Gov. Tom Wolf extends stay-at-home order to Lehigh Valley as coronavirus spreads

Gov. Tom Wolf extends stay-at-home order to 2 more Pennsylvania counties, including Lehigh

Gov. Wolf opens $60 million coronavirus small-business loan fund–20200325.html

Gov. Wolf announces new loan program for small Pa. businesses

Gov. Tom Wolf, after days of battles over business closures, touts new state aid program

State relaxes rules for unemployment benefits amid coronavirus pandemic

Pa. coronavirus cases top 1,000; 4 more deaths reported

Pennsylvania coronavirus updates: Lehigh Valley case count jumps 36%, community spread happening, 3rd death in Northampton County, 2nd in Monroe

Senate passes coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote

Casey praises $2 trillion federal stimulus package

‘A monumental undertaking’: Pennsylvania’s U.S. senators discuss scope, details of the massive federal coronavirus relief bill

Coronavirus rescue package to bail out firms that avoided taxes, safety regulations, and spent billions boosting their stock

U.S. coronavirus deaths top 1,000

No fantasies at state level

Nearly 40% in Pa. can’t say coronavirus is a genuine threat, poll finds

Is shipping safer than shopping? Here’s what we know about coronavirus on mail, parcels and packages


Bill to postpone Pa. primary heads to governor’s desk

Bill delaying Pa. primary to June 2 heads to Gov. Wolf’s desk

Pa. lawmakers approve $50M in emergency coronavirus funding for needed medical supplies

$50 million state aid package, future recovery help, ready for Gov. Wolf’s signature

Pa. lawmakers approve $50 million in emergency coronavirus funding for needed medical supplies

State legislators pass bill to assist schools during COVID-19 shutdown

Cyber charter schools shut out of tuition for new students during coronavirus shutdown

Kail joins call for Wolf to lift ban on construction work


Coronavirus is already having a ‘stunning’ impact on unemployment in Pennsylvania

With many out of work, Pennsylvania welfare agencies prepare for flood of people needing benefits

Pennsylvania allows some Mariner East pipeline construction to continue, despite coronavirus shutdown

Urban Outfitters employees are being forced to work during coronavirus shutdowns: ‘There is nothing life-sustaining about it’

Dick’s Sporting Goods executives to take pay cut during pandemic

Pa. hotels volunteer to make room for patients as state braces for possible coronavirus surge

We can’t let the rich skate unscathed as coronavirus destroys our merchants | Maria Panaritis

Wolf allows gun stores to reopen on limited basis during coronavirus shutdown

Gerrity’s: Woman coughed all over store, tainting $35k worth of food

Pet food retailer looks to hire 400 workers

State attorney general investigating price gouging, including several local cases

Local firm working on need for face masks

Beer Deli in Forty Fort closes due to Wolf’s coronavirus orders

Amid coronavirus shutdown, who’s hiring in Berks County?

Beer isn’t recession-proof in coronavirus era, Berks County brewers find

Pa. manufacturers say they’re hamstrung by Gov. Wolf’s business closure order, even if they produce essential goods

Crocs giving free shoes to healthcare workers during coronavirus pandemic

What is ‘deep cleaning’? Here’s how a local business does it during the coronavirus pandemic

Construction workers look to looming coronavirus shutdown and see a ‘sinking boat’

Sheetz boosts pay to $3 per hour for store employees during coronavirus crisis


Pa. Department of Education preparing for learning continuity

Plans solidify for school ‘Enrichment’ offerings, districts get creative online

It’s a new process, but West Chester students adapt to remote learning

At a glance: Distance learning in your school district; when classes could resume

A member of the Freeport Area High School tested positive for COVID-19

King’s, Wilkes and Misericordia decide to do remote-learning through rest of semester


NEPA election officials praise election delay

Murrysville political committees look to iron out new-precinct wrinkles

Davanzo victory pre-certified in 58th state House race

Health Care

Butler Health System has first COVID-19 death

Butler County reports 1st death from covid-19

Nurses are using their own time off from work to be in isolation after coronavirus contact

