Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pitt and UPMC roll out revolutionary way to test COVID-19 drugs

UPMC launches trials of coronavirus drugs, including hydroxychloroquine

Pennsylvania coronavirus updates: Statewide case total increases by 1,989 on Thursday to 18,228; ‘field hospital’ to be put on East Stroudsburg campus

Central Pa.’s COVID-19 peak ‘weeks away,’ UPMC Pinnacle’s chief medical officer says

Pennsylvania sees nearly 2,000 new coronavirus cases, but ‘curve has changed’

Allegheny County reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths; state confirmed cases up nearly 2,000

State Secretary of Health: ‘We’re not out of the woods by any means’

Westmoreland County reports 7 additional coronavirus cases

107 new cases reported in county

A second Luzerne County female coronavirus death reported

COVID-19 cases surpass 18K in Pa.

Pa. Department of Health to provide county EMS agencies more details on covid-19 cases

County officials say they must know more about patients to help first responders

Debate mounts over lack of local demographic data of coronavirus patients

Union workers — ‘afraid of retribution’ — reluctant to protest at Beaver County nursing home

Pennsylvania issues update on licensing waivers granted during coronavirus response

In an ICE detention center in Pa., one migrant’s case of COVID-19 — and fear for others who might have been exposed

Two employees of Berks Heim test positive for COVID-19

Bucks County sees 3 more coronavirus deaths, new cases at jail

Pa. coroners, health department at odds over how to handle suspected coronavirus cases, potentially affecting death count

Researchers studying ultraviolet technology to dampen virus

Isolation is linked to decline for seniors. That makes social distancing a frightening prospect

Area health care workers join national demand for protection against COVID-19

Butler Twp. woman describes COVID-19 testing process

‘We are boots on the ground:’ Here’s how county governments across Pa. are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus mass testing site in Montgomery County saved

Stimulus checks: When are they coming? Can you send the IRS your direct deposit information? More FAQs


The COVID-19 pandemic is proof that we need to pay Pennsylvanians a living wage | Opinion

Impact of coronavirus on school property tax bills remains a lingering question

State representatives demand enforcement of coronavirus protocols in Hazleton area plants

Suspend regs for nurse practitioners

Killion cornonavirus town hall educates 4,200 participants


Governor Wolf can avert a public health disaster in PA’s prisons | Opinion


Hazleton meat-packaging plant closes with 130 workers testing positive for coronavirus. Union leader at Souderton plant died last Friday.

Now hiring: Get a job helping Pennsylvania’s jobless, expediting unemployment payments

My employer says I have to work during coronavirus. What are my rights?

US gig workers and self-employed face delays in jobless aid

Facing a surge in demand, grocery stores adapt pickup and delivery services

Amazon wants to run its own coronavirus test on workers

Hazleton meat-packaging plant closes with 130 workers testing positive for COVID-19. Union leader at Souderton plant died last Friday.

Acme, Aldi among Philly-area grocery stores limiting customer capacity due to the coronavirus

Editorial: Decision at Limerick poses needless risk

‘Spillover Effect’: How the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded Erie’s industrial decline

Grocery store etiquette: How not to be a jerk during the coronavirus pandemic

Chippewa Giant Eagle employee tests positive for COVID-19


Man, 26, shot and killed in New Castle

State police seize more than $11 million worth of drugs in first 3 months of 2020


With Pa. schools closed for the spring, state officials focus on helping districts deliver remote instruction

Gov. Wolf orders all Pa. schools to remain closed for the rest of the academic year

Gov. Tom Wolf orders Pennsylvania schools closed through rest of academic year

Pa. closes schools for the rest of academic year, urges online learning

Pennsylvania closes schools for rest of academic year

School might be out, but learning continues, say many area school districts

Pennsylvania schools closed rest of school year because of coronavirus; districts encouraged to teach remotely

Statewide coronavirus shutdown of school extended for rest of school year, Berks County educators react

Local schools scramble to respond to closure order

Coronavirus highlights inequities among Western Pa. school districts

Districts mull options for graduation

School closure news prompts questions on lessons, proms and graduations

What will happen to lunches, proms and graduation?: Q&A on school year’s end in Pa.

