COVID-19

COVID-19 in Pa.: As businesses close, 650,000 Pennsylvanians applied for unemployment benefits

Almost 650,000 Pennsylvanians applied for unemployment since Sunday, March 15. There are 6.55 million Pennsylvanians in the labor force.

COVID-19 in Philly: Philadelphia sees its first COVID-19 death

More deaths from COVID-19 are likely in the city as the number of cases grow, Mayor Jim Kenney said. He stressed that residents should stay at home.

Unlike Trump, Pa.’s Wolf, governors in no rush to reopen their states | Thursday...

With the White House in disarray, Pa.'s Wolf, other governors have marched to their own drummers.

New report card grades Pa., states on their social distancing efforts | The Numbers...

New York-based data company Unacast is using its resources to track how Americans have responded (or not responded) to social distancing protocols and shelter-in-place orders from officials.

Emergency fund has raised more than $20K for Pittsburgh artists impacted by the COVID-19...

Artists, who often don't have 9-5 jobs, have been scrambling to make ends meet since the pandemic closed down businesses in the Steel City.

Acknowledging losses, Wolf announces $60M loan program for Pa. small businesses

The Wolf administration says it’s rolling out a new $60 million loan program to help the scores of small businesses that have been hard hit because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The new COVID-19 Working Capital...

Health officials confirm 1,127 COVID-19 cases; expand stay at home order

In response to the increase in cases, Gov. Tom Wolf announced via a statement that he would expand his stay-at-home order to include Lehigh and Northampton Counties in an effort to mitigate the spread.

$2 trillion coronavirus response deal headed to U.S Senate vote Wednesday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he expects the Senate to pass the legislation later on Wednesday.

COVID-19 in W. Pa: Allegheny County Council gets bill to release more inmates from...

At-large Councilmember Bethany Hallam and colleague Olivia Bennett introduced legislation Tuesday that would authorize the release of some jail inmates.

How do we protect ourselves at home during coronavirus: 4 questions answered | Wednesday...

Working from home is hard. Working from home during a pandemic? That's herculean. Here's what you need to know to stay safe.