COVID-19

With 41 cases, COVID-19 spreads to western, central Pa., Wolf says

State health officials on Friday afternoon announced eight new cases of COVID-19, including the first ones outside of eastern Pennsylvania, as Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the shutdowns of businesses and public spaces in one more southeastern county.

Wolf orders Pa. public schools closed for two weeks in response to coronavirus

Schools across the commonwealth will close for two weeks under a new order from Gov. Tom Wolf to contain the spread of COVID-19. All 500 school districts will be shuttered for 10 business days, until...

Here’s how Pa. food banks are dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak – and what...

This story was updated at 4:10 p.m. on Friday, March 13 after Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania schools would close for two weeks.  State officials are asking Pennsylvanians to avoid crowded spaces and group...

Coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania up to 33; commercial labs open

*Updated with additional comment from the Department of Health at 2:26 p.m. 3/13 The state Department of Health has confirmed 33 cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania as of 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, including...

COVID-19 Outbreak: We’re in a crisis. Let’s not waste it. | John L. Micek

Fear, paranoia and misinformation easily multiplies at a time of crisis. But so too does the capacity for kindness, generosity and caring.

How does the coronavirus test work? 5 questions answered | Friday Morning Coffee

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you feel like this short, already ridiculously long new year can now be safely divided into the time before the coronavirus outbreak and the time after, you're not alone....

Can a closed Capitol be transparent? Yes, say experts

Under the new rules, state employees or individuals, such as journalists, with key card access will be able to enter the Capitol, according to the Department of General Services announcement.

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.