Coronavirus – COVID-19

‘We need to do this right’: Pennsylvania joins 6-state council to weigh best time to restart economy

Pa. to join with 5 other states to craft post-coronavirus plans to get people back to work

As Pennsylvania ‘bends the curve’ on coronavirus, Gov. Wolf joins 6-state group to plan how to reopen when pandemic eases

Wolf offers hope as Northeastern guvs announce council to coordinate post-pandemic reopenings

Governors form compacts to coordinate reopening society

Wolf: ‘new normal’ will take time, three phases of response

Staying home now and continuing to ‘isolate ourselves’ will be how we get to ‘new normal’: Gov. Wolf

Coronavirus social distancing is causing the curve to flatten in Pa. and N.J.; Wolf, Murphy join regional coalition to plan for reopening

Peak COVID-19 daily deaths statewide to happen this week

Health secretary says social distancing is working as new cases ‘plateau’

Study: Blood plasma drawn from COVID-19 survivors to be tested on ill patients

Gaps in Pa.’s coronavirus testing procedures led to systemic failure to collect critical data

Drive-through virus testing site planned in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania coronavirus updates: Statewide case total increases by 1,366 on Monday to 24,199; 17 more deaths bring total to 524

Pennsylvania reports 17 more coronavirus deaths as total cases top 24,000

Fourth resident at Kane Glen Hazel has died due to COVID-19

6 employees at Smithfield Foods plant in Arnold test positive for coronavirus

A meatpacking worker in Montgomery County died of coronavirus. Could it have been prevented?

Allegheny County reports 2 more coronavirus deaths, 19 new cases

Another covid-19 death in Westmoreland County; total now 13

Montco reports 25 more coronavirus deaths; toll now stands at 91

Scranton nursing home admits not following all state health guidelines

Local counties see smallest growth rate in coronavirus cases, but more deaths reported

County paramedic dies from coronavirus pandemic

Mayor says Hazleton is not safe yet

Hanover Twp. police chief describes fight with COVID-19

Coronavirus: Three Middletown officers fully recovered

Could your cellphone data be used to enforce stay-at-home orders?

Ohio governor’s order ends ‘mind-boggling’ flood of Pa. customers at liquor stores

Ohio cuts off liquor sales to out-of-state residents in Pennsylvania border counties

Trump declares his ‘authority is total’ to reopen economy while states’ governors coordinate moves

New Trump panel to explore path to reopening U.S. economy

Q&A: States largely have authority over when to shut down, reopen

South Dakota’s governor resisted stay-at-home orders. Now it has one of the nation’s largest coronavirus hot spots.

Reopening America

How to know when the coronavirus recession is ending (and don’t hold your breath)

Faye Flam: Coronavirus antibody tests are no back-to-work passport

America will need a new GI bill to help frontline workers in the coronavirus pandemic | Sen. Bob Casey

Rick Santorum said Trump was ‘ahead of the curve’ when he restricted travel from China. That’s mostly false | PolitiFact

IRS online tool tracks when your stimulus money will arrive

All gassed up, nowhere to go


State Sen. Judy Schwank telephone town hall addresses the unknowns of coronavirus

Health experts caution Pa. lawmakers against easing COVID-19 rules too fast

Pennsylvania bill would ensure full pay for first responders stricken with coronavirus

Amazon is playing whack-a-mole with coronavirus price gouging and it’s harming Pennsylvanians | Opinion


Labor and Industry struggles with jobless claims

Workers being brought out of retirement to help unclog Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation benefits system

Pa. Supreme Court tosses challenge to Wolf’s business shutdown order


Giant Eagle is now implementing one-way shopping aisles due to COVID-19

Tenants losing jobs worry about the rent, but ban on evictions changes the game

Unions clamor for pandemic rescue funds, and leverage, as federal dollars flow to big businesses

Could local manufacturers solve the ventilator shortage?

As the economy falters, black- and minority-owned small businesses need support, too | Opinion

Adidas closed temporarily over positive virus case

Berks businesses lending staff to food bank during coronavirus crush

Real estate shutdown in Pa. wreaks havoc: Some face two mortgages, others have no home

New job portal features openings at ‘life-sustaining’ businesses


Philadelphia man is Pennsylvania’s first state prison inmate to die from coronavirus

Indicted rehab center founder accused of dealing drugs, killing addicts asks to be released from jail because of COVID-19

Bowers’ lawyers ask for another delay, claim virus is hindering defense efforts

Defendants not in jail start appearing for hearings

Federal inmates left behind amid releases from Allegheny county jail


More schools adjust online learning plans

Teaching coronavirus: Some college professors have written it into their lesson plans


Voters reject Trump-endorsed judge in chaotic Wisconsin court race

Bernie Sanders endorses former rival Joe Biden for president

Health Care

The coronavirus pandemic is playing out behind hospital walls. On social media, these doctors and nurses give a peek into the front lines.

Highmark partners with referral network to help those facing food, housing crises

Doing telemedicine amid coronavirus crisis has taught me things about my patients I’d never have known before | Expert Opinion

What if you have an emergency that’s not related to pandemic

Philly area hospitals grapple with shortage of drugs to put patients on ventilators

Local News

Lackawanna County commissioners to hold virtual meeting Wednesday

Study: Social distancing increasing across NEPA

Is Berks County staying home? In coronavirus age, data reveal which counties are following order

Fund campaign reaching out to local artists during pandemic

Reading hopes to create loan program to help small businesses struggling during coronavirus pandemic

Mayor declares emergency after storm blows through W-B

Yudichak, Maddon, Pujols join together for COVID-19 PSAs

National News

Officials want delay in nation’s census due to virus


Civic groups call on Mayor Kenney to close Parkway lanes to relieve crowding at Schuylkill park

A Philly nurse’s decision: Fight COVID-19 in New York, or stay safe for her kids?

Shuttered nonprofit cultural organizations seek federal loan lifeline

Cabin fever in a pandemic: Philly-area families want their pools opened

South Philadelphia restaurant River Twice sues insurance company to cover coronavirus losses

3 men killed, toddler injured, in 3 separate shootings in Philadelphia

One epidemic stole her children, another stole her final goodbye | Helen Ubiñas

Where is Philadelphia’s spirit of togetherness when it comes to the gun violence epidemic? | Opinion


Food bank distributing more boxes for those in need today

Thanks to tech and meds, Pittsburgh office market may bounce back quickly from COVID-19 turbulence, report finds

Empty Hill District shopping plaza draws interest from potential tenants

Allegheny County’s Fitzgerald calls for June primary election to be conducted by mail

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald calls for primary election to be conducted by mail

R.K. Mellon Foundation to provide $15 million in COVID-19 relief grants

Public access to meetings: Tape delays don’t meet Sunshine Act standards

Pittsburgh seeks $20 million grant for Mt. Washington face-lift

Humane Animal Rescue adds emergency boarding during coronavirus

State News

Coors Light answers 93-year-old Pa. woman’s plea for more beer amid coronavirus with 10 cases

Pennsylvania online liquor sales boom; vodka tops list


Congressional stalemate deepens as Pelosi, Schumer say they won’t budge on coronavirus funding demands