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Latest by Wallace McKelvey/PennLive

‘There’s going to be a loss of jobs’: Indoor dining ban hits restaurants already in crisis

The economic hit will ripple outward as thousands of workers are laid off, downtown storefronts shutter and lenders withdraw support from upstart restaurants.
By Wallace McKelvey/PennLive

How did 4,707 coronavirus cases go missing? The devil’s in the data

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has no plans to reconcile the two numbers — at least for now.

By Wallace McKelvey/PennLive

Getting tested for coronavirus in Pa. is becoming more difficult amid wave of new infections

“Despite the rapid expansion of our testing capacity, demand for testing has been growing faster.”
By Wallace McKelvey/PennLive

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse vows better coordination of George Floyd protests, starting Monday night

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse said that the city learned several valuable lessons from this weekend’s protests, which began peacefully but occasionally grew chaotic and even violent.

By Wallace McKelvey/PennLive

Wolf says Pa. employees should refuse to go to work if they don’t feel safe, but some fear putting job at risk

The governor says the state cannot widely enforce its worker safety order.
By Wallace McKelvey/PennLive

Warehouse workers say their safety concerns are being ignored. Here’s their cautionary tale for reopening.

The state in mid-April ordered all essential employers to provide protections, but some workers say they’ve seen little change.
By Wallace McKelvey/PennLive

Gaps in Pa.’s coronavirus testing procedures led to systemic failure to collect critical data

The flawed system starts with patients, who may not provide full information, and continues through doctors, who may not pass patient information to laboratories.
By Wallace McKelvey/PennLive