COVID-19

New Pa. guidelines allow for families, others to provide in-person care at nursing homes

The new guidelines will allow what the state calls “compassionate caregivers” – oftentimes friends or family members – to visit nursing home residents if the caregiver has tested negative for COVID-19 in the last seven days, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said. 

Will the new 15-minute COVID-19 test solve U.S. testing problems? | Opinion

The new BinaxNOW antigen test is quick, easy, accurate and cheap. It could solve the US testing problem, but the emergency use authorization only allows people with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.

Pa. House falls short on COVID-19 emergency order veto override

The House's 118-84 vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override Wolf's executive action

Here’s what the CDC eviction ban means for Pennsylvania

Pennsylvanians who have fallen behind on rent may be shielded from eviction once again, this time under a new federal order that aims to keep them in their homes through the end of 2020. 

House Repubs prep for possible override vote on Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster declaration veto

The 203-member House is in session Tuesday and Wednesday. It takes a two-thirds vote by the House and Senate to override a gubernatorial veto.

Pa.’s moratorium on evictions has ended. Here’s what that means. 

Pent-up disruption to the Pa. housing market is poised to burst on Tuesday, when courts will be allowed to receive new eviction claims.

COVID-19 is a wake-up call: It’s high time for action on our climate crisis...

We are at a crossroads. Let’s put people’s health and safety first, and get ahead of the next crisis while responding to this one.

Wolf says he might extend eviction, foreclosure moratorium

Wolf made the announcement at the end of an unrelated press conference Monday, the same day that his 60-day moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expired.  

Our great challenge: Finding that common thread, knitting together a nation | Opinion

In this very important election year, will you have the agency to do the hard work and find the higher ground of common ground?

Pa. regulatory panel at impasse on utility shutoffs for third straight month

Evictions and foreclosures may commence again in Pennsylvania next week, but renters and homeowners who are behind on their utility bills aren’t going to need to fear having their electricity or gas shutoff just yet.