Coronavirus – COVID-19

Gov. Wolf announces most of Western Pa. moving to yellow phase May 15

Wolf: 13 SWPA counties will reopen on May 15; 37 of 67 counties now move out of quarantine

Pennsylvania reopening: The counties that have started, the ones that soon will, and the rest stuck in ‘red’

Wolf announces 13 more counties to reopen; Bucks, Montco still must wait

As Philly region’s stay-at-home order continues, death rate trends down in Philadelphia and N.J. hopes to open beaches by Memorial Day

More counties prepare to leave coronavirus restrictions, but Wyoming County left in limbo

Relief from coronavirus restrictions far off for Lackawanna, Luzerne counties

Washington, Greene counties to move to COVID-19 yellow zone

Washington County to move to yellow phase

Two central Pa. counties say they plan to reopen ahead of Gov. Wolf’s schedule

COVID-19 update: Pa. reports 200 new deaths; 3 more in Pittsburgh region

Allegheny County reports 2 new coronavirus deaths, 16 more cases

May 8 coronavirus update: 470 new cases recorded

Montco ends 9th week of coronavirus outbreak with 12 more deaths; testing coming to Lansdale and Pottstown

Berks County coroner adds 8 coronavirus deaths

Erie County sets COVID-19 record for second straight day

Pennsylvania coronavirus updates: Virus deaths increase to 3,616 statewide; 2,458 of those in personal care or nursing homes

13th resident at Kane Living Center in Glen Hazel dies from COVID-19

Pa. had an early plan to protect nursing home residents from the coronavirus, but never fully implemented it

‘Running out of time’: Pa. group homes for intellectually disabled warn of financial ruin

State will impose a temporary manager at troubled Beaver County nursing home

State to pay for full-time manager at Brighton Rehab as questions swirl about role of ‘temporary manager’

Coronavirus antibody testing is now easy to get. But it’s hard to be sure what you’re getting.

As coronavirus devastates black communities and workers, how do we protect their stories? | Opinion

Moms on the front line: Health care workers pull double duty this Mother’s Day

Cooperative spirit: Navigating the ‘new normal’ of the coronavirus

Casey, Wyden push for nursing home data

Top Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus

Top White House officials buried CDC report

Lawyers: Whistleblower backed by federal investigators

Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy dies from coronavirus at 75


As Pennsylvania coronavirus restrictions ease in other parts of the state, lawmakers call for Lehigh Valley to reopen soon

Lawmakers’ reaction to reopening of counties depends on what areas they represent

State lawmakers say there is pain ahead as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease

Planning to get married in Pa.? Now you must be at least 18

Yudichak: Counties not getting ‘fair shake’ under current process


Thank you for helping save lives in the coronavirus pandemic | Gov. Tom Wolf

Gov. Tom Wolf rejects GOP subpoena for business waiver records, but releases some information online

Wolf identifies businesses that received exemptions from shutdown order

Wolf: More than 6K business owners granted waivers during covid-19 shutdown, nearly 13K denied

Wolf administration provides insight into how business exemptions were determined

Crayons, flowers, taxidermy: Wolf releases list of ‘life-sustaining’ business waivers

Right call to limit med liability


Unemployment hits 14.7% in April as labor market loses 20.5M jobs

Pent-up demand: Customers turn out for the newly re-opened outlet shopping experience

Lining up at liquor stores: Pennsylvanians turn up at newly reopened shops

No need to hoard: Panic buying moves from toilet paper to meat

A slice of normal returns as Cranberry Mall reopens during Venango County’s ‘yellow phase’

As a rural Pennsylvania town reopens for business, shoppers turn out for socks, toasters, toys, and some catching-up

Pennsylvania business owners worry about ability to bounce back from covid-19 lockdown

Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County reminds businesses to flush water before reopening

Survey to gauge impact of coronavirus on Greensburg businesses

Eighty-two Lackawanna County businesses granted exceptions to remain open under coronavirus restriction

Here are the Pennsylvania businesses that received waivers to stay open during the coronavirus shutdown

Southwestern Pa. businesses, officials glad to reopen; Beaver County upset about exclusion

‘It never should have closed’: In Erie, residents take tentative, first steps out of quarantine

Feds deny ATI tariff exemptions as Midland plant sets to close

Go ‘Fore’ it: Pocono golf courses open for business with new guidelines


Haverford Twp. police chief says 2 cops were cleared of wrongdoing in ‘very violent arrest’; Delco DA is reviewing

Chester County high school teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

Hundreds of suspected marijuana plants worth $500K seized in Penn Hills


Western Pa. colleges making plans for online, face-to-face learning in fall semester

Paterno-defender Lubrano elected to Penn State board of trustees; Jay Paterno, Pope reelected

Twenty years later, Adam Taliaferro sees the ‘blessing’ that came from his devastating injury

Health Care

New Pennsylvania dental guidelines spark confusion

Nurses voice concerns at Regional Hospital of Scranton

Local News

Reading’s police chief Richard Tornielli ready to lead

Lower Burrell Council holding phone meeting, but public can’t listen live

Doing some spring cleaning? Check with your municipality first

Wilkes-Barre Mayor Brown delivers weekly ‘State of the City’ address

Judge OKs Eagle Lake to reopen

Dauphin County commissioner to Gov. Wolf: ‘Enough is enough. Allow our businesses and communities to reopen.’

Drive-thru food bank helps feed furry friends

National News

Ga. officials allege DA blocked arrests in jogger shooting death

U.S. women’s soccer players ask for equal pay lawsuit appeal, trial delay

MLS, NWSL resisting short-term benefits of making soccer first American sport to restart


Philly wants the state to let it cut a lot of polling places — or send the National Guard to help

Portrait of a Pandemic: E. Kensington cafe owner finds a window to business survival

Your YMCA is closed, burning cash, and wondering how to reopen in a COVID-safe way | Maria Panaritis

As engineer heads to work, fearful newlyweds wonder: Why isn’t SEPTA testing employees for coronavirus?

Jewish Federation releases $7.3 million in grants for general support

Former Mayor W. Wilson Goode Sr. says he’ll address the MOVE bombing on the 35th anniversary of the tragedy

Philly should create a jails-to-housing pipeline to mitigate impact of coronavirus | Opinion


Was sand dumping at Pittsburgh City Hall in retaliation to shuttered skateboard park?

Market Square farmers market moving to new Pittsburgh location

State News

Pittsburgh, Greensburg Catholic Dioceses lay out plan for reopening

Census forms to be hand delivered to Western Pa. households next week

$218B in economic impact payments

Pennsylvania offers financial help to low-income families who lost wages because of coronavirus


PennDOT says it expects to cover operating expenses for transit agencies