“We’re asking for access to child care for food chain workers, financial relief for undocumented workers and health and safety regulations for all workers on the job, especially farmworkers.”
“We’re asking for access to child care for food chain workers, financial relief for undocumented workers and health and safety regulations for all workers on the job, especially farmworkers.”
Most of western Pa. moves to green phase of coronavirus reopening plan next week.
“None of us can fathom 20% cuts to education. Those are cuts that I don’t think we’ve ever imagined, we’ve ever seen, in recent times.”
To protect his wife and four children, Dr. Roberto Vargas, who processes COVID-19 tests in Rochester, N.Y., is staying in their basement. “What carries me through is this family,” he tells them.
Senate still needs to act, but resolution faces almost certain disapproval by governor
New Yorkers Gali Beeri and Joshua Boliver met at a dance class in March as the city was about to lock down. The near-strangers took a leap of faith and are riding out quarantine in Joshua’s apartment.
The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. has spent weeks under strict restrictions. But the mayor says up to 400,000 people will likely return to their jobs soon — with some conditions.
Time magazine reporter W.J. Hennigan embedded with workers responsible for caring for the bodies of some 20,000 New Yorkers who have died from COVID-19. “It’s a haunting thing,” he says.
State lawmakers returned to session this week, with plans to vote on bills aimed at helping New Yorkers cope with all of the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 66% approval rating is still among the highest during his 9 years in office.
Patients can have persistent physical, cognitive and psychological disability after their discharge.
Since the New York state PAUSE order went into effect in March, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and other support groups have transitioned to virtual meetings.
Binghamton University’s president said that students will return to campus this fall as well, but more details are forthcoming.
“This is going to be our new normal when the government allows us to come back. So, I am giving it a go.”
“Before the coronavirus, we thought somewhere around a million people were food insecure and needed food,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Now, 1 in 4 New Yorkers may be going hungry.
“The wearing of masks, the cleaning regimen that would have to happen before or after, the airing out of the space, the need to manage things like doorways or bathrooms or places of contact.”
“If I’m not making money, if I can’t sustain rent on 2,400 square feet, plus utilities, then it’s no longer a benefit for me to keep the business as it was running.”
Scientifically, there’s no clear consensus yet on the effectiveness of school closures in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
“It doesn’t prevent the decisions. It solely requires reports. Once the reports are made, those things are subject to review.”
“The families claim “online learning is wholly inadequate to meet the needs of nonverbal and partially verbal children with autism who rely upon…in-person instruction.”
Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine responded to critics who say there are holes in the state’s plan to test all residents and staff at nursing homes: “The plan is an evolution.”
‘I wish everybody would have a clear mask, because as a person that needs to read lips, I’m afraid to go anywhere,’”
Pa. is only state in nation where real estate is on hold during coronavirus
PA business owners share stories of evolving, sometimes contradictory, guidance from state
The state’s unemployment benefits agency continues to deal with “an avalanche of claims.”
“We are going to have to put strict limits in terms of capacity in every church, and all sorts of restrictions.”
At least 150 children in the U.S. are now believed to have contracted a new illness thought to be connected to COVID-19.
“Going out there and saying ‘support your local economy’ is going to make you look bad if at the same time you are saying ‘put your kids in danger.’”
Georgianna Glose, a nun in Brooklyn, N.Y., who blew the whistle on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church died from COVID-19 complications. She was 73.
A pediatric cardiologist working at a hospital in the Bronx reflects on treating adults after part of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center was converted to an adult COVID-19 unit.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is extending the state’s stay at home order to May 28. Some areas of the state have been given the green light to enter Phase One of reopening beginning Friday.
Beaches will be monitored for density, and will be limited to half their usual capacity. Parking will be limited and entrances will be monitored to ensure that too many people aren’t coming in.
“That can help them find safe shelter, talk about their safety options, and really connect them to the services they need, during this time and even after this time.”
The union says health systems are sitting on stockpiles of N95 respirators, leaving nurses without needed protection, as some hospitals restart elective procedures.
“There’s a lot of people who think nothing will happen to them, and keep getting together, keep having parties.”
Local officials were mixed about the state’s messaging as the Southern Tier Region reopened Friday.
President Trump is traveling to a medical supply distributor, where he will make the case that the coronavirus pandemic shows the danger in having supply chains spread around the world.
