List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA's ED secretary warns schools may not reopen in the fall

04.30.20 | Bob Price

In fact, Pedro Rivera says there's a very good chance they will not. Rivera adds until the state can "get a grip" on COVID-19 kids won't see the inside of a classroom for a very long time. The education secretary insists the state education...

Gov. Wolf's veto of telemedicine bill falls in line with Planned Parenthood

04.29.20 | Terry Diener

The veto drew strong criticism from Republican lawmakers and pro life organizations who condemned him for siding with pro-abortion activists and ignoring what they call the needs of underserved Pennsylvanians for access to medical care. The bill...

Pennsylvania could be past the pandemic peak

04.29.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the numbers continue to decline as the state looks at multi-day trends. Levine cautions that outbreaks will need to be dealt with "very, very quickly" as the state transitions from its red to yellow...

Kickstarting elective surgeries in the Keystone State

04.28.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The state has released guidance for hospitals and ambulatory surgical facilities "to resume elective surgeries, procedures and admissions. Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says that means colonoscopies, minor surgeries and blood...

Pennsylvania is opening a "release valve" on "cabin fever"

04.28.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Tom Wolf says PA marinas, golf courses and privately owned campgrounds may "swing open their gates" this Friday, May 1, while maintaining social distancing. The Wolf administration insists the lifting of some restrictions will allow...

Second round of state funding for Pennsylvania businesses

04.27.20 | Brandon Dickson

The Wolf Administration has announced that 160 companies in 43 counties have received $13.5 million in funding. The money was given to a number of businesses such as restaurants, wellness centers, wineries and breweries, consulting firms, and...

Penn State making pay cuts due to the pandemic

04.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

Employees at university hotels, conference centers, and events at the Bryce Jordan Center will have their salary cut in half. Those employees will still receive benefits, and most will be eligible for unemployment and stimulus support. The...

Most Pennsylvania voters support Gov. Wolf’s responose to the coronavirus crisis

04.24.20 | Terry Diener

A Fox News poll found 69% approve of Wolf’s response to the pandemic. The poll also revealed 62% said his stay-at-home order strikes the right balance. Conversely, 23% said it is too stringent, while another 12% said it is not restrictive...

Gov. Wolf lays out red, yellow & green phases for reopening

04.23.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Pennsylvania governor says the first benchmark to be met includes an average of "less than 50 cases per 100,000 people" over a 14-day span for employees to go back to work. He says testing rates and contact tracing will be factored in before...

Pandemic problems for Pennsylvania pastors

04.23.20 | Brandon Dickson

Bill Bardo, pastor of both the Sylvania and Troy Presbyterian churches, says the COVID-19 restrictions make it impossible to visit church members that are in the hospital. Bardo says clergy members so want to be there in person to pray or place...

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