Coronavirus – COVID-19

Gov. Wolf announces $450 million loan program for hospitals

Fearing hospital bankruptcy, Gov. Wolf offers $450M in loans to financially strapped providers

Gov. Wolf offers hospitals low-interest loans during COVID-19 pandemic

Thousands of state prison inmates in Pa. and N.J. are now eligible for temporary release as governors act to avert coronavirus spread

Pennsylvania to release state prisoners amid COVID-19 crisis

Gov. Wolf approves release of up to 1,800 inmates amid coronavirus concerns

Some state prison inmates could see early release due to COVID-19

Governor: Outbreak’s end “a moving target”

Governor Tom Wolf says new jobless benefits for gig workers, freelancers may still be nearly two weeks away; $600 enhancement for others has begun

Pennsylvania coronavirus updates: State has nearly 20,000 cases; Wolf announces $450 million loan program for hospitals

Pennsylvania reports 78 more coronavirus deaths as total case count nears 20,000

Western Pa. reports jump in COVID-19 deaths; statewide figures continue to climb

6 more coronavirus deaths reported in Allegheny County

First COVID-19 death reported at Concordia facility in Butler

How Washington County’s Southminster Place care home handled COVID-19

Coronavirus leads to 2 deaths at Kane Community Living in Glen Hazel

Westmoreland coroner says county has 11 coronavirus deaths

Coronavirus: Montgomery County reports 13 more deaths Friday

84 new cases reported in county

Three more female coronavirus deaths in Luzerne County

5 more coronavirus deaths and 104 more cases in Berks County, officials say

State COVID-19 cases near 20,000; Wolf announces hospital loan program

2 Wyoming police officers test positive for COVID-19

Three Northampton County Jail inmates test positive for coronavirus

Coronavirus survivors share their stories

COVID-19 death: ‘Anyone is susceptible’

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Scarcity of coronavirus testing, lack of demographic data could hamper Pa.’s efforts to reopen parts of the state

State to release more detailed COVID-19 information to county EMAs

‘This is crazy’: Coroner Pam Gay left in the dark as virus-related deaths increase

DOH will release more case info

Auto insurers are issuing $7 billion in coronavirus refunds. See if your company is on this list.

Our COVID-19 data FAQ: Why we present data the way we do

IRS site could expedite virus relief for some

This is the first wave of COVID-19. We can make the next easier l Expert Opinion

As we grieve what’s been lost to coronavirus, 12 experts share ways we can cope together | Perspective

Lessons learned from AIDS could improve COVID-19 response | Opinion

World virus deaths pass 100,000 as officials, clergy urge all to stay home


Pa. Legislature making few cuts, no promises to tap hefty reserves as state faces massive budget shortfall


It’s hard to get liquor in Pa. during coronavirus shutdown, but the governor says he’s working on it


Pennsylvanians filing jobless claims over the phone overwhelming call centers

Manufacturers criticize Wolf’s PPE redistribution order

No mining, for now, at East Rockhill quarry where asbestos naturally occurs

New Kensington Shop ‘n Save to close at the end of April

Sheetz closes inside of Hazle Township store as Hazleton area cases climb

Health concerns swirl for warehouse workers deemed essential during coronavirus pandemic

For Kasarda’s, a good deed punished

Gerrity’s worker tests positive for COVID-19, company to distribute 1,100 masks to employees

Company that owns Fox 43 announces furloughs, management pay cuts

Amazon touts local hires as statewide unemployment soars

Benchmark offers up to $1 million in interest-free loans to Chesco business owners


Berks County police report ‘arrests are way down’


Coronavirus closes Pa. schools for remainder of academic year: What’s next?

Chester High students receive Chromebooks in advance of online learning

Educational inequities laid bare

Riverside adminstrators’ message to students goes viral

$19M in education funds announced

East Stroudsburg University vice president selected as interim president


Officials in three Southeastern Pa. counties cast doubt on primary voting methods

Health Care

Watching from atop Highmark’s tower for signs that the worst-case scenario is coming

VA closes clinic in Tobyhanna

Some worry coronavirus will amplify racial disparities in health care

COVID-19 contributes to high demand for inhalers

Local News

Scranton Area Community Foundation awards $80K as part of COVID-19 fund

Meet the mechanic who looks after the planes carrying coronavirus tests flying out of Berks County

2 county agencies team to deliver groceries to shut-in seniors

Lower Valley Community Food Bank holds Easter food distribution for 155 families

Residents rally to help New Kensington grocery worker whose car was smashed by tree

Perry County will furlough some employees on April 27

National News

Virginia governor signs gun-control laws, delivering on Democrats’ campaign promises


Coronavirus ‘new normal’ will continue through summer in Philly, mayor says; Pa.’s case surge could come next week

Racing against a coronavirus clock, Philly courts release 200+ jail inmates in the first week of fast-track emergency hearings

After a viral video shows a man being dragged off a bus, SEPTA reverses its coronavirus face mask requirement

Fact-checking Philly’s new distinction as a coronavirus hot spot | PolitiFact


Need access to resources amid COVID-19? This hotline has groceries delivered, essential items brought to your doorstep

Fourth Port Authority bus driver tests positive for COVID-19

4th Port Authority employee tests positive for covid-19

Pittsburgh Public Schools to officially begin remote learning on April 22

Advocates study: Cost too high, riders served too low to justify shuttle through Schenley Park

Henry L. Hillman Foundation giving more than $4 million in emergency grants to help fight covid-19

Outside PPG Paints Arena and Rivers Casino, groups rally to feed the hungry

State News

Despite stay-at-home order, Erie County executive left jurisdiction to join family in New York

From Spotlight PA’s editor in chief: Times of extraordinary government power require more transparency, not less

We need to respond to the coronavirus, but it’s a mistake to roll back regulations that protect the environment | Opinion

Homebound Pa. woman, 93, sends ‘beer SOS’ for more Coors Light amid coronavirus


Amtrak receives $1 billion in federal relief funds

Southern Beltway construction resumes under COVID-19 restrictions


Some of Pennsylvania’s congressional members call for bigger investment in SNAP benefits