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...

A first-ever "tracing army" is coming to the Empire State

04.23.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo says the program will test, trace and isolate people who have contracted the coronavirus. He says help is coming from former New York City mayor Micheal Bloomberg and Johns Hopkins University. Cuomo says the new initiative could...

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...

Cuomo is not yet ready to close schools for the year

04.23.20 | Bob Price

Cuomo says the government will address the issue on a week-by-week basis, but it'll be necessary to have schools open to make it possible for New York's businesses to also get back to normal. The governor says schools in separate parts of the...

Cuomo says the meeting with President Trump went well

04.22.20 | Brandon Dickson

New York's leader insists he and the commander-in-chief agreed that the state government should be responsible for managing the COVID-19 tests in their own laboratories. Cuomo calls it a "smart" resolution. President Trump is also pleased with...

PA Senate approves legislation banning "telemedicine" abortions

04.22.20 | Terry Diener, Brandon Dickson

A telemedicine abortion happens when a doctor prescribe abortion pills to a woman by webcast. Governor Wolf, who has already deemed the abortion industry "essential" in the COVID-19 era has promised a veto.

Antibody tests may not be the "fix" for COVID-19 in PA

04.22.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Referencing chickenpox immunity, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine insists so much is still unknown about the coronavirus. Levine says, "we will have to see what the antibodies mean in terms of COVID-19, whether it doesn't really...

Advocates say PA is failing to protect migrant farmworkers from coronavirus

04.22.20 | Terry Diener

There are 360 farm labor camps in Pennsylvania that house more than 4,000 seasonal and guest workers in barracks-style facilities as well as motels, rooming houses, dormitories, and mobile homes.   Those conditions could facilitate the...

Cuomo: different NY regions will re-open at distinct times

04.22.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Cuomo is calling for a regional approach to restart the state's economy. Democratic Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes agrees with the top executive. Republican state Senator Rob Ortt insists, "I think we can do this is in a way that...

Pennsylvania takes a small step toward reopening the economy

04.21.20 | Bill Price

Governor Tom Wolf says he's signing online notary legislation that will pave the way for internet vehicle sales in the Keystone State. He's also allowing for limited building construction work that can start on May 8th. Wolf maintains the need...

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