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Wolf orders all Pa. schools closed for the rest of the academic year due to coronavirus; 6.6 million Americans out of work, bringing 3-week total to over 16.5 million

As Philly officials report COVID-19 spreading at a slower rate, White House officials fear Southeastern Pennsylvania is becoming a coronavirus hot spot and may send more aid.


N.J. to use refrigerated Wawa truck as mobile morgue; Bucks athletic club becoming makeshift medical facility

And, the White House task force is watching the Philly area as a developing coronavirus hot spot, while city police officers will begin wearing cloth face masks while on duty.

Pennsylvania hospitals to share supplies, Wolf orders; African Americans disproportionately affected by virus, health officials say

The rate of infection in Pennsylvania has flattened somewhat, officials said, but a surge is still coming: "We need to buckle down and recommit ourselves to eliminating as much contact as we can with people outside our homes," Gov. Wolf said.

A South Jersey couple created a massive sand sculpture to thank health-care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic

The six-ton sand sculpture depicts a woman with a surgical mask and a tear in her eye holding the world in her hands and the message "thank you health workers."

Despite the coronavirus, Easter Bunny to hop through a Montgomery County town, at a safe distance

The Jenkintown Police Department said it’s received word that the big guy will be hopping by the borough on Saturday to scout out the area before his Sunday deliveries. “Social distancing will be in effect. The bunny is a very busy guy and can't afford to get sick."


SEPTA slashes schedule, closes stations after worker deaths; Wolf orders Pa. flags half-mast for coronavirus victims

The Philadelphia area surpassed 10,000 coronavirus cases Tuesday and the region’s death toll reached 200. Forty-seven people died from the virus Tuesday across the region.

As coronavirus death numbers reach new highs, city warns of ‘painful cuts.’ But curves might be flattening.

While the case numbers are increasing at nearly the rate they were, the death tolls keep climbing.

How you may be able to get tested for the coronavirus in the Philadelphia area

Officials recently advised that not everyone needs to be tested. But if you have coronavirus symptoms, which can include a dry cough and fever, and are at a high-risk (age 65 and older, or immunocomprised), you may be able to get a test near your home.

New Jersey closes all state and county parks to stop spread of the coronavirus

“We are seeing far too many instances of people gathering in groups in our parks, erroneously thinking that since they’re outside social distancing doesn’t matter," Gov. Phil Murphy said.

After online outrage, a Bucks County estate is fast-tracking a new wedding venue to keep up with coronavirus-related rescheduling

"This is an unprecedented situation, and we’re doing everything possible to orchestrate the affairs that our brides and grooms have dreamt about much of their lives,” the Pen Ryn Estate said.