• News for Human Interest

    Friday, May 08, 2020
    Gov. Tom Wolf is expected today to announce that more counties, including in southwestern Pennsylvania, will move into the ”yellow” phase of his pandemic reopening plan next week.  All of southwestern Pennsylvania is currently in the red phase. Mr. Wolf on Thursday extended the stay-at-home order to June 4 for all counties in the red phase. “[The] extension of the original order does not ...read more
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    Friday, May 08, 2020
    Almost 3.2 million Americans filed new unemployment claims last week, federal figures showed Thursday, as the economic destruction from the coronavirus pandemic has now impacted 33.5 million jobs nationwide in seven weeks, and states are rapidly burning through cash reserves set aside to pay out jobless benefits. The numbers of new claims have subsided in Pennsylvania and New Jersey from the ...read more
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    Friday, May 08, 2020
    By Greg Pickel | gpickel@pennlive.com Twenty-four Pennsylvania counties have moved into the yellow phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus reopening plan as of 12:01 a.m., and he is expected to announce which counties will get to go next later Friday. Wolf and Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine extended a statewide stay at home order on June 4. It, of course, doesn’t apply to any of the ...read more
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    Thursday, May 07, 2020
    HARRISBURG - PA Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement regarding the need for liability protections for employers and the healthcare industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic:     “The COVID-19 pandemic has created an all-hands on deck effort throughout the Commonwealth. Indeed, those who are on the front lines of battling this virus, ...read more
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    Thursday, May 07, 2020
    Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order to afford health care practitioners protection against liability for good faith actions taken in response to the call to supplement the health care provider workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the course of the pandemic and the disaster declaration associated with it, the Wolf Administration has used its authority under the ...read more
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