“The challenge has been that school districts don’t have a list of all qualified voters within a school district, so identifying those individuals has been challenging.”
“The folks that are incarcerated in the prisons in our region are potentially a huge source of contagion.”
“The whole spring season is basically lost.”
We breakdown the issue in eight counties and the latest developments.
Health officials advise parents to seek immediate care if a child has trouble breathing, severe abdominal pain, a change in skin color, rash, fever, or racing heart.
“Helping them see their families, making sure we’re scheduling times for Zoom and FaceTime meetings — that’s never been a part of our day.”
How this business qualified for a waiver is unclear from just the information DCED posted on its website.
“It wasn’t about getting masks out to the public. It was about saving his company and making as much money as possible.”
The repercussions have been devastating. Nearly 1,000 out of 26,000 restaurants operating in the state have permanently closed due to coronavirus.
As sales to restaurant clients dried up, oyster farmer Peter Stein had to adapt or perish. Now, he’s delivering oysters directly to individual customers, doing about 20% of his usual business.
Rochester, Ithaca, Binghamton, Elmira, and Utica, as well as the surrounding communities, will all be allowed to start the first phase of reopening this Friday.
Many of these companies have already instituted a variety of protocols to keep workers safe.
GasBuddy on Monday reported that the national average price for a gallon of gas has increased 1.5 cents in a week to $1.75.
Help with refinancing debt could help shale companies in PA
They are particularly at risk of serious complications or death if they get the coronavirus, but if they refuse to work, they could lose their job and unemployment.
The state issued 12,826 denials and 11,635 businesses were told that their request did not require an exemption.
“I am hoping they come up with a vaccine. I will be first in line, because I want to get everybody out of the house.”
Starting this month, health departments in New York are trying to hire thousands of workers to build up what could become one of the country’s largest contact tracing programs for the coronavirus.
Doctors in the U.S. and Europe are reporting a small wave of cases of what looks like a “shock syndrome” in young people. They have low blood pressure, inflamed hearts and other serious symptoms.
“It’s baffling that the Veterans Health Administration does not have a strategy in place to address the shortages of PPE in New York.”
“A good farmers market is like a weekly fair or festival. People are wanting that back, but it won’t be the same.”
“In a dental office, if the appropriate precautions are not taken, the virus and aerosols can stay lingering in the air for hours at a time.”
Digital divide remains a major challenge in some parts of Pennsylvania
Zoom has agreed to launch a new internal data security program and will take other steps to combat hacker disruptions, a practice that has become known as Zoombombing.
“They are all feeling very ready to get back to work. Most of them are in the process of trying to develop plans to get there.”
One high school in New York has found a way to have safe and memorable graduation: hold it at a drive-in movie theater.
The governor says the state cannot widely enforce its worker safety order.
The Steelton-Highspire School District says it’s reaching between 73 and 79 percent of its high-schoolers with online instruction.
The stores will be limited to no more than 25 people, including employees, in a store at any one time.
Governor Wolf said he didn’t know how many people would be hired or when the corps would be formed, but that he wants it to be a big deal.
Live audiences help comics get exposure and work out new material. Colin Quinn says virtual platforms don’t replicate “the tension” of being in front of a room full of strangers.
Maxwell Kirsner built sets for big events. Then he, his fiancée and their coworkers were laid off. Kirsner says he’s optimistic the city will make it back, but he’s worried how long that will take.
There will likely still be polling places open on June 23rd, but Governor Cuomo is strongly encouraging voters to use the mail- in option instead.
State health officials started testing nearly 200 seasonal workers at the giant hydroponic greenhouse last weekend because of concerns it might be a COVID hotspot.
Farmers argue that if we keep breaking the food chain, there will be a lot of farms that aren’t going to survive this.
Visits to any dealership will be by appointment only, and a number of safety precautions will be monitored to keep dealers and buyers safe.
“Is this the new normal in terms of what we’re going to do in terms of shutting down the economy?”
Kevin Boyle, the ranking Democrat on the committee, immediately interrupted him, calling on committee Chairman Garth Everett to cut Rep. Chris Dush off.
State Attorney General Tish James is investigating reports from families who say the nursing homes kept them in the dark about the condition of their relatives who had COVID-19.
Democrats backing the bill say the White House has not fully utilized the power of the federal government, which has left hospitals and health care workers shorted in many places.
