6 residents, 3 employees at Ligonier personal care home test positive for COVID-19

6 residents, 1 staff at Ligonier Gardens nursing home test positive for coronavirus

26 Brighton Rehab residents now have COVID-19, 18 more pending

Calls to Pa.’s child-abuse hotline fell sharply during first weeks of the coronavirus. Here’s why that’s bad news.

Child welfare services worry about kids who have gone off the grid during coronavirus pandemic

A Pa. congressman said the U.S. coronavirus trajectory is more like South Korea than Italy. Is that true?

Landlords brace for late and missed rent payments due to massive job losses

Why it’s (still) so hard to get a coronavirus test

Consistent messaging from leaders is key to quelling coronavirus in Pa. and N.J. | Editorial

With COVID-19, we failed a basic preparedness test. We can’t repeat that mistake | Opinion


Call and email volume up at local representative’s offices

Pa. lawmakers press Gov. Wolf to let construction industry get back to work

Understaffed agency faces record unemployment claims

Burns planning to introduce legislation requiring use of American-made steel

Sen. Kim Ward seeks state law change to provide covid-19 info to first responders


Citing shuttered offices, Wolf admin. says it can’t process news outlets’ requests for COVID-19 waivers


Why is Pennsylvania leading the nation in unemployment claims?

Allegheny Technologies to close Beaver County steel plant, citing Trump’s tariffs

State police warnings to non-life-sustaining businesses surpass 100

Giant Eagle reports confirmed coronavirus cases at 2 more stores

Cash-strapped coal giant Murray Energy faces liquidation

Coronavirus taking big bite out of Easter candy sales for region’s makers

‘It’s such a horrible lose-lose situation.’ Many Lehigh Valley warehouse workers in uncomfortable spot amid coronavirus pandemic

Layoffs hit York County firm as officials brace for economic strain

Local companies reinvent themselves amid coronavirus

Delco small businesses struggle in midst of pandamec


What it’s like to be locked in prison during the coronavirus pandemic

Hundreds could be released from Pa. state prisons under draft plans to help prevent a coronavirus outbreak

Closed federal courts can hold hearings by video and teleconference in criminal cases


Woodland Hills School District seeking donations to provide laptops to all students

Delaware Valley to begin distributing free lunches to students

With schools shuttered by coronavirus, Pennsylvania Department of Education offering help to school districts to keep students learning

FBI issues warning about ‘hijacking’ of online classes by intruders after schools report serious disruptions

King’s president: Fund aiding students in time of virus

LCCC will offer students other grading options

Hundreds of Penn State students, parents petition for rent relief


Pennsylvania expecting $14.1M in ‘election assistance’ grants from stimulus package

County pushes vote-by-mail option for primary

Cost savings of postponed primary in Westmoreland could be eaten up by mail-in ballots


No need to panic, pharmacists caution

Noticias locales

Bus route into Scranton from COVID-19 epicenter triggers anxiety

Schuster appointed to Scranton City Council

Dunmore native, beloved priest Joseph Sica dies

Mayfield takes matters into its own hands, produces hand sanitizer

Hospitals have surge plans, Luzerne County official says

Luzerne County Council delays decision on prison health care provider

Luzerne County tax penalty date likely to be pushed back

County furloughs 59 staff members


The rent is due, and many can’t pay. Here’s what some Philadelphians are doing in the meantime.

SEPTA to start new coronavirus protections, including rear-door boarding and suspension of onboard fare payments

Coronavirus quiets the boom of Philly construction

Shame shouldn’t be the reason employers do right by their workers | Helen Ubiñas

‘Not gonna break my bank’: Developers say coronavirus won’t end Philly’s real estate boom

Nursing is a hot degree. Philly area undergrads can earn over $70,000 out of college. | Does that Degree Pay?

Mayor Jim Kenney calls out DA Larry Krasner after gunman shoots five people, including a 1-year-old boy, at North Philly rowhouse


City eyeing lines of credit to maintain continuous operations amid COVID-19 economic disruption

More than 600 inmates released from Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh to slow pandemic

Convention center considered for ‘alternate care site’ as cases increase

COVID-19 takes its toll on Fairmont, other Downtown hotels

Allegheny County map shows where free food is being distributed

Church Brew Works, Sysco host produce giveaway in Pittsburgh

A challenge to Pittsburgh: The city can take the lead on ventilator production

Pittsburgh Knights see an opportunity for esports to enter live-sports void

As demand spikes for disinfectant, cleaners take on COVID-19

COVID-19 means slow times for Pittsburgh area auto service shops

Coronavirus means Pittsburghers are self-quarantining for who knows how long, so let’s all vote by mail

Man dies after being shot in Oakland early Wednesday

Noticias del Estado

Guatemalan girl and her father freed from Berks immigrant detention center

U.S. judge orders release of 10 immigrants in Pennsylvania, calling ICE incapable of protecting them from coronavirus behind bars

Some York County immigration detainees granted release because of coronavirus risk

Litter piles up at Pennsylvania state parks

Berks County farmers dumping milk: ‘We’ve never been asked to do this’

Vacation rentals advertising Pocono listings as havens for travelers escaping COVID-19


As traffic plummets, Allentown airport could see millions in relief from coronavirus stimulus package


U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan warns of coronavirus scams