As coronavirus cases increase rapidly, Pa. businesses must close unless they’re ‘life-sustaining’; officials give dire warnings

Gov. Wolf orders ‘non-life-sustaining’ businesses to close physical locations to halt coronavirus spread

Gov. Wolf orders all non-life-sustaining businesses to close physical locations in Pa.

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf orders ‘all non life-sustaining’ businesses in state to close or face enforcement action

FULL LIST: Which Pa. businesses must close, which are considered ‘life-sustaining’ under new mandatory shutdown order

Wolf orders all ‘non-life-sustaining’ businesses to close; face state police action if they don’t

UPDATED: Wolf orders 1000s of ‘non-life-sustaining’ businesses to close

Wolf orders all non-life-sustaining businesses to close physical locations by tonight

Gov. Tom Wolf’s business shutdown order draws support, criticism

Republicans call for appeal process for businesses hit by Wolf’s shutdown order

House GOP leaders blast Wolf’s shutdown order

Gov Wolf accused of overreach as he orders ‘non-life-sustaining’ businesses to close their doors

How do I find out if my business has to close under Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus order? Can I get an exemption?

Some county health departments releasing more specific coronavirus patient details than state

Demand for ICU beds will greatly outstrip availability if coronavirus hits Pa. hard

‘Significant hospitalization rates’: Coronavirus taking a toll in Pa.

Are Western Pennsylvania hospitals prepared for the coronavirus?

Allegheny County now has 18 total COVID-19 cases

2 confirmed coronavirus cases in Westmoreland County

Monroe County COVID-19 cases double

Younger adults are large percentage of COVID-19 hospitalizations in U.S., new CDC data show

Pa. will likely see ICU bed shortage as coronavirus cases grow; immigrant detainees could be at greater risk

As the coronavirus halts some Census Bureau operations, Gov. Wolf asks for 2020 Census extension

Covid-19: The new coronavirus

Dealing with mental health and the coronavirus: ‘It’s triggering.’

Parents, police struggle to sequester the young in COVID-19 outbreak

Keep your distance: Patient 31 illustrates need for social distancing

Cartwright: Prepare for lengthy coronavirus pandemic

Trump says he always knew coronavirus was a pandemic. His words say otherwise.


Rep. Toohil: Hazleton synagogue awarded state security grant

Rehab state universities


Layoffs spark surge of unemployment claims in Pa., elsewhere amid pandemic

Disaster declaration brings low-interest loans for small businesses in Pennsylvania, elsewhere

Groceries delivered with SNAP benefits? Not in Pa., N.J., or most states.

Workers in the poorest big city in America are reeling as coronavirus leaves thousands jobless

Philips looking for workers to assemble badly needed ventilators

In the wake of coronavirus, families and funeral homes are livestreaming services

Banks offering breaks to customers struggling during pandemic

Amazon confirms first COVID-19 case in U.S. warehouses

Status of work on Mariner East pipeline is unclear

Some PNC branches to close, others to operate ‘drive-up’ services amid coronavirus

LBC Distillery turning vodka into hand sanitizer to combat shortage amid coronavirus pandemic

Giant Eagle stores opening earlier for seniors during coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus cripples hospitality industry

East Penn Manufacturing, Berks County’s largest employer, will shut down as part of governor’s order

Central Pa. restaurant owner apologizes for ‘hateful’ message on sign about Rachel Levine

Pa. child care providers dealing with ‘a lot of really, really sleepless nights and hard decisions’

J.P. Mascaro hiring to meet increased demand during COVID-19 outbreak


Action urged to protect state prison inmates from COVID-19 outbreak

Joint task force of Pa. and federal authorities will investigate virus-related fraud

Pennsylvania police cut services, plan for shortages as COVID-19 spreads


Pennsylvania cancels school assessment tests

State standardized testing canceled for year

PSSA, Keystone testing canceled

Some Pa. school districts told to stop mandatory instruction, grading during closure

Restarting kids’ education won’t be easy: ‘It’s putting superintendents in a tremendous bind’

Derry Area sends Grandview Elementary staff home as it awaits coronavirus test results

New Kensington-Arnold adds 4 food-distribution locations

Burrell delivers meals to students’ doorsteps during school shutdown

Deer Lakes School District to provide remote instruction starting Wednesday

Judge dismisses case against Hershey School in girl’s death

With classes canceled for weeks, schools must embrace innovation — and choice | Opinion

Some universities moving away from letter grades as students, faculty adapt to remote learning

Kutztown University students move out, try to come to grips with changes

I’m a University of Pittsburgh senior: This is how COVID-19 changed things for me


These Pennsylvanians love Bernie Sanders. What will they do now that he probably can’t win?