Licensed marriage and family therapist Tonya Girard on why some people might not feel the full effects of the crisis until months after it ends.
The people who track coronavirus exposures and try to prevent the virus’s spread are called Contact Tracers. Their work is taking on a new urgency.
“Without aid from Washington, we’re going to see higher taxes on the local level, and cuts in services as well as laying off teachers, cops, firefighters.”
The state in mid-April ordered all essential employers to provide protections, but some workers say they’ve seen little change.
The entire state is in the red status until Friday.
“You’d rather have a controlled start, so that you don’t have to stop. You reopen too fast, then you have to stop.”
At this point, the state is allowing both in-person and absentee ballots for those village and special district elections.
The coronavirus pandemic has also closed some meatpacking plants, although PresidentTrump last week ordered large meat processors remain open.
“I think in the aftermath of COVID-19, and hopefully it happens sooner than we think, virtual job fairs are going to become the rule and not the exception.”
Local businesses are coming up with plans for restarting, but how and when they go into effect are still an unknown.
At least 9,000 front-line nurses and other medical workers have contracted COVID-19.
Election chiefs call on state officials to allow processing to start earlier, clarify which polling places can open.
“We’re going to have the schools closed for the rest of the year. We’re going to continue the distance learning programs.”
Students who failed Regents tests during the school year normally would have the opportunity to take them again in August.
Congressman John Katko and North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) were appointed to the White House task force for reopening the economy.
Supporters say the public health emergency from COVID-19 has exposed a “pre-existing scarcity” of medical treatment, and available resources for those with disabilities.
Move comes as a Senate committee approves a motion to issues subpoenas to obtain more information on how Wolf administration responded to businesses seeking to remain open during coronavirus closure
“You rely on your state to bail you out and you can’t get any answers.”
Republicans in legislature want details on how state handled business requests to remain open during coronavirus closures
“We’re deemed essential on the backside, but not on the revenue side.”
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is sending a message about the food supply: there’s plenty of food and the state is adjusting to get it to people.
“We lost hundreds of thousands of operational dollars – every course did. Not profit dollars.””
The COVID-19 Maternity Task Force has issued its recommendations to support pregnant mothers and their newborns during the pandemic.
“The state is considering a deferral for all companies that have job creation requirements as part of economic development packages.”
“That’s awful, awful, heart breaking when you watch your milk go down the drain when it’s a perfectly good, sellable product,”
The iconic vessel was intended to provide overflow capacity to the New York metropolitan area but ultimately wasn’t needed as badly as first feared.
“With all health care, your condition dictates the speed of care provided, and that will still be the case as we look to reschedule.”
“Literally, ‘Pay me now and maybe you will get some stuff some time in the future,’ is where some vendors are starting.”
“I believe that they are scared. If you listen to a lot of what’s going on [on the news], it’s a lot of overkill, on the fear factor.”
Congressman Tom Reed wants that deal to include provisions that ensure local governments get needed aid with no interference by the state.
The joint demonstration between the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds will begin early Tuesday afternoon over New York City, Newark and Trenton, N.J., and Philadelphia.
“It’s very frustrating. We have excess milk but we can’t get it to people who are in need at this time.”
Repairing the locks, which allow boats to travel from one neck of the waterway to another, was deemed nonessential work.
“The science just does not back up shifting to plastic bags. But everyone is trying to make the best of a really difficult situation.”
“With the amount of unemployment we’ve seen in New York, and the number of COVID cases we’ve had, New York should be at the front of the list”
The state’s economy could lose a staggering $243 billion, or 14% of the state’s gross domestic product, over the course of the pandemic and the economic recovery.
‘Everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong’
Voters who request absentee and mail-in ballots before the May 26 deadline might receive them at different times due to “factors outside their control.”
“It’s another Monday, and it’s another end-the-shutdown bill.”
“I’m one to look at the half-full glass … but now I’m looking at which customers of ours are going to survive.”
“Nobody has communicated with us. They just do what they want to do and we have to live with it.”
Amazon may have violated federal health and safety standards as well as New York’s whistleblower law, the New York attorney general’s office wrote to Amazon in a letter obtained by NPR.
“As we begin to rethink and restart the economy, projects like this can really help transform communities in a very positive way.”
The governor has said he might cut funding to schools, hospitals and local governments by 20%, but he said Friday no decision has been made.
