Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pennsylvania coronavirus updates: State’s grand ‘experiment’ of reopening begins with Friday announcement

Many Pennsylvania counties can look forward to starting to reopen come May 8. How close are you?

Pennsylvania reports 97 more coronavirus deaths as total cases top 45,000

Allegheny County’s COVID-19 death toll at 94; state to announce more reopenings Friday

Allegheny County reports 8 more coronavirus deaths, 16 new cases

Over 9 days, Bucks County saw 100 coronavirus deaths – most in nursing homes

State reports 6 deaths, 32 more cases in county

42-year-old Luzerne County’s youngest virus death to date

Westmoreland coronavirus death tally holds steady; total cases up to 391

Berks County coronavirus deaths rise by 9, cases by 61

Montco officials report 159 new cases, 31 deaths

State appoints ‘temporary manager’ for covid-stricken Beaver nursing home

State appoints manager for troubled Beaver County nursing home

Reporting at residential facilities scaled back

Mountain View moved dementia patients with COVID-19 after family objections

Vincentian Home creates wing to treat COVID-19 patients

State aging organizations release survey findings

Even if coronavirus restrictions ease, many Americans remain wary of resuming everyday activities

COVID-19 panel: It’s here to stay, and will change how we do things

Tidal wave of evictions feared when coronavirus moratorium expires

Montco official: ‘We’re going to need to learn how to live with this virus’

Food stamp assistance: Congress must look to increase funding level

Protecting children during COVID-19 is paramount | Opinion

Nancy Pelosi: States, cities seek $1 trillion to avert layoffs because of coronavirus

Pat Toomey: How to restart the Pennsylvania economy

Ohio extends stay-at-home order through May 30


Businesses find insurance doesn’t cover virus-related losses

Bill to provide first responders with addresses of COVID-19 cases moves to state House of Representatives

School Districts Adapting To ‘New Normal,’ With Virtual Learning Challenges

In a time of pandemic, hazardous work conditions call for fair pay | Opinion

County officials facing primary election uncertainties tell Senate panel they know one thing: It could take several days to tally results

COVID-19 worker protection bill earns state House approval

Republicans subpoena Wolf administration for documents related to business waiver process

Republican lawmakers vote to subpoena Wolf documents on business closures, with audit looming

Pa. Senate committee votes to subpoena Wolf administration over business waivers

Cumberland County state senators Regan, Mastriano lead effort to subpoena Wolf’s business waiver process

Yudichak criticizes state’s response to crisis in nursing homes


Gov. Wolf and AG Secretary talk food supply, meat processing plants

U.S. Supreme Court tells Gov. Wolf to defend business closure orders

Pa. auditor general to audit business waiver process


The deluge of newly jobless workers is crashing the Pa. unemployment system as officials field 20,000 calls a week

Armed with face masks and sanitizers, workers prepare to return to high-profile job sites

Construction work can resume today

Commercial, residential construction resumes under state guidelines, but concerns remain

The 43-day wait is over: Construction on all projects in Pa. can resume

Here are 13 central Pa. construction projects that are expected to resume

I was denied unemployment. What can I do?

Pa. and N.J. golf courses are reopening this weekend: What you need to know before you play

Bucks garden center surprises customer by delivering groceries and hot food with her flowers

Another $310 billion in loan money, yet small businesses struggle to access emergency loans

Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes were the first to go. Here’s what else is being bought up

U.S. Steel expects to lay off 2,700 workers

Pandemic-fueled rush on meat keeps Western Pa. markets working harder to satisfy demand

Union leader blasts Trump order keeping meat plants open

Walkouts planned at Amazon, other big-box warehouses across nation

Fishing tours, marinas resume today with safety precautions in place


N95 mask? Check. Nitrile gloves? Check. COVID-19 screening card? Check. Welcome to pandemic policing.


Fall semester shrouded in uncertainty for Pennsylvania schools

West Mifflin Area School District, turnpike agree on easements close to campus

Thomas Jefferson University says it will allow on-campus living, in-person classes this fall

Lackawanna College to offer scholarships to high schoolers in dual enrollment program


Pa.’s four congresswomen will campaign for Joe Biden as he faces pressure on sexual-assault accusation

Pitt report says Congress needs to step up funding to Pa. for election costs amid pandemic


Wind Creek Bethlehem casino files petition to offer sports betting later this year

Health Care

UPMC ready to provide full medical services

New York doctors thank UPMC for helping during COVID-19 crisis

UPMC to administer coronavirus antibody tests to all patients

Why has hospital volume reduced for non-COVID-19 patients? A cardiologist explains. | Expert Opinion

Pa. hospitals get hundreds of millions in loans to deal with coronavirus

Hospitals receive aid to combat COVID-19 pandemic

New funding awarded to assist hospitals across PA; $100M to Geisinger

To keep coronavirus patients off ventilators, Lehigh Valley hospitals turn to new treatments and drugs

Local News

Scranton’s Act 47 recovery coordinator reversed recommendation that city should exit distressed status

DEP moves into final phase of reviews for landfill expansion

PennDOT loans 23 workers to bustling Berks food bank Helping Harvest

Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks & Recreation cancels all events through June

West Pittston obtains discounts for flood insurance holders

Lower flood insurance rates for West Pittston start today

Luzerne County resuming gun permit applications with new format

County to resume accepting gun permit applications

W-B budget earmarks funds for business assistance


Tax hikes, layoffs, and no swimming pools: Mayor Jim Kenney’s coronavirus budget isn’t pretty

Kenney administration proposes increasing some taxes to make up for coronavirus losses

Classes in shifts? Philly schools planning for a fall of ‘challenging circumstances’ due to coronavirus.

Philly gig workers could get paid sick leave during coronavirus under a bill by Councilmember Kendra Brooks

Law protecting Philadelphia domestic workers takes effect as they’re losing jobs in droves

L&I fight: Labor says Philly has been too easy on ‘underground’ employers who build without permits

Anatomy of a billion-dollar deficit: A behind-the-scenes look at the economic tsunami facing Philly schools

Republicans to Pa. voters: Mail-in ballots are good. And also very dangerous.


Controller Lamb: Pittsburgh’s financially positive 2019 will likely become a ‘fiscal crisis’ in 2020

Pittsburgh controller: City could face major layoffs in 2021 without federal aid

City will restart outdoor work — like pothole patching — for certain employees

Pittsburgh employees to resume outside work, but shutdown continues amid pandemic

How a park bloomed Downtown

Trib ups grant fund to $1 million

Postal Service hiring for temporary jobs at $17.95 per hour

All Pittsburgh students will receive passing grades, as district struggles to meet tech needs

State News

Pennsylvania American Water grows by acquiring another public plant in Montgomery County

Renters face uncertainty amid COVID-19 outbreak

NEPA proves wisdom of Clean Air Act

COVID-19 lockdown chokes revenue, jobs and tourism in the Poconos


May brings broader return of PennDOT road work under eased covid-19 restrictions