COVID-19

Levine: More COVID-19 deaths expected even if new cases slow

The large increase, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said during an online briefing, was partially due to delayed reporting over the weekend.

Help wanted: First Lady Frances Wolf says volunteerism is ‘essential’ in COVID-19 fight

On Tuesday, First Lady Frances Wolf said that volunteering with these organizations was a great way to help local communities and get out of the house, provided the proper safety precautions are taken.

The latest on COVID-19 in Pa.: 14,559 confirmed cases in all 67 counties

Welcome to the Capital-Star’s COVID-19 dashboard, where we’re tracking new COVID-19 cases and testing data based on the latest information from state health officials. Our interactive graphics are updated at roughly noon each day with...

COVID-19 in Philly: Breaking down results by ZIP code tells the city’s story

The city ZIP code with the highest number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases on Tuesday was 19131 in West Philadelphia (152 out of 473), city data show.

‘In way over their heads’: Allegheny Co. jail wasn’t prepared for COVID-19, employees say

An employee suspended for wearing a mask; inmates crowded even closer together in a time of social distancing, and nearly 225 cells sit empty.

With the COVID-19 surge coming, is it finally time to expand practice rights for...

Governors in five states -- including New York and New Jersey -- have used executive power to give nurse practitioners broader practice authority.

Coronavirus crisis sparks increase in domestic violence in Philadelphia

More calls have been coming in to Philadelphia's domestic violence hotline as people have been confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s how Wolf, lawmakers can help our nursing home heroes | Opinion

The state should put aside its past budgetary woes and implement a direct pass-through payment to our long-term care providers, workers and residents.

COVID-19 in Pa.: State lawmakers must expand broadband access for all | Opinion

When “normal” legislative work is resumed, the Pennsylvania State Grange urges lawmakers to make high-speed access to broadband an urgent priority.

When the floodgates opened: The politics of COVID-19 relief | Fletcher McClellan

Decades ago, the University of Michigan political scientist John Kingdon argued that policy change results from a convergence of three streams of activity.