Information About Covid-19 Coronavirus in Lancaster County, PA

One United Lancaster is on holiday Aug. 2 to 6

One United Lancaster is on holiday Aug. 2 to 6

One United Lancaster is taking a summer break the week of Aug. 2. Posting on this website will pause, and there will be no weekly email on Saturday, Aug. 7. (If you would like to sign up for our free email recapping each week’s top stories, email [email protected]) We look forward to returning with fresh

United Way of Lancaster County 2021 campaign video

United Way of Lancaster County 2021 campaign video

(Source: United Way of Lancaster County) United Way of Lancaster County is highlighting its multifaceted response to the coronavirus crisis in a video created for its 2021 fundraising campaign. During the pandemic, “United Way of Lancaster County expanded services, transformed products, leaned in to existing relationships and created innovative partnerships to solve new problems as

By the numbers: Covid-19 drops to record lows

By the numbers: Covid-19 drops to record lows

The number of Lancaster County residents taken seriously ill or dying from COVID-19 dropped to new lows in July. • Four county residents died during the first four weeks of the month, less than half the nine who died in June, and a tiny fraction of the 209 who died here in the peak month

City woman insists on her right to feed the homeless

City woman insists on her right to feed the homeless

Michelle Ulearey speaks to Lancaster City Council on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (Source: City of Lancaster) Lancaster officials are planning to meet next week with Michelle Ulearey to discuss her efforts to feed the homeless. Ulearey operates Mickey’s Mission of Hope, and regularly brings meals to people in Binns Park: 80 meals or more at

Poverty activist says poverty is forcing her to leave Lancaster

Poverty activist says poverty is forcing her to leave Lancaster

Tammy Rojas, a coordinator with Put People First! PA, speaks to Lancaster City Council on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Michelle Uleary, of Mickey’s Mission of Hope, is second from left in the background. (Source: City of Lancaster) One of Lancaster city’s most passionate advocates, and one of its government’s most persistent critics, is pulling up

Sorace promises public input as Lancaster weighs uses of $39.5 million in Covid relief

Sorace promises public input as Lancaster weighs uses of $39.5 million in Covid relief

Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace speaks at a news conference at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Lancaster city is getting a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in the wellbeing of its residents, and city officials intend to plan accordingly, Mayor Danene Sorace told City Council Tuesday night.

News: Friday, July 30

News: Friday, July 30

This chart shows statistics for Lancaster County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program, ERAP, as of July 16. (Source: Lancaster County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities) Headlines: • Thousands in Pa. still awaiting rental relief: Statewide, at  least 44,000 applications were pending at the end of June, while 17,500 had been completed. “I don’t see how there won’t

County to launch foreclosure diversion program

County to launch foreclosure diversion program

(Source: co.lancaster.pa.us) The federal eviction moratorium isn’t the only protection scheduled to expire this Saturday, July 31: A federal foreclosure moratorium is to expire as well. That’s expected to bring a wave of foreclosure filings, here and nationwide. In response, Lancaster County’s court system is launching a Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program. The goal is to bring

News: Thursday, July 29

News: Thursday, July 29

Tammy Rojas, a coordinator with Put People First! PA, speaks to Lancaster City Council on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Michelle Uleary, of Mickey’s Mission of Hope, is second from left in the background. (Source: City of Lancaster) Headlines: • Put People First! PA castigates Lancaster city government: Lancaster continues to favor gentrification over working class

F&M researchers find ongoing Covid-19 stress in spring survey (video)

F&M researchers find ongoing Covid-19 stress in spring survey (video)

Clockwise from top left: Franklin & Marshall College researchers Jessica Cox, Emily Marshall, Wei-Ting Yen and Harriet Okatch. The social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are continuing to play out in Lancaster County, particularly among lower-income and minority demographics, researchers from Franklin & Marshall College said Wednesday. “There have been serious effects and

San Juan Bautista Hispanic Festival runs tonight through Saturday

San Juan Bautista Hispanic Festival runs tonight through Saturday

(Source: Iglesia San Juan Bautista) The 38th annual Hispanic Festival at San Bautista Catholic Church kicks off this evening. The popular event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight and Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Attractions include art, music, food and a raffle with a grand prize of

State officials urge vigilance amid spike in unemployment fraud

State officials urge vigilance amid spike in unemployment fraud

Pa. Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier speaks about unemployment fraud at Pa. State Police headquarters in Harrisburg on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. She is accompanied by, right to left, state police Cpl. Brent Miller, Maj. Jeremy Richard, who directs the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and Deputy Secretary for Financial Services Tim Arthun of the

Citizens can shape the comprehensive plan that will shape Lancaster

Citizens can shape the comprehensive plan that will shape Lancaster

An aerial view of Lancaster looking up East King Street. (Source: EDC Lancaster) If you want to have a say in what Lancaster city looks like in coming years, now is the time. Over the next year or so, the city is putting together a new comprehensive plan, its first since 1993. A comprehensive plan

The 1993 comprehensive plan: How it changed Lancaster

The 1993 comprehensive plan: How it changed Lancaster

Lancaster is a cooler, shadier, leafier city today, thanks to the 1993 comprehensive plan. It has more robust protections for its historic streetscapes. It has an abundance of former tobacco warehouses converted into loft apartments and cutting-edge small businesses. Its downtown, too, can attribute some of its renewed vitality to the 1993 plan and the

News: Wednesday, July 28

News: Wednesday, July 28

Samuel Lazar, foreground, is seen in an online video image during the U.S. Capitol riot on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Source: Justice.gov) Headlines: • FBI charges Lancaster County man in Jan. 6 Capitol riot: Feds charged Samuel Lazar, 35, with assaulting police and obstructing law enforcement.  In online videos an individual identified as Lazar can

Tenfold to offer 2 webinars on finding rentals

Tenfold to offer 2 webinars on finding rentals

(Source: Tenfold) Tenfold is holding two online workshops in early August on finding rental housing. The sessions are free, but registration is required. They are as follows: To register for 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, click here To register for 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, click here   The workshops cover

LGH earns highest-ever U.S. News ranking

LGH earns highest-ever U.S. News ranking

Lancaster General Hospital Lancaster General Hospital ranks No. 4 among Pennsylvania’s hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 Best Hospitals tabulation. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings evaluate hospitals based on patient outcomes, staffing levels and physician surveys, among other factors. The latest ranking is LGH’s highest to date. LGH earned national

News: Tuesday, July 27

News: Tuesday, July 27

Simone Biles (Source: USA Gymnastics) Headlines: • Legislature asks state agencies to review regulations: Before lawmakers reinstate more than 500 regulations that were waived during the pandemic they want to know if some should be repealed or reformed. (Source: CBS 21) • County let its oversight of Conestoga View lapse: The private owners of the