HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Thursday confirmed there are 1,989 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 18,228.
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HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania schools will remain shuttered for the rest of the academic year because of the coronavirus pandemic that has sickened thousands and caused hundreds of deaths statewide, under an order signed Thursday by the state's education secretary.
The Allegheny National Forest has issued a closure order to prohibit all fires, overnight camping, and mandating a group-size limitation of 10 people or less per group across the entire forest.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. The symptoms could appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
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Venango County school districts are preparing for the possibility of finishing the school year online after state-mandated closures triggered by the coronavirus crisis have paused their semesters for nearly a month.
As news organizations hustle to gather information on the coronavirus pandemic and how it is affecting our communities, there is very little laughter associated with any of it.
An additional 1,680 positive cases of the coronavirus were reported by the state Department of Health on Wednesday, including one new case in Mercer County and six new cases in Butler County.
Work is expected to resume today on Old Route 8 as part of phase one of the reconstruction of Route 8 in Sandycreek, Irwin and Victory townships, according to PennDOT.
An Easter holiday in which religious as well as secular traditions are thrown out of whack by the coronavirus pandemic will be unlike any previous such celebrations.
Parents who live in Valley Grove School District who have children eligible for kindergarten in the fall will be able to start the registration process online at the district's website, http://www.vgsd.org, beginning Monday.
Trout season in Pennsylvania opened Tuesday in an abrupt announcement by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission that was designed to preempt big gatherings of anglers and travel that typically occurs on the traditional opening day.
SCRANTON - Oil Region residents can participate today in the first of a series of tele-town halls that U.S. Sen. Bob Casey will conduct across the state regarding the coronavirus, and discuss what is being done in Congress to mitigate its public health and economic effects.
The state Senate approved emergency measures Tuesday to help local governments respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to Sen. Scott Hutchinson.
National Fuel Gas Co. Foundation, the charitable giving arm of National Fuel, has made a donation of $250,000 to help address the most critical needs of the communities it serves in Pennsylvania and New York in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
HARRISBURG — The state Fish and Boat Commission, in consultation with the Governor's Office, state Department of Health and state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, opened the 2020 trout season at 8 a.m. today.
- An April hike planned by the Clarion chapter of the North Country Trail Association has been canceled. More information is available by calling Susan Giering at (814) 226-4679.
The Oil Region Library Association, the parent organization for the public libraries in Oil City, Franklin and Cooperstown, has announced all three libraries will remain closed indefinitely until further notice.
Coronavirus concerns have forced area lawmakers and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to postpone an informational meeting regarding upcoming plans to repair a hazardous dam at Kahle Lake.
CLARION - Although the Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry office is closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization continues to work for the local business community.
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HARRISBURG - The state Department of Health on Monday reported 1,470 additional positive cases of the coronavirus, including two each in Venango and Crawford counties, one each in Clarion and Forest counties, and four in Butler County.
Venango County commissioners said Monday the county is good financial shape right now and that nothing has been decided as far as possible layoffs.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that 1,651 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been among health care workers, a figure that is just under 10% of the state’s confirmed coronavirus cases.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is suing to stop Republican lawmakers from overturning her executive order limiting church gatherings — triggering a high-stakes legal showdown amid a deadly pandemic.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area nursing home where seven residents with coronavirus died has a history of citations for health and safety issues, including infection control, according to state records.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' top health official on Thursday encouraged a Little Rock abortion clinic to stop seeing out-of-state patients during the coronavirus outbreak but stopped short of ordering the facility to halt abortions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hospitals taking money from the $2 trillion stimulus bill will have to agree not to send “surprise” medical bills to patients treated for COVID-19, the White House said Thursday.
SAN DIEGO — A sailor assigned to the San Diego-based aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt is in intensive care at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam after being found unresponsive in his room, the Navy said Thursday.
The NASCAR world celebrated the No. 48 driver’s 20-year career Wednesday, but the old dog is still learning new tricks.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Plans are in place to convert North Dakota's largest sports venue into a field hospital in case it's needed for COVID-19 patients, Fargo officials said Thursday.
WASHINGTON — The White House required that journalists on Thursday take a rapid coronavirus test before participating in the news briefing frequently attended by President Donald Trump.
