Gov. Wolf’s stay-at-home order in effect for Allegheny, 6 other hardest-hit counties

‘We must survive’: Wolf orders Philly and suburbs to stay at home to slow coronavirus; all of New Jersey and Delaware under same orders

What the governor’s stay-at-home order means

Montco officials support governor’s stay-at-home order

Delco officials in support of guv’s ‘stay at home’ order

Gov. Wolf issues stay-at-home order for Allegheny, 6 other counties; school closures extended

Pa. schools closed into April to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Pa. schools close till April 6; long-term closures expected elsewhere amid coronavirus outbreak

School closures extended into April

Gov. Tom Wolf orders Pa. schools to remain closed through at least April 6 as part of coronavirus mitigation efforts

Gov. Tom Wolf extends statewide shutdown of schools

NEPA educators, parents react to governor’s closure of schools until at least April 6

With Pa. schools closed until April (at least), educators face test of serving students remotely

Western Pa. school district leaders react to Gov. Tom Wolf’s closure extension

Divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court denies gun advocates’ challenge to Wolf’s coronavirus clampdown

Coronavirus math shows the importance of social distancing, and the horrible consequences of not doing it

First coronavirus death reported in NEPA

Lackawanna County coroner’s office confirms death from COVID-19

Second coronavirus death reported in Northampton County

Allegheny County now reporting 48 total cases of COVID-19

Allegheny County reports 8 new cases of covid-19, total now at 48; 6 people hospitalized

Cambria County has first virus case

As Pennsylvania coronavirus cases surge to 644, Gov. Wolf issues ‘stay-at-home’ order to residents in seven counties

Coronavirus hasn’t hit rural Pennsylvania hard yet, but it’s already causing problems

Congressional negotiators close on nearly $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus package

As COVID-19 shuts down travel, 2,600 Americans stuck abroad in Peru

Trump says he may ditch coronavirus safety guidelines to jolt economy

Fed announces unlimited bond purchases in unprecedented move to avoid depression

Trump delays deadline for Real ID licenses because of coronavirus

State lawmakers decry federal inaction on coronavirus response


Pa. legislature pledges transparency as it prepares to vote remotely on coronavirus relief

Senators must choose transparency


$61 million in low-interest loans to be made available to Pa. small business owners: How much can each business get?

Confusion and objections still rampant over Gov. Tom Wolf’s shutdown order

Businesses can face fines of more than $300 as police enforce governor’s order to close all nonessential businesses

State troopers, local police begin enforcing business shutdown orders

Shutdown enforcement: No ‘heavy hand,’ just education

From virtual home remodeling tools to fighting for dry cleaning, businesses adjust to Gov. Wolf’s orders

Giant Eagle to pause reusable bag program, install Plexiglas dividers to help curb virus spread

Small Jefferson County manufacturer pivots production to meet COVID-19 outbreak

Real estate agents are trying to adapt to keep selling houses during the coronavirus pandemic

Sheetz makes menu changes in response to COVID-19

Some shoppers say senior hour at Giant Eagle is counterproductive

Support small businesses: SBA and state loans will be needed for recovery

Boeing shuts Seattle jet plants but keeps Philly helicopter works going

NEPA grocery store begins taking customers’ temps

Businesses donate to local hospitals

East Penn gets exemption from Gov. Wolf to resume operations during coronavirus pandemic

Health workers report childcare as a top pressing issue

Looking for work? Here are businesses that are hiring right now, even during the coronavirus shutdowns

Pennsylvania workers affected by COVID-19 outbreak may qualify for benefits


Pennsylvania prison system defies court order to test Philly death row inmate for the coronavirus

Petitions filed to release low-level inmates

SCI-Retreat to be used for inmate quarantine

State prisons changing inmate intake as part of coronavirus prevention efforts


New Kensington-Arnold employee hospitalized with coronavirus

New Kensington-Arnold eliminates 3 food distribution sites

What to do with kids home from school for weeks? We asked homeschoolers for help

Scranton School Board discusses remediation efforts at Northeast Intermediate

Highlands announces plans for extended closure, start of online learning

Student loan agency’s meeting amid COVID-19 outbreak sets “double standard,” transparency advocates say

