covid-19

Dept. of Ed Cancels PSSA, Keystone and other school exams

BY: - March 19, 2020

The cancellation comes nearly a week after Gov. Tom Wolf ordered Pennsylvania schools to close amid growing concerns of a COVID-19 outbreak. 

COVID-19 raises census concerns

BY: - March 19, 2020

To combat the risk of COVID-19 exposure, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin said the earlier Pennsylvanians respond to the decennial survey, the better. 

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I’m a University of Pittsburgh senior: This is how COVID-19 changed things for me

BY: - March 19, 2020

Senior year is a big deal. It’s the year you decide what you want to do. Unfortunately, for me and other college students, COVID-19 had other plans.

Health Officials: Pa. has 52 new COVID-19 cases, statewide total is 185

BY: - March 19, 2020

Officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 at midday on Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 185 cases. The illness is now present in 22 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties.

COVID-19 in Pa.: Philly official calls for delay of April 28 primary election

BY: - March 19, 2020

City Commissioner Chairwoman Lisa Deeley said she strongly believed Gov. Tom Wolf should delay the April 28 primary election

On Capitol Hill, Pa. lawmakers brace for coronavirus impact: ‘It’s going to change life in America’

BY: - March 19, 2020

The crisis “a strange opportunity for us to refocus.” U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean said. “We can remember how interconnected we really are.” 

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Coronavirus quarantines and your legal rights: 4 questions answered | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 19, 2020

Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Pennsylvania is now up to 133 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the state, sadly, has seen its first fatality, a resident of Northampton County. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8th District, announced he’d gone into self-quarantine after coming into contact with someone suffering from the illness. And the rest of us are working from home […]

COVID-19 in Pennsylvania: Tracking the outbreak with maps and graphs

BY: - March 18, 2020

From Staff Reporter Elizabeth Hardison, Pennsyvlania's COVID-19 outbreak, explained, in charts and graphs.

Pa.’s Toomey, Casey both vote yes as Congress clears 2nd major coronavirus package; 3rd in the works

BY: - March 18, 2020

The multi-billion dollar measure aims to slow the spread of a new coronavirus and stimulate the economy as a major recession looms.

First death from COVID-19 reported in Pennsylvania

BY: - March 18, 2020

(This story was updated at 6 p.m. with comment from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf) Gov. Tom Wolf urged Pennsylvanians to stay in their homes and minimize social interactions on Wednesday as COVID-19 claimed its first life in the Keystone State. The State Department of Health confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that an adult patient from Northampton […]

Pa. Senate leaders vow transparency, as chamber passes new rule allowing remote voting

BY: - March 18, 2020

Nearly half the senators were granted leave, allowing them to cast votes without appearing in the Capitol building. 

Pa. U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright is self-quarantining after contact with confirmed COVID-19 patient

BY: - March 18, 2020

In a statement, Cartwright, said he'll be staying in his northeastern Pa. home after his contact with the person, whom he identified as a family friend