Local News Headlines 3/31/20

Here’s your TUESDAY morning 3/31 local headlines:

The State Department of Health confirmed as of yesterday, there are 693 additional positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the statewide total to 4,087 with the Blair County total now at 6.

Governor Wolf announced yesterday that all schools will remain closed indefinitely and also extended his order to stay at home to Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill counties.

Unemployment claims in Pennsylvania continue to surge amid the coronavirus outbreak with the total unemployment claims now at 844,000.

A nurse at a UPMC clinic in Pittsburgh says that 25 percent of her office has tested positive.

Governor Wolf wants to boost the number of medical professionals in the state so he’s relaxing some of the requirements.

Altoona Mayor Matt Pacifico is looking for volunteers to serve the city and urges anyone to fill out the form on the city website Altoona.pa.gov

Macy’s is laying off more than 130,000 workers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Five hundred Wolf Furniture employees are out of work as a deal to keep the furniture chain open has gone sour.

A Roaring Spring woman is up on charges of child abuse following a domestic incident where her 3-month old suffered a fractured skull.