Coronavirus – COVID-19

Health experts: COVID-19 deaths statewide could surpass 1,500

Wolf tells entire state to stay home as COVID-19 cases rise

Gov. Wolf orders all of Pennsylvania to stay at home

‘We Pennsylvanians want to survive,’ Wolf says, as he issues statewide stay at home order

Wolf extends stay-at-home order. N.J. death toll climbs past 350; field hospitals in the works for Philadelphia

Pennsylvania adds 962 new coronavirus cases as deaths rise to 74

Gov. Wolf issues statewide stay-home order, Fayette County has its first COVID-19 death

Pennsylvania’s highest court extends eviction moratorium as coronavirus shutdowns lead to record unemployment

Pa.’s highest court says no evictions allowed in April as coronavirus shutdowns lead to record unemployment

Gov. Wolf shuts down Airbnb, other short-term rentals

Gov. Wolf halts short-term rentals in Pa.

Jobless claims swamp Labor Dept.

With COVID-19 cases rising, Beaver County nursing home asks for help ‘from everyone’

Brighton Rehab has third COVID-19 death, at least six employees with virus

Westmoreland County reports 11 new coronavirus cases as Pa. total jumps

Another jump in county cases

Cusat: Hazleton over 200 cases

Montgomery County coronavirus death toll climbs to 10; cases confirmed among workers at Limerick nuclear plant

Wilkes-Barre Health Department nurses monitoring COVID-19 quarantines

3 nurses probe all positive COVID-19 cases in W-B

State resumes some online sales of wine and spirits

Fine Wine & Good Spirits losing $6.5 million a day, restarts online sales

Free hotel rooms, boxed lunches, child care money available to hospital workers via St. Margaret Foundation

Don’t be fooled by coronavirus scams — or pay $20 for a four-pack of toilet paper

Pennsylvania should better enforce stay-at-home order and share coronavirus data | Expert Opinion

Together, apart: How funerals and mourning have changed in Pa. during the COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. coronavirus deaths surge past 4,600 as officials start to compare struggle with Italy’s outbreak

Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dies at 85; fought coronavirus

Protective gear in national stockpile is nearly depleted, federal officials say

As CDC delays, Pat Toomey urges everyone wear masks to prevent COVID-19 spread

The list of who won’t get a $1,200 stimulus check is growing — and includes some surprising groups

Almost 900,000 workers in Spain have lost their jobs due to COVID-19


Pa. senators want to know more about Gov. Tom Wolf’s post-COVID-19 plan to ‘a return to normalcy’

Pa. rep’s coronavirus ‘humiliation’ bill uses Too! Many! Exclamation! Points! among other sins | The Angry Grammarian

COVID-19 in Pa.: Gov. Tom Wolf, state lawmakers need to step up to protect frontline workers | Opinion

Central Pa. lawmaker donates annual cost-of-living increase to coronavirus relief efforts


How Gov. Wolf’s business shutdown bit him where it hurts | John Baer


There’s a lot of federal money available for coronavirus-impacted small businesses. Get your share.

Workers say Amazon must clean Hazleton facility

NEPA businesses, groups preparing to meet growing demand for fresh foods

Coronavirus brings Pennsylvania’s construction industry to a near standstill


Prosecutors, victim advocates object to suggested methods for reducing state jail population

Hundreds could be released from Pa. state prisons under draft plans to help prevent COVID-19 outbreak

As COVID-19 spreads, advocates ask Pa. Supreme Court to release vulnerable youth from detention centers, jails

Police looking for man who spit on Edgewood Giant Eagle manager

Irate man spits in the face of Giant Eagle worker in Edgewood market

Federal inmates to be locked in cells for 14 days amid virus

SCI-Retreat picked for vital new role because facility was ‘almost empty’

Gov. Wolf has the power to avert a public health disaster in Pa.’s prisons | Opinion

3 Chester County prison staffers test positive for coronavirus


Gov. Wolf said Pa. could allow students to move to next grade based on work before schools were closed

Teaching without schools: Districts face challenges to complete school year

State waivers not necessary to restart Franklin Regional school construction

Upper Darby goes digital as schools close indefinitely


Voting by mail is a safe option during coronavirus. Here’s what you need to know about absentee ballots in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Pa. stands to receive $14 million from federal stimulus bill to assist with voter education

Health Care

Coronavirus delaying nonurgent medical procedures, leaving some patients anxious and in pain

A call to action: Medical school students throughout the region are helping fight the coronavirus

Local News

Scranton gets $2.5M to combat coronavirus

Scranton City Council questions fire chief’s salary

Blood drive planned to meet growing need

Bucks County gets thousands of medical supplies to fight coronavirus

More Bucks County nonprofits receive help through coronavirus fund

Berks County to furlough at least 219 workers during coronavirus pandemic

LGBT Center of Greater Reading moves to virtual services during coronavirus pandemic

Hanover Twp., W-B adopt new safety measures for garbage, recycling collection during pandemic

Brown to answer questions for W-B residents via Facebook


‘It’s like we are just a piece of garbage’: Laid-off Philly workers face life without health insurance

Philly landlords face slim returns from retail tenants as first rents of coronavirus pandemic era come due

Philly prepares to open Holiday Inn quarantine site amid questions about how to help the mentally ill and addicted

‘They’re not taking our safety seriously’: SEPTA employees call for greater protections

Wednesday coronavirus update: African Americans make up 46% of positive cases in the city, more jail inmates test positive

Philadelphia teen fires up his 3D printers to create face shields to donate to hospitals

Why the Union League’s fund for employees could be a model for others: ‘They deserve it’

Art majors struggle with high debt, low pay — especially at PAFA | Does that Degree Pay?


Pittsburgh to receive $12.7M in community development, housing grants under relief package

Despite low ridership, Port Authority may have to add buses to maintain distancing

City firefighter tests positive for COVID-19

Pittsburgh Public Schools open additional meal sites

AHN turning downtown Pittsburgh auditorium into covid-19 test kit production site

Sammartino Foundation donates $10,000 to food bank

Pittsburgh website provides public information during coronavirus pandemic

Allegheny County Council moves demolition fee one step forward

State News

Landlords brace for late and missed rent payments due to massive job losses

FirstEnergy’s $500,000 donation benefits food banks in Westmoreland, Cranberry, elsewhere


Air traffic plummets at Western Pa. airports

Cartwright asks Greyhound to limit New York City service

Reading urging residents to stop traveling to and from New York amid coronavirus pandemic

World News

Pakistan court overturns convictions in killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl