Coronavirus – COVID-19

‘Stay the course’: Gov. Wolf resists calls to reopen economy, ease stay-home order

‘Pennsylvanians need some certainty’ on return to normalcy, Gov. Wolf says; but it’s unclear when that will happen

Gov. Wolf: No specific date for ending covid-19 shutdown, getting ‘back to life as we once knew it’

Pennsylvania coronavirus updates: State has ‘flattened the curve,’ official says

Wolf demurs on extending stay-at-home order; PA death toll passes 700

Wolf: Pa. has no plans to extend stay-at-home order

Gov. Wolf warns of $5 billion deficit, backs states’ call for additional federal aid

Hospitals looking for more help; lawmakers say Pennsylvania shorted on CARES Act relief

Nursing homes don’t have to disclose COVID-19 cases. Some want that changed.

Beaver County officials frustrated over tracking of nursing home’s coronavirus outbreak

Short on staff because of COVID-19, a Montgomery County nursing home suddenly sends 37 seniors to the Lehigh Valley

11 nursing and personal care home workers in Luzerne County infected with virus

6 more deaths reported by Berks County coroner; Pa. now documenting nursing home cases and deaths

Allegheny County COVID-19 death count up 12; state publishes more demographic data

12 more coronavirus deaths reported in Allegheny County after delay in data

Montco coronavirus death toll hits 128, including 84 residents of nursing homes

One new nursing home death in Luzerne County, 11 employees infected

Disparity emerges in Lackawanna County coronavirus death toll

Pa. released figures on the coronavirus and race, but not specific geographic data. Experts say that’s a problem.

Berks County officials warn coronavirus cases may surge if recommendations ignored

Commissioners: Brighton Rehab COVID-19 numbers indicate gaps in state data

Feds OK boost for some food stamp recipients, deny Pa.’s request for broader increase

Report: COVID-19 patients recovering quickly during clinical trial of drug remdesivir

‘This is a nightmare:’ Coronavirus ravages family of a Clarks Summit man

Pa.’s new banking head: Feds are doing the right things, but bigger relief checks are needed to rescue America

Scanlon outlines financial aid sources during pandemic

Toomey, picked for Trump’s task force, supports reopening parts of economy ‘very soon’

Meuser echoes Trump’s criticisms of WHO during phone town hall

Meuser: Dems are complicating small business program

White House outlines coronavirus reopening guidelines, saying some states could resume normal operations ‘literally tomorrow’

I didn’t get my coronavirus stimulus check. What should I do?

The drive to reopen the Pa. economy is part of a national partisan battle

7 Midwestern governors — including DeWine — announce states will coordinate on reopening


Pennsylvania coronavirus business battle: Republican senators want to give business closure decisions to counties, Gov. Wolf says ‘no’

As Republicans push business reopenings, workers wonder what’s in store for them

Scarnati: Gov. Wolf should consider more ‘common-sense’ approach

Local lawmakers vote to open some businesses

Carroll, Mullery support mass testing site at arena

Public health only standard

Fears of addiction are overblown. Pa. needs to legalize recreational marijuana | Opinion


Unprecedented job losses infuriate Pa. workers as unemployment benefits can’t keep up: ‘We are getting desperate’

In search of masks and some changes, businesses adapt to new state order

Businesses work to comply with mask mandate

Desperate for cash, self-employed Pennsylvanians face high-stakes choice between loans and unemployment benefits

Wright Twp. company making protective gowns

Coronavirus changes how people shop in Berks County

Rite Aid, CVS have face masks for its employees, and will limit customers as new state order goes into effect on Sunday

Businesses impacted by coronavirus get extension of Pennsylvania loan deferrals

PA Labor and Industry Department offering COVID-19 jobs portal

Monroe County offers loan lifeline to small businesses struggling in shutdown


Coronavirus-prompted inmate reduction continues in Luzerne County prison system

Brentwood ‘gun battle’ under investigation


Local colleges and universities to share $10 million in federal grants

Charging full tuition for online classes? No, say some students, despite the coronavirus

Crunching the numbers behind Erie’s competing higher education plans | Fact Check


Joe Biden calls for expansion of short-term compensation programs during coronavirus pandemic


Online gambling explodes in Pa. as brick-and-mortar casino revenues tank due to pandemic

Revenue drops 51% at Pennsylvania casinos in March

March casino revenues plummet following COVID shutdown

Health Care

Allegheny Health Network supplements N95 masks with reusable respirators for coronavirus patients

Wright Center joins six hospital systems on personal care home task force

Medical college students graduate early to help COVID-19 fight

Local News

Bucks to reopen parks closed by coronavirus

Coatesville enacts citywide curfew

Broadband internet survey deadline extended for Westmoreland, other regional counties

Brown announces furloughs following storm damage to City Hall

The virus in our backyard

Seventeen Luzerne County employees volunteer for layoffs

County workers begin voluntary furloughs today

Convention authority to vote on testing site

County’s summer concert series postponed due to pandemic

W-B suffered $1M in storm damage

As many as half of Wyoming County government employees to be laid off

Even with coronavirus stimulus, Lehigh Valley tourism, transportation struggle to make ends meet

National News

EPA overhauls mercury pollution rule, despite opposition from industry and activists alike


Philly’s women- and minority-owned businesses say they’re getting the shaft on emergency coronavirus loans

Philly’s public school students to start remote learning Monday

Is Philly air cleaner because of coronavirus stay-at-home orders?

A Philly boy posted videos backing Trump. What has happened since ‘overwhelmed’ him, he says.

PGW wants an 11% rate hike as gas consumption falls

Philly Asian American groups are making thousands of masks for hospitals and senior centers

Nonprofits to share $2.5 million in latest grants from the PHL COVID-19 Fund


Mayor Peduto offers reassurance but warns of ‘dark days ahead’ for city budget

Mayor Peduto: Pittsburgh will feel financial effects of pandemic for 5 years

Allegheny county COVID-19 map might disguise impact on black communities

Allegheny County might soon send all county voters mail-in ballot applications with prepaid postage

No chair needed: Demand for parking in lots and garages plummets as people work from home

Back to normal not likely for Pitt in the fall, chancellor says

Lawsuits allege abuse, name diocese and Holy Family Institute

Low ridership during COVID-19 paints a bleak financial picture for Port Authority

Pittsburghers for Public Transit pushes for more buses on busy routes to reduce social contact

One transported to hospital after shooting in the Hill District

Allegheny County asks residents to refrain from open burning during coronavirus pandemic

State News

Workers returning to Pa. liquor stores to boost online sales

Buying liquor online in Pa. expected to become a little easier in coming days as capacity to fill orders expands

Crisis fund helps Allegheny, Beaver organizations cope with pandemic

Pa. counties, cities cut staff due to financial uncertainty caused by COVID-19

We have to ensure Pa.’s most vulnerable have access to food during COVID-19 | Opinion

Clean energy can be a pillar of the Coronavirus Recovery | Opinion


Pa. Turnpike considers cutting capital budget projects, transit payments


New study says Trump has ‘dangerously undermined truth’ with attacks on news media