coronavirus

The Capitol reopens Monday, and visitors must wear masks. Will House lawmakers?

BY: - June 18, 2020

The masking requirement is the first to cover lawmakers. It was included in new rules approved by a bipartisan committee of House Republican and Democratic leadership last week. 

Turzai says he didn’t know about positive COVID test, calls for future transparency

BY: - May 28, 2020

The most powerful lawmaker in the House said Thursday that he’d back changing the chamber’s rules to force lawmakers to tell their colleagues if they test positive for COVID-19.

Pa. House panel moves to end Wolf’s executive powers amid pandemic

BY: - May 21, 2020

The vote comes hours after the Republican-controlled House failed to muster the votes to overturn Wolf’s veto of a bill that would have allowed hundreds of businesses across the commonwealth to reopen. 

COVID-19 outbreak in Pa.: What’s open and what’s closed

BY: - May 19, 2020

This story will be updated with the latest COVID-related re-openings. Last update: Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Update: Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf issued a three-week restrictions, prohibiting indoor dining at bars and restaurants, closing gyms and entertainment venues, and limiting retail shopping to 50 percent capacity as the state’s healthcare system struggles to keep up the […]

Pa. Rep. Metcalfe calls for Wolf’s impeachment over COVID-19 response

BY: - May 15, 2020

In a Friday memo to his colleagues, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, said that Wolf “has violated so many of our fundamental rights as citizens of the Commonwealth” in his COVID-19 response.

From plumbers to pet groomers, Wolf discloses list of businesses denied waivers to open

BY: - May 14, 2020

Six days after releasing a list of Pennsylvania businesses approved to operate during COVID-19, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has released another round of business that applied to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ahead of primary, taxpayers bankroll questionable COVID ads

BY: - May 12, 2020

Democrats defended the posts, saying “this is simply how a modern legislature strives to connect with real people in their daily lives,”

Wolf signs executive order shielding some healthcare workers against malpractice claims during pandemic

BY: - May 6, 2020

The order will remain in effect until the administration ends the coronavirus disaster declaration, Gov. Tom Wolf's office said in a statement Wednedsay

Gov. Tom Wolf ran as a champion of government transparency. The COVID-19 pandemic is putting that to the test

BY: and - May 6, 2020

The Wolf administration has allowed government offices to seemingly indefinitely postpone processing the requests while state offices are closed for the pandemic. 

Shapiro files SCOTUS brief defending Wolf’s business shutdowns

BY: - May 4, 2020

The legal challenge was brought in late March after Wolf ordered all non-“life-sustaining” businesses to close to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Route to green light isn’t a one-way street, Wolf argues, as 24 counties begin to reopen

BY: and - May 1, 2020

A wide swath of northern Pennsylvania will slowly reopen May 8 Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday, with stay-at-home orders lifted but restrictions on large gatherings and many businesses still in place.

Alito orders Wolf to respond to business shutdown lawsuit

BY: - May 1, 2020

According to media reports, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has ordered Wolf respond to the petition, brought by a trio  of businesses across the commonwealth that included a  real estate agent, a golf course and a laundromat — as well as a suburban Pittsburgh GOP state House hopeful.