Coronavirus – COVID-19

Levine says curve continues to bend as new COVID-19 cases decline

State data reveals previously unknown large COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes

Pa. releases names of nursing homes with COVID-19 cases, deaths

Pa. Department of Health report sheds light on coronavirus impact in long-term care facilities

Most Pa. nursing homes with 20 or more coronavirus deaths are in Philly and its suburbs, long-sought data show

State planning additional COVID help for nursing homes; Brighton Rehab has largest outbreak

Wolf Administration releases data on COVID-19 cases by facility

4 nursing homes had major outbreaks

Allied has fourth-highest resident COVID-19 cases in nursing homes statewide, but officials dispute numbers

Gracedale nearly tops list for coronavirus cases and deaths in Pennsylvania nursing homes, new data shows

New stats detail coronavirus toll in Delaware County nursing homes

FULL LIST: Pa. releases names of nursing homes with coronavirus cases, deaths

610 new coronavirus cases, 119 additional deaths reported in Pa.

Allegheny County reports 1 new coronavirus death, 17 new cases

Coronavirus count in Westmoreland County falls by 1 as state refines data

Coronavirus death toll creeps up in Northeast Pennsylvania

Positive trend of fewer deaths continues in Montgomery County; new testing site opens in Lansdale

Armstrong County coroner claims state COVID-19 data ‘inflated’ in his region

Beaver County officials: Still no word about contact tracing

A dark milestone: More than 1,000 migrants in ICE custody now have the coronavirus

COVID-19 data sharing with law enforcement sparks concern

States accused of fudging or bungling COVID-19 testing data

Gov. DeWine eases Ohio’s ‘stay at home’ order, keeps large group limits

Trump privately opposed extending unemployment benefits for pandemic, sources say


When will Luzerne County enter ‘phase yellow?’

Going into the yellow phase, law enforcement still favor a light touch for rule-breakers

COVID-19 cases are down in the Poconos, so is it time to reopen?

Better case to reopen


Pa. lawmakers ask Gov. Tom Wolf for curbside retail pickup

Religious freedom bill proposed in Pennsylvania as churches navigate reopening

Pa. House speaker’s bill would direct $500 million to teaching and research hospitals for COVID-19 response

Another Pa. lawmaker calls for resignation of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine


In showdown with lawmakers, Wolf vetoes reopening bills; then allows real estate agencies to reopen

Gov. Wolf vetoes bill that would halt new regulations during pandemic

Gov. Wolf on law allowing to-go cocktail sales: ‘I will sign it’

Cocktails-to-go expected to be approved in Pennsylvania

Gov. Wolf signals he plans to sign bill allowing taverns, restaurants and hotel bars to sell mixed drinks to go

House passes restaurant reopening with bipartisan support; Wolf says he’ll okay take out mixed drinks

As New Jersey, Maryland beaches open for Memorial Day, Pa. residents shouldn’t go, governor says

Gov. Wolf voices ‘general concern’ over Ben Roethlisberger’s trip to barbershop

Yes, Pennsylvania’s governor blocked a company that makes American flags from operating during the pandemic

Wolf needs to give shuttered Pa. businesses a fair hearing | Opinion


Pa. officials allow scaled-back real estate operations to resume statewide

Real estate business activity to resume across Pennsylvania

Area real estate industry gets back to work

Wolf gives Pennsylvania real estate businesses OK to start up using coronavirus precautions

Wolf: Real estate business can resume

Chester County Realtors elated to be given green light to conduct limited business

CVS Health is returning $43 million in coronavirus relief funds

Food-delivery couriers say working during the coronavirus pandemic can be dehumanizing. Many have no choice.

Amazon promises 1,000 jobs for a new warehouse near Joe Biden’s house in Delaware

Pier 1 Imports to close down all stores

What rights do Lehigh Valley workers have as businesses reopen and the coronavirus crisis lingers?


2 more state prison inmates, 1 staffer die of covid-19

Pa. man recently released from prison killed estranged wife, himself: police

Huge fentanyl bust on Pa. Turnpike shows opioids are booming despite coronavirus lockdowns


Freezing tuition: State schools face pandemic challenges

Will Penn State reopen for in-person classes this fall? President Barron said that’s how they are proceeding


Pennsylvania Republicans have a new campaign season villain and it’s not Nancy Pelosi

Westmoreland County aims for safe in-person voting June 2

Left or right? Contradictory instructions on mail-in ballots

Health Care

Remember other vaccines

Local News

Cipriani OK’d as Scranton’s new OECD chief

Tractor-trailer filled with Frito-Lay brand chips and more donated to Feeding Freeport

Luzerne County Council nears voting on proposal seeking movement to less restrictive coronavirus yellow phase

Flood authority seeks grant for levee study

Lehigh Valley municipalities announce that pools will be closed for the season

Radnor BOC tables discussions on legal marijuana sales and safe injection sites in the township

Lower Merion reopens tennis courts in township parks

Allentown EMS awarded state gaming funds to help cover cost of new ambulance

National News

FCC chair: ‘Tremendous’ demand for telehealth, remote learning options amid pandemic

DOJ warns California that coronavirus rules may violate religious freedoms


The owner of Hahnemann hospital says he’s not the coronavirus villain you think he is

May 19 coronavirus update: City to test all city jail inmates for coronavirus infection

‘It’s important you know I grew up in the ’hood,’ says this wildlife conservationist from Philly

Coronavirus trends are ‘quite encouraging’ in Philly as N.J. allows in-person car sales, bike service to resume

Philly-area residents pay off more student debt — nearly $40,000, on average — than graduates in San Francisco and New York

School District leaders: Maintain education funding for Philly students | Opinion

Jim Kenney’s budget for Philly makes tough cuts. But are they the right ones? | Editorial

Urban League of Philadelphia offers funds to families at risk of foreclosure or eviction


Allegheny County election officials describe around-the-clock efforts amid ‘perfect storm’

Ahead of pandemic primary, nearly 30 percent of Allegheny County voters apply to vote by mail

Emergency food bank distribution scheduled today at Pittsburgh International Airport

Med students start Pittsburgh COVIDsitters to help health care workers

Pittsburgh City Council extends COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration

Pittsburgh EMS recognized for quality of emergency pediatric care

Pittsburgh moves to easier online permitting services

Pittsburgh sets virtual board and commission meetings for June

State News

Poconos property manager is getting a second chance to fight for her job

State Supreme Court hears argument on Western Psych shooting case

Pa. National Guard’s flyover a show of support for front-line health care workers

Pennsylvania food distributors receive $50 million for food box program

Rebate checks may arrive earlier for some Pennsylvania homeowners and renters

Pennsylvania to send property tax/rent rebate checks sooner because of pandemic

Seniors to receive immediate property tax/rent rebate payments

As Pa. agriculture fairs are canceled, rural communities miss out on tradition, social engagement

World News

Global carbon emissions drop 17% during pandemic’s peak, study says