Pennsylvania high school sports done for the school year, PIAA announces

PIAA cancels winter championships, spring sports

PIAA makes it official: High school sports season canceled

High school athletes struggle with PIAA’s decision to cancel winter, spring sports

Overcoming adversity: how low-income area public schools achieve high performance

Colleges buffeted by COVID-19 grow wary about fall admissions

Haverford College scraps standardized test requirement amid pandemic


Applications for mail-in ballots surge as lockdown continues

Lessons for Pa. elections so we don’t repeat Wisconsin’s political disgrace | Opinion

Chaos in Wisconsin: Badger State prioritized partisanship over public health


Rivers Casino furloughs most employees amid COVID-19 closure

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh plans to furlough most employees

Health Care

Excela ER doctor takes precautions; donations sought for protective equipment

Rate of new U.S. hepatitis C infections rises threefold in the past decade, new report finds

Most Pa. hospitals expect to burn through mask supplies within a week

COVID-19: In Bucks, St. Luke’s Hospital is prepared

Local News

Diocese of Scranton reverses decision to cut salaries

WVSA extends payment deadline

Leechburg hires third full-time police officer amid coronavirus pandemic

Harmar closes township parks, soccer complex because of coronavirus

No hotheads allowed: All who enter Westmoreland County Courthouse have temperature taken

Luzerne County Councilman still offering shopping help for vulnerable homebound amid coronavirus

Levee fee due date extended

COVID-19 in Pa.: Counties are conducting ‘business as unusual’ | Opinion


Mayor Jim Kenney: Philadelphia’s spirit will survive coronavirus | Opinion

As the pandemic surges, ‘no one deserves what’s brewing in Kensington.’

COVID-19 in Philly: With school out for the year, Philly schools come up with distance learning plan

‘I don’t want to die in here’: inmates talk about conditions in Philly jails

Yo Philly, meet the 19-year-old who Lysol’d the street while standing on his handlebars

Archbishop Pérez talks ministering Philadelphia through a pandemic: ‘Easter couldn’t have come at a better time’

A Philly hotel owner is trying to survive the coronavirus economy by putting up first responders

Portraits of a Pandemic: How this Philly pastor is steering her flock and family through the uncertainty of coronavirus

Some Sheriff’s Office employees question being required to report to work

Releasing nonviolent inmates during the coronavirus crisis is the humane thing to do | Jenice Armstrong

Police shoot and wound two in South Philly

Philly rapper and model Chynna dies of accidental overdose at 25


Two more Pittsburgh police officers and a recruit test positive for COVID-19

3 more in Pittsburgh police department test positive for coronavirus

Food bank drive-thru distribution set today at PPG Paints Arena

‘Abuse certainly didn’t stop’: Fewer people calling for help, but services are still available

Port Authority to begin strict limits on passengers for buses, light rail beginning Monday

Port Authority sets rider limits on buses, light rail

Why a Pittsburgh-area family opted for unproven hydroxychloroquine for sick dad

Feeding the Frontline PGH supports local businesses and local heroes

Saving the flag: SEA to spend up to $17,459 to retrieve Old Glory from convention center flagpole

Latter-day Saints planning to build Pittsburgh temple

Earth Day goes virtual with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy live events on April 22

State News

From drive thru to home delivery, how coronavirus has unshackled Pa.’s marijuana industry

PLCB struggles amid high demand for booze

Pennsylvania officials: Enjoy the outdoors, but stay close to home

Coronavirus prompts extended closure of Pennsylvania’s state-owned historic sites and museums

Storms pummel Berks County; 9,300 out of power at peak

‘We don’t live in a police state!’ Sen. Ted Cruz blasts ticketing of Pa. driver for violating Gov. Wolf’s stay-at-home order

A word about our Pennsylvania National Guard | PennLive letters

State officials encourage safe, nearby outdoor recreation

What the coronavirus stay-at-home order means for outdoor recreation in Pa.


Public transit commuters try to stay safe from COVID-19

World News

OPEC says a proposed cut to oil production “is conditional on the consent of Mexico”

Tokyo Olympics CEO hints Summer Games could be in doubt even in 2021