Coronavirus – COVID-19

Gov. Wolf signs order granting civil immunity to health care providers during covid-19 pandemic

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf grants civil immunity to doctors, health care workers in COVID-19 front line

Gov. Wolf says civilian corps will trace contacts as Pa.’s COVID-19 cases slow

Wolf announces formation of Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps

Pennsylvania to hire civilians to ramp up coronavirus contact tracing

Wolf: Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps will help fight COVID-19, unemployment in Pa.

Pennsylvania to create Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps; will employ people to expand state’s ability to do tracing and testing, help fight virus

Wolf proposes creating army of public health workers to tackle contact tracing of COVID-19

Wolf announces plan for more virus testing, tracing this fall

As coronavirus death and case numbers decline, pressures build to reopen. Governors say not so fast.

Pennsylvania reports 94 new coronavirus deaths, 4th straight day with under 1,000 new cases

Many new Allegheny County coronavirus cases linked to long-term care facilities

One-third of Allegheny County COVID cases are at long-term care facilities

Allegheny County reports 19 more coronavirus cases, 2 deaths

4 new cases, no additional coronavirus deaths reported in Westmoreland County

3 more COVID-19 deaths reported in county

Berks County adds 8 coronavirus deaths

4 more deaths at Berks Heim, county reports; 44 new positives for county in Pa data

Coronavirus death toll climbs to 379 in Montco with 26 more deaths reported

More than 3,500 in Bucks now have coronavirus; 52,000 statewide

Chester County Coroner: Coronavirus deaths on the decline

Poconos see low increase in COVID-19 cases Wednesday, state keeps an eye on data trends

‘Folks need to get back to work’: Motorists line up at Lehigh Valley’s first drive-thru coronavirus testing site amid calls for expanded access

Rite Aid to begin offering coronavirus tests for adults without symptoms

An elder-care facility locked down to contain COVID-19. Then a resident was found shoeless wandering the street.

Suburban Philadelphia nursing homes are loaded with COVID cases and paralyzing the economy | Maria Panaritis

‘COVID toe’ — a mystery condition affecting children

COVID-19 can mean agitation, delirium, and other neurologic symptoms, doctors are finding

People may be overspending out of boredom during COVID-19 lockdown

The second wave of coronavirus: How bad will it be as lockdowns ease?

Trump contradicted nurse he was honoring over protective-gear shortages

Trump reverses, says task force to convene ‘indefinitely’

Trump Administration shelves CDC guide to reopening country


Sen. Schwank holds telephone town hall on coronavirus health concerns and unemployment

Pa. Senate examines liquor store closures during pandemic. The big question: When will they reopen?

Senate bill would mandate safety protocols for Pennsylvania nursing homes

The ‘nuclear option’ and the emergency ticker: How Pa. lawmakers are trying to limit Wolf’s power in a pandemic

GOP lawmakers criticize Gov. Wolf’s planned ‘Coronavirus Corps’

Pollster to GOP: Grass is greener on the side of pot legalization

Rep. Toohil pushes for automatic and immediate rebates for seniors

Lawmakers should cut pay


COVID-19 changed our lives. But we can, and will, emerge together | Tom Wolf

There are reasons Gov. Wolf’s red-yellow-green code draws questions | John Baer


Nonessential businesses will stay closed, as U.S. Supreme Court denies request to suspend Gov. Wolf’s shutdown

State Rep. candidate Danny DeVito loses Supreme Court challenge to reopen Pa

Businesses open in defiance of Pennsylvania coronavirus shutdown

Just pop the trunk: Giant Eagle opens ‘totally contactless’ store in Parkway Center

Uber to cut 3,700 jobs, adding to growing number of tech layoffs

Thanking low-wage frontline workers demands more than just a pay raise | Albert Eisenberg

Debt collection lawsuits are growing and the coronavirus crisis will probably make it worse

Finally, there’s help for Pa.’s small businesses that doesn’t involve a lot of red tape | Jenice Armstrong

