Coronavirus – COVID-19

Gov. Tom Wolf authorizes Pa. to ‘commandeer’ needed medical supplies for COVID-19 care

Gov. Wolf orders the transfer among hospitals of COVID-19 supplies

Wolf orders sharing of resources

Pennsylvania eyes segregating elderly COVID-19 patients

‘We do not have this virus under control’: Even as rate of spread slows, Gov. Wolf warns against complacency

Levine: Data shows a ‘subtle flattening of the curve’ statewide

Pennsylvania coronavirus updates: With another jump in cases, hard-hit Lehigh Valley region may get ‘mass testing facility’

Map shows how many hospital beds, ventilators Pennsylvania has available in each county

Pa. reports 70 new coronavirus deaths; officials say ‘curve is getting flatter’

Allegheny County reports 4 more coronavirus deaths, total cases climb to 720

Beaver County nursing home owners, union reach agreement to better protect staff

2nd covid-19 case confirmed at Presbyterian SeniorCare facility in Washington County

More Limerick nuclear plant workers test positive for coronavirus; refueling to continue

Two more COVID-19 cases at SCI-Retreat

Workers at state office building in Scranton test positive for the coronavirus

As local coronavirus case load rises, Northeast Pennsylvania could get mass testing site

Westmoreland struggles to get a handle on covid-19 infections as county logs first death

Westmoreland County reports 1st coronavirus death

County exceeds 1K COVID-19 cases

Luzerne County has first female coronavirus death

Berks County adds 4 coronavirus deaths, pushing outbreak total to 12, the coroner reports

DOH: 5 more dead due to COVID-19 in Monroe

Pa. National Guard taking its mission to aid in coronavirus fight to all sections of the state

Outcry over racial data grows as coronavirus devastates black communities

Casey, Toomey push to protect residents from coronavirus in ‘underperforming’ nursing homes


Sen. Muth gets ‘daggers’ in Harrisburg from GOP colleague

With Pa. mired in coronavirus crisis, state lawmakers bicker about business shutdown but find no agreement

Has closing of Pa.’s state-run wine and spirits stores reopened interest in liquor privatization?

Pa. Senate Majority leader fields questions on COVID-19, Gov. Wolf gives PEMA control over supplies


Pennsylvania facing up to $4 billion budget shortfall as COVID-19 shutdown upends state budget

Pa.’s 2020 budget could be up to $1.8 billion short because of COVID-19 business closings


Pennsylvania system flooded with unemployment claims amid coronavirus pandemic

The feds promised fast cash for shuttered small businesses. Many Pa. owners say they haven’t seen a dime.

Confusion prevails as Mariner East pipeline gets construction waivers by mistake

Feds loosen virus rules to let essential workers return

Pennsylvania wine retailers can’t get the Liquor Control Board to replenish their best bottles. Talk about a hangover.

Restaurant, gig workers join AG Shapiro to discuss unemployment payment disparities

‘Every day, every flight’ is a coronavirus risk for flight attendants

How a 3rd-generation Philly-area catering business is trying to survive the coronavirus pandemic: ‘Whatever it takes’

Adapting: Warrendale home builder adapting to construction cutbacks amid coronavirus

Cartwright asks feds to check 3 area employers

Auto dealerships are essential businesses | PennLive letters

Convenience stores taking steps to guard against coronavirus, but not all efforts are equal

Group pushes for universal minimum wage to help tipped workers


‘It’s terrifying’: Corrections officers say jails aren’t doing enough to protect them as coronavirus spreads

Pennsylvania prison industries converted to produce personal protective equipment


As schools wait to reopen, Pa. high school sports continue to be on hold amid coronavirus crisis

Remote learning is unequal. Coronavirus changed that — for now. | Opinion

More than a dozen WVU students test positive for COVID-19


I’m running for public office. COVID-19 has changed everything about campaigning | Opinion

Want a Pa. voter mail-in ballot? Here’s how you can get one.

Health Care

A Bucks County athletic club has become a makeshift medical facility to help with COVID-19

Area health centers receive federal grants for coronavirus fight

High-tech tent helps divert possible COVID-19 patients away from healthy people

How Pennsylvania health-care workers and nurses are trying, but still struggling, to build their political power

Bucks County preps Newtown center for coronavirus patients ahead of surge

Local News

Lackawanna County Youth and Family Services workers adapting to coronavirus challenges

Quiet crisis of bad local governance

Despite the coronavirus, Easter Bunny to hop through a Montgomery County town, at a safe distance

Berks County vendors carry empty feeling without a game on Opening Day

Solomon Creek infrastructure project to resume as Wolf lifts shutdown order

#GetMePPE protests planned today at local facilities

Luzerne County Coroner says his office is prepared for coronavirus deaths

County’s COVID-19 task force launches Facebook page

Isolation is a prescription for coronavirus, but a threat to addiction treatment in the Lehigh Valley

National News

Linda Tripp, whose tapes exposed Clinton scandal, dies at 70

Kansas lawmakers revoke governor’s order, vote to allow in-person Easter services


L&I finally launched online permitting — in time for coronavirus to shut down Philadelphia

‘Every day is a fresh hell’ for undocumented domestic workers in a world turned upside down by coronavirus

Coronavirus closed schools. Here’s how those that serve the most vulnerable are still providing lifelines.

Philadelphia families grapple with a medical mystery: Why is this chronic condition rising so quickly in children of color?

Philly’s farmers markets roll with the punches during a pandemic

Philly Shipyard wins $630 million contract to build two training ships and add 1,200 jobs

Fearing coronavirus will infect kids, an activist in Fairhill hunts down prohibited ice cream trucks

Sixers partner Michael Rubin, Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro donate 5,000 masks for Philadelphia Police Department–20200408.html

Do you still have to pay the Philly wage tax if you’re working from home in suburbs due to coronavirus?

Fear of the coronavirus hasn’t emptied Philly’s basketball courts or the region’s parks

Philadelphia officials stopped Rivers Casino from closing off its Delaware River trail, but that’s not enough | Inga Saffron

All Philadelphia police officers ordered to wear cloth masks

2 men killed Wednesday in separate incidents, pushing Philly’s homicide count for the year to 100

Colombians in Philly seek the truth from its Armed Conflict survivors


Buckets filled with cleaning supplies — and chocolate Easter eggs — are part of COVID-19 relief efforts

Food distribution set for Friday at PPG Paints Arena

Many churches plan broadcasts, streaming of Holy Week services

County report shows few covid-19 cases in predominantly black Pittsburgh neighborhoods

Allegheny County adopts $15 demolition fee

County controller says county failing to protect nursing home staff, residents

Inmate at Allegheny County Jail tests positive for COVID-19

On same day positive case announced, inmates file class-action suit against county jail, warden

3 Allegheny County Jail inmates sue county amid first positive coronavirus test

A ‘pretty eerie and unsettling time’: Airport traffic collapses in the wake of COVID-19

The Heinz Endowments joins foundations shifting millions to emergency needs during pandemic

City will collect trash on Good Friday; yard debris pickup canceled

State News

About 10,000 remain without power in Pittsburgh region; 2 small tornadoes confirmed in Western Pa.

2 tornadoes, storms in Alle-Kiski Valley leave widespread damage in wake

Amid coronavirus crisis, Pa. Liquor Control Board leaves behind income for the state | Opinion

Pennsylvania says short-term rental owners ignoring shutdown

Postal services uninterrupted

Why can’t Pennsylvania’s liquor stores be open? | John Baer

Is trout fishing a more socially distanced sport than golf? No, but Tom Wolf probably has other concerns about golfers