Coronavirus – COVID-19

Area state senators line up along party lines in vote to reopen parts of economy

State Senate sends Wolf bill aimed at reopening Pa. businesses; Guv signals veto

Wolf will veto bill to reopen more Pa. businesses; Levine warns it puts ‘more lives at risk’

Gov. Tom Wolf will veto bill that would allow more Pa. businesses to open during COVID-19 crisis

Gov. Wolf plans to veto GOP bill to reopen businesses shuttered by coronavirus shutdown

Pennsylvania Senate sends bill in support of reopening businesses to Wolf’s desk

Pa. Senate sends bill that would reopen businesses to Gov. Wolf; governor plans to veto

Local legislators fall along party lines in votes on business reopening bill

Pennsylvania coronavirus business battle: Legislature votes to replace governor’s business-closure system with federal guidance; Wolf will veto

Legislature appears to lack votes to overturn Gov. Tom Wolf’s closure of nonessential businesses due to coronavirus

State Senate approves better process for COVID-19 mitigation

Pennsylvania launches task force to address coronavirus outbreaks among minorities

Health experts say it’s too early to tell if recovering from COVID-19 means immunity

Health Department links half of Pa.’s virus deaths to personal care facilities

Pennsylvania rolls out data on nursing home coronavirus cases

Virus takes heavy toll at nursing homes

Amid outbreak, new data reveals disease toll on Lackawanna County nursing homes

About half of state’s 647 deaths are in nursing homes, with 21 reported in the Lehigh Valley

Bulk of COVID-19 deaths in Monroe County are long-term care patients

Most of Luzerne County’s coronavirus deaths involve long-term care facility residents, new report shows

Coronavirus hits nearly 300 Pa. elder-care centers, accounting for half the state’s deaths

Allegheny County reports 2 more coronavirus deaths, 11 more cases

3 more coronavirus deaths reported in Westmoreland County

Montgomery County reports 11 more coronavirus deaths; testing site to open in Whitpain

1 death, 44 new cases reported in county

Coronavirus: 60 now dead in Bucks County

Coronavirus canceled their plans. They want their money back, but they can’t get it.

Rite Aid in Monroeville to begin self-swab testing for covid-19

Levine: Arena ‘best place’ for mass testing site

Testing facility coming to arena

Similar mass testing facilty opened in Montgomery County

Rep. Pashinski requests state select an alternate testing site

COVID-19 testing site at arena will open Sunday; Yudichak, township concerned

East Stroudsburg University converts field house to temporary hospital for recovering coronavirus patients

Another $15 billion for food stamps, but poor households find groceries out of reach

Be aware of child abuse: Reports are down because of pandemic isolation

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey says the coronavirus outbreak has reached a peak. That’s half true. | PolitiFact

California nurses suspended for refusing COVID-19 care without N95 mask

Las Vegas casino executives discuss reopening with dealers in masks

Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen 1st NFL player to reveal positive COVID-19 test

China, Europe show restarting virus-hit economies not easy


Community partnership aims to help homebound seniors in Lackawanna County

Yudichak: Inspectors investigate nearly 300 concerns about businesses; no violations found

It’s Pennsylvania politics as usual, even in the pandemic | John Baer

Our view: Give auto dealers a middle way


Masks required for employees and customers, new Pa. health department order states

Pennsylvania orders businesses to turn away customers who don’t wear masks

Pennsylvania’s latest safety order: Essential businesses must require workers, most customers to wear masks

More careful tracking of coronavirus spread may be key to reopening businesses

Employees at Pa.’s ‘life-sustaining’ businesses question if their work is worth the risk

Executives paint White House push to reopen nation from coronavirus shutdowns as haphazard

Online sales keep Western Pa. breweries, distilleries, wineries in business during coronavirus pandemic

Harrison Sheetz challenges other stores to use extra $3 an hour to help less fortunate

Employee at McDonald’s in Allegheny Township tests positive for coronavirus

Another Adidas employee tests positive for COVID-19

Slots are filled for a month’: In Lehigh Valley, grocery delivery services can’t meet spike in demand during coronavirus pandemic

Why beer stores are open and liquor stores aren’t (would you believe toilet paper?)

