A Week In Review: Headlines From The Week Of March 22nd Through 28th

Rachel Kalas
March 24, 2020 - 9:57 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A look back at the headlines from the week of March 22nd through March 28th.

Local:

Giant Eagle Employees Test Positive For COVID-19
"Giant Eagle reported that some its team members tested positive for COVID-19" Continue Reading

Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Announces Holy Week Changes
"The Catholic Church is making some changes to the Holy Week schedule to account for COVID-19 restrictions." Continue Reading

List of Pittsburgh Area Churches Hosting Online Services
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Allegheny County COVID-19 Cases Increase to 219
"On Saturday's coronavirus update, the County announced that there are 219 confirmed positives." Continue Reading

Gov Wolf Issues Stay-At-Home Order For Several PA Counties, Including Allegheny
"With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine announced that a Stay-At-Home order goes into effect in Allegheny County, and several others, beginning Monday night at 8 p.m." Continue Reading

Pittsburgh Public Schools To Remain Closed Through At Least April 14
"Pittsburgh Public Schools will not reopen until at least Tuesday, April 14." Continue Reading

What's Still Open Locally During Coronavirus Shutdown
"We've compiled a list of businesses that are still open during the Coronavirus pandemic.*" Continue Reading

Allegheny County Sees Increase In Number Of 9-1-1 Calls, Warns of toxic exposure
"Officials in Allegheny County are reminding residents to use 9-1-1 for emergencies only." Continue Reading

Giant Eagle Adding Plexiglass, Discouraging Reusable Bag Use During Outbreak
"Grocery stores and other businesses continue to be open, providing essential products to people while officials ask the public to use the practice of social distancing to help curb the spread of coronavirus." Continue Reading

Pitt Confirms First Case Of Coronavirus
"Some local colleges are now reporting confirmed cases of coronavirus. " Continue Reading

Construction Groups Donate N95 Protective Masks to AHN
"At a time when N95 protective masks are in short supply for medical facilities, a group of local construction businesses have stepped up to lend a hand." Continue Reading

Local Business Evolves And Adjusts To Stay Open During Outbreak
"The coronavirus outbreak has forced many businesses to temporarily close." Continue Reading

Libraries Maintain Online Resources For Local Families Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
"Looking for additional online resources?  The following libraries have closed physical locations but they have many online options available. " Continue Reading

Allegheny County Parks Remain Open, But Events Are Canceled Through April 6
"While all nine Allegheny County Parks remain open, all facility rentals are canceled through April 6." Continue Reading

Local Church's Outreach Program Feeds Families During Coronavirus Crisis
"When I saw the news headline, “Church in Cranberry Township Becomes Food Distribution Center During Coronavirus Crisis,” I quickly reached for my phone. The man who answered on the other end, I would soon come to learn, had so much more to share than a simple headline could suggest." Continue Reading

Live workouts available for YMCA Members
"Many individuals count on a visit to their local gyms as an outlet to their daily lives.  Right now they are looking for alternatives. " Continue Reading

State:

PennDot Extending Expiration Dates For Vehicle Registrations And Driver Licenses
Drivers licenses, disability placards, safety and emissions inspections, learner's permits and vehicle registrations are getting an expiration date extension." Continue Reading

PA Coronavirus Cases Increase to 2,751
"Governor Wolf announced on Saturday that there have been 2,751 confirmed cases of coronavirus statewide." Continue Reading

Governor Wolf Extends Stay-At-Home Orders To Beaver, Centre, Washington Counties
"Pennsylvania has added three more counties to the 'stay at home' list." Continue Reading

PA Not Considering End To COVID-19 Restrictions
"Pennsylvania's Health Secretary says it's "far too early" to be thinking about any end to orders for people to stay home and for non-life-essential businesses to be shut down. " Continue Reading

Gov. Wolf Announces ‘Stay At Home’ Order Issued For Erie County 
"Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced Tuesday that the ‘Stay At Home’ order has been expanded to include Erie County. " Continue Reading 

Sheetz Announces Changes to In-Store Operations Due to COVID-19 
"Sheetz announced changes to in-store operations in order to protect both their team members and customers during the COVID-19 outbreak. " Continue Reading

PA State Police Issue 27 Warnings To Non-Life-Essential Businesses Monday
"State Police issued 27 warnings to non-life-sustaining businesses all across Pennsylvania on Monday, the first day of enforcement." Continue Reading

Medical Marijuana Changes In Pennsylvania
"The state of Pennsylvania is actively easing some of the rules regarding medical marijuana amid the coronavirus pandemic." Continue Reading

PennDOT Reopening 23 Interstate Rest Stops
"Additional relief is coming to drivers on Pennsylvania’s Interstates." Continue Reading

First Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed At Penn State
"Penn State University is reporting its first confirmed case of coronavirus on its campus." Continue Reading

Sports:

Life Without Sports During The Coronavirus Pandemic
"As we all deal with the Coronavirus outbreak, things have been put on hold in our daily lives." Continue Reading

Jameson Taillon And His Teammates Donated Food To Local Hospital
" Jameson Taillon and his teammates may not have come north for the season due to the delay caused by the coronavirus, but the city is still very much in their thoughts." Continue Reading

Steelers Donate $100,000 to United Way to assist with COVID-19 relief
"The Pittsburgh Steelers have donated $100,000 to the United Way to help against the fight of COVID-19. " Continue Reading

Exclusive: Big Ben Doing His Part To Support Local Businesses
"The coronavirus outbreak has affected thousands of businesses and workers." Continue Reading

IOC and Japan Officially Postpone 2020 Olympics
"The 2020 Olympics will not take place in 2020 after all." Continue Reading

‘Pittsburgh Penguins Classic’ Coming To AT&T SportsNet During NHL Season Halt
"While the NHL season is currently on pause, AT&T SportsNet is filling the hockey void that Pens fans are experiencing by airing ‘Pittsburgh Penguins Classic.’" Continue Reading

Trump Denies Seeking Coronavirus Advice From A-Rod
"President Trump sought after advice on how to handle the coronavirus pandemic from former Yankees great Aaron Rodriguez." Continue Reading

National:

AP FACT CHECK: Trump A Rosy Outlier On Science Of The Virus
" AP's breakdown of President Trump's response to the coronavirus." Continue Reading 

Miami Records First Coronavirus Death After Man, 40, Attends Beach Party
"The Miami-Dade area reported its first coronavirus death. Israel Carreras was believed to have gotten COVID-19 at the Winter Party Festival." Continue Reading

Malfunctioning EpiPens could harm patients, companies say
"U.S. regulators on Tuesday warned the public about malfunctions involving some EpiPens, the emergency injectors for severe allergic reactions. " Continue Reading

World:

Virus Infections Top 600,000 Globally With Long Fight Ahead
"Coronavirus cases have reach 600,000 worldwide, but the battle is far from over." Continue Reading

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