Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania asked FEMA for nearly 500,000 N95 masks. It’s still 380,000 short.

Pa. needs another 1,000 to 1,400 ventilators, governor says. Here’s how the state is trying to find them.–20200402.html

Latest on COVID-19: Cases top 7,000 in Pennsylvania; Fayette has first death

Pennsylvania reports 1,211 new coronavirus cases, 16 more deaths

New coronavirus tests could be powerful tools to manage the pandemic — if they work

Pitt team makes progress on possible COVID-19 vaccine

Pittsburgh scientists develop possible coronavirus vaccine, hope FDA can fast-track it

CMU researchers developing system to detect COVID-19 with just a voice recording

Coronavirus has created a new golden age for vaccines, and Philly is at the heart of it

Fleeing coronavirus in NYC, pregnant women head to Philly area but struggle to find prenatal care

Illegal parking, public defecation, overflowing trash cans: Crowds cause mess at parks during coronavirus pandemic

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Cases jump nearly 21%, while Lehigh Valley and Monroe County see highest per-capita infection rate

Allegheny County coronavirus cases jump by 63 as total tops 400

Coronavirus cases in Lackawanna, Luzerne counties surge

A fall in his home put Eugene Frank in the hospital. COVID-19 ended his life 2 days later.

Timber Ridge reports residents with COVID-19

More than 300 positive cases in Hazleton

Focus on Hazleton as virus hotspot

Virus deaths, unemployment accelerating across Europe, U.S.

Trump administration moves toward promoting broader use of face masks

Federalism at work: Founders were right to let states make decisions


Mt. Lebanon hears from officials regarding COVID-19

Montco coronavirus deaths at 12; officials ‘concerned’ about work at Limerick nuclear plant

Local legislators co-sponsors aid bills for ‘ultra-small’ businesses, first responders

Our view: Saving lives will save Pa. economy


Poll: Majority of Pa. residents say Gov. Wolf responding well to health crisis

Lt. Gov. Fetterman: Staying home, practicing social distancing and preaching ‘resolve’ | John Baer

As cases grow, human service workers say they can’t use COVID-19 leave offered to other state employees


What’s allowed to be open in Pennsylvania?

State urges those laid off from pandemic closures to apply for unemployment, business aid

Unemployed Pennsylvanians struggle to apply for benefits amid record number of claims

17,000 Delco unemployment claims filed in March as new jobless claims top 6.6M

First-time jobless claims skyrocket in Pennsylvania as financial toll of coronavirus mounts

What small business owners need to know to get money from SBA’s coronavirus Payroll Protection Program

Are those packages safe? Handle with care, but delivery companies making changes in face of COVID-19 crisis

Boeing weighs wide-body jet cuts, plans buyouts on ‘new reality’

Boeing shutting down Ridley plant for 2 weeks for deep cleaning

Sheetz offering free meals to needy kids as COVID-19 spreads

Giant Eagle confirms COVID-19 case at Murrysville store

Program aims to help struggling small businesses

Hanover Twp. company adds masks, gowns to production line

Adidas employee tests positive for COVID-19

You’ve just lost your job? Here’s what you need to know

Coronavirus shutdown sends farm economy in Berks County into turmoil; consumers go direct to farmers to circumvent shortages

Target limiting number of guests in stores beginning this weekend

Six KidsPeace employees test positive for coronavirus; no children are infected, organization says

With underemployed goats and closed restaurants, farmers brace for coronavirus losses

Short on staff and supplies in a pandemic, Erie nursing home employees say they’re not getting the help they need

Shell applies for waiver to resume work, groups respond


Defuse the ticking time bomb of coronavirus in jails and prisons | Editorial

Retreat staffer tests positive


Public outcry grows over Scranton School District plan to vote on preschool program elimination amid coronavirus crisis

Peters board adds day to school year due to COVID-19

These ‘poverty buster’ degrees offer high incomes, low college loan debt | Does that Degree Pay?


Democrats are delaying the July 2020 Milwaukee convention for a month because of coronavirus

Should all states offer mail-in voting for elections?

Health Care

Highmark, UPMC health insurance plans will pay for covid-19 treatment in their respective hospitals

UPMC nurse opens up about front-line battle against coronavirus

New coronavirus rules ban New Jersey fathers from Lehigh Valley hospitals, leaving expectant mothers to labor alone

Future of medicine arriving sooner because of coronavirus: UPMC Pinnacle docs

Are Pa. rural hospitals ready for coronavirus surge? ‘I don’t think any small communities up here are ready’

Local News

Scranton, Lackawanna County receive $122K as part of Trump stimulus package

Off-site facilities being selected in case hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus

Delco asks for volunteers to staff new overflow center, and hundreds respond

Nearly 500 Westmoreland County employees to be furloughed by the end of the day

Hundreds of Westmoreland County employees to be furloughed Friday

Pedri stresses the importance of responding to the census for county funding

Fewer fundraising events means fewer donations for local fire companies

EMA working on supplies for hospitals


Thousands of Philly students are stuck at home without internet after coronavirus closed schools

180 staff laid off at independent Philadelphia Catholic schools amid coronavirus closures

15,000 Philly charter and parochial school students are getting Chromebooks to learn during coronavirus closures

How Philadelphia hospitals are protecting the mental health of workers treating coronavirus

Black preachers urge release of low-risk inmates to slow virus spread in city jails

City Council approves $85.4M in coronavirus relief spending

After trash pickup delays, Philly officials, sanitation workers clash over whether employees are calling out sick

Philly’s Catholic basilica to close during livestreamed services, after video shows crowd still showing up for Mass


COVID-19 could change the face of commercial real estate in Pittsburgh

Allegheny County courts extend judicial emergency into May

Allegheny County creates map for free food and resources

Heinz History Center seeking donations to document COVID-19 pandemic

Drive-up coronavirus testing suspended at Pittsburgh zoo, Aliquippa

Peoples Gas donating $100K to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

State News

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick wrestles the Tiger King

Juniper Village at Forest Hills senior community to begin proactive coronavirus testing

Food is plentiful and safe from coronavirus, so stop hoarding, state and federal officials say

Coronavirus spread has Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency helping arrange ‘alternative care sites’ to help hospitals; East Stroudsburg facility one being considered

Coronavirus ‘silver lining’: Crime and crashes plummet across Pa.

York County woman faces $200 ticket from state police under Gov. Wolf’s stay-at-home order

About that cross-state booze run: Bootlegging is still a crime in Pennsylvania, even during a pandemic


PennDOT further extends expirations on licenses, vehicle requirements

Coronavirus won’t stop $270 million Interstate 78 upgrade in Berks County, PennDOT announces