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Staff member at federal prison in Wayne County tests positive for COVID-19

Midstate GOP Congressman Fred Keller has called on the BOP to work within the Justice Department to stop all inmate movements immediately.
By John Beauge/PennLive

Pa. establishes helpline for companies that can produce critical medical supplies needed for COVID-19 response

"This portal will help facilitate the connections businesses need to get critical COVID-19-related products to market or retrofit their operations."
By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Pa. officals warn: Play alone so parks can stay open during coronavirus pandemic

“We have seen some people who, unfortunately, continue to not follow some of the rules and protocols that we’ve put in place."
By Catalina Jaramillo

Pa. freezes paychecks for 9,000 state employees amid coronavirus fallout

The affected employees have jobs that cannot be completed through teleworking, according to the administration, which began shuttering state offices in mid-March to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

12 percent of Pa. workers submitted unemployment claims in second half of March

State leads nation in percentage of workforce seeking benefits
By Emily Previti

Pa.’s closure of its liquor stores sends ‘tsunami’ of business across state lines

Pennsylvania is an outlier in its decision to close liquor stores, which have remained open as “essential businesses” in all of the states that ring our borders: New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia and Delaware.

By Charles Thompson/PennLive

Coronavirus brings Pennsylvania’s construction industry to a near standstill

“It’s going to be a whole new world on how we’re going to man a job here...until this virus is completely behind us."
By Daniel Urie/PennLive