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Coronavirus – COVID-19

COVID-19 in Pa.: Levine outlines factors in reopening state, but ‘We’re not there yet’
https://www.penncapital-star.com/covid-19/covid-19-in-pa-levine-outlines-factors-in-reopening-state-but-were-not-there-yet/

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Case totals surpass 21,000, with 494 deaths
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-nws-coronavirus-saturday-update-20200411-cai53633wjcrzmr2wt7rbvpyky-story.html

COVID-19 surge expected this week in eastern Pa.; western Pa. date to come
https://www.timesonline.com/news/20200412/covid-19-surge-expected-this-week-in-eastern-pa-western-pa-date-to-come

Three residents at Kane Glen Hazel succumb to COVID-19, as Allegheny County, state cases continue to rise
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2020/04/11/COVID-19-Allegheny-County-cases-rise-Kane-Community-Living-Center-three-deaths/stories/202004110034

Second resident at Concordia senior home dead after testing positive for COVID-19
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2020/04/11/COVID-19-Two-residents-at-Concordia-at-the-Orchard-dead-from-coronavirus/stories/202004110056

Friendship Village of South Hills reports two COVID-19 cases
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/04/11/COVID-19-Friendship-Village-of-South-Hills-Upper-St-Clair/stories/202004110039

Allegheny County Jail reports a second inmate tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/04/11/Allegheny-County-Jail-reports-a-second-inmate-tested-positive-for-COVID-19/stories/202004110047

Berks adds 210 coronavirus cases, most in one day
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/berks-adds-210-coronavirus-cases-most-in-one-day/article_6c44dc44-7c0c-11ea-8053-a7554904ac2a.html

Coronavirus: Bucks now over 1,100 cases as virus may show signs of slowing
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20200411/coronavirus-bucks-now-over-1100-cases-as-virus-may-show-signs-of-slowing

Four employees at Lebanon VA Medical Center test positive for coronavirus
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/04/four-employees-at-lebanon-va-medical-center-test-positive-for-coronavirus.html

New virus deaths include eight in NEPA
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/coronavirus/new-virus-deaths-include-eight-in-nepa-1.2617626

Two deaths, 47 new cases reported in Luzerne County
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/two-deaths-47-new-cases-reported-in-luzerne-county-1.2617479

Exton postal employee dies from coronavirus complications
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/coronavirus/exton-postal-employee-dies-from-coronavirus-complications/article_c466fd92-7b6e-11ea-9429-9b1e64c419a2.html

Montgomery County coronavirus cases top 1,800; six more deaths push toll to 68
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/montgomery-county-coronavirus-cases-top-1-800-six-more-deaths-push-toll-to-68/article_84ce495b-ef88-5e08-aa6e-1887188723aa.html

Bedford County reports virus death
https://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2020/04/bedford-county-reports-virus-death/

Several factors made the Hazleton area a COVID-19 hot spot
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/several-factors-made-the-hazleton-area-a-covid-19-hot-spot-1.2617470

Coronavirus complications claims Penn State WB coach
https://www.timesleader.com/news/779727/coronavirus-complications-claims-penn-state-wb-coach

Anguished nurses say Scranton hospital risked infecting cancer patients, babies and staff with COVID-19
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-scranton-pennsylvania-hospital-endangered-staff-patients-20200411.html

Moses Taylor disputes nurses’ claims in report
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/moses-taylor-disputes-nurses-claims-in-report-1.2617632

Coronavirus infection numbers in Pa. nursing homes, assisted living mostly secret
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20200412/coronavirus-infection-numbers-in-pa-nursing-homes-assisted-living-mostly-secret

Are seniors in nursing homes particularly vulnerable to COVID-19?
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/04/11/nursing-home-COVID-19-death-rate-vulnerable-recommendations-CDC/stories/202004090155

Over 30 local therapists are providing free teletherapy sessions for those on the frontline of COVID-19
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/04/12/Pittsburgh-therapists-COVID-19-Therapy-Teletherapy-mental-health/stories/202004020149

Lehigh Valley health care workers share stories from front lines of coronavirus pandemic: ‘You’re constantly thinking, am I safe?’
https://www.mcall.com/coronavirus/mc-hea-coronavirus-front-lines-doctors-nurses-20200412-lobftux2enbvtk3w3u5asqzjuu-story.html

