COVID-19

Coronavirus and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board | Editorial Cartoon

Pennsylvania's state liquor stores remained closed for much of the COVID-19 emergency, raising the privatization debate again.

Nursing home testing, community spread driving slight uptick in COVID-19 cases, officials say

Pennsylvania health officials confirmed 600 new cases of COVID-19 statewide on Friday, capping off a seven-day stretch that saw case counts trend upward for the first time in June – a reversal that health officials are attributing to expanded testing in nursing homes and to sustained community spread statewide.

Pa.’s public schools are bleeding money because of the pandemic. It’s time to fix...

For those people who believe our public schools are profiting from the pandemic, a potential train wreck of public education is a good thing.

Want to really thank essential workers? Give them a raise | Aryanna Hunter

Pennsylvania hasn't raised its $7.25 an hour minimum wage in 13 years. If we mean what we say about essential workers, it's past time to raise it.

Wolf: ‘We need to redouble our efforts’ on fighting COVID-19

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified Pennsylvania as one of three states on a downward trajectory in COVID-19 cases for 42 consecutive days.Since then, cases in some parts of the state have spiked.

In one deranged press release, Metcalfe gets everything wrong about mask-wearing | Wednesday Morning...

In one dangerous press release, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe tries to undermine the public health benefit of wearing a mask. He's wrong. But he's hardly alone.

Top Obama official says it’s up to Congress to address racial disparities in public...

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated racial inequities in education, and Congress needs to fix it, a former Obama administration official has said.

Erie Co. set to ‘go green’ Friday — even as COVID-19 cases and deaths...

ERIE, Pa. -- Erie County has finally gotten the go ahead to move into the least restrictive phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan for reopening Pennsylvania. The announcement came late last week that the northwesterm...

Philly Council committee advances paid leave bill for public health emergencies

The city’s proposal would cover workers shut out from the city’s existing law and the federal government’s emergency paid sick leave programs.

Here’s all the ways that Philly is helping small businesses recover from COVID-19 losses

By Ayana JonesPHILADELPHIA -- Multiple resources are available to help Philadelphia businesses recover from the impact of closures ordered to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and vandalism by protesters.City grant and loan...