Coronavirus – COVID-19

‘We cannot relax’: Gov. Wolf extends stay-at-home order to May 8

Gov. Wolf sets May 8 target for first moves toward a Pa. reopening — but that likely won’t apply in Philadelphia

Gov. Wolf says Pennsylvania economy will gradually start to reopen May 8

Pennsylvania coronavirus updates: Gov. Wolf sets May 8 ‘target date’ to begin reopening parts of state

Construction to be allowed statewide on May 8

Vehicle sales can resume online in Pa.

Gov. Tom Wolf signs bill to waive late fees on property tax bills

Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes bill that would have allowed more Pa. businesses to reopen over public health objections

Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes bill that could allow more Pa. businesses to reopen

COVID-19 latest: Pa. reports 92 more deaths; 13 more in Western Pa.

Allegheny County reports 5 more coronavirus deaths, but only 7 new cases

Increase in coronavirus cases shrunk in NEPA, but five more people died

Scranton leads Lackawanna County in cases of coronavirus

Statistics confirm Hazleton hard hit by virus

Montgomery County coronavirus death toll climbs to 164; new testing site to open in Norristown

2 coronavirus deaths bring Berks County’s latest total to 87

3 more Berks Heim staff members test positive for coronavirus

Pennsylvania releases COVID-19 cases by ZIP code as new cases drop

What you need to know to recover from COVID-19 at home

New arena coronavirus testing site praised by Luzerne County manager

Drive-thru test site opens amid concerns over online-only registration

After 16 coronavirus deaths, Lehigh Valley nursing home explains its situation and response

Patient advocate, nursing home official say Pennsylvania needs more aggressive action to confront COVID-19 deaths

CMU to launch website tracking covid-19 activity based on Google, Facebook surveys

Tower Health sharing coronavirus data through new online information center

Which states besides Pennsylvania require masks in public because of the coronavirus?

Editorial: Staying the course remains best plan to beat virus

N.J. has charged more than 1,700 for violating stay-at-home orders but just a handful of citations have been issued in Pa.

The racial disparities of coronavirus point yet again to the need for reparations | Opinion

Trump says he will issue order to suspend immigration during coronavirus crisis

Cooperation will defeat COVID-19 | Rep. Scott Perry


Pa. lawmakers see Capitol protest of shutdown as ‘democracy in action’

Yudichak critical of governor’s plan


Car dealerships can now sell vehicles online, following new state guidance

Dire report from restaurant group shows 8 in 10 workers idled and billions lost

Coronavirus and massive demand have turned online grocery delivery into a big headache

Still going in to work in Pennsylvania amid the coronavirus? Chances are, you’re a low-wage worker, data show. | PolitiFact

Masked masses face reality of Gov. Wolf’s order to enter businesses

Gerrity’s: Employee at Clarks Summit store tests positive for coronavirus

Businesses think ahead to reopening as they adapt to a changing landscape

Restaurateurs mull plans to reopen if state relaxes coronavirus restrictions

Pa. distillers selling ‘unreal amounts of booze’ during coronavirus pandemic

Pa. unemployment claims for self-employed hits 50K; state total reaches 1.5M


Man who threatened to bomb Lafayette College pleads guilty

2 cited in Westmoreland in accusation of violating stay-at-home order

SCI-Dallas reports first COVID-19 case


Schools seek ways to minimize COVID-19 learning loss

Scranton School Board appoints business specialist, mom of four to vacant seat

Colleges will receive millions in stimulus money, but coronavirus expenses are greater


Voting by mail: Primary will reveal whether this is the future

How hard will it be to vote during the coronavirus? It depends on where you live.

Luzerne County manager continues push for mail-in-only primary election

Westmoreland won’t send mail-in ballot applications unless voters request them

Health Care

Despite ban by Gov. Tom Wolf, UPMC ramping up elective surgeries

Hospital cleaners are ‘the unsung heroes’ in the fight against coronavirus

Protest canceled after W-B General agrees to negotiate nurse layoffs

Local News

County DA’s office gets grant to help municipal police

Reading poised to enact loan program, push back property tax deadline during coronavirus pandemic

Berks County is saving the environment, one building at a time

Editorial: We need libraries now more than ever

Last call for covid-19 grants from Burrell-New Kensington Rotary

Steelers great Troy Polamalu donates gift cards to furloughed Westmoreland workers

Westmoreland County Blind Association making thousands of masks, selling them for $3 each

Luzerne County will furlough 128 employees


Debate and differences over reopening plans, as Philly Mayor Kenney warns cities could face massive layoffs

Why Pa. dairy farmers dumped milk even as Philly buyers couldn’t find enough of it

Hospital delivers bodies to Philly medical examiner in the open back of a pickup truck

Philly families search for a safe place to stay as city quarantine hotel rooms go empty

Smelling cabbage? It’s just Philly’s defunct refinery

Shooter of 3 teens on SEPTA bus worked at Penn as security guard, authorities say


Peduto directly asks Trump: Please support COVID-19 relief funds for local governments

Peduto asks Trump for funding, cites potential $127M deficit for Pittsburgh

Port Authority reports 7th covid-19 case; 3rd at West Mifflin garage

Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to host food giveaway at Pittsburgh airport

Allegheny County Councilors introduce countywide paid sick-leave legislation

Pittsburgh’s air quality gets failing grade – again

Demonstrators in Downtown protest Wolf’s stay-at-home and business shutdown orders

Protesters in Pittsburgh demand Gov. Wolf to reopen businesses amid coronavirus pandemic

Hello Neighbor intensifies help to refugee families during pandemic

Church rebounds from cluster of COVID cases

Pittsburgh restaurants sue insurer over COVID-19-related losses

State News

Furloughs continue as COVID-19 impacts counties, community colleges

Hundreds gather at Capitol in Harrisburg for anti-shutdown rally calling to ‘reopen’ Pennsylvania

Gov’t ‘can’t save us from the virus’: In raucous Capitol protest, thousands call on Wolf to reopen all of Pa.

Protesters rally against shutdown

Viral damage to civic health

No squeezing the tomatoes, but the region’s farmers markets are almost ready to come back

Pennsylvania’s National Guard active in food deliveries

Pennsylvania liquor stores begin call-in orders with some confusion

PLCB restarts special orders after wine distributors file lawsuit, but it’s not enough: distributors

Busy signals and no booze: Pa. liquor curbside sales have a bumpy first day

PSP cancels Camp Cadet, other summer events due to pandemic

4/20 celebrations canceled, but marijuana sales strong during pandemic

Food pantries hit with double whammy during pandemic

World News

South Korea downplays concerns over Kim Jong Un’s health

Oil drops below $0, signaling extreme collapse in demand

Moving forward: Create a plan to sustain pollution decline

Conspiracy theorists burn 5G towers, incorrectly linking them to coronavirus