Pennsylvania to open virus testing sites; job losses spike

Coronavirus cases accelerate in Pennsylvania, jump to 96 with ‘sustained community spread’ expected

Everything you need to know about the Pennsylvania coronavirus shutdown | Latest updates

Gov. Wolf orders child care centers to close, but some can seek waivers

County assistance offices closing, services continue

Allegheny County now has 10 COVID-19 cases

Allegheny County confirms 1 new coronavirus case, 3 presumptive positives

Geisinger confirms three coronavirus cases

Defining essential versus non-essential businesses under Gov. Tom Wolf’s shutdown order

Despite coronavirus, Pa. says state workers, retirees will get their checks on time

As the coronavirus spreads, Pa. and New Jersey race to add hospital beds, testing

After mixed messages, Pa. and Philly agree to shutter day care centers for coronavirus

Pa. Supreme Court Justice Wecht under self-quarantine after son presumptively tests positive

Impacted by coronavirus? You may be eligible for unemployment benefits

Here’s what we know about the 100 people who’ve died in the U.S. from COVID-19

Restaurant and contract workers need coronavirus cash, cable bill breaks, mortgage help ASAP | Maria Panaritis

Trump pushes for massive aid from Congress, checks to public

Trump mulls sending all who cross border illegally to Mexico amid pandemic

Mnuchin warns virus could yield 20% jobless rate without action, sources say

Tax deadline will be delayed by 90 days due to coronavirus pandemic

In a time of social distancing, social media is spreading false and misleading information about COVID-19

Why the coronavirus and most other viruses have no cure

Blood donations at critical shortage because of coronavirus pandemic


Pa. Senate to consider changing remote voting rules in response to the coronavirus

Pa. Senate plans to return to Harrisburg to authorize remote voting

Pa. lawmaker seeks $125 million in zero-interest loans for small businesses affected by shutdowns

Surprise medical billing will discourage people from seeking treatment for the coronavirus | Opinion

Short-term crisis reveals persistent need

Ex-Rep. Mike Veon’s $19K restitution in corruption case must stand because he appealed too late: Pa. court


Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance to offer loan aid

Allegheny, Westmoreland groups offer help to region’s small businesses during tough time

Small businesses tap creativity to reach customers amid statewide shutdown

Chesco business owners get promise that help is on the way

Employees at Urban Outfitters, State Farm and others fear coming to work during coronavirus

UAW says automakers will address coronavirus concerns at auto plants

Amazon will limit shipments to its warehouses for 3 weeks

Regional gun sales at ‘panic’ level; guns shops out of some ammunition

Aldi stores change hours amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Enclosed portion of Pittsburgh Mills mall closes indefinitely

‘We could see twice as many store closures as last year’: Coronavirus crisis, shutdowns could deal major blow to retail

From flower shops to comic book stores, some ‘non-essential’ businesses stay open during coronavirus scare

Workers, residents: ‘Shell should halt cracker plant construction’


Longtime federal prosecutor tapped to investigate pandemic-related fraud schemes

A death-row inmate from Bucks County waited 12 years for a retrial. Now, the coronavirus has delayed the case further.

Alle-Kiski Valley police begin responding to some calls by phone

Police in central Pa. won’t respond to some calls to avoid coronavirus


Area school boards, others mull public meeting alternatives

Upper Darby students grateful for food distribution program

Berks County schools providing meals for students during coronavirus shutdown

Some schools closed for coronavirus in U.S. are not to going back for the rest of the academic year

For college students sent home early, dorm reimbursements, refunds are consolation for memories lost over COVID-19

Coronavirus outbreak drives Cheyney to join 13 other state universities in switching to online classes

Penn State to decide semester’s fate Wednesday


Pennsylvania elections officials are pleading with the state to move the primary: ‘We’re pulling fire alarms all over the place’

Pennsylvania primary could be postponed due to coronavirus, though law remains murky