For the past 30 years, international politics have been shaped by two fundamental realities: America’s unrivaled power and the forces of globalization. While already waning for some time, both realities are threatened with death blows from the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening international peace and security — “potentially leading to an increase in social unrest and violence that would greatly undermine our ability to …
NEW YORK — “Fox and Friends” weekend co-host Jedediah Bila is the latest TV news personality to test positive for COVID-19.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has ordered that Texas abortion clinics may continue to perform abortions in some cases, either those using medication or those involving patients for whom delays would pose an essential ban.
LANSING, Kan. (AP) — Several inmates from one cell house at the Lansing Correctional Facility got out of their cells and are destroying property, prison officials said.
MIAMI (AP) — A crew member who was hospitalized for days after two ill-fated cruise ships with coronavirus patients were finally allowed to dock in Florida has died, officials said.
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The number of Kentucky residents filing for unemployment benefits stayed on a record-breaking pace last week, lifting the three-week statewide total to more than 275,000 as the coronavirus pandemic causes widespread economic damage.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday offered assurances that the state will have enough ventilators to “meet the needs” of Californians stricken by the novel coronavirus based on the state’s projections of the outbreak.
CHICAGO — A federal judge on Thursday rejected an emergency request to order the release of medically vulnerable Cook County Jail detainees due to an ongoing COVID-19 threat, but granted a temporary restraining order forcing Sheriff Tom Dart to comply with strict sanitation and testing measures.
ST. LOUIS — Washington University School of Medicine announced Thursday that it is launching a clinical trial to investigate the controversial drug chloroquine, among others, to treat the new coronavirus.
Was Christian Smalls fired from Amazon for violating a quarantine or because he helped organize a walkout to protest safety conditions at a New York warehouse where employees had been diagnosed with COVID-19?
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina groceries and other retailers must meet capacity restrictions and cleanliness standards if they want to keep operating next week under expanding social distance directives to blunt COVID-19, Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Liberty University is pushing for criminal trespassing charges to be lodged against two journalists who pursued stories about why the evangelical college in Virginia has remained partially open during the coronavirus outbreak.
With the federal stockpile drained of protective gear, states are turning to each other, private industries and anyone who can donate in a desperate bid to get respirators, gloves and other supplies to doctors, nurses and other front-line workers.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The number of Georgia workers seeking jobless benefits last week surged to more than 390,000, eclipsing the total number of unemployment claims the state saw in all of 2019, as efforts to contain the coronavirus batter the economy.
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — For the second time this week, an inmate has escaped from a minimum-security prison in southeast Oklahoma where one inmate, four workers and a probation officer tested positive for the coronavirus, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said Thursday.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexico City government is sending out teams to help the home-bound and the homeless during the shutdown declared to combat the coronavirus, officials said Thursday.
CHICAGO (AP) — A funeral for the first Chicago Police officer to die from complications of the coronavirus on Thursday looked unlike any funeral for a city officer in memory.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic is deepening already existing inequalities and “is having devastating social and economic consequences for women and girls” that could reverse limited progress toward gender equality o…
The Libyan coast guard rescued 280 migrants in distress in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday and diverted them to the shores of the North African country, only to have them banned from disembarking, the U.N. migration agency said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is America's newest podcast host, recently interviewing Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Obama administration's point person during the Ebola outbreak. He's launched an email newsletter and began holding Zoom calls this week with individual supporters in wha…
A staggering 16.8 million Americans have been thrown onto the unemployment rolls in just three weeks, underscoring the terrifying speed with which the coronavirus outbreak has brought world economies to a near standstill.
NEW YORK (AP) — For centuries, on the first and second nights of the Jewish holiday of Passover, the youngest child has asked his or her elders, “Why is this night different from all others?”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A teleconference with California regulators to discuss a potential limited ban on freshwater sportfishing amid the coronavirus pandemic was abruptly canceled Thursday after it descended into chaos, with some of those who called in branding officials as “fascists” an…
ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Thursday postponed the state’s primary election for three weeks, until June 9, as the coronavirus spreads, poll workers quit and voters worry about getting sick at precincts.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — While it pains him, the head of one of the oldest Catholic dioceses in the United States says this Holy Week will be different for tens of thousands of parishioners in New Mexico. It has to be.