Rob covers the media and national stories that have interest in Philly. he also draws sports cartoons.

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PIAA delays fall sports by two weeks, holds off canceling 2020 season; Some N.J. renters could have back rent forgiven; 2021 Philly Flower Show will be outside

State and county officials have reported over 80,000 coronavirus cases in the region, with cases rising sharply in Delaware County.

Opinion

Coronavirus is taking full advantage of your house party | cartoon

Anthony Fauci said we shouldn't blame young people for assuming their risk to coronavirus is low, which is hard because they're putting others in jeopardy.

Upper Darby quarantines entire sanitation department; Pa. recommends no school sports until 2021, Wolf says; new cases continue to drop in Philly

“This outbreak is different from the March, April outbreak in that it’s in both rural and urban areas,” said White House task force coordinator Deborah Birx.

Pa. wants to expand coronavirus testing but faces a shortage of supplies and lab result delays, Wolf and Levine say

Pennsylvania is testing at least 4% of the population each month, said Health Secretary Rachel Levine. But the health department’s short-term goal is to test 5% of Pennsylvanians.

Gregg Murphy, Derrick Gunn among those laid off at NBC Sports Philadelphia

At least 15 staffers at NBC Sports Philadelphia were laid off this week, part of national cutbacks at NBC Universal due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Philly and Pa. see a downward trend in coronavirus cases; N.J. official warns of rising cases among people in their 20s

Camden County Freeholder Louis Cappelli Jr. urged those who are infected to be honest when a contact tracer reaches out: “Nobody is going to be punished."

N.J. announces new restrictions in response to house parties; Gov. Wolf says some schools should reconsider fall sports

And, Pennsylvania food safety inspectors can now enforce coronavirus safety mandates during their routine inspections.

Opinion

Phillies bout with coronavirus still has me scratching my head | Cartoon

Marlins players, in a group text, decided to take the field against the Phillies despite an outbreak of cases. Wait, what?

N.J. lawmakers want to require all-remote learning; Pa. high schools can proceed with fall sports; Gov. Murphy calls house parties a ‘worrisome’ trend

New daily case numbers and averages keep rising in Philadelphia and its neighboring counties, eroding progress made in May and June flattening the curve of infections.