Voters saw a special election in Bucks County as ‘just too important’ to stay home — even to avoid coronavirus

K.C. Tomlinson heading to Harrisburg

Republican Eric Davanzo poised to claim House 58th District special election

Some voters brave coronavirus warnings for special election in House 58th District

Republicans claim sweep of three House specials in midst of coronavirus outbreak

If at first you don’t succeed: Dem Shanna Danielson talks about her Pa. Senate run | 2020 Women Speak Up

Joe Biden wins Florida and Illinois as coronavirus disrupts primary voting

Vote by mail: Social distancing doesn’t have to affect election

Health Care

Distancing while due: The coronavirus is rapidly changing pregnancy

UPMC COVID-19 test site up and running

UPMC shuns health experts’ calls to cancel elective surgeries

Excela chief medical officer discusses coronavirus testing, protecting medical personnel, worst-case scenario

Triage tents going up at Geisinger hospitals

Dental practices experience ‘huge changes’

UPMC temporarily closes Strawberry Square location due to coronavirus

Highmark says seniors who left over UPMC feud ‘returning home,’ reports $18B in 2019 revenue

Local News

Scranton to furlough a few dozen noncritical workers

Reading suspends parking enforcement for two weeks as coronavirus spreads

Berks County Services Center, courthouse moving toward limiting public access

Washington County declares COVID-19 disaster emergency

Greensburg closes all municipal facilities to public to prevent coronavirus spread

NAACP Diversity Picnic, community events on hold

Luzerne County changes for marriage licenses, gun permits

YMCA offers child care to workers with essential jobs

County council to declare emergency Thursday

Luzerne County suspends trials, hearings due to outbreak

Municipalities restriction, postponement list

Flood authority approves agreement with WVSA

Pittston receives $500K tax credit

List: Latest coronavirus restrictions for Lehigh Valley local governments

National News

West Virginia reports its first COVID-19 case

Nevada orders all casinos, other nonessential businesses closed

Through wars and world turmoil, Kentucky Derby runs on


With courts closed by pandemic, Philly police stop low-level arrests to manage jail crowding

Why the coronavirus has no cure; stadium complex in line to become testing site

PPA: Meters, kiosks, residential time limits won’t be enforced amid coronavirus

Coronavirus puts Philly’s beloved small businesses at risk. Here’s how you can help save them. | Opinion

Philly police to halt narcotics arrests, other charges during COVID outbreak

Philly DA’s Office to charge Hassan Elliott, 21, with murder in killing of Cpl. James O’Connor IV

Roxborough warehouse offered rent-free for virus response before beginning new life as craft brewery


Health official: 40% to 60% of Allegheny County adults likely to get infected with covid-19

Two Pittsburgh Public School administration buildings closing, lunches halted

Pittsburgh Public Schools closes 7 lunch sites after workers exposed to covid-19 outside of work

Push is on to reduce jail population because of virus threat

Zappala: DA’s Office won’t oppose release of nonviolent inmates at high risk for coronavirus

Diocese of Pittsburgh says it has canceled all parish activities — fish fries included

Pittsburgh Milliones student may have been exposed to COVID-19 patient

Port Authority offers reimbursement for riders with passes who stay home due to COVID-19

Port Authority to offer credit to riders with time-based ConnectCards

Pitt postpones its commencement ceremonies

State News

Coronavirus temporarily halts volunteers helping at trout stockings statewide

Berks County funeral directors work to prevent coronavirus spread, maintain dignity of services

With RGGI, Pa. has a chance to show leadership in the new energy era | Opinion


Truckers ‘extremely disappointed’ PennDOT closed rest stops

PennDOT cancels public meetings, will post plans for Highland Park Bridge and Rankin projects

Amtrak suspends Pennsylvanian


Toomey blames bureaucratic ‘bottlenecks’ for testing delays in Pennsylvania; urges passage of stimulus deal

Coronavirus and unpaid workers: Pa. senators aim to help employees without hurting small businesses