Health Care

COVID-19 in Pa.: With new order, residents in half of all Pa. counties are...

The administration is "[trusting] Pennsylvanians to do the right thing. And the right thing now is to stay at home," Health Secretary Rachel Levine said.

Why it’s critical we keep our eyes on Pa’s kids during the COVID-19 pandemic...

the threat to children goes well beyond falling sick from the virus. This pandemic has real consequences for many of Pennsylvania’s kids.

COVID-19 in Philly: City opens more meal distribution sites, how many people are sick...

The new sites, which include houses of worship, will offer a box of food per household on Mondays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and noon.

6 things you can do to cope with boredom at a time of social...

By Erin C. WestgateMore and more of us are staying home in an attempt to slow down the spreading coronavirus. But being stuck at home can lead to boredom.Boredom is a signal that we’re...

COVID-19 in Pa.: We have to ensure care for our caregivers | Opinion

Gov. Tom Wolf and the U.S. Congress need to allocate funds to raise nursing home workers’ wages, for union and non-union workers alike

Allegheny County Jail employee tests positive for COVID-19

An employee at Allegheny County jail has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Friday.

Wolf expands stay-at-home order to nine more Pa. counties; state tops 2,200 COVID-19 cases

Most of the state's 22 fatalities to date have occurred in patients aged 65 and older. There have been no pediatric deaths so far.

Health care workers from Pa., other states, using expired gear during pandemic and ‘hoping...

States are receiving old or expired medical supplies from the federal stockpile. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s advice: Use them anyway.

COVID-19 in Philly: City ends Hahnemann negotiations, will look for other sites

The city was actively negotiating with five or six other facility owners, mostly hotels, to rent out about 800 rooms, officials said.

 ‘The perfect storm:’ How COVID-19 has multiplied the risk for children in abusive households

What’s more, the risks of spreading COVID-19 -- coupled with the restrictions that public officials have put in place to contain it -- are preventing social workers from entering homes to investigate abuse claims, they said.