Coronavirus – COVID-19

More counties say they’ll reopen with or without Wolf’s OK

Bucks requests Gov. Tom Wolf provide county with reopening date

Pennsylvania coronavirus update: Death toll surpasses 3,700 as 1,295 new cases bring total above 56,000

Pa. COVID-19 death toll exceeds 3,700

Pennsylvania reports 19 new covid-19 deaths; total coronavirus cases top 56K

3 new deaths in W. Pa.; Allegheny County’s COVID-19 case count surpasses 1,500 mark

Covid-19 claims 2 more lives in Allegheny County

Westmoreland County adds 2 new covid-19 cases, no new deaths

Positive cases jump by 60 in Luzerne County

Lackawanna County COVID-19 cases up again over weekend

Berks coronavirus positives rise by 114; coroner confirms three more deaths

4 Erie County cases among 1,295 news COVID-19 positives in Pa.

Pennsylvania nursing homes are treating coronavirus patients with the unproven malaria drug Trump touted — sometimes without consent

National Guard to help Beaver County nursing home battling COVID-19 outbreak

Pennsylvania’s coronavirus data are less reliable, robust than other states | PolitiFact

Pa. child care centers try to adjust to pandemic guidelines

Libraries in Gov. Wolf’s ‘yellow phase’ are still waiting on how to reopen

From virtual storytime to planning for reopening, local libraries are figuring out their pandemic playbook

How a Berks County woman used Facebook to rescue an egg farmer’s 80,000 hens amid the coronavirus

Professor on reopening PA economy: Harrisburg has moved the goal posts

Lockdown protesters have a moral duty to forgo medical care in favor of those who followed the rules | Opinion

People struggling to pay bills during coronavirus crisis could get hit again starting in June

‘Scary to go to work’: White House races to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in its ranks


‘We got Wolf on the ropes’ Rep. Mike Jones tells a crowd of 150+ maskless people in Wisehaven

State Rep. Marty Flynn apologizes for controversial post

Controversy for bipartisan recovery task force after Flynn blasts businesses

Better support long-term care


Unemployment rate could surpass 20%, and job market could worsen, White House advisers say

Coming to a screen near you: Drive-ins opening as counties move into yellow phase

Mother’s Day crowds overwhelm Red Lobster in Ross

Workers in Pennsylvania with preexisting health conditions fear a call to return to work

Instacart shopping experience altered by COVID-19

Eyewear chain lays off more than 400 people in Pa. due to coronavirus pandemic

Sports bar chain temporarily lays of more than 500 people in Pa. due to coronavirus pandemic

Car rental company temporarily lays off more than 100 people in Dauphin County due to coronavirus pandemic

What does the future of restaurants look like as Pa. eases guidelines?

Round the Clock Diner opens for dine-in service against Wolf’s order

Buying a house during a pandemic poses challenges


Hundreds are being released from jail during the coronavirus pandemic. But where are they going?


‘I just don’t have the bandwidth’: Parents struggle to ‘do it all’ with kids in virtual school

Supreme Court weighs whether parochial schools are exempt from fair employment laws

Schools get creative with graduation plans

Another week of no school? These smart, fun livestreams for kids will help you muddle through.

Philly-area college students owe rent for their now-empty apartments, with little to no recourse

For inbound college students — and the schools — fall semester presents new choices and dilemmas

Area universities planning for fall classes


Steve Chapman: Voting by mail protects democracy and public health

Health Care

Keeping children healthy: Kids should still get routine checkups

If sale falls through, nearly 700 people will be laid off at Pa. hospital

Local News

Lackawanna County municipalities brace for coronavirus cash crunch

Covington Twp. Updates Emergency Management Plan

Delaware County moves ahead with plans for county health department

Berks County needed PPE: How four volunteers came together to help fill the gap

Norwin group to resume Meals on Wheels

Only two new Luzerne County government workers added in April due to coronavirus hiring freeze

Luzerne County tax and mortgage foreclosure auction dates uncertain due to pandemic

Bylaws changes, road takeovers on county council’s upcoming agenda

Coronavirus forces townships, boroughs to delay projects, consider furloughs, cancellation of summer programs

Inside the numbers: Erie’s parking fine problem

National News

Jerry Stiller, comedian and ‘Seinfeld’ actor, dies at 92


Teaching through coronavirus: Philly’s star educators, winners of Lindback prizes, tell all

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Council President Darrell Clarke silent on whether city should apologize for MOVE bombing

Ex-Philadelphia mayor calls for city apology in fatal 1985 MOVE bombing

Philly’s Black clergy encourage voters to vote by mail

Five shot, one stabbed during violent Mother’s Day in Philly


Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Veterans Leadership Program to hold food distributions Monday

Women’s Center & Shelter provides additional resources for Pittsburgh-area victims during pandemic

14th Port Authority employee tests positive for covid-19

Free masks available at Pittsburgh police stations

State News

What’s more endangered: the species or the list?

Virtual meeting set on Lyme disease

More home buyers looking to keep parents and their adult children together

Pa.’s rape kit backlog sees a sharp reduction | The Numbers Racket


Pence plans return to White House today despite exposure to aide who tested positive for coronavirus