Coronavirus – COVID-19

State to expand testing for COVID-19 at nursing homes

Testing planned for all nursing facilities

Levine unveils ‘robust’ COVID-19 testing effort for PA nursing homes

New requirement for Pennsylvania nursing homes: weekly coronavirus tests for all residents and staff

State AG launches criminal investigation of nursing homes

Attorney general’s office investigating nursing homes for criminal neglect

New death toll data for coronavirus outbreak in Berks County show toll in nursing homes

Black Doctors Consortium test hundreds for coronavirus in Chester

Levine wants more tested at arena site

More swabs needed for testing

LVHN, St. Luke’s among hospitals receiving coronavirus treatment drug remdesivir

Quest continues to ramp up COVID-19 testing capabilities

Wayne Memorial Hospital to open COVID-19 testing site in Pike County

Western Pa. reports 4 new deaths, all in Allegheny County

8 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Luzerne County; 23 new cases

Eight more deaths reported in county

Montco officials report 12 more coronavirus deaths and look to restart contact tracing

Montgomery County child abuse reports down during pandemic; D.A. seeks public’s help identifying abuse

Rare inflammatory condition could be another COVID-19 symptom for kids

How National Black Muslim COVID Coalition serves communities during the pandemic

Here’s how to support abuse survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic | Opinion

Pelosi unveils $3T virus bill, warns inaction costs more

Wuhan to test all residents after handful of new COVID-19 infections


State Senate approves $507M funding measure for nursing homes and care facilities

School property tax freeze is more than a nice thought. Some Pa. districts are doing it

Turzai pushes for HB-2510 to safeguard seniors in nursing homes

Closing tax loophole: Westinghouse sale shows flaw in deed transfer tax

State Sen. Bob Mensch: Gov. Wolf’s lack of transparency a disturbing trend


Pa. officials revoked coronavirus shutdown business waivers the night before publishing list of recipients

Luzerne County Council eyes plan urging Wolf to speed up move to yellow

Officials will submit plan to state seeking OK to reopen county before June 4

What’s the difference between Pa.’s coronavirus red and yellow phases, and why are some counties racing to switch?

Editorial: Bring halt to bitter dispute over shutdown

Counties in poor position to make call

‘Please don’t misgender me:’ Reporter calls Pa. health secretary ‘sir’ multiple times during interview

Bill Peduto cancels interview with KDKA Radio over Marty Griffin misgendering Pa. Health Secretary

Scavello, Madden react to Wolf’s reopening strategy

Wolf, the transparency governor, needs to get serious about his commitment to openness | Mark O’Keefe


Even as restrictions ease, malls and some retailers to remain shuttered

April saw the sharpest increase in grocery store prices in nearly 50 years

Diversified is picking up more shale wells in Pennsylvania, this time from EQT

Musk becomes champion for businesses defying shutdown orders

Salavantis: Business violation enforcement largely up to local police

Taylor gym fined four times in two days, closes again

Pa. is the most restrictive state when it comes to selling real estate: The reality of coronavirus red phase

What we know about Owens & Minor, the medical equipment distributor that Trump will visit in Upper Macungie

Lehigh Valley DAs say no to prosecuting businesses that reopen during pandemic; police should cite, after repeat warnings

Here’s what patrons can expect when Dorney Park and other amusement parks open

Food services company to lay off 708 people as contract ends with Pa. university

First medical marijuana dispensary to open in Beaver County on Monday


Nearly half of inmates tested in Delaware County’s jail have had the coronavirus

Prison-wide testing helps contain outbreak

Rape suspect released from prison due to COVID-19 meets fiery death after standoff with Pa. SWAT

Containing COVID-19 outbreak at SCI Huntingdon, preventing spread outside the prison is a “battle”

State police arrest man accused of threatening Gov. Wolf over business closures


Three Western Pennsylvania educators nominated for 2021 Pa. Teacher of the Year

As student deposits for fall lag, colleges extend deadlines; New Jersey universities look to keep students in state

Robert Morris intends to resume on-campus instruction this fall, with modifications

Majority of Kutztown University students to get help offsetting financial impact of coronavirus pandemic


Democrats now outnumber Republicans in all suburban Philly counties as GOP loses the edge in Chester County

Jill Biden ‘visits’ Pennsylvania virtually, celebrating her hometown Philly roots

Trump-backed Tom Tiffany wins Wisconsin congressional race

Ocasio-Cortez commits re-election gaffe, losing a progressive ballot line

Health Care

Unemployed? Time may be running out for the best deals on health insurance

I lost my health insurance when I got laid off during the pandemic. How can I get coverage?

Penn State Health plans to resume medical and surgical operations; safety protocols continue due to coronavirus

Local News

Scranton mayor shakes up cabinet posts

Scranton working to expand outdoor commerce options when businesses reopen

Bucks salary board approves new homeless program manager


N.J. and Philadelphia are moving toward reopening, though officials still don’t know exactly when it will happen

Philly investigating 1,742 percent more respiratory deaths, and many at-home deaths

Philly will have way fewer polling places for next month’s primary because of coronavirus. Find yours here.

‘Troubling’ number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in Philadelphia region

Philadelphia-area businesses say federal ‘Payroll Protection’ loans put them ‘at risk’

PGW is under pressure to restore services to Philly residents who got disconnected before coronavirus hit

African American Museum funds slashed in revised city budget

Aide to District Attorney Larry Krasner is charged with child endangerment

He gets no sleep collecting the bodies of coronavirus victims: ‘It’s not a job for everyone’

SEPTA plans to move forward on free transfer, reduced child fare in July, postpone increases amid coronavirus

Temple hospital workers say Chinese masks meant to protect against COVID-19 are falling apart

35 years ago, Philly dropped a bomb on MOVE. It’s time to apologize. | Editorial

Philly leaders should step up and apologize for MOVE bombing, 35 years later | Solomon Jones


Local leaders offer guidance as Allegheny County moves to yellow phase

Pandemic may cause serious financial blow to Pittsburgh Public Schools

Pittsburgh health providers receive $139 million in federal aid, as Medicaid services wait

City Council unanimously passes housing protections for immigration status, language


PennDOT, turnpike to cut road projects because of revenue shortfalls related to COVID-19

Pa. Turnpike traffic drops 50% during coronavirus pandemic; toll revenue falls $150 million

County to turn over roads to municipalities after repairs completed

PennDOT to use photos on file for driver’s licenses, ID cards

PennDOT extends vehicle registration, inspection expiration deadlines amid coronavirus closures

COLTS ridership way down during pandemic