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Documentary: How are grocery workers in Pennsylvania handling the pandemic?

These essential workers are on the front lines during the outbreak. We spent the night at one Central Pa. store.
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Coronavirus will accelerate EMS crisis in Pa.’s small towns and rural areas, experts say

“I can’t even see the enemy on this one to worry about my people. I worry about it constantly.”
By Wallace McKelvey/PennLive

A day in the life of an EMS provider battling the coronavirus

“That's always in the back of your head, that at some point you're going to get sick.”
By Keira McGuire

Pa. needs another 1,000 to 1,400 ventilators, governor says. Here’s how the state is trying to find them.

As of Thursday, 130 COVID-19 patients in Pennsylvania had required treatment with a ventilator, though that number is expected to rise as cases increase.
By Brett Sholtis

Here’s where children can find meals during the coronavirus shutdown

Schools are closed across Pennsylvania because of the coronavirus, but many schools are still supplying meals to students who rely on their district for food.

By Staff

Updated: April 1, 2020 | 5:22 pm

Gov. Tom Wolf extends coronavirus stay-at-home order to all of Pennsylvania

Over the past week, Wolf has issued stay-at-home orders for counties where the virus’ spread was most acute. As of Tuesday, 33 counties were on that list, covering large swaths of the state.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Syringe exchanges deemed ‘life-sustaining’ during Pa. coronavirus shutdown, raising hopes for eventual legalization

Although technically illegal in Pennsylvania, about 20 syringe exchange programs operate across the state.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Parents worry: Will upended routines mean children with autism in Pa. lose ground?

“A lot of the families are really, really in a bind."
By Joel Wolfram/WHYY