List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Governor Wolf seeks "major disaster area" declaration in Pennsylvania

03.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

Gov. Tom Wolf has asked President Trump to make the declaration to unlock federal assistance that would aid in the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak. It would provide additional support for state, county, and municipal governments...

147 Nursing homes in 27 states have at least one positive test for the virus

03.30.20 | Brandon Dickson

In Pennsylvania, five percent of them have at least one confirmed case. Health Secretary Doctor Rachel Levine, says we should stay away from assisted care facilities even if we have loved ones in them. Doctor Levine's mom is in a nursing home...

The commonwealth's confirmed coronavirus cases have skyrocketed

03.27.20 | Brandon Dickson

Health Secretary Doctor Rachel Levine says over 1,600 Pennsylvanians have tested positive from 48 counties. Levine insists the number of positive tests doubled from Wednesday to Thursday. Nearly 40% of positive COVID-19 cases are in individuals...

PA agency opens loan program for small businesses affected by virus

03.26.20 | Terry Diener

Through the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program, loans of up to $100,000 will be available to small businesses with 100 or fewer employees. The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority provides critical working capital financing to...

Legislators vote to delay the April 28th primary in PA

03.26.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Pennsylvania lawmakers in both chambers have voted to push back the primary election date by five weeks. Elected officials are hoping the new June 2nd date is past the commonwealth's likely spike of coronavirus cases. Governor Tom Wolf says...

Pennsylvania preps for potential wave of virus cases

03.25.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Betsy Snook, head of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association says state officials are allowing recent retirees to more easily activate their licenses and speeding up the process for graduate nurses to get a license to practice. Pennsylvania...

Pennsylvania senators will meet remotely

03.25.20 | Brandon Dickson

Due to social distancing, state senators will meet from a distance as they address urgent issues related to the spread of COVID-19. Among the topics that could be tackled: how to support healthcare facilities and workers responding to the virus...

Wegmans is looking to create hundreds of jobs amid the coronavirus crisis

03.25.20 | Brandon Dickson

While many people have lost their jobs during the pandemic or have seen reduced hours and pay, there are several companies, including the Rochester-based grocery store chain, that are hiring. Wegmans says in an effort to keep up with the growing...

Meme claims PA Game Commission cancels 2020 hunting and fishing seasons

03.25.20 | Terry Diener

The Game commission noted on its official page, it “has not suspended, altered or changed any hunting regulations, seasons or bag limits in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.” And, while the fake meme was created with a copy of the...

COVID-19 keeps commonwealth classes cancelled into April

03.24.20 | Brandon Dickson

The Pennsylvania Department of Education says all schools in the state will remain closed through at least April 6th. The decision aligns with the governor's stay-at-home directive for seven counties in eastern PA. All standardized testing for...

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