Coronavirus – COVID-19

Activists say Pennsylvania’s critical-care guidelines discriminate against the disabled for COVID-19 care

Pennsylvania plans to release racial data on coronavirus cases, but faces collection challenges

Pennsylvania sees 78 new coronavirus deaths in biggest single-day spike

Coronavirus death toll rises sharply across the state

Region’s infection pace slower than state’s

2 more people die of coronavirus in Allegheny County as total cases climb to 689

2 die of COVID-19 at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, additional 18 test positive

2 dead, at least 18 more infected with covid-19 at St. Barnabas Nursing Home in Richland

Brighton officials continue to offer no details on COVID-19 cases

3 more COVID-19 deaths reported in county

Berks County coroner reports 2 more coronavirus deaths of Berks residents

Bucks County reports 4 more deaths, 104 new coronavirus cases

Montco reports 160 new coronavirus cases; death toll rises to 32

Cambria reports COVID-19 death

Glen Hazel assisted living center reports 29 residents, staff test positive for COVID-19

29 in Kane nursing home positive for coronavirus

Airman with 911th Airlift Wing confirmed to have COVID-19

Residents test positive for COVID-19 at Scranton nursing home

Two Pike County inmates die from coronavirus; seven staff members, five other inmates test positive

Six coronavirus cases reported at Fair Acres

Unemployed and uninsured because of coronavirus? You may be eligible for Medicaid.

Coronavirus plays havoc with child custody arrangements in Pa. county: ‘Taking away hugs and kisses’

Coronavirus leaves home buyers and sellers in limbo — and at financial risk

Child abuse in Pa. could be on the rise amid coronavirus closings of schools and daycares

How to clean your face mask to help prevent getting and spreading the coronavirus

‘We are forgotten’: Despite mounting costs, college students are excluded from $1,200 stimulus checks

Dairy experts respond to ‘chaotic marketplace’ in wake of coronavirus

Excela medical officer, Sen. Casey to take part in coronavirus ‘tele-town hall’

VA and Bureau of Prisons are buying hydroxychloroquine, records show

Can you go into your backyard during the coronavirus pandemic? Yes. (Just do it safely.)

Coronavirus could require rationing of life-saving resources. Health workers and people with disabilities deserve protection. | Editorial

Washington D.C. fights to enforce distancing, braces for looming surge

Trump sidelines watchdog tapped for coronavirus rescue oversight

Hospitals say feds are seizing masks and other coronavirus supplies without a word

Stimulus money from coronavirus relief bill might hit bank accounts as early as this week

Millions of low-income Americans are at risk of missing out on stimulus payments


After early show of bipartisanship, Pa. lawmakers splinter over next COVID-19 steps

COVID-19 in Pa.: Wolf, lawmakers struggle for common ground on pandemic relief

Pa. Senate approves emergency measures for local governments

Pennsylvanians may get more time to pay their municipal and county property tax bills

Pa. House readies legislation for a vote to reopen businesses

Legislature moves forward with bill permitting remote meetings during emergencies

Pa. senator apologizes after saying he likes online voting sessions because he can ‘stare daggers’ at female colleague

County prosecutors urge state lawmakers to help decide on freeing inmates

Responding to Capital-Star story, Pa. lawmaker calls for investigation of Erie nursing home

Data restrictions: All counties should have access to outbreak details

$25K bonuses, other resources for Pa. essential workers could be on the way


Gov. Wolf orders commonwealth flags to Half-Staff to honor COVID-19 victims


Mask sales are suddenly a hot business

Giant Eagle worker in Beaver County tests positive for the coronavirus

Cumberland County Giant employee tests positive for COVID-19

Dick’s Sporting Goods furloughing ‘significant number’ of employees

Ocean State Job Lot to give out free mask-making materials

Cargill temporarily closes Humboldt plant

Aid available for small businesses

How to connect to farmers near you in the age of coronavirus

Small businesses show large appetite for federal payroll loans to keep workforce intact during coronavirus closures

Even in the pandemic, plumbers, electricians answer emergency calls for broken toilets, furnaces

Pa. let construction continue on a South Philly casino during the pandemic. Workers feel endangered.


State police have cited 2, warned 8 for violating stay-at-home order

Elderly and sick prisoners should be paroled during the coronavirus pandemic | Opinion


Construction resumes at W-B Area High School site

School board must take responsibility


Biden: Trump bears ‘responsibility’ for not using his powers to protect health care workers

Trump campaign going all digital as it contacts voters in Pennsylvania

Consultant says candidates can still connect with voters during virus outbreak

Berks election director concerned about coronavirus’ impact on primary

Wisconsin voters wait hours at the few open polling stations for presidential primary election

Health Care

COVID-19 fallout prompts insurer to distribute bonus money to doctors early

AHN to sterilize, reuse N95 masks for coronavirus protection

Pa. should utilize nurse anesthetists in COVID-19 response | Opinion

Local News

Diocese of Scranton furloughs 21 employees, reduces pay for all remaining workers

Plans in place in case coronavirus affects Scranton’s public safety workers

Scranton’s Act 47 coordinator recommends city raise property taxes

Coronavirus prompts cancellation of Reading’s Downtown Alive 2020 concert series

Luzerne County Retirement Board briefed on pension fund status amid coronavirus shakeup

County boards seek safe ways to do business

National News

Immigrants must be given bond hearing after 6 months in detention, appeals court rules


As coronavirus death numbers reach new highs, Philadelphia warns of ‘painful cuts.’ But curves might be flattening.

Philadelphia’s iconic buildings are lit blue to honor those fighting on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic

Fund will help Philadelphia news outlets cover the coronavirus

The coronavirus crisis put millions out of work. For 9 people in the Philadelphia region, this is what it means to be jobless.

How these Philly-area small businesses are coping with the coronavirus crisis

Cell phone records show dramatic drop in regional travel outside Philly after governor’s COVID-19 order

How you may be able to get tested for the coronavirus in the Philadelphia area

SEPTA is beginning a ‘lifeline’ schedule, closing stations and limiting service Thursday

Will coronavirus pandemic reverse Philly’s progress? | Opinion

Coronavirus, like past pandemics, shows how black bodies are political | Opinion

University of Pennsylvania Health System sells Mill Creek School to PHMC


Council extends coronavirus emergency declaration in meeting some say is too distanced from citizens

Allegheny County Council passes real estate fee, recommends more inmate releases

‘Not a handout … a hand up’: Coalition launches challenge to raise money for 3,000 laptops

Pittsburgh Tech companies help pay for laptops for 7,000 city students

Mark Cuban on Pittsburgh’s resolve, paying employees and when sports could return

Port Authority to push harder for nonessential riders to stay home, use larger buses for busier trips

City Council meetings to now be ‘pre-recorded and replayed’ as chambers remain closed

Dozens of shots fired in Arlington Heights drive-by; 2 wounded

Relying on research: Work at Pitt offers hope for defeating COVID-19

State News

Thousands without power after severe storms; tornado spotted near Apollo

Tornado suspected in New Kensington, heavy winds slam region, 40K without power

Trout season opens statewide with no prior notification as COVID-19 precaution

Anglers delight in surprise start of trout fishing

Jews seek Passover connections despite social distances

3 Sundays approved for Pennsylvania deer, bear hunting