TIMELINE: Pennsylvania coronavirus updates May 3

Pennsylvania nears 50,000 COVID-19 cases

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Nearly 50,000 coronavirus cases reported in PA

UPDATE 12:00 p.m.: Pennsylvania has just under 50,000 positive cases of coronavirus, according to the Department of Health.

There are 962 more positive cases for a total of 49,267 cases with 2,444 deaths. 191,374 tests have come back negative.

Locally, here are the cases by county:

  • Allegheny Co.: 1,345 positive cases, 102 deaths, 16,851 negative tests
  • Armstrong Co.: 52 cases, 2 deaths, 717 negative tests
  • Beaver Co.: 435 positive cases, 68 deaths, 2,152 negative tests
  • Butler Co.: 180 positive cases, 6 deaths, 2,326 negative tests
  • Clarion Co.: 23 positive cases, 1 death, 500 negative tests
  • Fayette Co.: 83 positive cases, 4 deaths, 1,908 negative tests
  • Forest Co.: 7 positive cases, 0 deaths, 30 negative tests
  • Greene Co.: 27 positive cases, 1 death, 438 negative tests
  • Indiana Co.: 69 positive cases, 4 deaths, 773 negative tests
  • Lawrence Co.: 65 positive cases, 6 deaths, 767 negative tests
  • Mercer Co.: 66 positive cases, 1 death, 785 negative tests
  • Venango Co.: 7 positive cases, 0 deaths, 264 negative tests
  • Washington Co.: 119 positive cases, 2 deaths, 2,236 negative tests
  • Westmoreland Co.: 401 positive cases, 30 deaths, 4,842 negative tests

12 additional cases of coronavirus in Allegheny County

UPDATE 11:00 a.m.: There are 12 more cases of coronavirus in Allegheny County, according to the health department, bringing the total to 1,345 cases.

That number includes 1,291 confirmed cases and 54 probable cases.

238 people have required hospitalization in Allegheny County since the outbreak began. There were no additional deaths.

National Association of Independent Business response to counties reopening

UPDATE 8:55 a.m.: The NFIB represents 13,000 small businesses in the Pennsylvania. State Director Gordon Denlinger said Gov. Wolf reopening counties is a step in the right direction.

“It is with great relief we learn that small businesses in certain parts of the state that are less impacted and lower risk, will be able to open if they follow all the required health protocols. Small business owners say they want their customers and employees to be safe and will do what it takes. We hope their communities come out to support them.

“Being shuttered for a month and a half, and having to lay off employees has been very difficult for small business owners. Many are cash-strapped, quite a few didn’t get loans, and some worried they may not survive. Now, businesses, at least in these areas and in limited ways, can bring employees back and lead the state’s economic recovery. We look forward to other areas of Pennsylvania following suit.”

Giant Eagle temporarily limiting some meat sales

UPDATE 8:45 a.m.: Giant Eagle stores are temporarily limiting the sale of ground beef and on-sale meat items.

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The Parkway Center Giant Eagle is also a curbside pickup only store now, too.

Giant Eagle store closed to shoppers, now curbside pickup only store

Starbucks stores to open back up

UPDATE 6:45 a.m.: Coffee lovers, there’s some good news: Starbucks said its stores will be reopening starting Monday.

Depending on where you’re located, though, the stores could look different:

  • Customers may see store partners (employees) wearing protective equipment (including facial coverings and gloves, maintaining elevated cleaning and sanitation procedures throughout the day, and conducting pre-checks before their shifts (including a temperature check).
  • Use the Starbucks App to order ahead and pay: Using the Starbucks App, customers can locate a store to order ahead and pay. In most cases, customers who use the App can pick up their order from a barista at the door without entering the café or at the drive-thru. In cases where social distancing can be accommodated, pick-up may be available at a counter in a store. For those new to using the Starbucks App, here are step-by-step instructions for digital ordering.
  • Drive-thru: A majority of stores will continue drive-thru only service. While some locations may continue to operate only as a drive-thru, other stores will expand their current service to include order ahead or grab-and-go.
  • Grab-and-go: At select locations where social distancing can be accommodated, customers can place an order in the café and take it to-go or use the order ahead and pay feature in the Starbucks App and pick it up at the counter. There will be a limited number of customers inside at one time, floor markers and signage will promote social distancing, and seating areas will not be open.
  • Starbucks Delivers: In many U.S. markets, customers can also use Starbucks Delivers to have their favorite Starbucks food and beverages brought to their door through Uber Eats. For delivery, customers can add a note for their delivery person to leave their order at the door. Starbucks has continued to roll out delivery to several new markets, to check store availability visit delivery.starbucks.com/.
  • Other store locations: Select grocery locations and cafes located near hospitals and other first responder areas are examples of locations that have remained open to best serve our customers and community in a responsible way.
Giant Eagle temporarily limiting sale of ground meat at all locations