‘We are already at a tipping point,’ Wolf says, as Pa. imposes new health restrictions on bars and restaurants

BY: and - July 15, 2020

(*This story was updated at 5:53 p.m. on Wednesday 7/15/20 with new reporting from Gov. Tom Wolf’s press conference and other information.) Issuing a grave warning about the potential for a serious surge of COVID-19, Gov. Tom Wolf announced a new set of restrictions on Pennsylvania’s bars, restaurants, nightclubs and workplaces that will take effect […]

Philly teachers want district to have plans for COVID-19 testing, distance learning

BY: - July 15, 2020

Philadelphia teachers want the School District of Philadelphia to satisfy nine criteria before schools reopen for in-person instruction.


COVID-19 in Pa.: The kids are not alright. What’s next? | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 14, 2020

Young adults make up 45 percent of COVID-19 cases. The choice is simple: Wear a mask and get on board, or risk being sent back to our rooms.

How will Pennsylvania schools reopen this fall? Your questions, answered

BY: - July 12, 2020

After a historic shutdown that kept 1.7 million school children at home for three months, schools across Pennsylvania are racing against the clock to safely open their doors this fall.


Here’s what’s at risk in Trump’s rush to reopen schools | John A. Tures

BY: - July 12, 2020

It’s time to return to listening to health care experts and scientists about best practices, instead of letting politics drive decisions.

Philly’s schools official outlines district’s hybrid reopening plan

BY: - July 10, 2020

Administrators are working on a plan to “help students and teachers with the learning gap,” District Chief of Schools Evelyn Nuñez said.

Cheyney, Lincoln universities release fall reopening plans

BY: - July 9, 2020

The region's three historically Black universities have released their plans for the upcoming 2020 fall semester.

Teacher and students in a classroom.

Education official: Part-time schedules, small groups best way to reduce COVID-19 transmission when schools reopen

BY: - July 8, 2020

Pennsylvania education officials are urging schools across the state to offer some form of in-person instruction this fall, a top education official said Wednesday, though new research shows that part-time schedules with small groups of students may be the most effective way to minimize the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks.  The announcement by Deputy Education Secretary […]

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Allegheny Co. mulls new dining restrictions

BY: - July 7, 2020

“I leave this open to change depending on our cases,” Health Director Dr. Deborah Bogen said. She said she expects to release the new order by Wednesday afternoon.

Wolf: ‘We need to redouble our efforts’ on fighting COVID-19

BY: - June 24, 2020

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified Pennsylvania as one of three states on a downward trajectory in COVID-19 cases for 42 consecutive days.Since then, cases in some parts of the state have spiked.

Erie Co. set to ‘go green’ Friday — even as COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to increase

BY: - June 23, 2020

ERIE, Pa. — Erie County has finally gotten the go ahead to move into the least restrictive phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan for reopening Pennsylvania.  The announcement came late last week that the northwesterm county would be moving into the green phase on June 26. State Reps. Ryan Bizzaro, Robert Merski and Patrick Harkins, […]

Eight more Pa. counties, including Dauphin Co., will go green on June 19, Wolf says

BY: - June 12, 2020

The green phase means some restrictions stay in place, but others are eased. For example, large group gatherings can include up to 250 people.