COVID-19

The Pa. GOP masterplan, revealed | Editorial Cartoon

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, filed impeachment articles against Gov. Tom Wolf for his management of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is unlikely to gain a vote.

12 more Pa. counties, including Philly, set to enter green phase on June 26,...

While Philadelphia is set to go green, the local officials in the state's largest city will maintain additional restrictions until July 3.

Feeding the beasts: How a Pa. aquarium and an aviary weathered the COVID-19 crisis

In Scranton and Pittsburgh, zoo, aviary and aquarium workers have faced their own challenges during the pandemic. Here's how they made it through.

We can’t address racial injustice in Pa. without fixing our unfair public school funding...

At a time of great upheaval and change, and in the middle of a global pandemic, we have all been called to acknowledge and confront systemic racism.

The Capitol reopens Monday, and visitors must wear masks. Will House lawmakers?

The masking requirement is the first to cover lawmakers. It was included in new rules approved by a bipartisan committee of House Republican and Democratic leadership last week. 

Pa. Dems call for ‘recovery and healing,’ as state emerges from COVID-19 pandemic

Democratic lawmakers from Philly area gathered virtually Thursday to discuss a path forward for Pa. it emerges from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As COVID cases trend downward, Levine urges Pennsylvanians ‘not to be complacent’

Pennsylvania is one of three states (Montana and Hawaii are the others) to show a downward trajectory of COVID-19 cases over the past 42 days.

Pa. Supreme Court will take up fight between Wolf, Republicans over COVID-19 emergency declaration

The state Supreme Court will decide if Wolf must sign a resolution, passed by both the GOP-controlled House and Senate, to end his state of emergency for the coronavirus.

AFT launches $1M ad blitz in Pa., 2020 battleground states calling on Senate to...

The 30-second ad called “Essential,” shows essential workers, such as first responders, food service workers and teachers, equipped with face shields, masks and gloves, going about their jobs in the midst of the pandemic.

School safety grants to cover laptops, hand sanitizer in 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday that schools across the commonwealth can begin to apply for a combined $150 million in School Health and Safety Grants, which can be used to purchase cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment; to provide mental health services and professional development to students and staff; and to retrofit school buildings to promote social distancing.