Physicians facing coronavirus: ‘This is a war. We are soldiers.’ l Expert Opinion

Elective danger: UPMC should postpone nonemergency surgeries

Local News

First Lackawanna County coronavirus victim identified, remembered

UNC food pantry open in Scranton

Meals on Wheels of Northeastern Pennsylvania: ‘We are not going to shut down’

As one Meals on Wheels reopens, another shuts down

Scranton to continue collecting commingled recycling

Bambera: No public Holy Week services

Utility urges people to follow rules at popular walking path around Lake Scranton

Coronavirus delays Reading Parking Authority’s $13.5 million project to improve garages

Coronavirus pandemic closes Reading basketball courts and playgrounds

First two deaths recorded in Delaware County due to coronavirus

Harrison shuts down public works department after employee’s relative tests positive for covid-19

5 more cases of coronavirus in Westmoreland County; total up to 16

Hempfield leaders offer tips to help businesses impacted by coronavirus

Guesto: County’s first virus death was from Hanover Township

First death in county reported


Many of Philly’s coronavirus cases are in young people. Experts explain why those numbers may be skewed.

As the coronavirus spreads, staving off hunger is a challenge in Kensington, Philadelphia’s poorest neighborhood

COVID-19 in Philly: Philadelphia sees its first COVID-19 death

Despite coronavirus closures, no school past June 30 for Pa. students; Philly may buy 50,000 Chromebooks

As the first rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic come due, landlords hope for the best

As the coronavirus threat looms, Philadelphia will follow New Jersey and New York City in a push to cut the jail population

Can Philly use eminent domain to take over Hahnemann hospital for coronavirus patients?

Trump touted an anti-malaria drug for the coronavirus. Now Philly patients who need it can’t get it.

Is the grocery store even safe? In Philly region, it’s improving, but there are additional steps you can take

How Philly’s neighborhoods can help us understand pandemics

How Philly Catholics will celebrate Easter now that archdiocese has canceled in-person Masses

Despite uncertainty, SEPTA moves forward with virtual fare proposal hearings

Philly public school teacher: School District’s laptop plans are too little, too late | Opinion

Philly nurse: Pa. factories should start making desperately needed medical supplies | Expert Opinion

Shelter pets in Philly are being fostered at ‘unprecedented’ rates amid the coronavirus, but the need is only expected to grow

Babies, immigrants enabled Philly to narrowly avoid population decline in 2019, Census estimates show


Peduto says shared COVID-19 case info will help first responders

Pittsburgh seeks state coronavirus notification system for first responders

Peduto defends travel to D.C. that caused him to self-isolate

Mayor Bill Peduto predicts Pittsburgh heading for deficit in 2020

Allegheny County reports 30 new coronavirus cases; total hits 88

Allegheny County COVID-19 cases rise to 88; Kane Centers said staff member tested positive

City sanitation workers demand better protective gear — union president says gathering was ‘not a strike’

‘It has come to a halt overnight’: Pittsburgh tourism crushed by COVID-19

Woman who died of COVID-19 refused to go to hospital, worried about bills, her son says

Port Authority reduces hours for downtown service center

State Supreme Court cancels April arguments in Pittsburgh

Komen Pittsburgh Race for a Cure postponed until September

State News

Pennsylvanians are doing well at social distancing, location data shows

In coronavirus age, cellphone data reveals which Pennsylvania counties are social distancing

New report card grades Pa., states on their social distancing efforts | The Numbers Racket

New York quarantine exposes deep divide in Poconos

Pa. can show leadership in the new energy era — Without joining RGGI | Opinion


Heritage’s Mon Valley van service reaches 20-year anniversary

Martz suspends service to NYC, Philly

LCTA to suspend bus fares starting March 30


President says he’s happy for ‘RINO’ Romney after senator’s negative test

Toomey joins 11 other GOP senators pressing Trump administration to roll back tariffs amid pandemic

President Donald Trump signs bill from Lehigh Valley Rep. Susan Wild boosting funding for Meals on Wheels, other older adult services