Coronavirus – COVID-19

Wolf administration issues “yellow” phase rules for businesses: Manufacturing, retail will lead the way

Delco, Bucks call on Gov. Wolf to prioritize the Philly area, Pa.’s ‘economic engine,’ in coronavirus reopening and testing plans

Dropping coronavirus case count in Philadelphia and hospital admissions in N.J.; Bucks, Delco ask Pa. to tweak reopening metrics

State begins discussion on next phase of reopening COVID-19 stalled economy

Pennsylvania red, yellow, green coronavirus county reopening statuses explained

Levine: Pennsylvania needs better testing to prevent outbreaks of COVID-19 in fall

Pa. sees 14 new COVID-19 deaths, 0 in Allegheny, amid normal weekend slowdown in reporting

No new coronavirus deaths reported in Allegheny County for 2nd straight day

COVID-19 deaths top 100 in Luzerne County

13 more Luzerne County deaths push virus toll to 101

Lackawanna County sees larger percentage increase of coronavirus cases than almost any other local county

Berks County coroner reports 9 more coronavirus deaths

Montgomery County records 8 more coronavirus deaths, toll rises to 314

DOH reports lowest case count increase since March, NEPA still seeing community spread

Lehigh County’s Cedarbrook nursing home reports 15 coronavirus deaths, 23 suspected deaths

For this nursing assistant, fighting coronavirus means caring for those ‘asking God to take them home’

‘They’re the front lines’; Staff care for adults with disabilities amid pandemic, funding challenges

Scranton daughter fights for experimental COVID-19 therapy to save her dad

Hospice providers make changes amid COVID-19 outbreak

Is Pennsylvania prepared for a second wave of the coronavirus in the fall?

7 NE states in it together

15 children are hospitalized in New York with mysterious illness possibly tied to COVID-19

Trump administration projects 3K deaths a day by June; public model more than doubles virus toll

Trump cheers on governors as they ignore White House coronavirus guidelines in race to reopen

Protecting businesses and workers: Federal liability protection could be a sticking point

Protest outside Massachusetts State House drew hundreds


Some Chester County businesses get financial relief

Senators examine Pa.’s reopening plan and what lies ahead

Pennsylvania coronavirus reopening update: Lawmakers question Wolf administration approach to opening counties, businesses

Bucks County lawmakers ask state not to count nursing homes in reopening decision

Legislation would require state to inspect nursing homes for COVID-19, report findings

Pa. lawmaker compares Wolf administration to Nazis over coronavirus transparency

Pa. Rep. Frankel ‘horrified’ by Pa. lawmaker’s Nazi Party comments

Pa. lawmaker compares Gov. Wolf’s handling of COVID-19 crisis to ‘socialist playbook’ used in Nazi Germany, USSR


Gov. Tom Wolf talks about Pa. primary, mail-in ballots and voting at the polls in a pandemic

Governor Wolf urges Pennsylvanians to apply for mail-in ballots for June 2 primary

Shapiro files SCOTUS brief defending Wolf’s business shutdowns


Warehouse workers say their safety concerns are being ignored. Here’s their cautionary tale for reopening.

Good cause needed to refuse work, keep unemployment benefits

Mortgage standards get tougher as banks face greater risk

After lobbying from Butler steel plant owner, Trump admin launches investigation on imports of transformer components

Region’s grocery stores set limits on some meat sales as they eye supply, sales issues

CSX rail facility in McKees Rocks to be leased to Shell

Shell is getting out of the Appalachian shale business but not petrochemicals

Sen. Casey calls for Walmart to prioritize seniors, people with disabilities in waiting areas

Didn’t get your small-business loan to stay open? Here are other options for help.–20200504.html

Dunkin’ announces $200,000 grant, free coffee and doughnuts for health care workers

Monroeville hotel brings back some workers for food relief effort

Barber and colleagues ask Wolf to let them cut hair


13-year-old boy is Chester’s 17th homicide victim of 2020


Region’s schools work to teach around holes in the internet

West Chester Area School District faces the possibility of more virtual classes

Pennsylvania asks for $18 million for Berks County schools to respond to coronavirus impact

Scranton School Board hears calls to save preschool, increase diversity

Penn State student in federal class-action lawsuit seeks tuition refunds over COVID-19


How do you prevent a disputed 2020 election in Pennsylvania? Lessons from an expert panel.

Mail-in ballot requests approach 1 million ahead of Pennsylvania’s June 2 primary

Nearly 1 million Pennsylvanians have flooded county election offices with requests to vote by mail in the June 2 primary

Pennsylvania voters interested in mail-in option urged not to dawdle

Berks County needs poll workers after hundreds opt to stay home due to coronavirus concerns

Joe Biden pressed to choose a black woman as his running mate

Local News

Salvation Army gets grant to help struggling residents buy food

Cartwright announces $100K for Wilkes-Barre Connect job-training effort

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Montgomery County website identifies local streets for recreation

Delaware County starts second round of grant funding

Delaware County council urges slow, deliberate reopening


175 bodies in 2 days: Deluged with coronavirus victims, a Philadelphia cemetery aims to preserve the dignity of the dead

Advocates, officials try to prevent Philly’s coming wave of coronavirus evictions

For hospital workers at Philly hotels, the pendulum swings between relief and anxiety

Philly spends $5 million on coronavirus surge hospital that admitted 14 patients

Why are so many cars parked at the stadium complex in South Philly right now?

SEPTA faces an unprecedented financial challenge. A plunge in Pa. Turnpike traffic may make it tougher.

Chaka Fattah Jr. tried to book a post-prison Philly staycation. It went awry.

Fla. sheriff under scrutiny for not disclosing that he killed a man 27 years ago in Philadelphia

Philly schools and students still need support despite online education successes | Opinion

Pew announces $6.8 million for Philly-area health and human services nonprofits

Philly pediatricians: Let’s not forget the diseases we can vaccinate against | Expert Opinion


Pittsburgh adopts hiring freeze, leaves 64 positions vacant

Pittsburgh enacts hiring freeze as tax revenues dry up during pandemic

Positive change: Port Authority had been improving on-time performance

Pitt researcher who was studying coronavirus was victim in Ross murder-suicide

City growers, food policy advocates show interest in Coghill’s Brookline farm idea

Mentor program continues mission through pandemic

City wants state appellate court to reconsider gun ordinance decision

Pittsburgh argues it has legal authority to regulate use of firearms

Chelsa Wagner: Reopening Allegheny County requires openness from our government

State News

Pa. schoolteacher imprisoned in Egypt is released

I had an abortion during the pandemic. Reproductive health care is crucial. | Opinion

Ricketts Glen to reopen later this month

Editorial: Online meetings pose challenge for local governments


Martz to resume limited bus service to NYC, Philadelphia


Long drives, no staff, and face masks: the Senate returns as most of D.C. remains in lockdown