Information About Covid-19 Coronavirus in Lancaster County, PA

And also…And also…And also…

And also…And also…And also…

And also…And also…And also… A friend asked why I have not said anything about Minneapolis this week. The same could be said about my silence about the Bramble last week. Or that I haven’t said a thing about that thing in Georgia the past few months. And also… And also… And also… Why am I

So…did we ever find the Fountain of Youth?

So…did we ever find the Fountain of Youth?

“What do you want?” I was asked that simple question yesterday on a Zoom call, during a communication exercise. While there is no shortage of things all of us long for right now, I drew a blank in that moment. I felt my brain furiously scrolling through the long list of things I have wanted

Daily Policy Update

Daily Policy Update

Each day a summary of news and information that has been gathered from community partners and credible news sites will be posted.   Governor: “Gov. Wolf: State Continues Phased Reopening with 16 More Counties Set to Go Green on June 5” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/?p=3612711 “Gov. Wolf Signs Budget to Sustain Education, Support Communities Amid Pandemic” :

Wolf: More counties to turn ‘green’ next Friday

Wolf: More counties to turn ‘green’ next Friday

Gov. Tom Wolf Sixteen counties will move from Pennsylvania’s “yellow” to “green” phase on June 5, the same day Lancaster County moves from “red” to “yellow.” Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement Friday. The counties shifting to green are mostly in western Pennsylvania. They are Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene,

Didn’t post your mail-in ballot yet? Deliver it by hand

Didn’t post your mail-in ballot yet? Deliver it by hand

County Commissioner Ray D’Agostino speaks during a news briefing at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center on Friday, May 29, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) If you have a mail-in ballot for the Tuesday, June 2, primary election, and you haven’t mailed it yet, don’t try mailing it now, Lancaster County Commissioner Ray D’Agostino said

PolicyLab: Updated projections show continued ‘low risk’ for fresh Covid-19 surge in Lancaster County

PolicyLab: Updated projections show continued ‘low risk’ for fresh Covid-19 surge in Lancaster County

PolicyLab’s Covid-19 case projections for Lancaster County show a gradual decrease if the current level of social distancing is maintained. Lancaster County continues to have a “promising outlook” for containing Covid-19, according to a research lab tracking the virus nationwide. The PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is modeling the outbreak for 389 individual

Commissioner Lehman pushes for county health department

Commissioner Lehman pushes for county health department

Lancaster County Commissioner Craig Lehman speaks at a news briefing at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center on Friday, May 29, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Lancaster County Commissioner Craig Lehman on Friday called for starting a “forward-looking community conversation” on creating a county public health department. Having one in place prior to the Covid-19

News: Friday, May 29

News: Friday, May 29

As of May 29, eight Pennsylvania counties (light yellow) will join other yellow-phase counties (dark yellow) and 17 counties will turn green. The red counties are to enter the yellow phase June 5. Covid-19 headlines for Friday, May 29, 2020: • More counties around Lancaster turn yellow: The designation allows limited in-person retail and other

Daily Policy Update

Daily Policy Update

Each day a summary of news and information that has been gathered from community partners and credible news sites will be posted.   Governor: “Wolf Administration Distributes Testing Supplies to Hospitals, More Than 67,000 Patients Tested Since March” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/wolf-administration-distributes-testing-supplies-to-hospitals-more-than-67000-patients-tested-since-march/   State Government: General COVID resources: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-COVID-19/   Dept. of Human Services: “Department of Human

Sight-impaired voters win accessible balloting option for June 2, but must act quickly

Sight-impaired voters win accessible balloting option for June 2, but must act quickly

Judge Jennifer P. Wilson Responding to a federal court order, Pennsylvania will provide an at-home method of voting accessible to blind individuals for the June 2 primary election. To take advantage of it, however, and avoid the risk of voting in person during the Covid-19 pandemic, sight-impaired voters face a tight deadline. To be eligible,

News: Thursday, May 28

News: Thursday, May 28

Lancaster General Hospital Covid-19 headlines for Thursday, May 28, 2020: • LG Health loses $50M from coronavirus: The health system is suspending raises and putting building projects, including its emergency room expansion, on hold. (Source: LNP) • New rules for restaurants: Eateries in Pennsylvania’s “yellow” phase counties may offer outdoor dining. Those in “green” phase

Counselors Discuss Ways to Manage COVID-19 Anxiety and Anger, and How We Move Forward

Counselors Discuss Ways to Manage COVID-19 Anxiety and Anger, and How We Move Forward

While many of us have finally settled into a routine after the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic, the anxiety of what lies ahead has not abated as our uncertainty of the future continues. LNP’s Jenelle Janci recently spoke to local mental health professionals, including Samaritan Counseling Center, about the anxiety that persists, how it has

Daily Policy Update

Daily Policy Update

Each day a summary of news and information that has been gathered from community partners and credible news sites will be posted.   Governor: “Gov. Wolf Issues Green Phase Order, Guidance on Dining and Professional Sports” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-issues-updated-green-phase-order-guidance-on-dining-and-professional-sports/ “Gov. Wolf Highlights PA Businesses Rising to Meet COVID-19 Needs” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-highlights-pa-businesses-rising-to-meet-COVID-19-needs/   State Government: General COVID

County approves business recovery measures

County approves business recovery measures

From left, Lancaster County Commissioners Craig Lehman, Josh Parsons and Ray D’Agostino. The Lancaster County commissioners on Wednesday approved a plan for distributing $25 million in federal CARES Act money to help county businesses. The arrangement formalizes the Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, with the Lancaster Chamber and the Lancaster County Economic Development Company that

Flatten the Other Curve

Flatten the Other Curve

During this coronavirus pandemic, we are all using public health language that that is new to us. Recommendations to physically distance, avoiding touching the face, and wear masks in public are all intended to “flatten the curve” of the pandemic so that hospitals can handle the number of patients seeking care, and are not overwhelmed.

Managing Anxiety with Mindful Awareness

Managing Anxiety with Mindful Awareness

On Friday, May 29, noon-1 pm, Community Services Group will offer Managing Anxiety with Mindful Awareness, a session on building awareness of anxiety symptoms and developing simple, practical skills to manage them. Kory Anderson, MA, LPC, an Outpatient Therapist and Clinical Coordinator for CSG, will guide you through how to tap into mindfulness practices to

These sites let you follow states as they reopen

These sites let you follow states as they reopen

The MultiState reopening guide: The lighter the shade, the more open the state. (Source: MultiState.us) As states reopen their economies following their Covid-19 lockdowns, they are taking a variety of approaches. As of mid-May all 50 states had taken at least some steps to reopen. National media outlets are tracking their policies on online state-by-state

News: Wednesday, May 27

News: Wednesday, May 27

The Pennsylvania State Capitol. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Covid-19 headlines for Wednesday, May 27, 2020: • State enforces business-closure orders: Two York County diners have had their operating licenses suspended for opening in violation of Gov. Wolf’s stay-at-home order. Two gyms in eastern Pennsylvania have been cited for opening. (Source: CBS 21) • Stopgap budget passes