Money Budget Loans Coronavirus

State Agencies Create $61 Million ‘Small Business First Fund’

As a shutdown prompted by the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic enters its second week–at least for some Pennsylvania businesses–state officials and lawmakers are starting to address the toll the order may take on the commonwealth’s economy.

Coronavirus Pennsylvania March 26

Number of Cases of Coronavirus in PA Surges Nearly 50% Overnight

Expanded testing capability may be playing a role in the rapid increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Pennsylvania. However, a nearly 50 percent rise in the number of cases since Wednesday is a concerning statistic, particularly for hospitals bracing for an influx of patients seriously ill with the disease.