Information About Covid-19 Coronavirus in Lancaster County, PA

Club, community welcome Lancaster’s first cricket pitch

Club, community welcome Lancaster’s first cricket pitch

“This is very Lancaster,” Mustafa Nuur said Saturday morning. “This” was the gathering cricket players, community leaders and well-wishers at a field on Lancaster’s north side to celebrate the debut of Lancaster’s first cricket pitch. It’s the culmination of a dream for the Lancaster Cricket Club, which has been practicing and playing on other sports

News: Monday, Sept. 27

News: Monday, Sept. 27

“The New Lancaster Rainbow” Ewell Plaza facade design. (Source: R&R Studios) Headlines: • Pa. licensed child care providers eligible for $655 million in Covid-19 relief:  The money comes from the federal American Rescue Plan Act. The Wolf administration will announce details later today. (Source: ABC 27) • Pharmacies offering Covid-19 vaccine boosters: The CVS and

85% of Pa. adults partly or fully vaccinated, Wolf says

85% of Pa. adults partly or fully vaccinated, Wolf says

Marylouise Deaven, of Union Community Care, administers a Covid-19 vaccine during A Day of Healing” at Longs Park on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. (Photo: Provided) A full 85% of Pennsylvanians have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday. That’s “a major milestone,” the governor said, adding: “I would

AP poll: 1 in 5 Americans experience food insecurity

AP poll: 1 in 5 Americans experience food insecurity

Food Boxes are packed at the Central PA Food Bank’s headquarters in Harrisburg. (Source: Central PA Food Bank) More than one in five Americans say they haven’t been able to get enough to eat or have not been able to obtain the kinds of food they want, reports the Associated Press. The findings come from

School District of Lancaster seeks community partners for Extended Day program

School District of Lancaster seeks community partners for Extended Day program

As the School District of Lancaster continues to build back from the pandemic year of 2020-21, it is ramping up its recruitment of community partners to assist with after-school programs. For years, city community organizations such as The Mix at Arbor Place have partnered with SDL on the district’s “Extended Day” program, offering tutoring, enrichment

News: Friday, Sept. 24

News: Friday, Sept. 24

Hempfield School District Superintendent Mike Bromirski testifies before the Pa. Senate Education Committee on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2021. (Source: Pasenategop.com) Headlines: • Pa. AG sues over GOP election subpoena: Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, says the subpoena seeks information it would be illegal to divulge and serves no valid legislative purpose. (Source: AP) •

Senior Food Box Program launches DoorDash partnership

Senior Food Box Program launches DoorDash partnership

Pa. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding discusses the Senior Food Box Program during a news conference at the Westmoreland Food Bank in Delmont, Pa., on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (Source: Pa.gov) Pennsylvania’s Senior Food Box Program is partnering with the delivery service DoorDash to deliver food to homebound seniors. Second Lady Gisele Fetterman and Agriculture Secretary

OSHA’s upcoming Covid-19 vaccine mandate raises many questions for large employers

OSHA’s upcoming Covid-19 vaccine mandate raises many questions for large employers

(Source: OSHA.gov) The Biden administration’s Covid-19 mandate for large employers looks likely to present tricky challenges for those organizations’ personnel departments and legal teams, according to a local labor law attorney. “There are so many pieces of this that can kind of invite liability,” Morgan Hays of Saxton & Stump told attendees last week at

News: Thursday, Sept. 23

News: Thursday, Sept. 23

A llama at Machu Picchu, Peru. (Source: Wikimedia) Headlines: • Penn Manor begins enforcing school mask mandate:  Noncompliant students were taken from class and their parents were notified to pick them up. In a Facebook post, Manor Township police advised parents the district’s action was neither illegal nor a police matter. (Source: WGAL) • Districts want

Delayed by pandemic, homeless coalition’s shower trailer expected to debut in October

Delayed by pandemic, homeless coalition’s shower trailer expected to debut in October

Lancaster’s homeless coalition and Lancaster EMS are buying a shower trailer similar to this one. (Source: Provided) It has taken longer than anyone expected, but in a few weeks, Lancaster County’s homeless coalition expects to have a mobile shower trailer available to serve homeless individuals. The trailer is currently being manufactured, and delivery is expected

Gov. Wolf announces Pa. climate action plan

Gov. Wolf announces Pa. climate action plan

(Source: Pa. Climate Action Plan 2021) Gov. Wolf on Wednesday introduced a plan for Pennsylvania to combat climate change, saying it is time to move out of “a reactive mode” and tackle the problem aggressively. “In addition to adapting to the level of impacts we’re already experiencing, we must significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions if

Rental assistance update: $7.2 million paid out, tens of millions still available

Rental assistance update: $7.2 million paid out, tens of millions still available

Justin Eby, executive director, Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, discusses the Emergency Rental Assistance Program at a Lancaster County Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. (Source: co.lancaster.pa.us) Lancaster County on Wednesday officially accepted another $6.2 million for the local Emergency Rental Assistance Program, or ERAP, bringing the total funding for the program to nearly $55

News: Wednesday, Sept. 22

News: Wednesday, Sept. 22

Projections for two possible Covid-19 scenarios both show declining cases this fall. (Source: Covid-19 Scenario Modeling Hub) Headlines: • Amendments to rescind school mask mandates stall in House:  Legislators had returned to Harrisburg a week early, with Republicans vowing to countermand the Health Department directive, but internal caucus disagreements led to the tabling of nine

Secretary Beam tells vaccine providers: Prepare for boosters

Secretary Beam tells vaccine providers: Prepare for boosters

Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a press conference at Hershey Pharmacy in Hershey on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (Source: Pa.gov) Anticipating that federal agencies are about to authorize Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for older and higher-risk individuals, Pennsylvania’s acting Health Secretary Alison Beam signed an order Tuesday directing providers to prepare to

Refugees build Lancaster’s first cricket pitch, to be unveiled at exhibition match Saturday

Refugees build Lancaster’s first cricket pitch, to be unveiled at exhibition match Saturday

Members of the Lancaster Cricket Club pose in an undated photo. (Source: Provided) The Lancaster Cricket Club – a group of former refugees and cricket enthusiasts – will officially open Lancaster’s first cricket pitch with an inaugural match this weekend. The match will take place beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the cricket

A Q&A with Norman Bristol Colon

A Q&A with Norman Bristol Colon

Norman Bristol Colon is the chairman of the PA Latino Convention. (Source: PA Latino Convention | OUL) Norman Bristol Colon is a familiar face in Lancaster’s politically and socially active Latino community. Colon, a proud graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School and Penn State, is the founder of First Thursday Latino, a networking group of

Hazel I. Jackson Middle School dedication celebrates namesake’s life, legacy (video)

Hazel I. Jackson Middle School dedication celebrates namesake’s life, legacy (video)

Hazel I. Jackson Middle School (Photo: Kyle Gamble) The newly renamed Hazel I. Jackson Middle School in the School District of Lancaster was  dedicated on Monday, Sept. 20, the 95th birthday of the admired Lancaster educator who passed away in 2014. Jackson was the first Black woman to teach in the School District of Lancaster

News: Tuesday, Sept. 21

News: Tuesday, Sept. 21

Some of the books previously banned, now reinstated, by the Central York School District. (Source: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18pOK3roiwPQ9WF7D2wA0o7Ktr8KwAJeZfn-o6O8T__Y/mobilepresent) Headlines: • Fight continues over school mask mandate:  Parents spoke out at school board meetings in Penn Manor, Elanco and Solanco. (Source: LNP) • Central York School District reverses book ban: The school board voted to reinstate a list