COVID-19 in Pennsylvania

Should my child get the COVID-19 vaccine? 7 questions answered by a pediatric infectious...

So far, the COVID-19 vaccine appears to be safe and well tolerated in adolescents.

Here’s how one Pa. company is giving back during the pandemic with the flip...

By Mike Starck March 16, 2020. The day the Stay-at-Home order took effect in the Delaware Valley. That day will likely remain a vivid memory...

In the absence of state and federal demographic data, Pa.’s LGBTQ community conducts its...

In the absence of state and federal demographic data researchers at Bryn Mawr College, the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown decided to move on their own. 

Welcome aboard, Marley! | Five for the weekend

Happy Weekend, all. Before we adjourn for the weekend, I'm sure you noticed a new name and face on the Capital-Star page this week! Please join...

Pa. lawmakers have been promoting May 18 ballot questions. One method is raising eyebrows

For weeks, Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly have been spreading the word about two proposed constitutional amendments that would change how Pennsylvania responds...

We need to close the digital divide in Pa.’s communities of color | Andrea...

A permanent broadband benefit would rightfully place broadband access in the same category as food, healthcare, and education – things that all Americans count on for survival and basic opportunity.

Fully vaxxed Pennsylvanians can go mask-free, state health officials confirm

The announcement comes just hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance on mask wearing.

CDC: You can ditch the mask in most places, indoors and out, if fully...

The announcement is a shift from earlier federal guidance, which had urged people who are vaccinated to continue wearing a face mask when indoors with anyone not vaccinated or when in large-group settings. 

Fiscal experts to states on stimulus cash: Don’t spend it all in one place...

States should consider what their budgets will look like after the stimulus funding expires, experts warn.

A look at how America’s partisan divide over pandemic responses played out in the...

By Julie VanDusky-Allen and Olga Shvetsova Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a partisan divide has existed over the appropriate government response to the public health crisis....