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Pa. Health Secretary Levine confirms 64 cases of COVID-19 in Pa. personal care homes

With the state now recording COVID-19 cases in nursing homes, Pennsylvania’s top health official reiterated warnings Sunday for family members to refrain from visiting...

COVID-19 in Pa.: Wolf asks Trump for federal ‘major disaster declaration’

Trump has granted similar requests by at least three other states in the past 24 hours: Colorado, Massachusetts and Michigan.

W.Pa. House candidate will stay on the primary ballot, state court judge rules

State House hopeful Heather Kass needed 300 signatures to stay on the spring ballot A judge ruled that 306 of them were valid.

The upside of social distancing | Editorial Cartoon

Just because we have to be six feet apart doesn't mean there's not a chance for families to come together at this tough time.

Allegheny County Jail employee tests positive for COVID-19

An employee at Allegheny County jail has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Friday.

SEPTA to further cut Regional Rail service, suspend overnight subway service

Starting on Monday, SEPTA will suspend overnight service on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines between 1 and 4:30 a.m.

New Pa. database tries to connect frontline COVID-19 responders to child care providers

The interactive map, which was published on the Department of Human Services website on Friday, catalogues the 700 child care providers that have been granted waivers to operate since Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all schools and day care centers to shutter on March 17.

Wolf vetoes multi-million methane tax credit, gas allies push for override

This story was updated at 1:48 pm with additional information.Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a multi-million dollar tax credit for petrochemical manufacturing.Wolf had promised...

COVID-19 in Pa: Wolf signs bill moving Pa. presidential primary to June 2

In addition to moving the date of this year’s primary election, the bill allows counties to begin processing and tabulating mail ballots beginning at 7 a.m. on Election Day, rather than after the polls close at 8 p.m.

Wolf expands stay-at-home order to nine more Pa. counties; state tops 2,200 COVID-19 cases

Most of the state's 22 fatalities to date have occurred in patients aged 65 and older. There have been no pediatric deaths so far.