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Coronavirus - COVID-19

Pa. to announce Friday which counties will reopen May 8; how they will be determined is still unclear

Wolf more flexible on lifting restrictions than his plan suggests

Pennsylvania coronavirus updates: Gov. Wolf says ‘common sense’ will drive reopening plan and regional metrics won’t dominate

Pennsylvania’s first reopening steps will occur without mass testing capacity

Levine: Nursing home COVID-19 cases ‘will be included’ in reopening evaluations

Pa. Sec. of Health talks abuse at home in the time of COVID-19

Death tolls climb, but Pa. and N.J. say there’s a leveling of coronavirus cases and talk reopening plans

Official: Pennsylvania may have passed coronavirus peak, but surges still possible

COVID-19 testing lags in Pennsylvania as federal government promises help

Data: More deaths in state from COVID-19 than flu

How to get tested for the coronavirus in the Philadelphia area

22 new nursing home deaths in W. Pa., including 13 in Beaver County and 8 in Allegheny

Allegheny County reports 8 new deaths, 11 more coronavirus cases

Westmoreland County adds 6 new coronavirus cases, no additional deaths

Three more COVID-19 deaths, 43 new cases confirmed in Luzerne County

7 new coronavirus deaths reported in Berks County; 79 new daily positive cases announced

Montgomery County coronavirus death toll climbs to 233

Elderly majority of coronavirus deaths in Bucks County as total reaches 168

‘Disturbing’ events at Beaver County nursing home as COVID-19 deaths rise to 52

Lawsuit alleges Brighton Rehab performed coronavirus drug experiments on residents

Mountain View nursing home has at least 25 COVID-19 cases

County officials ‘knocking on wood’ Westmoreland Manor remains virus-free

Recovery from COVID-19 can take months or longer, local health experts say

Rite Aid expands testing criteria for COVID-19; test sites open 7 days a week

Levine offers caveats on individual antibody testing

As national stockpile dwindles, Lamb urges more safety supplies for testers, contact tracers

ER doctor, a Wyoming Sem graduate, dies of suicide after weeks of treating COVID-19 patients

What is Kawasaki disease? The rare child syndrome might have link to COVID-19

Mass layoffs begin in cities and states amid coronavirus fallout, threatening education, sanitation, health and safety

High rates of coronavirus among African Americans don’t tell the whole story | Opinion

CDC recommends social distancing for pets

Trump orders meat plants to stay open during coronavirus pandemic

Pence comes under fire for going maskless at Mayo Clinic

Meuser hosts over-the-phone town-hall, answering unemployment questions

Anti-vaxxers sow doubt about coronavirus vaccine before one even exists


Sen. Muth, Chester County coroner call for probe into veterans’ deaths in East Vincent

Focus on telemedicine: State bill should be reconsidered, minus amendment

Bill would allow Pennsylvania restaurants to serve to-go cocktails during pandemic

Pa. restaurants, taverns may soon be able to sell mixed drinks to go

Cocktails to go may be coming to Pennsylvania

Proposed Pa. bill could provide financial assistance to fire, EMS amid pandemic

Pa. lawmakers work to redefine short-term rentals

Ex-House Speaker Bill DeWeese must pay $100K-plus restitution on corruption conviction, split Pa. court says


Gov. Tom Wolf says he won’t abandon ambitious spending plan as massive budget deficit looms


Despite COVID-19 guidelines, Pa. receives 1,000-plus complaints about non-compliant businesses

Coronavirus has consumers making an ‘extraordinary’ number of price-gouging complaints

Pa. marketing firm behind viral Steak-umm Twitter — a ‘friendly but weird’ voice during pandemic

A Bucks County sinus medicine company got more than $4 million in emergency coronavirus PPP money — then gave it back

Deadly ride: How coronavirus struck down Bell & Evans poultry workers going to work in a crowded van–20200428.html

Push to reopen economy runs up against workers and consumers worried about risk

Meat suppliers warn prices to rise due to high demand, plant closures

Weis Markets to take employees’ temps

Is a meat shortage looming? Central Pa. grocers brace for limited supplies, price hikes

Coronavirus unemployment benefits are high, putting workers and employers at odds

‘It was terrible’: Many frustrated with unemployment delays


Montgomery County’s jail tested every inmate for COVID-19 — and found 30 times more cases than previously known

Two 15-year-olds critically wounded in McKeesport shooting

His unemployment benefits were delayed by the coronavirus. Then he threatened to kill Gov. Wolf’s family, police say.

