Coronavirus – COVID-19

Gov. Tom Wolf talks about reopening businesses, a primary by mail and the Pa. budget crunch

Gov. Wolf says states — not president — should decide when to lift coronavirus restrictions

When can Pa. return to normal? Roadmap emerges, although distance uncertain

Wolf warns against becoming complacent

Push is on to fight ‘inequality’ and allow food-stamp recipients to have groceries delivered. Gov. Wolf demands ‘red tape’ be cut.

Pennsylvania reports 60 more coronavirus deaths as total hits 584

Pennsylvania coronavirus updates: Statewide cases increase by 1,146 on Tuesday to 25,345; 60 more deaths reported statewide

The Poconos were marketed as a pandemic haven. Now the area is a COVID-19 hot spot.

COVID-19 in the Poconos: One month later

Virus’ rate of growth slows in Pennsylvania

Region has nine new deaths; Levine praises Allegheny’s efforts

Allegheny County reports 3 more coronavirus deaths, 17 new cases

Luzerne County now has 14 male and 12 female coronavirus death victims

15 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Westmoreland County

Montco coronavirus death toll climbs to 109; majority of deaths in nursing homes

9 test positive for coronavirus at Pocopson Home long-term care facility

Lackawanna County Coroner: Coronavirus cases locally, statewide likely underreported

As one Philly-area nursing home endures 50 COVID-19 cases, leaders turn to data-driven solutions

Berks County officials detail safety measures at Berks Heim after resident tests positive for coronavirus

Multiple Dauphin County nursing home residents test positive for coronavirus

Coronavirus claims more victims at Lehigh Valley senior care facility, with 10 dead

Daughter of deceased Jewish Home resident wants answers after 14 die since April 3

Three residents die of coronavirus complications at Gardens of Scranton

COVID-19 testing site looks likely at Mohegan Sun Arena

Why are so many black Americans dying of COVID-19? l Expert Opinion

Potential coronavirus treatment in short supply

The next big coronavirus challenge: 5 important things to know right now

Carbon County expects to get COVID-19 case info this week

Doctors warn about lifting social-distancing restrictions too early

Owner of lab doing critical COVID-19 testing pleaded guilty to Medicare fraud in January

Through a cracked-open window, food and hope for the economic casualties of coronavirus | Maria Panaritis

Trump at odds with governors of N.J., Pa., and other states over when to reopen America

During coronavirus pandemic, governors’ leadership is critical | Editorial

Governors’ approach best

Trump halts U.S. payments to WHO during coronavirus pandemic, saying it failed to share data

Trump’s inaccurate assertion of ‘total’ authority sparks challenge from governors

Coming to your $1,200 relief check: Donald J. Trump’s name

Coronavirus slows safety for asylum-seekers | Opinion

Spain goes (partly) back to work with a message for U.S. coronavirus efforts: test, test, test | Trudy Rubin


As coronavirus cases continue to rise, state House backs bill to reopen businesses

Pa. House sends its plan for reactivating the state’s economy to Senate for consideration

State House advances measure for businesses to reopen in Pennsylvania

Setting up clash with Wolf, Pa. House moves to loosen business shutdowns

Pennsylvania coronavirus business battle: House votes to can Gov. Wolf’s closure system, replace with federal guidance

State House advances measure for businesses to reopen in Pennsylvania

The debate over restarting construction projects in Pennsylvania, explained

Pa.’s state universities facing immediate hit of up to $100 million as lawmaker floats closures as worst-case scenario

Car dealerships want permission to start sales again in Pennsylvania

Bills supported by Reading lawmaker to address blight and help homeless advance to Senate


A second Giant Eagle worker in Beaver County tests positive for COVID-19

Worker at Beaver County Giant Eagle store tests positive for covid-19

Airlines, U.S. government agree to $25 billion coronavirus aid deal to pay workers

Fayette, Westmoreland residents support dairy farmer struggling through coronavirus pandemic

Dairy farmers take hit, dump milk

Shop ‘n Save donates $10,000 to Western Pa. food banks

Mom, son say Aramark fired them after they self-quarantined for possible coronavirus exposure

