Ellie Rushing covers breaking news in the Philadelphia region, with an emphasis on South Jersey.

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Pa. hospitals get go ahead to share supplies during coronavirus pandemic; going to work poses a COVID-19 risk for flight attendants

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.

Wawa donates refrigerated truck to help New Jersey store bodies of coronavirus victims

The 53-foot refrigerated truck will help relieve crowded morgues and funeral homes in Bergen County.

‘We are forgotten’: Despite mounting costs, college students are excluded from $1,200 stimulus checks

Most of the 12.5 million college students in the United States are claimed as dependents, making them ineligible for the aid.


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.

Philly-area hospitals furlough employees as coronavirus prep depletes revenue

As hospital's clinical workers face an increasing workload, their nonclinical coworkers are losing their jobs.


Two SEPTA workers die from coronavirus; 52 Philly cops test positive; MLB season to start in empty Arizona parks?

Fifty-two Philadelphia police officers and 46 city firefighters and paramedics have tested positive for the virus, according to sources and city officials.


CDC to recommend face masks in public as coronavirus spreads; Pa. faces huge shortfall of N95 masks, gloves, and surgical gowns

More than one million people worldwide have now tested positive for coronavirus as local officials are bracing for the virus’ peak in the Philadelphia region.

Illegal parking, public defecation, overflowing trash cans: Crowds cause mess at parks during coronavirus pandemic

State and national parks had closed facilities like restrooms and visitors centers to steer visitors away. Still, crowds are coming at numbers far greater than typically seen.


Pa. liquor stores reopen online, demand overwhelms site; Job cuts announced at area hospitals

Case totals are escalating locally and nationally, with New Jersey reporting another 91 deaths Wednesday and the national toll projected to reach huge numbers. And it’s hard to tell when the peak might hit.