Coronavirus – COVID-19

Wolf: Schools to remain closed ‘until further notice,’ 4 more counties must stay home

Pa. school closure order extended for an indefinite period of time

Wolf extends stay-at-home order to April 30, says schools, business to stay close indefinitely

Pennsylvania schools closed indefinitely because of coronavirus; remote learning plans kicking in

Schools coping as new virus figures prompt extended closure

Trump declares federal disaster in Pennsylvania

Trump declares federal disaster in Pennsylvania over coronavirus

Laid off workers battle outages, jammed phone lines as Pa. unemployment system buckles from coronavirus surge

More than 844,000 unemployment claims filed in Pa. in 2 weeks

Pennsylvania unemployment claims soar to 835,000 and strain resources: ‘We know it’s frustrating for people when they have wait times’

Pennsylvania coronavirus updates: Statewide case counts boosted by 693 to 4,087 on Monday; 4 more deaths in Monroe bring total there to 7

State tries to prepare for virus crisis

Berks County to furlough nonessential employees during coronavirus pandemic

Shapiro launches PA CARE Package to protect consumers in wake of pandemic

Banks statewide asked to cut breaks for customers during pandemic

Health care workers, Casey press feds for more equipment

Montgomery County officials: Peak of coronavirus still two weeks away; 6th death reported

Positive coronavirus cases surge in county

Pennsylvania sees largest single-day surge in coronavirus cases, deaths

Two Beaver County nursing home patients die of COVID-19 as cases grow

COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County near the 300 mark

Allegheny County adds 25 coronavirus cases, total reaches 290

8 new coronavirus cases in Westmoreland County, state total tops 4,000

DOH: 7 coronavirus-related deaths total in Monroe County

Chester County reports first coronavirus death

Butler County COVID-19 victim was pillar in community and loved the rodeo

Woman found deceased in West Scranton home died from coronavirus, coroner says

Abbott’s new rapid coronavirus test is ‘huge step forward’; first batch rolls out Wednesday

Tests in short supply; testing limited to those with severe symptoms

Food bank use in Pa. triples amid coronavirus unemployment

200,000 deaths possible in U.S., White House warns

N.J. National Guard member is first coronavirus death in the military

Should you wear a mask in public? The narrative is shifting.

Coronavirus made accessibility a priority. It should stay that way when the pandemic ends. | Opinion


State senator cracks down on short-term rentals in Poconos

Turzai put political advantage ahead of public health with House special elections | Mark O’Keefe


West Rockhill, Sellersville join redistricting reform push


Gov. Tom Wolf’s former business keeps operating during coronavirus shutdown despite losing state waiver

Why the gig workers delivering your groceries and beer don’t have any labor rights

One of Consol’s coal mines is shut down after employees test positive for COVID-19

Here’s how to get a small business loan under the $2T CARES Act

Sheetz closes Trucksville store for cleaning after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Local Sheetz closes after worker tests positive for coronavirus

Worker at CVS Caremark in Hanover Twp. tests positive for coronavirus

Charley Family Shop’n Save stores extend senior hours, add protective barriers

Expert: No sector of Pa. economy left untouched by COVID-19 downturn

Rolling it out daily: A small-town Pa. facility goes into overdrive to meet the nation’s demand for TP, paper products


ACLU to Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Act now to stop county jails from becoming coronavirus petri dishes

Petition seeks release of jail inmates across Pennsylvania

DOC announces quarantine for all state prison facilities

Westmoreland jail population declines; Allegheny jail serves as model during pandemic


Fox Chapel superintendent gets $165K retirement payment while leaving for new job

State-owned universities continue ban on in-person classes, internships through summer

Villanova taps first female engineering dean

Health Care

Overflow medical options available if needed

Coronavirus forces doctors to weigh risk of virus versus treatment plans for cancer patients

Local News

Lucas officially named Scranton fire chief by mayor

Will required for Scranton recovery

National News

U.S. Census deadlines extended


Coronavirus has Philly businesses boarding up windows as if a hurricane is coming

Philly postal worker tests positive for coronavirus

A Philly day-care owner laid off 100 people because of the coronavirus: ‘It was the worst day of my life’

Philly’s day-care system is on the verge of a coronavirus collapse. Emergency cash is coming. Will it be enough?

Philly museums and med students band together to donate protective gear to front-line health-care providers

William Penn Foundation fast-tracks $6.6 million for the arts, adds $5 million for pre-K, loosens grant restrictions

What to do when people defy social distancing directives during coronavirus pandemic

Safe social distancing: Should Philly close more streets to cars during coronavirus? | Pro/Con

With language, internet challenges slowing access to relief funds, Philly bodega owners struggle to stay open

Protesting in the time of social distancing: Philly demands action by car, bike, text, and tweet

Police: Five people, including toddler, shot outside North Philly house

COVID-19 in Philly: Shootings continue to surge despite stay-at-home order

Philadelphia mayor and police union president announce a one-year contract extension


County plans quarantine facilities for homeless amid pandemic; first site to open this week

Hundreds of cars line up for help from Pittsburgh food bank

Feeding the hungry: A $1M assist from PNC Foundation to help fill gaps in food distribution systems

Cleared for landing: Grounded planes crowd Pittsburgh International airfield

Sysco doing a ‘pop-up produce giveaway’ today for hospitality workers, others who need it

Pittsburgh Public Schools announce updated plan for online instruction

How a free library card can keep you connected and sane during social distancing

Gene Therapy: Pittsburgh and the world await its next Salk moment

Port Authority debuts first two electric buses in regular service on 88-Penn route

Pittsburgh pothole patching on hold during coronavirus pandemic

Hill District shooting leaves man injured


FBI reaches out to Sen. Burr over stock sales tied to coronavirus