COVID-19

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'Onofrio PHILADELPHIA -- 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."

Student loan agency’s meeting amid COVID-19 outbreak sets ‘double standard,’ transparency advocates say

Amidst a statewide shutdown that saw many Pennsylvanians confined to home, the state’s taxpayer-supported student financial aid agency voted last week to relax grant requirements for students whose degree programs stand to be affected...

In resolution, Pa. lawmaker blames COVID-19 outbreak on ‘our presumptuous sins’ | Tuesday Morning...

The resolution, sponsored by state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton, calls for a statewide day of 'humiliation, fasting, and prayer.'

‘The biggest feeling is sadness’: With classes canceled, teachers try to keep teaching |...

We must encourage and support our public educators to find ways to keep our students actively involved in learning and engaged.

COVID-19 in Pa.: Gov. Tom Wolf orders residents in seven hard-hit counties to stay...

The Democratic governor's order, which takes effect at 8 p.m. on Monday, applies to the four counties around Philadelphia: Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties, as well as Allegheny and Monroe counties. All have been hard hit by the virus.

Sent back to work, state human service workers say their offices aren’t prepared for...

Workers sent back to work included employees working in four southeast counties that Wolf had previously shut down over coronavirus concerns, according to internal emails viewed by the Capital-Star.

For those battling alcoholism, COVID-19 shuttered state stores are an added danger

For a person with significant alcohol dependence, what happens when the well runs dry and the tap is shut off?