Reopening PA

Which Pennsylvania counties could be next to start reopening from coronavirus closure orders?

Governor Tom Wolf to ease restrictions in more counties, but still has concerns

What you need to know as Southwestern Pennsylvania enters yellow phase

Pa. health chief says state is ‘doing well’ on contact tracing as counties reopen. But others fear we’re lagging

Wyoming County expected to be among next group allowed to ease coronavirus restrictions

Luzerne County can’t be evaluated by zip code for coronavirus reopening, state says

Officials: Zip code plan not feasible

Berks leaders say they’re keeping an open mind about reopening the county and encourage the public to do the same

Berks Stand Up urges caution in reopening county from coronavirus shutdown

Pennsylvania health secretary plans to consult two Lehigh Valley infectious disease specialists who believe region can safely lift some restrictions

Why coronavirus testing in nursing homes could delay Lehigh Valley’s reopening

Legislator: Beaver County expected to move into yellow phase next week

Lawmaker: Beaver County to begin reopening May 22

Red? Yellow? Lancaster County’s informal declaration of pandemic reopening makes it every business for itself

‘The right thing to do’: Here’s why lawmakers jump-started conversations to move the county to yellow phase

Monroe authorities likely to take ‘hands-off’ approach to closure enforcement

Local lawmakers call on Wolf to move Chester County to yellow

PennDOT license centers to offer limited services in yellow counties

Catholic Churches in yellow-phase counties to hold in-person mass this weekend

Police in Harrisburg prepare for another anti-shutdown protest Friday at the Capitol

CDC offers brief checklists to guide businesses, schools and others on reopening

Trump calls on Pa. to reopen during Lehigh Valley visit

Trump comes to Pennsylvania and urges the state to reopen faster

With your help, we’re going to vanquish the virus’: President Trump praises Pennsylvania workers, calls on state to reopen during visit to Upper Macungie medical supply distributor

We must save lives and livelihoods | Opinion

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa.’s largest nurses’ union accuses hospitals of misinforming state officials about PPE

Universal coronavirus testing at Pennsylvania nursing homes? Some say it’s ‘an idea without a plan.’

Pennsylvania coronavirus death toll tops 4,000

Beaver County reports 4 new COVID-19 nursing home deaths; Levine urges routine vaccinations

National Guard deploys more members to Brighton Rehab

2 more Kane Glen Hazel residents die of coronavirus; total now at 18

3 more coronavirus cases, no new deaths reported in Westmoreland County

1 more death, 10 new cases in Luzerne County

45 more coronavirus positives, 5 deaths in Berks County

Chester County surpasses 200 deaths, but still one of safest counties regionally

Montco coronavirus death toll climbs to 454; hospitals receive antiviral drug

Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s removal of mom from care home amid epidemic draws scrutiny

Talking can generate coronavirus droplets that linger up to 14 minutes

Free COVID-19 testing available for any adult – no symptoms required—no-symptoms-required/article_6705065e-961b-11ea-8bd2-676d50f5c494.html

Rowland puts focus where it belongs

Panelists clear up misconceptions about the coronavirus for Berks Latino community

Abbott coronavirus test used by White House may be no better than a coin toss, study finds

Suburban Philadelphia incomes lagged for years. Now there’s COVID carnage and no cushion. | Maria Panaritis

Coronavirus whistle-blower tells lawmakers that U.S. lacks plan

Former big league manager, Pirates player Art Howe in ICU with COVID-19

The Swedish model holds coronavirus lessons for America if the White House will learn them | Trudy Rubin


Dupont gas line project gets grant

Sen. Martin’s brother, a nurse, criticizes him on Facebook post for National Nurses Week

‘Stand up with me’: Crowd, GOP politicians roar support for central Pa. barber defying COVID-19 closure order

Require state responses

Bernstine joins GOP letter asking DAs to ignore COVID-19 shutdown violations

Argall to reopen offices in Pottsville, Mahanoy City


Wolf warns requests for business waivers could reveal proprietary information

More transparency needed from Gov. Wolf as some Pennsylvanians protest pandemic shutdown | Editorial

Pennsylvania audit to determine whether lobbyists, legislators influenced business waivers

From plumbers to pet groomers, Wolf discloses list of businesses denied waivers to open

Petition for impeachment of Gov. Tom Wolf demands reopening of economy


Restaurants that open dining rooms during ‘yellow’ phase face enforcement action

Pennsylvania outlines enforcement against residents opening prematurely in coronavirus emergency

What if a restaurant is providing dine-in service amid shutdown? State spells out enforcement steps

Are enclosed malls open under the yellow phase? Depends on where you go and what you read.

