Health department confirms Pennsylvania’s first COVID-19 death

Coronavirus cases increase at ‘exponential pace’ as Pa. reports first death; Gov. Wolf predicts ‘many more’

State’s first COVID-19 death has local ties

1st death related to coronavirus reported in Pennsylvania

‘He was a wonderful brother’: Sister identifies man from Northampton County as first Pennsylvania coronavirus death; mother, sister also succumbed

Pennsylvania coronavirus Wednesday update: Cases jump 38% on Wednesday; Wolf says virus spread ‘increasing at an exponential pace’

Allegheny County reports another rise in COVID-19 cases

First confirmed case of coronavirus in Lackawanna County; panic leads to misinformation

Berks County has first coronavirus positive

Cynwyd Elementary teacher tests positive for COVID-19

Erie County reports first case of COVID-19

During coronavirus outbreak, telemedicine is an answer — if you’re covered

Citing covid-19, Pa. Supreme Court halts evictions, foreclosures statewide

All courts in Pennsylvania to close for at least two weeks

Public water suppliers say systems are safe

Liquor control board: Spots risk fines, license by continuing to serve; Beer distributors can stay open

ICE halting most immigration enforcement in U.S. during coronavirus outbreak, will focus on criminals

Can the coronavirus really live for 3 days on plastic? Yes, but it’s complicated.

2 Congress members test positive; county courthouses ordered to close; Pa. sees first death

Bob Casey, 17 other Democratic senators call for government payments to Americans

Trump invokes emergency powers to boost coronavirus response, passes aid bill

Federal Reserve gives emergency aid to mutual funds

Who is Rachel Levine? Pa. health secretary offers calm, reassurance amid pandemic

COVID-19 in Pennsylvania: Tracking the outbreak with maps and graphs


Pa. Senate approves remote voting rule in response to COVID-19

Evictions, student loans, PSSAs, and more: What Pa. lawmakers are proposing in response to the coronavirus

Some state lawmakers split on moving Pennsylvania’s April 28 primary

Who actually has the power to postpone the Pennsylvania primary over coronavirus? And will they agree?

Here’s what Pennsylvanians want from their legislators | Opinion

In light of pandemic, Dinniman calls for a halt to pipeline construction

State senators can vote remotely

Wolf, lawmakers need to act now to deliver COVID-19 relief to all, not just the 1 percent | Opinion


Coronavirus in Pa.: Wolf requests eligibility for SBA disaster loans for all Pa. businesses, nonprofits

Unemployment claims in Pa. and N.J. surge in wake of coronavirus

Thousands of food service employees out of jobs as Pa. unemployment claims spike

As virus concerns grow, here’s a list of when and where can you shop for groceries

Shell to temporarily suspend construction at ethane cracker plant after days of pressure amid COVID-19

Officials: Shell closing right move, but will have impact

Malls, department stores to temporarily close due to COVID-19

Starr and Schulson to pay month’s health insurance for idled restaurant employees, and other examples of coronavirus aid

Shop ‘n Save changing hours over pandemic; offers special shopping for seniors, disabled

Westmoreland, Monroeville malls remain open as others around Western Pa. close

Grocery stores assist at-risk shoppers

ATI offering retirement to incentive to cut costs

Help small businesses survive virus


Some police departments change how calls are dealt with in wake of virus

W-B officers taking measures to prevent spread of COVID-19

He went into jail with a toothache; he ended up on life support — and in debt.


As coronavirus closes schools, wealthier districts send laptops home with students. What about poorer districts?

