Coronavirus – COVID-19

Coronavirus update: Don’t count on national stockpile, feds tell Pa.; Springfield Hospital closes all but ER

‘No evidence’ that recovered COVID-19 patients are immune, WHO says

U.S. should double coronavirus testing capacity before reopening, Fauci says; Pa. surges past 40,000 cases

Despite Pennsylvania’s stay-at-home order, COVID-19 continues to spread. Why?

Global death toll from coronavirus surpasses 200,000

Lawmakers turn to SNAP benefits and online delivery in next phase of COVID-19 legislation

Farms scramble for answers as coronavirus threatens workers

Food supply chain workers eligible for priority testing

Cautious optimism for region’s second wave of COVID-19


5 actions Pa. lawmakers took last week on coronavirus crisis: Construction, car sales and property taxes

Pa. House Republicans freeze staff pay; other cost-cutting measures in state government being considered


The PLCB says it ‘geographically picked’ which liquor stores to reopen. Its decision ignored some Philadelphia neighborhoods.


Businesses hit by coronavirus sue insurers for rejecting claims; Pa. court ruling could aid businesses

‘Mini-news outlets’ for businesses: chambers of commerce press for paycheck protections amid COVID-19 pandemic

How COVID-19 payment accommodations may affect your credit

What would it take to bring more pharmaceutical manufacturing back to the U.S.?


Colleges holding on-campus classes in the fall? Maybe.

Pittsburgh Public Schools offers 4th-quarter grading options, public input sought by noon Tuesday

Burrell High graduation to be held at a closed drive-in theater; other schools, drive-ins considering

‘Adopt-a-senior Harrisburg edition’ honors Class of 2020 missing milestones because of coronavirus

Allentown students at disadvantage in starting remote learning Monday, weeks behind suburban peers


Americans deserve the right to vote without endangering their lives | Editorial

Out of pandemic crisis, what could a new New Deal look like?

Tensions emerge between Republicans over coronavirus spending and how to rescue the economy

Lamb Worries ‘We Are On Our Own’ When It Comes To Protective Equipment

Biden assails stimulus, calls U.S. corporations ‘greedy as hell’

Cuomo: ‘I dare you’ to let states declare coronavirus bankruptcy in scathing attack on GOP

Science on the ballot: Coronavirus brings culture and expertise to 2020 election

Health Care

The other side of stress: Adversity can make us stronger

UPMC uses ‘Tele-Triage’ program and paramedics to link patients with doctors

Coronavirus crisis poses challenges for those with autism, intellectual disabilities; tips and resources

Here’s a list of mental health services available to Pa. residents struggling during the coronavirus

For immune compromised, coronavirus is life paralyzing

Local News

Mon Valley company sewing up face masks for front-line workers

Erie’s Crime Victim Center faces technological challenges while providing community resources during pandemic

Working to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Berks County

Pandemic shutdown taking a heavy toll on area restaurants

County crisis committee touts impact on coronavirus fight

Coronavirus adds to NEPA tax burdens

Several local banks vow not to garnish stimulus payments from indebted customers

Scranton mayor’s first 100 days a rocky road

‘Continuity of employment’: Local businesses tap into Paycheck Protection Program, applicants await next round of funding

Masked men – and women: Region adapts, stays calm as coronavirus measures continue

Berks County farmer, farm store join forces for mass egg sell off

National News

Many states fall short of mandate to track virus exposure

As beds go unfilled, states scale back Army Corps makeshift hospitals

Hospitalizations increasing in South Jersey; Delaware governor orders businesses to provide masks to employees

U.S. reels toward meat shortages — and the world may be next

Mass graves for coronavirus victims shouldn’t come as a shock – it’s how the poor have been buried for centuries


Love wins: Philly health care worker gets married at socially distant wedding

Philadelphia Zoo’s new sloth bear cub gets a crowd-sourced name through online poll

COVID-19 in Philly: Virus pandemic affects sales of lottery tickets


As residents hold out hope for a normal summer, organizers grapple with canceling historical events

How Pittsburgh’s polio vaccine triumph could shape race to end coronavirus pandemic

State News

Despite dearth of COVID-19 testing, lawmakers support reopening Pennsylvania economy in phases

Black fly suppression underway in PA

Pa. state parks, forest facilities and related events to remain closed until at least May 8


White House officials are discussing plans to replace HHS Secretary Alex Azar

Congressional watchdog to review federal coronavirus response