Richard Baumhammers still on death row 20 years after killing spree

3 men hospitalized after being shot in Homewood, 2 in critical condition

Commutation applications put on indefinite hold, as reformers press for action amid pandemic

Chester records second homicide in two days, 16th for year


Will schools reopen to students in the fall? This may not be the answer parents want to hear

State education department to provide districts with no-cost programs

Allentown School District shut out of state money to buy computers for students during coronavirus

Fox Chapel Area hires new superintendent from Franklin Regional

Norwin teachers make face shields for ambulance service, school nurse sews masks

Lunch distributions going well, school officials say

With learning at home, schedule and flexibility are key

How school closings due to coronavirus are helping parents see benefits of later start times for teens | Expert Opinion

Daughter of Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy to attend CMU this fall

Haverford College continues cherished tradition, despite coronavirus

How Berks County college students stuck on campus navigate life during coronavirus


Luzerne County manager proposes paper ballots for in-person voting June 2

County to use paper ballots for primary due to virus concerns

Calls grow for Joe Biden to address sexual assault allegation by former aide

GOP state House candidate appeals to Supreme Court in challenge to Gov. Wolf’s shutdown


Philadelphia-area hospitals begin plans to resume elective surgeries, but still far from ‘back to normal’

Excela Health considers return to elective surgeries while stressing safety

Noticias locales

Auditor: Scranton gas card system a ‘dumpster fire’

Plan to monitor city gas cards evolving

‘Muni’ can’t be replaced

Animal Rescue League lays off 20% of staff, including longtime humane officer Harry D. Brown III

An emergency COVID-19 fund in Delco fights to feed the newly needy in the ’burbs | Maria Panaritis

Thomas J. Judge Sr., Delco GOP chairman for 34 years who ‘treated everyone with respect,’ dies at 91

Food collection set as pantries sound alarm on dire need


Recipients call Presser Foundation awards of more than a half million dollars ‘amazing’ at a critical time

Phillies could play this season in empty Citizens Bank Park under new MLB plan

Philly’s Odunde Festival, the country’s largest African American street fest, is canceled due to the coronavirus

SEPTA has made progress on employees’ coronavirus safety demands, union president says

Chestnut Hill looks for small-business support as its main street, like so many others, remains empty

Yes, she’s new, but Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw needs to be more visible | Jenice Armstrong

Healthcare workers don’t need Blue Angels. They need green money. | Solomon Jones


Pittsburgh free water about to dry up, rough estimate puts cost as high as $20 million

Pittsburgh announces millions in funding for coronavirus aid programs

11 more inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Allegheny County Jail

Covid-19 cases at Allegheny County Jail double overnight; 24 inmates, 3 staffers test positive

COVID-19 cases triple among Allegheny County jail inmates

Ripe for harvest? Produce terminal developer eyes more land in the Strip District.

‘This Is Us’ goes full Pittsburgh and donates meals to local hospitals

‘The need is now’: Butler food drive helps feed 1,500

Pittsburgh food bank hosting drive-up distributions in Beaver, Greene counties

12th Port Authority of Allegheny County employee tests positive for COVID-19

10 of Port Authority’s 12 covid-19 cases linked to the same West Mifflin garage, despite ‘deep cleaning’

City reopens community gardens, asks public to follow social distancing guidelines

Food giveaway set in McCandless for those affected by shutdown

Noticias del Estado

State Game Commission investigating bald eagle deaths

Emergency state remains for courts in Pennsylvania, but Berks should be able to expand hearings

Statewide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures extended until May 11

Shapiro urges landlords not to evict tenants facing hardship


Allegheny County to resume work Friday on road projects in Penn Hils, Collier and South Hills