As of this week, 83 workers with New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority died from COVID-19. Two bus operators talk about the crushing loss they’ve witnessed in their field.
State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin), the sponsor of a longshot measure to revoke the governor’s emergency powers, said the waiver decisions seem random.
“As soon as he saw her face on that iPad, you could see relief in him immediately. She said, ‘Sing with me, Bob’, and he started singing and I literally started crying right there.”
“I’ve talked to our mayors all across New York, and a lot of them are now deciding whether they’re going to lay off police officers and firefighters.”
“Ultimately, the virus is going to set the timeline, not us.”
For weeks, paramedics and EMTs in New York City have been struggling to respond to a high number of 911 calls during the coronavirus pandemic. More first responders are getting sick themselves.
Paramedic David Goroff works in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania.
“I think it is a good time to reflect on the power of nature, and where we were as a planet 50 years ago, and where we want to get.”
Defying the governor’s shutdown order, and spurred on by far-right activists and Republican state lawmakers, hundreds of people gathered to demand that businesses reopen.
The bill would ban doctors from using telemedicine for any drug on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy list.
“One of the questions about markets is, will we be able to provide enough…safety measures for people to feel comfortable in those spaces?”
Cuomo said at their White House meeting Trump committed to procure more testing supplies from China and other overseas manufacturers. He said they agreed the Navy ship Comfort could leave New York.
Daryl Doeschner talks about his mother Annette Doeschner’s life and how he thinks her death was preventable.
Cuomo also said elective outpatient surgeries will be allowed to resume in counties that do not have a significant number of people sick with the coronavirus.
“If a situation is radically different in one part of the state than another part of the state, take that into consideration.”
“They have a constitutional obligation to fulfill the needs of students, and they have not done that.”
“We need to be, I think, taking a look at the data, and working with not only the health professionals, but also the business community.”
As essential workers, migrant farm laborers are continuing operations. However, they are also one of the most vulnerable populations if exposed to the virus.
“I would just urge New Yorkers to keep being heard, making sure their concerns are being met.”
Gov. Tom Wolf announced the business shutdowns would be extended until until May 8. They were due to lift on April 30. He did ease the limits a bit, including on the construction industry.
“Any plan to start to reopen the economy has to be based on data and testing, and we have to make sure our antibody and diagnostic testing is up to the scale we need.”
Main rally marked by Trump flags, open-carry firearms, anti-vaxxers and plenty of anger at Gov. Tom Wolf
“We’re at a point where some of the upstate hospitals have significant financial burdens because they are not doing the elective surgeries.”
New York and New Jersey want nursing homes to accept recovering hospital patients, regardless of their COVID-19 status, to free up space in hospitals. What’s to keep the virus from spreading?
Farmer Dennis Brawdy said this year is stranger than most because major customers are closed.
Infusing plasma from the recovered into the ill is an old treatment, shown by Dr. Emil von Behring’s 1901 Nobel Prize for infusing plasma into those sick with diphtheria, leading to a cure.
“It’s an important support to make sure we have a viable food system and that farmers can still farm.”
“Why do we need a pandemic to be this supportive to each other? Maybe we can carry some of this kindness going forward.”
The allergy season starts taking off right about now, and many of the symptoms of seasonal allergies are the same as COVID-19:
PA POST – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says it’s time to start talking about reopening the state’s economy, but during a Friday afternoon news conference, he avoided providing dates for when he will lift restrictions on Pennsylvania residents and businesses. “Unfortunately, we cannot flip a switch and reopen the commonwealth,” Wolf said. “There isn’t going to be one big day. We need to make smart, data-driven decisions, and we can’t be impulsive. We can’t be emotional.”
Starting next week, Wolf said he plans to describe specific steps for lifting restrictions in Pennsylvania. Those steps will follow guidelines released by the Wolf administration on Friday that emphasize a data-driven approach to create quantifiable criteria and take into account conditions in different regions of the state.
These days, Maegen Wagner is serving as her daughter’s therapist, aide, and teacher — while balancing her own responsibilities as an educator in a nearby school district.
To meet the demand, the plant has delayed upgrades and maintenance on its equipment, reduced the number of products it makes, and reassigned non-manufacturing employees to positions on the production line.
“A lot of people say, ‘When are these Special Olympics?’ But Special Olympics is every day.”
