It's been a weird week in Pittsburgh and all over the country. The threat of the coronavirus has people staying home, schools and businesses are closed, events are canceled. Families are at home taking care of young children and pharmacies and grocery stores are busier than ever as people prepare for what could be a protracted period of social distancing.
Helping explain the headlines this week from the WESA newsroom:
- Sarah Boden, health and science reporter
- Sarah Schneider, education reporter
- Margaret J. Krauss, development and transportation reporter currently covering how the virus is impacting Pittsburgh's vulnerable populations
More than 180 Pennsylvanians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and that number is expected to rise.
Follow WESA's live blog for frequent updates. And if you're up for an educational walk, check in for historical tours curated by producer Katie Blackley.