Coronavirus – COVID-19

Philadelphia area is ‘still in the thick’ of pandemic; deaths triple at Chester County state-run veterans nursing home; Pa. braces for surge in food stamp applications

Why so many COVID-19 deaths in Pa. will never be counted

Coronavirus update: Pa. expanding curbside pickup to more liquor store sites

AARP calls on Pa. to release list of nursing homes with coronavirus cases

Cut, now crucial: Pa. slashed the ranks of its contact tracing nurses. Now, they are pivotal to reopening, but only a fraction remain.

U.S. passes 50,000 deaths, a quarter of all global fatalities

‘It’s a sinking ship’: COVID-19 deaths triple at state-run vets nursing home in Chester County as families clamor for information

If we’ve both been self-isolating, can I hang out with my friend? Can I visit my family?

Coronavirus keeping you up at night? Experts offer 10 tips for better sleep.

What is ‘contact tracing’ and why is it back in vogue for tracking coronavirus?

Coronavirus update: New data shows race discrepancy in Delaware cases

Italy reports fewest coronavirus fatalities in more than five weeks

Meat inspectors are terrified their job is a coronavirus ‘death sentence’ and they don’t even have face masks

Testing Limits: Efforts to Reboot Economy Rely On Testing, But Path Forward Is Unclear

State officials report 71 more COVID-19 deaths; 3 more in Western Pa.

Geisinger sees flattening of cases in Lackawanna, Luzerne counties

Somerset, Bedford and Blair add new COVID-19 cases; state nears 1,600

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania: See how many hospital beds and ventilators are available in each county [MAP]


As Pa.’s economy worsens, local lawmakers hear of human toll

House Rs, Ds trade social media ads over COVID-19 reopening vote

Advocates urge more help for places like St. Joseph’s Center


Pennsylvania’s Health Secretary Rachel Levine fights hate, fear, and the coronavirus

State Website Sends Mixed Messages About When Counties May Be Eligible To Reopen

Wolf Pushed To Let Garden Centers Open As Planting Begins

Unresponsive, unreachable unemployment office infuriates Pennsylvania residents

‘Give your loved ones a call:’ Wolf offers tips to ‘stressed’ Pennsylvanians

PA Fish and Boat Commission moves to online meeting

Wolf fears second virus wave, says public can help avoid one


Why ticket holders are struggling to get refunds for concerts and live events

The office as we knew it isn’t coming back anytime soon. Maybe it’s changed forever.

‘A race for capital’: Philadelphia small businesses get another shot at payroll loans

Coronavirus update: Paying rent with security deposits, Rutgers officials take pay cut

Comcast is still charging late fees, but you don’t have to pay them

Technology shares lift stocks to a late-day surge

AutoNation, an auto retailer worth billions, received nearly $95 million in SBA funds

The new normal for construction in Pa.: Masks, distancing and ‘pandemic safety officers’

With $60 billion for smaller lenders, Doyle says mom-and-pop businesses will see better access to COVID-19 loans

Corporations, foundations pool resources to provide front-line workers with masks

Buyers can get a deal on new, used cars – but it won’t last long


Portraits of a Pandemic: This West Philly high school teacher struggles to reconnect with her students

Breaking: Pitt Chancellor, top deputies take pay cut over pandemic

Heroes: Woodland Hills principal helped students get technology for online learning

9 ways schools will look different when (and if) they reopen

Diocese of Scranton students complete sixth week of remote learning

‘Adaptive learning’ helps nursing schools stay on track during virus

Penn State Berks student from Wuhan, China, navigates the coronavirus pandemic half a world away from home


Pat Toomey for governor? As he weighs in on Pa. coronavirus plans, insiders see a marker for the future

Leading Republicans want to send China the bill for coronavirus pandemic’s costs

Philly officials push for mail-in voting, concerned about getting the word out

Health Care

‘Extremely dangerous’: Health officials warn not to ingest disinfectants for any reason, including covid-19

Man ‘facing death’ battles back from COVID-19 with help of bold new therapy at York Hospital

Most state centers weathering pandemic storm

As stay-at-home fatigue sets in, experts see increased depression, anxiety

New data: Nursing home residents are 7 to 15 times more likely to get coronavirus than others in the Lehigh Valley

Local News

Sewickley councilman rapped over photo with armed protesters

Bins of food disappear from Mars food pantry

Dauphin County Library System promotes ways it keeps ‘the community connected and engaged’

Despite the unexpected, months into his tenure, W-B mayor says his agenda remains unchanged

Tests scarce in rural areas

Homeless camps growing in the Lehigh Valley, creating ‘ticking time bomb’ for coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus: St. Mary, nonprofits open center in Bristol to fight food insecurity

National News

Georgia reopens hair salons and gyms, offering a preview of life after lockdown

Even in crisis times, there is a push to wire rural America

Workers sue Smithfield Foods, allege conditions put them at risk for COVID-19

Third Tyson Foods plant closes due to coronavirus


Red light, green light: What do Pa.’s reopening phases mean for Philly amid the coronavirus pandemic?

Philly band brings international lineup to live music festival in Minecraft

Former Philly cop wants to add new defendants to ‘Free Meek’ defamation suit

This West Philly biz owner is one of 550 who already got relief money from the city

Workers at 180-bed South Philly nursing home ravaged by coronavirus have voted to strike

Philadelphia needs a Housing Recovery Act | Opinion

Even a pandemic can’t slow Philly’s gun violence


Port Authority will reduce maintenance workers, take temperatures at West Mifflin garage to control COVID-19 virus

In a restaurant industry disrupted by a pandemic, Allegheny County’s health inspectors turn the focus to safety procedures

Answering the Call: Pittsburgh nurse talks about impact of coronavirus on ICU

Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue distributes food to dogs in need during event at Allegheny County Airport

Allegheny Health Network tests 17 for covid-19 on its 1st day at Heights Plaza in Harrison

State News

Geography And Population Complicate Pennsylvania’s Reopening

Will Pennsylvania Run Out Of Unemployment Money?

Pennsylvania State Police: coronavirus results in huge drop in crashes, crime

U.S. Army medical task force added to Pa.’s coronavirus mobilization


Trump signs $484B bill to aid hospitals, firms

Trump, Congress spar over next virus economic package as CBO paints grim picture of what’s to come

Navy recommends reinstatement of fired carrier captain

Trump claims controversial comment about injecting disinfectants was ‘sarcastic’

‘Mismanaged’ Postal Service must charge Amazon and other large shippers more, or no loan: Trump

IRS ‘Get My Payment’ stimulus tool to get critical update