COVID-19

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney wants $85M to fight coronavirus in city

f the appropriation is approved, City Manager Brian Abernathy would use the money to “quickly access additional services as conditions warrant,”

Wolf orders shutdown of schools, public spaces in Montgomery County as Pennsylvania enters two-week...

Gov. Tom Wolf has asked Pennsylvanians to avoid public gatherings and recreational activities as he announced the shutdown of schools, community centers and entertainment venues for two weeks in Montgomery County to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Lincoln cancels face-to-face classes; Cheyney extends spring break

Lincoln began emptying out its dormitories on Wednesday. The university will shut them down — for the remainder of the semester — by Sunday.

Big cities aren’t widely testing for coronavirus. Why? | Thursday Morning Coffee

These are the areas with the biggest population density. So why aren't they better prepared?

Top health officials’ coronavirus warning: ‘It’s going to get worse’ 

Dr. Anthony Fauci testified at a U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Wednesday as health officials around the country scrambled to contain the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Congress rebukes Trump’s bid to slash CDC funding amid outbreak

U.S. House lawmakers resoundingly rebuffed a Trump administration request to cut funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amid the coronavirus crisis. 

Pa. releases tips to avoid coronavirus scams | Wednesday Morning Coffee

With 12 cases now recorded, officials are warning Pa. residents to be vigilant. As ever, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

We all suffer from ‘election infection.’ But don’t worry there’s a cure | Opinion

By Jake MillerI don’t know about you, but when I read the news, I’m fearful of a growing illness. The more we talk about it, the more it is consuming us all.But this isn’t...

Philly confirms first presumptive coronavirus case as officials advise against large, public gatherings

The discovery was made in a city resident who was exposed by another person known to have COVID-19, Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said.

Pensions position, lawmakers prepare as coronavirus economic impact trickles into Pa.

Pennsylvania’s school teacher pension fund made $1 billion off of the coronavirus-induced market shifts last week, as the state’s fiscal watchdog stressed budgetary uncertainty as the virus spreads.