Musto, Gegaris withdraw from 117th, 119th races


Gaming industry preparing for hit

Wind Creek Bethlehem casino employee tests positive for coronavirus

Health Care

AHN bans visitors to facilities because of COVID-19

Coronavirus exposures among doctors at St. Christopher’s, CHOP worry families that weren’t notified

Geisinger sets further limits on hospital visitors

UPMC emergency medicine doctor reacts to first coronavirus death in state, dispels myths

Anxious times for home health workers

Local hospitals ready for the worst

Waive copays for treatment

WellSpan slated to open drive-thru coronavirus testing facility at York fairgrounds Friday

Local News

Scranton pension funds take big hit as the coronavirus rocks global economy

Lackawanna County courts, prison acting to prevent coronavirus spread

Carbondale Library delivers books to community hubs, free libraries

Delaware County doesn’t have a health department, so Chester County is filling in during the coronavirus pandemic

Berks County playgrounds close to help stop spread of coronavirus

Berks County commissioners suspend public meetings amid coronavirus emergency, but business to continue

East Deer closes municipal, tax offices to stop spread of coronavirus

Westmoreland County parks reopen

Westmoreland Register of Wills closes office except for emergency guardianship petitions

Municipal offices alter operations due to coronavirus

Washington County Food Bank scaling up to provide during pandemic

Gilpin, Leechburg offices closed, but services still available

Luzerne County steps up coronavirus precautions

State of emergency in Wilkes-Barre necessary to access potential funding for disaster

Luzerne County Council OKs emergency declaration in virtual meeting

Women’s shelter in need of donations

No NCAA tourney? Try NEPA Pizza Madness

WVSA suspends liens, shutoffs

National News

CDC, the top U.S. public health agency, is sidelined during coronavirus pandemic

NBA tells teams to close training facilities by Friday

40 million Californians ordered to stay home to halt coronavirus


As coronavirus spreads, not all Philly high-rises are going on cleaning binges, and the city can’t make them do it

Hundreds of workers at PHL are being laid off amid coronavirus outbreak

More than half of Philly government workers are on duty during the coronavirus crisis. They’re getting paid extra.

Out-of-work restaurant servers can’t make ends meet. A community effort offers help.

Pandemic’s next victim could be Philly’s retail renaissance

Coronavirus has shut down concert tours. How are Philly musicians adapting?

SEPTA to reduce service on buses, subways, trolleys, Norristown High Speed Line

When social distancing and staying healthy are at odds | Editorial

School closures protect the most vulnerable — and that’s not who you think | Opinion

Candidates are changing tactics for a coronavirus election of social distancing

Sgt. O’Connor might still be alive if authorities had acted sooner, says mother of another victim | Jenice Armstrong


‘Like a ghost town,’ Downtown Pittsburgh is empty

City to distribute meals to seniors already registered with food program

URA approves fund to help with utility, mortgage payments in face of COVID-19

County treasurer extends real estate tax discount, suspends court enforcement on drink, other taxes

City adds distribution locations for students’ meals; Steel Valley to provide food for weekend

Peduto in self-isolation after two colleagues test positive for COVID-19

Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto self-quarantines at home

Nearly 200 Allegheny County Jail inmates set for release amid coronavirus concerns

Carnegie Mellon moving all research away from campus, closes libraries, pare operations

Pitt part of international consortium to get COVID-19 vaccine grant

Pittsburgh Milk Bank director: ‘Donor milk is lifesaving medicine’

Dormont woman starts ‘CoronaChoir’ and wants neighbors to sing from their sidewalks

One person killed, two escaped from Greenfield house fire

State News

Parishes mull ways to make up lost income, fellowship from fish fries

Food security grant announced

PPL Electric Utilities waiving late fees as part of response to coronavirus


Pa. Turnpike will reopen all food service plazas, bathrooms on a limited basis Friday

Westmoreland Transit Authority offers solo rides, reduces trips to Pittsburgh

Coronavirus causes passenger numbers to plummet at Allentown airport as carriers begin consolidation efforts

PennDOT releases 2-year, $55M plan to improve safety at Route 28-Highland Park interchange

I-279 HOV lanes closed because PennDOT doesn’t have workers to operate them safely


Senators sold off their stocks ahead of coronavirus economic crash, reports say