Shell to call back more workers; state says no waiver needed

‘Hope and prayer’: Pennsylvania farms scramble for answers as coronavirus threatens workers


East Liberty man arrested in Braddock for allegedly spitting in the face of Edgewood Giant Eagle manager

Westmoreland jail inmates asking court for release over coronavirus fears; Allegheny has released nearly 1,000

State begins releasing some prisoners temporarily amid coronavirus outbreak

Prison inmates in Waymart receive reprieves

No virus found in inmates in NEPA state prisons

Inmate blocked from release

Officials: 40-70 percent of prison personnel expected to get coronavirus


Coronavirus pandemic poised to rob high school seniors of moments and milestones

Crestwood adjusts its lunch distribution program

How Pennsylvania is discouraging education during the coronavirus crisis | Opinion

Wilkes to offer grading options for students

Colleges should respond to coronavirus by overhauling funding and online courses | Opinion


The pandemic campaign: An unexpected challenge, and a mixed blessing for Pa. political underdogs

Health Care

Covid-19 crisis could cost Pennsylvania hospitals $2 billion per month, health advocates warn

Facing huge losses, Einstein plans furloughs and puts out a plea for fair funding

Uninsured pregnant women need support to confront coronavirus | Expert Opinion

Allegheny Health Network receives $100k gift for personal protective equipment

COVID-19: Community hospitals monitor supplies

Report: Local hospitals were in financial distress pre-COVID-19

Local News

Lackawanna County emergency declaration extended through May 15

Berks County waiting on more protective equipment for front line workers

Chester County will apply for $91M in federal coronavirus funds

Shutdown causing West Chester to run low on cash

Upper Darby, faced with failing sewers, adds pipe inspections before home sales

Upper Darby school debate shows the limits of virtual government | Opinion

More than 300 free meals served daily in Freeport-Buffalo Township area, donations sought to continue

Washington County Food Bank holding ‘single largest’ distribution Friday in Canonsburg

National News

Delaware River named River of the Year by national environmental organization


Philly port workers threatened a work stoppage over coronavirus safety precautions. They’re still calling for more.

On the coronavirus front lines, Philly nurses also battle supply shortages and tension with employers

He died in prison from the coronavirus — three days before a breakthrough in his 30-year fight to clear his name

Philly is offering free meals for seniors and free diapers for babies. Here’s how to get them.

Troubled-debt team assumes control of Philly hotel loan as coronavirus takes severe toll on visits to city

Are Philly schools waiting too long to get students online after the coronavirus closures?

Philly judge denies all emergency motions to release prisoners during coronavirus pandemic

How people in Philly are spending their coronavirus stimulus checks

3 teens shot on SEPTA bus in Northeast Philly

SEPTA gives surgical masks to riders amid coronavirus

This Mexican journalist just became the top editor of Philadelphia’s Impacto newspaper. Now, she faces challenges.


Allegheny County officials: More coronavirus testing needed before businesses can reopen

Company letter urging Parklane tenants to vacate Highland Park apartments by June interpreted as eviction

Allegheny County asks for extended suspension of federal civil cases because of virus

First Pittsburgh worker dies of COVID-19

Pittsburgh Public Works employee dies from coronavirus complications

City schools prioritize student engagement as remote learning begins

Pittsburgh Public Schools to begin remote learning plan

On Jackie Robinson Day, Thomas Tull’s donation to hospitals a nod to No. 42

Educational television when Pittsburgh needs it most

Man sues Pittsburgh diocese, alleging sexual abuse by priests decades ago

Pittsburgh planning extension of trail from the Point to Highland Park Bridge

State News

No way around balky online system for selling liquor and wine


HIA remains open but largely empty because of the coronavirus: ‘April will be the slowest month we’ve ever had’