Cee-Kay Auto closes Wilkes-Barre store

Home Depot offering hourly workers two extra weeks of paid time off

Construction companies in Berks County relieved to reopen, nervous about future

Manufacturer has flags ready but not allowed to sell them for Berks Memorial Day events

Allentown jewelry shop, Walnutport consignment shop close permanently due to pandemic

Modern union busting and how it’s ushered the decline of the middle class | Opinion


Berks high school football finds new home with Lancaster-Lebanon League

Let the virtual graduations commence: Coronavirus has pushed ceremonies online

Penn State coach James Franklin wants a 2020 season, but only if it’s safe and healthy for everyone

Education Department announces new campus sexual assault rules that bolster rights of accused

Valid revision


What will Luzerne County voting be like on June 2?

Pedri’s primary plan gets approval

Editorial: Community needs people to work polls

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry stays on a list of “most vulnerable” incumbents in 2020 campaign cycle

Why this could be Pennsylvania’s messiest primary election ever

Health Care

Region’s hospitals increase cooperation through leadership groups

Local News

Lackawanna County Commissioners extend emergency declaration to June 8 because of expected surge of mail-in ballots

Berks County officials want local economy to reopen without meeting benchmarks

Humane Pennsylvania pet food pantry in Berks hands out over one ton of food

Delaware County residents warned against rush to reopen

Cartwright announces $500K brownfields grant for Earth Conservancy

$500,000 released to clean up mine-scarred Espy Run in Hanover Twp.

Wilkes-Barre City Council working on public participation for next meeting

Yudichak, Newport Twp., DCNR partner on enforcement at Pinchot forest

Reopening of court offices will take time

Scranton dentist accused of namedropping Trump in deal with feds involving coronavirus test kits

NIZ authority doles out tax revenue to City Center, other developers before returning $22 million baseline to state coffers

Vogel, Marburger Dairy donate milk to Beaver, Lawrence county food pantries

National News

Nearly 1 in 5 children in U.S. not getting enough to eat, research finds

Gov. Whitmer sued by Michigan’s House and Senate over emergency powers


Philly health-care workers are giving their all treating COVID patients. Where’s the love from their city?

City ‘moving in the right direction,’ health commissioner says

Philly small businesses are getting ready to reopen. If only they knew when.

Homeless living at airport — and one man found in a parked plane — underscore the wreckage of COVID-19

Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium offer free coronavirus testing during Ramadan

Do I have to pay my rent? Renters’ rights in Philadelphia during the coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s who’s behind ‘reopen’ rallies planned for Friday at Philadelphia City Hall

With social distancing tweaks, Philly pools should reopen this summer | Opinion


Peduto: Pittsburgh’s ‘true north’ is resident safety when it comes to reopening

Peduto: Coronavirus could bring pop-up drive-in theaters to Pittsburgh

Food Bank’s doorstep program brings food to people with health problems and without wheels

Pittsburgh Food Bank responding to covid-19 needs in variety of ways

Police: Pitt researcher’s slaying didn’t involve his COVID-19 work

Delay the Kenny Chesney concert: This is no time for tens of thousands to gather

Allegheny County courts extend judicial emergency into June

Brian O’Neill: A shrunken Pittsburgh still gets crowded

Pittsburgh HIV/AIDS advocate August Pusateri dies

PWSA: Water in shuttered buildings could contain contaminants like Legionella

Rats are eating each other in Pittsburgh amid waste shortage caused by coronavirus closures

State News

Pa.’s birth-control war returns to a divided U.S. Supreme Court

Ruth Bader Ginsburg weighs in on Trump v. Pennsylvania birth control case from hospital bed

Have Torah, will travel: Zoom mitzvahs adapt an ancient Jewish tradition for the pandemic

Asian giant ‘murder hornets’ buzz into U.S. Could they get to Philly area?

Limited in-store sales to resume at 77 Pennsylvania liquor stores

State police unable to hold memorial ceremony to mark 115th anniversary

PA rape-kit backlog down 97 percent since 2016; Beaver County has eight

Down in the dumps: Poconos seeing rash of illegal dumping


Top Republican fundraiser and Trump ally named postmaster general