Pitt COVID-19 vaccine effort with partners in France, Austria seeks win for all of us
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/04/12/Pitt-COVID-19-vaccine-effort-with-partners-in-France-Austria-seeks-a-win/stories/202004120091

Researchers studying a variety of COVID-19 treatments in the pipeline
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/04/12/COVID-19-UPMC-AHN-remdesivir-hydroxychloroquine-ivermectin-Derek-Angus/stories/202004060098

Jonas Salk’s son sees hope in COVID-19 efforts, still pushing for polio eradication
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2020/04/12/Jonas-Salk-s-son-sees-hope-in-COVID-19-efforts-still-pushing-for-polio-eradication/stories/202004110041

Depression, anxiety and cries for help grow amid the isolation of COVID-19
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/04/12/COVID-19-mental-health-depression-anxiety-help-stay-at-home/stories/202004010128

Warco still not getting answers from health department about its handing of COVID-19 cases
https://observer-reporter.com/series/coronavirus/warco-still-not-getting-answers-from-health-department-about-its-handing-of-covid-19-cases/article_3926b5cc-7b61-11ea-b185-47b9362a3e4a.html

Torn over reopening economy, Trump says he faces his ‘biggest decision’
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/04/11/Torn-over-reopening-economy-Trump-says-he-faces-his-biggest-decision/stories/202004050137

‘This virus is a death sentence for my daughter’: How coronavirus guidelines punish disability | Perspective
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/coronavirus-treatment-rationing-guidelines-disability-pennsylvania-20200409.html

Hospitals hiding behind HIPAA in holding back pandemic information
https://www.citizensvoice.com/opinion/hospitals-hiding-behind-hipaa-in-holding-back-pandemic-information-1.2617226

Let data flow in lockdown
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/let-data-flow-in-lockdown-1.2617209

Holidays celebrate faith just as coronavirus tests it | Editorial
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/editorials/coronavirus-covid-easter-passover-holiday-faith-20200412.html

Did Ohio get it right? Early intervention, preparation for pandemic may pay off.
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/04/12/Did-Ohio-get-it-right-Early-intervention-preparation-for-pandemic-may-pay-off/stories/202004120063

Elimination instead of containment
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2020/04/12/New-Zealand-Elimination-instead-of-containment-COVID-19-coronavirus/stories/202004120024

Legislature

Bucks County towns preparing for life after outbreak
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20200411/bucks-county-towns-preparing-for-life-after-outbreak

This Turzai bill putting Pennsylvania back to work is bad for Pennsylvanians | Opinion
https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/this-turzai-bill-putting-pennsylvania-back-to-work-is-bad-for-pennsylvanians-opinion/

Virus should kill PLCB
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/virus-should-kill-plcb-1.2617211

Business

New unemployment benefits being implemented in Pennsylvania
https://www.timesleader.com/top-stories/779723/new-unemployment-benefits-being-implemented-in-pennsylvania-2

‘A new normal’: how grocery businesses are adapting under COVID-19 to keep people safe
https://www.timesleader.com/news/779715/a-new-normal-how-grocery-businesses-are-adapting-under-covid-19-to-keep-people-safe

Worker says three dozen COVID-19 cases at Amazon
https://www.standardspeaker.com/coronavirus/worker-says-three-dozen-covid-19-cases-at-amazon-1.2617400

Giant to limit number of shoppers in stores, beginning Monday
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/giant-to-limit-number-of-shoppers-in-stores-beginning-monday/article_c6d7176e-7c05-11ea-af5a-8b79194643fa.html

What will work after COVID-19 look like
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/what-will-work-after-covid-19-look-like-1.2617190

Disney World furloughing 43,000 more workers due to virus
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-disney-world-furlough-20200411.html

Crime/Punishment

Police file charges against suspect they say spit in the face of Giant Eagle manager in Edgewood
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2020/04/11/Arrest-warrant-Giant-Eagle-Edgewood-spit-in-managers-face-Allegheny-County-Police-East-Liberty-man/stories/202004110038

Pottstown man fatally shot after allegedly firing at police is ID’d
https://www.inquirer.com/crime/pottstown-police-shooting-montgomery-county-20200411.html

