COVID-19

Pa. House advances bill changing state’s primary date; half of votes cast from outside...

The votes also marked the first time lawmakers casted a floor vote en masse from outside of the state's capital in the nearly 350-year history of the legislative body

Philly officials, Hahnemann owners in ‘challenging’ negotiations over using hospital during COVID-19 pandemic

Philadelphia had 77 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total of 252 cases, Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said. Twenty-three individuals were known to be hospitalized due to the virus.

Erie County Executive Dahlkemper issues stay at home order

Matching one issued by Gov. Tom Wolf, the order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, and remain in effect until April 6, 2020.

COVID-19 in Philly: School superintendent says school year could be over

By John N. MitchellPHILADELPHIA -- The third marking period of the school year, which has already ended, could be the end of the school year, School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite said Tuesday.“I...

Childcare providers seek $100M in aid to ride out COVID-19 pandemic

The money would help centers that rely on tuition payments maintain their payroll and overhead costs until the COVID pandemic abates.

COVID-19: Where are State Police finding the open businesses that Wolf ordered to close?

The police are initially providing warnings, Evanchick said, to push for voluntary compliance. But stricter enforcement will follow as needed, he said.

Pa. health officials confirm 207 new COVID-19 cases, bringing statewide total to 851

The state also confirmed that the death toll from the virus has risen to seven, with fatalities now being reported in Allegheny, Lackawanna, Monroe, Montgomery and Northampton Counties.

Lawmakers, Wolf admin., Pa. hospitals are negotiating COVID-19 emergency relief fund

A similar fund, already in place in Washington State, an epicenter of the outbreak, has already reached $200 million, an industry executive said.

COVID-19 in Philly: As cases climb, millions stay home, what the schools are doing

By Michael D'OnofrioPHILADELPHIA -- The Kenney administration will provide updates at its daily briefing at 1 p.m. about the city’s response to the coronavirus.Tuesday marked the second day the city’s stay-at-home order was in...

In Philly, hospital workers’ union demands OT for prison medical workers

Local health workers who work in the city’s jails say they are not currently receiving the same overtime pay as other city employees who have been deemed "essential."