Reopen garden centers: Local stores can be as safe as big retailers

The Trump Store in Bucks County reopened as a ‘life-sustaining’ business by selling Trump face masks

Small businesses in Western Pa. eager to reopen, but not sure how public will respond

Restaurant owners take issue with covid-19 rules, but aren’t ready to break them

State loans survival money to some hard-hit businesses

Agriculture secretary urges compliance with restaurant enforcement order

Mercer County fitness center defies shutdown order, DA withdraws citations

CAN DO provides thousands in financial aid to area businesses

Bed Bath & Beyond will reopen at six stores in Pa. for curbside pickup

Round the Clock Diner earns warnings from state

Delco to start awarding grants to small businesses in 10 days


With thousands of Pa. prisoners in near-solitary confinement, how long can coronavirus lockdown last?

Most inmates eligible for coronavirus-related reprieve remain in state prisons, data show

Amtrak engineer again may face trial in fatal derailment

Pleasant Unity man accused of threatening Gov. Wolf is free on bail

Reading police investigating officer’s use of force while making arrest


Berks County schools receive $18M in federal coronavirus relief funding

With $8 million budget hole, Allentown School District mulls tax hike, staffing needs

Drive-through diplomas, time slots for the stage: Schools revamp graduations amid pandemic

Lackawanna College signs nursing transfer agreement with Harrisburg University


Mail-in voting applications adding up in Luzerne County

Westmoreland voters in some precincts will see changes for June 2 election

The Pa. primary is June 2. These are the issues older voters need to keep in mind | Ray E. Landis

Sources shed light on how ‘Obamagate’ is taking center stage in Trump re-election campaign

Want to vote in the Pa. primary? May 18 is your last day to register

Health Care

Don’t postpone pediatrician visits during pandemic, state health secretary says

Health insurance options for the newly uninsured

Local News

Scranton, Wilkes-Barre mayors join in joint letter asking feds for financial help

Scranton Area Community Foundation announces new round of grants for nonprofits

Two more local summer camps close; state promises guidance soon

Wyomissing cancels July 4 parade, choosing public health over tradition

Editorial: Flag tradition may fall victim to COVID-19

Delaware County sues to block $276 million sale of public sewer system by outgoing Republicans

Bucks gov’t reopens while businesses stay closed

Greene County judge charged with judicial misconduct

Wilkes-Barre finances take a hit from virus, Brown says

W-B mayor joins others calling for virus relief

New Hazle Twp. business park project receives $10M in funding

National News

Gov. DeWine gives reopening dates for Ohio’s day cares, gyms and more


Philly-area stay-at-home orders slowed the coronavirus’ spread — but not dangerous drivers

Who’s showing up for school during the pandemic? In Philly, it’s just over half of students.

Just over half of Philly students participating in school online, early data says

150 homeless people camped out at Philadelphia airport will be relocated, officials say

The Philadelphia voters most likely to vote in person — or not at all — live in coronavirus hot spots

Philadelphia should become a 24-hour-city to survive the pandemic | Opinion

PHL COVID-19 Fund awards $2.4 million in latest grants to area nonprofits–20200514.html

Federal, state and city programs that can help you if you’ve been affected by the pandemic

Philadelphia needs to get youth voting | Opinion


Penguins halt development activities at former Civic Arena site after URA board delays vote on FNB hq

Pittsburgh Penguins pull out of Lower Hill development plans

Pa. labor board ruling favors Pittsburgh police union in handling of critical incidents

Allegheny County says bug allowed voters to get duplicate mail-in, absentee ballots

Some Allegheny County voters received duplicate mail-in ballots due to system glitch

Diocese aims to resume public Mass on June 1

City schools still uncertain about reopening and preparing ‘multitude’ of options for fall

Pittsburgh Public Schools uncertain about fall classes, continues tech purchases

City launches housing resource website

Zoom announces plans for research center in Pittsburgh

Several Port Authority bus routes to return to regular schedules starting Monday


Pandemic put $1 billion hole in Pennsylvania’s transportation budget

$2.5 million Route 30 improvement project near Westmoreland Mall set to begin

Allegheny Family Network resuming free shuttle service in Highlands area

Pandemic deals big blow to LCTA ridership


Fighting the good fight: Senators tackle online child abuse the right way

GOP senator steps aside as Senate intelligence chair amid FBI probe into sale of stocks