Hazle Township plant making materials needed in coronavirus pandemic battle

Pennsylvania’s new coronavirus job portal shows companies hiring in Berks County

Delaware County, Chester County question ‘life-sustaining’ status of Mariner East construction

Supermarkets putting in super efforts to keep employees safe, stores well stocked


Feds seize money in fraud investigation of Texas charity providing meals for low-income children

Synagogue massacre case’s deadlines extended because of virus


Scranton School Board seeks applicants for vacancy


Pennsylvania’s mail-in, absentee ballot applications surge for June primary

No handshakes, door-knocking or debates have Pennsylvania candidates finding new ways to campaign

Health Care

As they care for COVID-19 patients, hospitals also must deal with falling revenue

Geisinger continues halt of elective procedures

Health care cost report shows hospitals suffer low margins and growing uncompensated care

Frontline health care workers seek immunity from malpractice during COVID-19

Local News

Scranton City Council OKs Lucas’ appointment as fire chief

Dozens of Berks County first responders show their appreciation for doctors and nurses battling COVID-19

Brian Shaw Foundation grants $15,000 to Allegheny Valley police for new K-9

Parking tickets irk Greensburg workers during pandemic

WB reveals plans for virus relief funds

Pandemic recovery plan on agenda for W-B council

Luzerne County advances coronavirus-prompted layoff plan

Ashley’s Memorial Day Parade, among oldest in the nation, canceled

W-B mayor extends deadline for Mercantile Tax

Between coronavirus and hoarders, Second Harvest and other food banks are having hard time getting staples, especially mac-and-cheese

Lehigh Valley above state average when it comes to staying at home amid coronavirus


Philly reports first inmate death from coronavirus in its jails

As more first responders get the coronavirus, Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration faces calls for greater transparency

Coronavirus killed panhandling and closed food pantries. This volunteer is scrambling to keep homeless Philadelphians alive.

A Philly judge has denied every inmate’s bid to get out of jail amid the coronavirus. Defense lawyers are trying to cut her out of the process

Coronavirus delays Philadelphia’s busy spring housing market

Philadelphia needs to do more to save black lives, including better coronavirus testing | Solomon Jones

Phillies join other MLB teams in participating in massive COVID-19 antibody study

Losing your health insurance? Emergency marriage licenses are saving some Philadelphians.

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the urgency of ending cash bail | Opinion

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare Pa.’s education inequities. Here’s what to do next | Opinion

How the battered cemetery operator for Philly Archdiocese is coping with coronavirus: ‘We’re solvent enough’

Philly teachers are being asked to donate their stimulus checks to the needy, including some colleagues

Meet Comcast-NBC’s newest lobbyist in Washington: former U.S. Rep. Bob Brady

Bernard ‘C.B.’ Kimmins, Philadelphia teacher and anti-crime activist, dies at 76


Pittsburgh International Airport gets $36 million in federal aid to help offset COVID-19 losses

Bridging digital divide: Local groups work to get computers for schools

Dropping the puck: Penguins ready to advance FNB office tower at former Civic Arena site

From lectures, counseling to ‘Sweet Caroline’: Pitt creates virtual mirror of campus to help students through a pandemic

Pittsburgh Black elected officials encourage mail-in voting and advocate for further state coronavirus aid

‘A small fish in a big pond’: Smaller, essential health care nonprofits are struggling to find masks, soap

Allegheny Health Network opens Braddock, North Side coronavirus testing sites

Councilwomen want empty lots converted to urban farms to make food more readily available

Poison center seeing increase in exposure to cleaning and sanitizing products in Pittsburgh

Allegheny County sheriff sales postponed

Three Rivers Arts Festival moves online as Trust ends programming through June 14

Pittsburgh plans to refinance $161M in debt

State News

Pa. state police close training academy after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Goodwill stores in Pa. open no-contact donation centers

‘It’s my job’ to communicate to Pa.’s deaf community during the pandemic: coronavirus hero


Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International airport gets federal funds

Engineers: COVID-19 may slow repairs on aging bridges


Casey, 32 other senators call for $300 million in domestic violence funding