For years, Pennsylvania has had a hard time counting its dead.
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HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania State University, the behemoth public research university with enrollment nearing 100,000, is forcing students to sign a liability agreement and assume all risk of COVID-19 prior to returning to campus for the fall semester.
HARRISBURG – There’s roughly $1 billion in unspent federal aid sitting in Pennsylvania’s coffers. Yet key players in the Capitol say they won’t make any decisions about how to spend the cash until Washington makes up its mind on a second coronavirus relief package.
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Gov. Tom Wolf issued a concern Thursday about a recent rise in daily COVID-19 cases, saying they could be traced to colleges and universities.
Allegheny County has seen another week of lower, steady numbers of new COVID-19 cases, something that was credited to the public’s cooperation with mask-wearing and social distancing.
Gov. Tom Wolf Friday warned of the dangers of developing COVID-19 by attending large gatherings, including election rallies and high school football games.
State Health Secretary Rachel Levine said Wednesday that there is a newer investigation into COVID-19 “long haulers” who recover, but experience lingering health problems related to the virus.
Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday made a plea for Washington, D.C., to preserve the Affordable Care Act when its provisions are especially needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday that Pennsylvania has one of the lowest daily COVID-19 case counts in the nation and also scores well on its supply of personal protective equipment.
The Republican-controlled state House failed Wednesday to get enough votes to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of a bill that would have allowed school districts to set crowd limits at sporting events.
Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday vetoed a bill that would have stripped him of authority to limit crowd sizes at high school sporting events during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Tom Wolf made a plea Thursday to the Legislature to approve more money for hazard pay to essential workers who risk their health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Allegheny County has gone a month with the number of new COVID-19 cases stabilizing, even though schools and colleges have been back in session.
Washington County added 22 new cases of the novel coronavirus, taking its total number Tuesday to 1,232 since the pandemic officially arrived in Pennsylvania in March.
State Health Secretary Rachel Levine issued a call Monday to college students to take COVID-19 seriously as there has been a significant increase statewide in the number of new cases involving those between the ages of 19 and 24.
Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday urged the state Legislature to free up more money to help small businesses that have been rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Tom Wolf will ease COVID-19 mitigation on restaurants and allow them to seat diners at 50% of their indoor occupancy rates in two weeks.
The COVID-19 death toll rose to 25 Thursday in Washington County after the state Department of Health reported a new death there in its daily update on the disease.
Allegheny County will not immediately ease any COVID-19 restrictions despite experiencing a significant decrease in the daily number of new cases.
Allegheny County, where COVID-19 cases surged this summer, reported no new deaths from the virus Monday for the second consecutive day.
While the number of new COVID-19 cases in Allegheny County have declined significantly in recent weeks, officials there issued a call Wednesday for returning college students to practice social distancing and wear masks off campus.
Washington County recorded three new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday and another 14 new cases of the virus, the state Health Department said.
Two more residents of Washington County have died from complications of COVID-19, bringing the county’s death toll from the virus to 16, the state Health Department announced Friday.
Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority has been awarded a $3.3 million federal grant to assist its bus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday his guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic recommends that high school sports be delayed until Jan. 1 because of the virus.
Gov. Tom Wolf reminded bars and restaurants Monday that inspections are underway of compliance to his COVID-19 order involving social distancing and masking at bars and restaurants.
Another COVID-19 death was announced Thursday in Washington County where 11 people have died from the virus since April 10.
Washington County added a dozen new COVID-19 cases Monday, taking its total to 681 since March.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an additional 800 positive cases of COVID-19 Sunday as new cases of the virus within the state continue to mount. The additional positive tests bring the statewide total to 107,425. Since test results started coming in March 6, there have been 7…
The number of new COVID-19 cases was continuing Friday to trend upward in every county and region of Pennsylvania, the state’s health secretary said.
People who resist Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 orders, including a requirement to wear face masks in public, are jeopardizing the reopening of public schools in six weeks, the state health secretary said Thursday.