Coronavirus – COVID-19

Gov. Wolf outlines color-coded plan to begin reopening

Pa. regions with few coronavirus cases could begin reopening May 8 under new tiered system, Gov. Tom Wolf says

Gov. Wolf: Northcentral, northwestern Pa. among first to reopen for business

Gov. Wolf lays out coronavirus reopening plan for Pennsylvania

Wolf: Pa. ‘won’t be flipping a switch’ as it reopens; May 8 targeted for north-central, NWPA

Wolf unveils three-phase reopening guidelines

Wolf says Pennsylvania will use a three-phase approach to emerge from shadow of coronavirus starting May 8

Gov. Wolf details metrics that will guide reopening of Pa. economy

Gov. Tom Wolf outlines steps to reopen Pennsylvania; northcentral, northwest regions to open first

What will be allowed in the red, yellow, and green phases of Pa.’s coronavirus reopening plan?

Pa. GOP leaders say they ‘look forward’ to working with Gov. Wolf on easing his coronavirus restrictions

Wolf administration defends its coronavirus death counts as county coroners say they’re being skipped

As it eyes reopening, Pa. doesn’t have a plan for contact tracing. Here’s what that means and why it matters.

Pa.’s long-term facilities most vulnerable during COVID-19 pandemic

Using ‘probable’ COVID-19 cases and deaths in data helps response, experts say

ACLU urges Pa. officials to collect, release race, ethic data of COVID-19 cases

7 new COVID-19 deaths in Allegheny County; 4 Beaver County deaths were in nursing care

Four more coronavirus deaths in Lackawanna County, 10 more in Luzerne

Berks County passes milestones of 100 deaths and 2,000 cases for coronavirus outbreak

Montco coronavirus death toll, ‘confirmed’ cases, reaches 174

Carbondale nursing home reports 34 COVID-19 cases, six deaths

ManorCare discloses nearly 100 coronavirus cases, deaths at Lehigh Valley nursing homes

State opens arena testing site to anyone with symptoms, offers phone registration

Drive-thru testing site now open to all NEPA residents

Pennsylvania coroners worry the coronavirus true death toll will never be known

During coronavirus, childcare providers need the support they’ve always deserved | Opinion

Social Security and Medicare funds at risk even before coronavirus hit

States rushing to reopen are probably making a deadly error, experts warn

Under Trump, coronavirus scientists and experts can speak — as long as they toe the line

CDC reports first known cases of coronavirus in pet cats

Ohio governor makes health, economic arguments for restarting businesses


Securing Pa.’s food supply: Lawmakers, Wolf Administration push to meet this most basic need

Coronavirus threat to Pennsylvania food supply chain needs more attention, Republican lawmakers say

Some GOP lawmakers are prepping a nuclear option to revoke Wolf’s emergency powers. But it probably won’t work.

A Pennsylvania bill could make it cheaper to fix iPhones, tractors — and ventilators

Gun surge proves need for checks

State Sen. Ward says covid-19 induced pain reaches across the state economy


Construction in Pa. can begin before state reopens, Wolf says

A brave new office world — temperature checks, masks and lots of elbow room

As small businesses sink, some wonder if latest relief package will be enough to save them

Mortgage lenders demand higher credit scores as the coronavirus threatens the housing market

How to do this now: Get your car fixed

Auto insurance companies sending money directly to customers as result of covid-19

Hazle Twp. plants found to be adopting safety guidelines

Wind Creek Bethlehem casino employee, 31, dies after four-week battle with coronavirus, sister says

Can we find those infected with coronavirus, so everyone else can get back to work, school and life?

Pennsylvania restaurants expect to lose $1.8 billion in revenue, association says


State awards $5.1M in grants to aid with remote learning during school closure

Scranton schools receive $500,000 for student technology; SSD graduation, prom dates set

W-B Area intensifies online learning, undecided on graduation plans

Families receiving refunds from colleges can redeposit money to 529 plans


A key Democratic group is suing to ease Pennsylvania’s vote-by-mail laws

Pennsylvania’s comeback from coronavirus shutdowns could determine the outcome of the 2020 presidential race | Opinion

County to send mail-in voting applications

Applications for mail-in ballots for June primary flooding local election offices

Neff under fire for photo with armed militia group

Health Care

Help available to address needs of dementia, Alzheimer’s patients

Local News

Scranton employee diagnosed with COVID-19

Lackawanna County to waive penalties on 2020 property taxes paid this year

Berks officials, Reading leaders deliver message to Latino community on coronavirus

Delaware County marks 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Wilkes-Barre to serve up emergency loans to city restaurants hurt financially by pandemic

Wilkes-Barre comes out ahead in 1Q draft financial report

County rejects state plan to share virus info

National News

Texas allows abortions to resume during COVID-19 pandemic


SEPTA’s ‘lifeline service’ can mean a grueling commute for essential workers

SEPTA union head postpones Thursday’s job ‘action’ that could have caused ‘significant service disruptions’

Prison officials told former Philly deputy mayor he’d be released early due to pandemic — then reversed course

Philly delays plastic bag ban until January amid coronavirus pandemic

Philadelphia Parking Authority asks Pa. to institute protocols for cleaning of ride-share, food delivery vehicles

One Philadelphia prison has yet to report a single case of the coronavirus. But it hasn’t tested any inmates.

Contact tracing for COVID-19 starts on a small scale in Philly

Philly high school seniors: Don’t let coronavirus force more budget cuts | Opinion


Allegheny County could reopen sooner than some other counties

Allegheny County officials call for more covid-19 tests as daily testing numbers drop

Pittsburgh animal rescue group to distribute pet food at county airport Friday

Protesters decry conditions at jail, seek release of more inmates

City school board looks to amend remote learning grading guidelines

Here are the ZIP codes in Allegheny County with the most coronavirus cases

Another Port Authority worker tests positive for covid-19

Town hall focuses on lack of resources for Pittsburgh black communities during coronavirus pandemic

How Pittsburgh paramedics are using video to assess potential covid-19 patients

‘Sewing angels’ provide 1,000 homemade masks for Pittsburgh police

Pittsburgh airport hosts hundreds for Community Food Bank distribution

State News

New mayors in Pa. had plans. Then coronavirus turned their first 100 days into ‘a roller coaster.’

Brian O’Neill: Booze sales remain a rumor for most

Call to action: First spotted lanternfly hatch confirmed in Philadelphia

Spotted lanternfly season has begun; 2020 could see ‘significant populations’

Here’s why the COVID-19 pandemic should force a rethink on Pa.’s income tax | Ray E. Landis

Mullane: What I saw at the ‘ReopenPA’ rally in Harrisburg


PA Turnpike to pay down debt, set line of credit to deal with COVID-19 revenue shortfall