“Still a majority, 57%, say right now the government of the state of New York should concentrate on public health and not on trying to reopen the economy.”
“Is the session effectively over? It’s up to the legislature, but I think it’s effectively over.”
Well-known artists and designers are taking over billboards (donated gratis) to brighten the landscape in an emptier-than-usual Times Square. One work simply reads: “Hopefully no one will see this.”
It’s a different story on the commercial side, with a lot of businesses around the state forced to close if they are considered non-essential.
“I noticed as soon as I backed out of my driveway. The brakes were squealing and sounded like they were grinding.”
Connected vents and small cells help accelerate the virus’s spread, and puts inmates on edge
Cuomo has joined other states and said people in New York must wear masks in public when they can’t remain 6 feet apart, in order to protect the gains his state has made against the coronavirus.
The U.S. census, that constitutionally mandated once-a-decade count of every resident, is still being conducted this year, but it’s not going according to plan.
Coronavirus cases at Limerick nuclear station raised concerns. Pa. plants say they’re working to prevent outbreaks during refueling outages.
“Reopening businesses too early will only extend the length of the economic hardships created by the pandemic.”
The recent flattening of the state’s coronavirus case count must stay on course.
For almost every tactile experience in the pre-COVID-19 world, there is now an online analog.
“Every day it’s kind of like, it’s this new thing that’s out there, when it’s been going on for a month.”
The state Department of Health is not making hospital preparedness plans available or overseeing whether hospitals are following those plans.
For weeks, local government associations and municipal officials have urged the legislature to provide explicit confirmation that they can hold remote meetings.
In April, poetry reigns. For some, it’s a month to flood social media feeds with poems or commit to a new writing practice.
“We [should] not have to worry about malpractice suits while trying to save people’s lives.”
Around the country, losses of educators are mounting. It’s unknown whether working in schools when they were open might have exposed staff to more danger than an average workplace.
The president claimed “total” authority, per unnamed constitutional provisions. Experts remind him he is not a king, and cite Articles I, II, III; the 10th Amendment; and the Founding Fathers.
Cuomo compared the President’s briefings to a comedy skit, and said they are “infuriating” and “ignorant”, and that there is “no value” in watching them.
The flawed system starts with patients, who may not provide full information, and continues through doctors, who may not pass patient information to laboratories.
New Pennsylvania unemployment data shows the coronavirus shutdown has been felt most acutely on a per-capita basis in some of the most rural counties.
The process would apply to all patients brought to the hospital during the health emergency, not just those sick with COVID-19.
American Legion officials last week announced the cancellation of all national tournaments, including the World Series.
“Any plan to reopen society MUST be driven by data and experts,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, which is forming a regional coalition of states. California will work with Oregon and Washington.
Manufacturers, lawmakers and grocery store workers say the reusable bags could transmit the virus, but according to scientists there aren’t enough studies to know whether that’s true.
“We want it ASAP, but we want it smart. Not political.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that 758 more New Yorkers have died from the coronavirus. It marked the sixth straight day of more than 700 deaths.
New York City Councilman Francisco Moya says the coronavirus is disproportionately impacting his constituents in Queens, home to a large working class population.
“There will be a time when this is over, and we will be able to have joy and gatherings again. But right now, it’s just so imperative that it’s important to stay home.”
Expectant mothers already face so many questions and uncertainty about the process of giving birth — and in the time of coronavirus, there’s even more to think about.
A bill aimed at curbing youth e-cigarette use in New York that was passed as part of the state budget last week will mean stark changes for vape retailers.”
“Think about the backyard, think about the neighborhood, think about the local park, think about a local trail, think about the closest state park or forest area and how to recreate safely there.”
“This was not an easy decision but closing schools until the end of the academic year is in the best interest of our students, school employees and families.”
Spurred by the concerns of members in China, Columbia University’s medical school alumni association raised more than $1 million to buy desperately needed masks and other gear.
Some officials are releasing inmates as the coronavirus gains a foothold inside correctional facilities across the country.
Cleaners who work in public buildings are also risking their lives to keep others safe in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Pulmonologists in New York hospitals are now supervising doctors from other specialties as they try to keep ICUs staffed, and are deploying equipment in new ways. But COVID-19 is a demoralizing foe.
With New York facing a $10 to $15 billion dollar deficit, and a steep drop in revenue with almost all businesses closed, the governor says he has few choices.
