Pa. up to 47 COVID-19 cases, officials say, announcing two new cases in Allegheny County

BY: - March 14, 2020

The two people in Allegheny County who tested positive for the virus live in the same household in Pittsburgh, health officials there told journalists Saturday

COVID-19 in Philadelphia: How many people are sick, what officials are doing

BY: - March 14, 2020

The illness of all three people is “not severe,” Farley said, and all three were “people who have resources,” including doctors, “so they have the ability to quarantine at home.”

Unanimous: All 18 of Pa’s U.S. House members vote for COVID-19 relief package

BY: - March 14, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,  tweeted Thursday that the Senate would cancel its scheduled recess next week to consider “bipartisan” stimulus legislation.

With 41 cases, COVID-19 spreads to western, central Pa., Wolf says

BY: - March 13, 2020

State health officials on Friday afternoon announced eight new cases of COVID-19, including the first ones outside of eastern Pennsylvania, as Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the shutdowns of businesses and public spaces in one more southeastern county.

Here’s how Pa. food banks are dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak – and what you can do to help

BY: - March 13, 2020

This story was updated at 4:10 p.m. on Friday, March 13 after Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania schools would close for two weeks.  State officials are asking Pennsylvanians to avoid crowded spaces and group gatherings for the next two weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19, a novel disease that had been found […]

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney wants $85M to fight coronavirus in city

BY: - March 12, 2020

f the appropriation is approved, City Manager Brian Abernathy would use the money to “quickly access additional services as conditions warrant,”

Wolf orders shutdown of schools, public spaces in Montgomery County as Pennsylvania enters two-week COVID response

BY: and - March 12, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf has asked Pennsylvanians to avoid public gatherings and recreational activities as he announced the shutdown of schools, community centers and entertainment venues for two weeks in Montgomery County to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Top health officials’ coronavirus warning: ‘It’s going to get worse’ 

BY: - March 11, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci testified at a U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Wednesday as health officials around the country scrambled to contain the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

How to get tested for coronavirus in Pennsylvania: Symptoms, how many cases, who to call and more

BY: - March 11, 2020

As of Wednesday morning, there are 14 presumptive cases of coronavirus in Pennsylvania, according to the state Department of Health.

Pa. has 10 coronavirus cases, three hospitalized, state officials say

BY: and - March 9, 2020

The cases are so far concentrated in the eastern part of the state. Seven patients reside in suburban Montgomery County; the others live in Monroe, Delaware and Wayne Counties. 

Philly is prepared for coronavirus as Pennsylvania confirms first 2 cases, officials say

BY: - March 7, 2020

By Michael D’Onofrio PHILADELPHIA — City officials said they are ready for a potential outbreak of the coronavirus in the city as the first cases in Pennsylvania were confirmed on Friday. “The situation is changing very rapidly and our response is changing rapidly,” said Health Commissioner Thomas Farley. The city has not had an identified […]


The big thing Trump can do to improve his coronavirus response | Opinion

BY: - March 3, 2020

Ending the administration's seemingly endless war on science and expertise would go a long way toward calming public fears.