Carnegie Mellon University cancels commencement

Pilarz: U of Scranton student who partied on Parade Day has coronavirus

University of Scranton student who attended parade day parties tested positive for coronavirus

Around 100 students remain at Wilkes

Health Care

Easton Hospital needs $40 million by Wednesday or it will close, letter to Gov. Tom Wolf says

State officials: Critical care beds, equipment will be needed to treat coronavirus

Local News

Longtime Lackawanna County, federal judge dies

Fire union raises concerns about Scranton’s contingency plan

Foundation delivers hard-to-find baby supplies

Meals on Wheels of Greater Pittston ceasing operations

Reading City Council sets aside $500,000 for coronavirus pandemic response

Butler County to furlough nonessential staff

Lack of details on local coronavirus cases frustrates Westmoreland officials

Tobyhanna Army Depot reports employee with COVID-19

County, state EMA working to get resources for first responders, hospitals

Payment deadline extended for Wilkes-Barre property tax

Hempfield couple who tested positive for covid-19 after cruise describe what it’s like to have virus

Hempfield church pastor apologizes for open services on Sunday

Expected coronavirus impact prompts Latrobe to table storm water fee, staffing move

Norwin Meals on Wheels to stop delivery Wednesday

National News

Transgender people with IDs that match their preferred gender have better mental health, Drexel study finds

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis inks death penalty repeal, orders 3 men off death row

U.S. Olympic Committee wants Tokyo Olympics postponed; IOC member says they will be, but it’s not official yet

Japan’s prime minister says IOC president agrees to postpone Olympics

Ruling virtually, Supreme Court decides cases on capital punishment, discrimination and copyright


Philly and PIDC to provide a $9 million relief fund for small businesses. Tax deadlines pushed back.

Philadelphia’s emergency paid sick leave law is already falling short during coronavirus pandemic, workers say

Some Sixers and Devils employees hit with pay cuts as coronavirus hits teams’ revenues

Holiday Inn Express in Center City to become quarantine for homeless people with coronavirus

Amid coronavirus outbreak, these people want to help get groceries to the Philly region’s most vulnerable

Broad Street Run postponed due to the coronavirus

To flatten the curve, Philadelphia should release all non-violent prisoners now | Opinion

Philadelphia to open a quarantine facility for people who can’t go home

In Philly, hospital workers’ union demands OT for prison medical workers


Pittsburgh official predicts coronavirus will have ‘deep and long lasting’ impact

Pittsburgh Public Schools set possible return date for classes, staff

Pittsburgh-area newspapers cut staff, suspend print editions as pandemic guts ad revenues

High-profile development projects halted by governor’s order

As Pittsburgh faces ‘severe’ supply shortages, Lamb, Doyle push to reimburse local agencies

A magical scene: Hundreds of Dormont residents flock to their streets for a ‘CoronaChoir’ sing-along

Port Authority cuts service by 25% starting Wednesday due to low ridership

‘Go see the girls’: Family restaurant making meals for Pittsburgh school kids as industry rallies to help

Pittsburgh police Zone 2 officers in self-isolation after possible exposure to someone with covid-19

Carnegie Museums furlough workers

More than 130 people receive covid-19 drive-thru testing in Pittsburgh Zoo lot

State News

Chaplains doing what they always do, only more so

George Romero, Pauline Rosenberg among 6 Western Pa. subjects selected as historical markers

PLCB: Wine, liquor sales set record day before state stores closed

DCNR extends closure date for state park, forest facilities

Pa. adjusts work schedule for state government employees to address coronavirus concerns, amid other changes

Gov. Tom Wolf imposes freeze on hiring and non-essential purchases by Pa. state government agencies

U.S. Postal Service employee in Pa. has coronavirus: ‘Risk is low’

‘Alcoholics Anonymous is open’: Substance abuse support groups work around coronavirus challenges

Sent back to work, state human service workers say their offices aren’t prepared for the coronavirus


Part of Prospect Road in Baldwin closed from landslide