Politicians give speeches and scary headlines fill the news, but somehow life pushes on for New Yorkers.
Wegmans will be supplying face masks to its employees in line with federal guidelines designed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Pennsylvania DA says he’s withdrawing citation against woman who allegedly violated stay-at-home order
“For making protective masks and hospital gowns … you can’t make that out of wishful thinking, you have to have actual fabric.”
Approximately 850 Pennsylvania Guard members are supporting operations throughout the state to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Preliminary data released Wednesday showed that Latinos represent 33% of the deaths in the country’s coronavirus epicenter. The virus’ impact has also been disproportionately high on black residents.
“The bad news isn’t just bad. The bad news is actually terrible.”
If passed on Capitol Hill, the proposal would provide numerous safeguards for those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The New York State Department of Health “may shift any such items not currently needed, or needed in the short term future by a health care facility.”
Binghamton University student Dino Nicolari decided to stay at his off-campus apartment. “I really have trouble working at home.”
Democratic leaders said the proposals place too much of a burden on Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration as a time when it is focused on slowing the pandemic.
731 New Yorkers died in the past day from the virus, the highest number yet, bringing the death total to 5,489.
“When you add all of those people together, you get up to 95 percent of New Yorkers affected acutely, really, on a day-to-day basis.”
“These past few weeks have been pretty heavy with orders and agencies trying to get their pantries restocked as they’re seeing more people come to them for help.”
“Now is not the time to ease up on strong mitigation tactics that can help flatten the curve and ease the burden likely to be placed on our healthcare system.”
Officials are struggling to handle the high number of people who have died from the disease. So many have died that the city is considering temporary burial at a public cemetery on Hart Island.
A spokesperson said American Airline’s busiest flight out of LaGuardia Sunday only had 27 passengers and nine flights from JFK and LaGuardia had one passenger on each.
“We at the Board have a legal mandate to conduct our jobs. The continuity of government depends in part on some of the work that we’re doing.”
“Pastors are trying to stay connected with their flocks, and some are doing it through mailings and through the internet, but a lot of parishes will try to live stream at least Easter Mass.”
“I think that we would have a less severe outbreak if we had lower levels of air pollution.”
“Is the world paying attention to this?”
“We need everyone to listen to the orders in place and to stay calm, stay home and stay safe.”
“You want to act like everything is normal, you want to look your brightest…even though that might be a facade.”
In a press conference on Sunday, the governor stressed the importance of working together, both in-state and nationally. “Nobody can do this alone,” he said. “Nobody.”
“Erie County residents will be put at risk and possibly die because we don’t have the equipment here,”
The state had 562 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours. In a bit of “good news,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 1,452 coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals in the past day.
“Those institutions will either get their ventilator back, or they will be reimbursed and paid for their ventilator. So they can buy a new ventilator.”
“Knowing the process of distillation and how long it takes, I was looking at my barrels and I just thought to myself this would be a great way to help our local community.”
“It’s absolutely crucial that we get this money to people now, for the hospitals now, and for people on the frontlines now, that being individuals.”
As of Thursday, 130 COVID-19 patients in Pennsylvania had required treatment with a ventilator, though that number is expected to rise as cases increase.
“We will see a rise in the cases of child abuse and neglect when this is over.”
“It’s going to be a whole new world on how we’re going to man a job here…until this virus is completely behind us.”
State leads nation in percentage of workforce seeking benefits
“This model projects you’re going to have a high death rate through July. If this model is correct, this could go through the summer.”
“If money comes in during the course of the year, we’ll spend it. If we actually lose money, we have to adjust it. That’s life. We can’t spend what we don’t have.”
Kodak has shipped 40,000 gallons of the isopropyl alcohol over the last week, shipping it in tanker loads from its Eastman Business Park facility.
The Commonwealth’s unemployment compensation program saw more than 378,900 claims filed during the week ending March 21 — 6 percent of the workforce.
Federal agency said new policy doesn’t mean facilities can exceed allowed pollution limits
The Pennsylvania Governor says the state Department of Community and Economic Development will not respond to open records requests for the foreseeable future,
Michael J. O’Brien was a 35-year old Connecticut man who died last Thursday after contracting COVID-19. His wife Tara remains hospitalized, and her condition is improving according to family members.
The brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has experienced COVID-19 symptoms, including “fever, chills and shortness of breath.”