Coronavirus


FILE - In this Friday, March 6, 2020, file photo, the headquarters for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shown in Atlanta, Georgia. (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File)
Data Correction Drops COVID Vaccine Rates in Pennsylvania

The data correction comes as infections, hospitalizations, and intensive-care unit cases are rising in Pennsylvania and many other states.

Dr. Ala Stanford administers a COVID-19 swab test on Wade Jeffries in the parking lot of Pinn Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Stanford and other doctors formed the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to offer testing and help address heath disparities in the African American community. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Doctor Recognized for Leading the Charge to Fight COVID in Philadelphia’s Underserved Neighborhoods

More than 50,000 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 through the efforts of Dr. Ala Stanford, founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.

At Wilson High School in West Lawn, students in the audience listen as former NBA basketball player Chris Herren speaks on April 13, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Court Rules PA Mask Mandate Must Expire Dec. 4

The ruling comes a week after Commonwealth Court threw out the statewide mask mandate for school and child care facilities.

Sabrina Werley works with her 4th grade students in a math support class at Cumru Elementary School in Cumru Twp., April 14, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
Court Throws Out Pennsylvania School Mask Mandate, Wolf Administration Plans Appeal

The judges said Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam's mandate did not comply with the state's laws about reviewing and approving regulations and was adopted without an existing disaster emergency declared by the governor.

Students in Sabrina Werley's 4th grade math support class at Cumru Elementary School in Berks County, April 14, 2021. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/Ben Hasty)
Wolf Expects to Let Schools Set Masking Rules in January

The governor said that, on Jan. 17, he expects to turn over decisions about masking to local school officials. The state's universal masking requirement for early learning programs and child care facilities will remain in place.

In this May 12, 2021 file photo, Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at an event in Mechanicsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
State Employees Who Get Vaccinated to Get 5 Paid Days Off

The Wolf administration is offering five days of "verification leave" to state employees who get vaccinated against COVID-19. GOP lawmakers called the decision fiscally irresponsible.

Pennsylvania billionaires
A Tale of Two Pandemics: One For Billionaires, One For Everyone Else

From Dick Yuengling to Urban Outfitters owner Richard Hayne, Pennsylvania’s billionaires have seen their fortunes grow during the pandemic.