Coronavirus – COVID-19

Gov. Wolf: Increase in coronavirus testing needed before large-scale reopening of Pennsylvania

Gov. Wolf plots Pennsylvania comeback from coronavirus amid higher death toll

Gov. Wolf says Pa. will begin to reopen on May 8, with measured approach

Is the COVID-19 death count understated? Counties acknowledge disconnect with state

Change in COVID-19 reporting causes 360-case jump in statewide death count

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Here’s why state’s death count jumped by 360 on Tuesday

Pennsylvania refines coronavirus reporting, adding 360 deaths as total tops 1,500

Shift in counting methods sends state, local coronavirus death rate soaring

State data will now include probable COVID-19 cases and deaths, Levine says

Patient advocate: State needs more aggressive action to confront COVID-19 deaths

More than 10,000 Philadelphians infected with the coronavirus; New Jersey won’t start reopening for ‘weeks’

Allegheny County reports 12 more coronavirus deaths, including 42-year-old

Tight housing conditions, lack of health care put migrant workers on Pa. farms at high risk for COVID-19

Many county nursing homes refused to respond to inquiry over COVID-19 patients at facilities

Area nursing home responses to COVID-19 cases at facilities

Lackawanna County Coroner to expand review of COVID-19 deaths at nursing homes

First Pittsburgh patients treated with plasma from coronavirus survivors at UPMC

Here are the areas in Westmoreland County with the most coronavirus cases

1 more coronavirus death reported in Westmoreland

Beaver County’s COVID-19 cases top 300, deaths surpass 40

Donora widow recounts husband’s sudden health decline, death from covid-19

COVID-19 claims 14 more lives in county

Pittston couple dies days apart from coronavirus

10 more deaths and 43 more coronavirus positives for Berks County

Coronavirus death toll in Montco reaches 172; fifth inmate at jail tests positive

Delaware County deaths due to coronavirus pandemic reach 100 people

DOH: 7 COVID-19 deaths in Monroe, 360 across PA

ZIP code breakdown of COVID-19 cases show lack of testing in Beaver County

Pennsylvania may identify long-term care centers with coronavirus

Levine: State working on phone number to register for testing at Mohegan Sun Arena site

Officials working to add phone registration option for coronavirus testing site at arena

All federal courthouse employees, visitors must now wear masks, judge rules

Face masks required in federal courthouses in Pittsburgh, Erie, Johnstown

FEMA’s leader in Philly on what states still need to deal with coronavirus

Plasma, a 19th-century treatment, is being used to battle coronavirus infections

Golfers hope actions by other states might mean the sport’s return is closer in Pa. and N.J.

Mask confusion: Health officials give conflicting messages

Getting a paper stimulus check? Here’s what you need to know

Senate passes $483 billion coronavirus aid package after White House deal

Cartwright proposed hazard pay for frontline workers

CDC director warns second wave of coronavirus this winter will likely be worse

Trump bars new immigration green cards, not temporary visas, for 60 days amid coronavirus pandemic

First documented U.S. coronavirus death happened Feb. 6, weeks earlier than thought: medical examiner


Telemedicine bill heads to Gov. Tom Wolf; he intends to veto it over limits on access to abortion drug

Wolf says he will veto telemedicine bill that constrains access to abortion

Abortion-related language puts Vogel’s telemedicine bill on Wolf’s veto list

Pa. House approves piecemeal approach to reopening economy, one business type at a time

Grove bill creating task force to ‘expeditiously’ reopen Pa. clears committee


Energy companies, facing mountains of debt, look to Main Street loans for help

Lowe’s distribution center employee tests positive

We need PPE now. And unions will help deliver it | Opinion


Pa. teachers’ pensions are invested in a NYC skyscraper linked to Jared Kushner, but they probably don’t know it

As millions of dollars head toward colleges, officials deciding how to share it with students

Westminster College fears it will lose students to an economy roiled by a pandemic

Ron Cook: College coaches starting to feel the virus’ financial sting


Why some Pa. election officials oppose a mail-only primary: ‘Considerable potential for serious problems’

Joe Biden to name vice president selection panel by May 1

Health Care

UPMC to test all patients for covid-19, even those without symptoms

Tower Health to furlough at least 1,000 workers as COVID-19 wreaks havoc at hospitals

Tower Health begins furlough of 1,000 employees amid pandemic

Pandemic taxes an already stretched health care workforce, but there are big imbalances

Coronavirus testing creates a dangerous world that’s ‘dirty or clean,’ UPMC Pinnacle nurses say

Local News

Scranton Area Community Foundation distributes $160,000 in COVID-19 grants

Scranton Area Community Foundation distributes $160,000 in COVID-19 grants

Scranton gas card audit results nearly ready for release

Reading police deliver for Meals on Wheels while building relationships

With government offices shuttered by COVID-19, Delaware County temporarily furloughs 400 workers

Chester County gets 3.5 million face masks for frontline workers through business relationships in China

Audubon secures $1.2M grant to help preserve Buffalo Creek watershed

White Oak council reinstates officer fired for domestic violence

Wilkes-Barre announces emergency relief loan program for local restaurants

County tax bill due date extended two months


Philly’s struggling restaurants are nearing a moment of truth as the coronavirus crisis drags on

Neighborhood Bike Works launches program to get bikes to essential workers

Small pharmacies are under financial pressure just when they’re needed most: ‘The math doesn’t work’

Kasner outlines steps for proper early release of inmates during clergy-sponsored talk

Philly restaurant owner: My experience with pandemics in Hong Kong shows shutdowns are safest | Opinion

Why Philadelphia is looking to Europe for help with America’s worst big-city drug epidemic.

Ex-Philly school cop facing charges of child sex abuse

While police probe the late-night shooting death of a 4-year-old girl in the far Northeast, neighbors express shock

Former Pa. Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell tested positive for COVID-19 after being released early from prison


Allegheny County Council introduces legislation to give workers paid sick days

An elegy to the ‘O”: A beloved hot dog shop closes after 60 years

Port Authority limits workers, plans to take employees’ temperatures

Pittsburgh Promise receives $1.3 million grant to help students during pandemic

Emergency food distribution at Pittsburgh International Airport set for Wednesday

Pittsburgh Council aiming to turn vacant land into urban gardens

State News

Louder than noisy ‘reopener’ protesters: The majority of Pennsylvanians who are quietly staying home | Editorial

The voters have spoken. The ACLU needs to drop its Marsy’s Law challenge | Opinion

‘We’re ready to bring this to some sort of closure:’ Women sue in Grandview Golf Club case