Blair reduces inmate numbers
https://www.altoonamirror.com/news/local-news/2020/04/blair-reduces-inmate-numbers/

Guards: GEO stiffs employees infected with COVID-19
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/coronavirus/guards-geo-stiffs-employees-infected-with-covid-19/article_1cb59fb8-7b82-11ea-9532-4f56c2d92c2e.html

Coronavirus testing increases at Chester County Prison
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-testing-increases-at-chester-county-prison/article_2383f3f0-7c02-11ea-9f43-67f5f4efa33b.html

Education

Some NEPA schools will soon require students to attend online classes
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/coronavirus/some-nepa-schools-will-soon-require-students-to-attend-online-classes-1.2617676

Remote learning a big option for kids
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/remote-learning-a-big-option-for-kids-1.2617297

Schools making changes to online curriculum plans
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/schools-making-changes-to-online-curriculum-plans-1.2617294

Q&A: PIAA director on spring sports cancellation, football without fans and more
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/highschool/2020/04/11/Question-answer-PIAA-director-Bob-Lombardi-covid-19-cancellation-high-school-sports/stories/202004100150

Coronavirus stole my senior year of high school, and my right to mourn it | Opinion
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/coronavirus-school-closures-pennsylvania-class-of-2020-20200412.html

Elections/Politics

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and other states struggle to avoid repeat of Wisconsin election fiasco
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-new-jersey-vote-by-mail-primary-election-challenges-20200412.html

Voting by mail gains traction, but advocates warn it’s not ‘a panacea’
https://www.penncapital-star.com/covid-19/voting-by-mail-gains-traction-but-advocates-warn-its-not-a-panacea/

Local News

Delayed rent payments have domino effect
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/delayed-rent-payments-have-domino-effect-1.2617544

Lackawanna Historical Society launching ‘instant archive’ to preserve modern-day coronavirus stories
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/lackawanna-historical-society-launching-instant-archive-to-preserve-modern-day-coronavirus-stories-1.2617543

Luzerne County to furlough some employees due to pandemic
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/luzerne-county-to-furlough-some-employees-due-to-pandemic-1.2617406

Luzerne County starting to develop layoff plan
https://www.timesleader.com/news/779713/luzerne-county-starting-to-develop-layoff-plan

Drive-in church service shut down by borough
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/drive-in-church-service-shut-down-by-borough-1.2617295

Fire displaces 19 from WB apartment building
https://www.timesleader.com/news/779746/fire-displaces-19-from-wb-apartment-building

Erie County executive said concerns about her daughter, grandchildren caused her to go to New York
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/04/10/Kathy-Dahlkemper-stay-at-home-order-Erie-County-executive-family-New-York/stories/202004100154

Philly

Racing against a coronavirus clock, Philly courts release 200+ jail inmates in the first week of fast-track emergency hearings
https://www.inquirer.com/news/coronavirus-philadelphia-jail-inmate-release-bail-infection-larry-krasner-court-20200411.html

Fighting for survival inside Philadelphia’s busiest COVID-19 hospital
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/a/philadelphia-coronavirus-response-temple-university-hospital-20200412.html

Fresh sorrow, new hope arose as the region prepares for a very different Easter
https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-covid-19-coronavirus-flatten-the-curve-easter-services-churches-20200411.html

Pitt

Allegheny County has released coronavirus data by race
https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/allegheny-county-has-released-coronarvirus-infection-data-by-race/Content?oid=17111263

Priest contemplates his life, ministry after COVID-19 ordeal
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2020/04/11/Priest-contemplates-his-life-ministry-after-COVID-19-ordeal/stories/202004110011

Allegheny County Jail inmate dead
https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2020/04/11/Allegheny-County-Jail-inmate-dead/stories/202004110051

Better oversight: Jail needs scrutiny now more than ever
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/04/12/Allegheny-County-Jail-oversight-scrutiny/stories/202004030049

State News

‘You feel so hopeless:’ The impossible choice one Pa. family made to send to send an Italian exchange student home to an epicenter of COVID-19
https://www.penncapital-star.com/covid-19/you-feel-so-hopeless-the-impossible-choice-one-pa-family-made-to-send-to-send-an-italian-exchange-student-home-to-an-epicenter-of-covid-19/