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Amid resurgence of COVID-19, Wolf says now is ‘the time to double down on our efforts’

Colder weather, school and complacency are all playing a role in the uptick in cases.

By Brett Sholtis

Governor Tom Wolf eases crowd limits with sliding scale tied to capacity

The Democratic governor’s new limits employ a sliding scale, linked to the size of the crowd, to determine capacity.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Levine says Health Department is developing a plan for vaccine distribution

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine discussed the importance of health care access during a pandemic, as well as the concerns for a spike in the fall.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

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Pa. Health Secretary: no fans at sports games anytime soon, credits uptick in new COVID cases to college and university settings

Both Allegheny and Centre counties are seeing surges in population thanks to university students. Both reported more than 100 new cases each Friday.

By Sam Dunklau

Pa. health secretary denounces transphobic attacks: ‘Our children are watching’

As the face of the state’s COVID-19 response, Health Secretary Rachel Levine has been the subject of numerous personal attacks.
By Sara Simon/Spotlight PA

Updated: July 23, 2020 | 4:16 pm

School openings hinge on case counts, health official warns

Every region of Pennsylvania has seen an increase in the rate of positive coronavirus cases.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Pennsylvania mandates masks for anyone who leaves their home amid coronavirus increases

Health Secretary Rachel Levine said the order was necessary to prevent another statewide shutdown.
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

The dispute over the Wolf administration’s handling of coronavirus in nursing homes, explained

State Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said the coronavirus typically enters nursing homes through workers who don’t have symptoms.
By Ed Mahon

Updated: May 22, 2020 | 9:29 am

Pa. health officials quietly alter erroneous nursing home case, death counts as providers cry foul

Provider associations said publishing erroneous data has sown panic and anger among family members, distrust among nursing home staff, and frustration for providers.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA