Coronavirus – COVID-19

Gov. Wolf stresses PEMA, National Guard efforts during COVID-19 pandemic

Pa. sold nursing home testing plan as ‘universal’ and ‘radical’, but advocates say it’s optional and insufficient

Pa. Department of Health: Nursing home names, COVID-19 cases to be released Tuesday

State poised to identify long-term care centers with COVID-19

National Guard to leave troubled Beaver County nursing home today

Pa. enlists PEMA, National Guard to try to slow spread of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities

Allegheny County reports 0 COVID-19 deaths for second straight day

Allegheny County records 38 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

6 more coronavirus deaths reported in Westmoreland County

Coronavirus cases rise by 42 in Berks County, 822 in Pennsylvania

Erie County can’t confirm 4th COVID-19 death

Drive-thru coronavirus testing comes to West Chester

State’s methodology drops Lackawanna County’s coronavirus death toll

Montgomery County commissioners clash over coronavirus protections at news briefing

Montgomery County coronavirus relief fund tops $600,000

Why seniors are grocery shopping twice a week

Area task force intent on training dogs to sniff out covid-19

No evidence coronavirus spreads through pool water, CDC says

Liquor consumption is up during the pandemic and substance abuse experts are worried

Healthcare workers are not the only COVID heroes | Opinion

$500 billion Treasury fund meant for virus relief has lent barely any money, oversight commission finds

Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine in case he gets coronavirus


‘Invisible community,’ struggling during pandemic, warily eyes reopening

Delco now has the region’s highest 14-day rate of COVID cases. It can’t reopen until that falls dramatically.

‘Don’t go to the beach,’ health official tells Philly residents; Wolf questions reopening of Shore towns

Counties requesting injunction against governor, health secretary, also mention contact testing

Bipartisan request to loosen restrictions in Westmoreland County sent to Gov. Wolf

County edging closer to possible reopening

Lackawanna County businesses share reopening plans in hopes of opening sooner

Schuylkill County OK with state response

To help Berks economy reopen, groups work to create coronavirus contact tracing program

As more counties reopen, Pa. unemployment compensation numbers begin to dip


Explainer: The debate over letting Pa.’s real estate industry get back to work

Fellow Democratic state leaders send letter to Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf: Please reopen real estate businesses, with limitations

Killion joins call to require oversight on Pa. disaster proclamations


Wolf says ‘I wouldn’t go to the beach’ as beaches open in Maryland and New Jersey

Wolf: Pocono Raceway may have to resume races without fans

Gov. Wolf: Pocono NASCAR races may go on next month if Monroe County is in yellow phase


New Pennsylvania program extends unemployment benefits

Extra unemployment assistance available

State offers 13-week unemployment extension

4 employees at Giant Eagle distribution center in Freedom test positive for coronavirus

Pollution case against U.S. Steel dismissed

JC Penney plans to close more than 240 stores

Wilkes-Barre creates small business loan program

Wilkes-Barre delivers second round of emergency loan checks to restaurant owners

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance releases plan to help businesses reopen


Westmoreland prison guard fired amid inmate assault investigation

Westmoreland jail benefits financially through pandemic slowdown


PA to launch food access program for students during COVID-19 pandemic

Judge says Chester Upland can consider possible takeover by charter schools

Incomplete review by Pa. teachers’ pension fund finds $160k in travel spending

Restoring due process: Title IX rule changes bring measure of fairness

CMU student sues over campus shutdown, demands tuition refund

Colleges collect tuition, offer few details on fall classes


Montgomery County sent out thousands of Pennsylvania absentee ballots with flawed instructions

Ramp up vote-by-mail efforts so Pa. can lead the way on June 2 | Opinion

Luzerne County Election Board meeting postponed

Voter registration efforts hampered by coronavirus restrictions


Despite uptick in some online gambling, casino revenues seeing a staggering drop

Health Care

Telehealth gains a wider role in post-pandemic health care

Geisinger: Employee improperly accessed patient information

Dental offices take extra precautions as restrictions slowly ease

Local News

Surge to apply for business grant sends Lackawanna County website crashing

Scranton police to hold virtual memorial service honoring fallen officers

Reading council, Downtown Improvement District sign off on agreement that will close I-LEAD Charter School

Delaware County Democrats just pulled a surprise move in the fight over a sewer authority sale

Water bomb: Delaware County council moves to dissolve DELCORA

Greensburg Diocese recommencing Masses on June 1, but with changes

Speaking from experience, WB Mayor Brown lauds fire/EMS for a job well done

County tax assessment appeals will resume today

Area food distributions

National News

New CMU study shows inequity in internet access among children


City Council is skeptical of Philly Mayor Jim Kenney’s plan to offset the coronavirus impact by hiking taxes

This Philly cop had the coronavirus and was on a ventilator for 20 days. Now, he’s sharing his story of hope.

Restaurant closings in the Philadelphia area begin with Farmicia, Mad River, Vitarelli’s

Joseph Santaguida, 81, lawyer and defender of reputed Philly mob associates, dies from the coronavirus

Groups rally to release youth from Philly Juvenile Center in light of COVID-19 pandemic

Philly’s Washington Avenue is plagued with problems and the city wants your feedback before a repaving next year

Now in tens of thousands of Philly food boxes: Absentee ballot applications

Philadelphia food trucks to remain at a standstill

SEPTA returns to normal schedule on many bus, trolley, lines


Pittsburgh may be yellow, but Downtown foot traffic and transit ridership is still light

One hot market: Another 343 apartment units to be built in Lawrenceville

Man killed in late-night shooting in West Mifflin

Downtown parking enforcement will resume this week

Free street parking ending in Downtown Pittsburgh as businesses reopen

Three emergency food bank distributions scheduled this week

Pittsburgh food bank hosting 3 drive-up distributions around Western Pa. this week

Pittsburgh school board urged to change student-athlete eligibility policy

Help needed to plant Pittsburgh-area community flower gardens

State News

Pennsylvania Resource Council to host ‘traveling glass recycling bin program’

Western Pa. Goodwill stores reopening with safety protocols in place

Pa.’s iLottery ticket sales hit $1 billion mark as it approaches second anniversary

In reversal, Gilbertsville company granted waiver from Pennsylvania to distribute flags for Memorial Day

Virginia, Md. D.C. to sue EPA for failing to make sure Pa. meets Chesapeake Bay clean-up targets


Pennsylvania traffic deaths were the lowest on record in 2019

Record low for highway fatalities