Pa. COVID-19 testing down even as cases increase, state health officials say

BY: - April 6, 2021

In a briefing with reporters, Department of Health Senior Advisor on COVID-19 Response Lindsey Mauldin confirmed that the department has continued to record an uptick in COVID-19 cases across Pennsylvania. 

New COVID-19 testing ‘strike teams’ will help Pa. expand its testing capacity, Wolf says

BY: - December 1, 2020

With Pennsylvania facing rising case counts and with thousands hospitalized, the Wolf administration says it's deploying new COVID-19 testing "strike teams" around the state to offer testing to anyone who wants it.

As Pa. waits, U.S. Senate Dems urge federal funding for state distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

BY: - November 25, 2020

More than a dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are urging congressional leaders to include “robust” funding in any coronavirus relief package for states to prepare for vaccine distribution.

States struggle to draft COVID-19 vaccine plans while in the dark on details, funding

BY: - October 27, 2020

Without agreement on Capitol Hill, states won’t see additional money flowing as they attempt to prepare for a vaccine that could be approved as soon as next month.


Will the new 15-minute COVID-19 test solve U.S. testing problems? | Opinion

BY: - September 3, 2020

The new BinaxNOW antigen test is quick, easy, accurate and cheap. It could solve the US testing problem, but the emergency use authorization only allows people with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.

Pa. to launch free app to alert users of potential COVID-19 exposure

BY: - August 18, 2020

The app, COVID Alert Pa, will be free to download starting in September, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said Tuesday.

Testing delays scrutinized as Wolf announces state aid for Lehigh Valley firm

BY: - August 11, 2020

Democratic lawmakers grilled state Health Department officials on COVID-19 testing issues in Pennsylvania at a hearing Tuesday. Across the state, citizens have reported delays of up to two weeks in receiving test results. Gov. Tom Wolf even acknowledged the delay in a press conference last week. But the acknowledgment was cold comfort to some lawmakers […]

It’s easier than ever to get a COVID-19 test in Pennsylvania, but national backlogs are still delaying results 

BY: - August 6, 2020

In a news conference, Gov. Tom Wolf and state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine called the persistent lag times “unacceptable.”

Lincoln, Cheyney share $3M award in COVID-19 relief

BY: - August 5, 2020

State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Philadelphia, said the funds serve to fill some of the racial and economic gaps historically found in education.

Historically Black colleges, universities launch COVID-19 testing program

BY: - July 30, 2020

Delaware State University is one of the first historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to roll out a new mass COVID-19 testing program.


Pa. needs to use CARES Act money to help pay for COVID-19 testing at nursing homes | Opinion

BY: - July 19, 2020

State lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf can solve our testing dilemma and move us toward a reopening that will safely reunite thousands of Pennsylvania families.

Minority-owned company brings testing facility to Cheyney University

BY: - July 6, 2020

The minority-owned company specializes in providing microbial and chemistry testing services for the government and others.