Options limited for students as schools, other educational outlets remain closed

Highlands community groups offering additional lunch sites for students

With coronavirus closing school buildings in Berks County, districts keep the learning going

With schools closed because of coronavirus, Lehigh Valley districts hand out laptops for home learning

Virus put high school sports on hold once before — in 1918

State auditors will stop school visits during COVID-19 shutdown

Work-from-home in place at colleges


Bernie Sanders’ campaign signals he may be open to exit as Joe Biden racks up Democratic primary wins


New gun owners flood shooting ranges; restrictions at most conceal-carry offices

‘I’m looking to get an AR-15’: Gun shops are busy as coronavirus spreads, despite state-ordered shutdown

Fear of each other, not virus, boosts gun and ammo sales

Amid coronavirus crisis, massive demand for guns crashes Pennsylvania State Police background check system

Health Care

AHN opens first of four COVID-19 test sites in Allegheny, Erie counties

First of 4 AHN drive-up coronavirus test sites opens in Pine

Excela Health working on testing center for coronavirus

Drive-thru coronavirus testing coming to York fairgrounds, WellSpan Health says

There’s no good reason to avoid ibuprofen if you’re infected with COVID-19, experts say

New rules, procedures for area hospitals

Geisinger implements more preventive measures

Local News

Pa. OKs Chesco-Delco team up on COVID-19 crisis–crisis/article_9d27c16c-6953-11ea-a150-ebb765ae946a.html

For seniors in self-isolation at home, there are resources to help in Chester County

Agencies mobilized to ensure care for senior citizens

Monroe, Pike, and more declare disaster emergencies

Berks County halts evictions during coronavirus emergency, makes other changes to court operations

Reading Area Water Authority to turn on customers’ water during coronavirus pandemic

Emergency pact for Cheswick, Harmar and Springdale provides face masks for first responders

Freeport tries to sustain community during covid-19 pandemic

Westmoreland water, sewer authority meet remotely as part of pandemic protocol

Westmoreland County survives 1st day of scaled-back operations

County council gives options for remote public comment at meeting

Blood, food donations needed amid coronavirus, Pedri says

Fired public defenders sue, alleging Montgomery County retaliated for bail practice criticism

National News

Ohio governor orders new closures, including BMVs and salons

New Jersey

Insurance companies may not pay for business losses from coronavirus. N.J. bill aims to change that.


‘It’s heartbreaking’: Coronavirus puts Philly homeless services in survival mode

Phillies minor leaguers scrambling to make ends meet during coronavirus shutdown

Philadelphia florists give away 2,000 flowers from events canceled due to coronavirus

Slain Philly Police Cpl. James O’Connor IV is posthumously promoted to sergeant, and his handcuffs are used to arrest alleged killer


Pittsburgh first responders say they won’t be notified of exposure to covid-19

City further pares down operations; parking enforcement suspended

Pittsburgh providing ‘grab-and-go’ meals for kids

16 Allegheny Co. sheriff’s deputies self-isolating after possible coronavirus exposure

Pittsburgh gyms, yoga studios offer virtual workout options amid pandemic

Pitt to drastically reduce faculty, staff presence on its campuses; WVU’s campus absent of all non-essentials

‘I worry about them.’ Homeless shelters desperately adjust to new social norms amid COVID-19

Port Authority to encourage riders to stay safe distance from drivers, each other

City Council gets through first week of remote meetings, defers some bills

Allegheny County Council to limit attendance, live stream meetings

East Liberty pastor, two worshipers recovering from COVID-19

Brian O’Neill: Pittsburgh didn’t confront the 1918 epidemic in time

State News

How volunteer fire, ambulance companies are facing the coronavirus pandemic in Philly suburbs

Blood bank calling for donations as blood drives cancel due to COVID-19

Army Corps announces closure of public facilities in Western Pennsylvania

Army Corps says it will close select public facilities at region’s recreational sites

Sheltering in place amid coronavirus could be dangerous for families with domestic violence

Substance-abuse patients may get more take-home meds, have counseling via video: Pa. guidelines


PennDOT will reopen some rest stops after truckers, elected officials voice complaints

Pennsylvania’s porta-potties, highway restrictions rankle truckers; state to reopen some rest stops

U.S. has first report of gas selling for 99 cents as economy tanks during coronavirus outbreak


Rep. Cartwright self-quarantines