Looking for a Covid-19 vaccine? These Lancaster County providers have appointments

Looking for a Covid-19 vaccine? These Lancaster County providers have appointments

A patient receives a Covid-19 vaccine shot at a South Asian Association of Lancaster clinic at the Wyndham Resort in East Lampeter Township. (Source: SAAL) With shipments of Covid-19 vaccines...
News: Thursday, Apr. 8

News: Thursday, Apr. 8

Lancaster County Prison (Source: Lancaster County) Headlines: • Local health officials fear fourth Covid-19 surge as hospitalizations rise: Staff at the Vaccinate Lancaster community vaccination center are working to fill...
SDL encourages Covid-19 vaccine for teens age 16-18

SDL encourages Covid-19 vaccine for teens age 16-18

Left: Dr. Pia Fenimore, chief of pediatrics, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. Right: Damaris Rau, superintendent, School District of Lancaster. The School District of Lancaster is encouraging students aged 16...
Pa. health, education officials discusses latest guidelines for schools

Pa. health, education officials discusses latest guidelines for schools

Noe Ortega, acting Pa. Education Secretary, speaks about updated Covid-19 guidance for schools during an online media briefing on Wednesday, March 7, 2021. (Source: Pa.gov) Pennsylvania Department of Health officials...
In Lancaster, head of Pa. Human Services lauds early childhood educators’ efforts during Covid-19 (video)

In Lancaster, head of Pa. Human Services lauds early childhood educators’ efforts during Covid-19 (video)

Teresa Miller, Pa. Human Services Secretary, speaks about early childhood education at Grace Lutheran Church in Lancaster on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Secretary of Human Services Teresa...
Sturla plans bill to require county health departments

Sturla plans bill to require county health departments

State Rep. Mike Sturla says Pennsylvania should have a statewide network of county-level health departments. The coronavirus pandemic has made the need for local health care infrastructure and expertise abundantly...
News: Wednesday, Apr. 7

News: Wednesday, Apr. 7

(Source: CHI St. Joseph's Children's Health) Headlines: • Pa. health department to release new Covid-19 recommendations for schools: Counties in the "moderate spread" category may move to full in-person learning...
Pa. health official warns against drop-off in Covid-19 testing

Pa. health official warns against drop-off in Covid-19 testing

Lindsey Mauldin, Pa. Health Department senior advisor on covid-19 response, speaks during a media briefing on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Source: Pa.gov) There is less demand for Covid-19 testing in...
Lancaster Covid-19 vaccine center has 12,000 open appointments this week; urges everyone to sign up

Lancaster Covid-19 vaccine center has 12,000 open appointments this week; urges everyone to sign up

The banner on the south facade of the Vaccinate Lancaster community vaccination center at Park City Mall. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) The Vaccinate Lancaster Covid-19 community vaccination center at Park City...
News: Tuesday, Apr. 6

News: Tuesday, Apr. 6

(Source: Leadership Lancaster) Headlines: • The deciding vote on Pa.'s redistricting process could be a member of the public: For only the second time in the Legislative Reappointment Committee's 50-year...
By the numbers: Local nursing home Covid-19 deaths have varied widely

By the numbers: Local nursing home Covid-19 deaths have varied widely

For the past year, elderly residents in nursing homes have suffered most from the COVID-19 pandemic. The lopsided death toll is difficult to comprehend: Of the 974 county residents killed...
News: Monday, Apr. 5

News: Monday, Apr. 5

A portrait of U.S. Representative Thaddeus Stevens. (Source: Darthmouth College) Headlines: • Restaurant Covid-19 restrictions enforced by thousands of public complaints: Between March 1, 2020 and March 1, 2021 5,686...
Pa. completes teacher vaccination ahead of schedule

Pa. completes teacher vaccination ahead of schedule

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at a media briefing at Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Source: Pa.gov) Pennsylvania's has completed its initiative to vaccinate teachers and school...
Pa. to lift telework mandate on Sunday

Pa. to lift telework mandate on Sunday

As of Sunday, telework will no longer be mandatory for Pennsylvania businesses that can accommodate it, though it will remain "highly encouraged." The change was added Friday to a suite...
PolicyLab urges caution as Covid-19 case counts again tick upward

PolicyLab urges caution as Covid-19 case counts again tick upward

Daily Covid-19 case counts (solid line) and projections (dotted line) for Lancaster County as of March 31, 2021. (Source: PolicyLab) Despite the increased pace of vaccination, Pennsylvania and Lancaster County...
CDC: People who are fully vaccinated can travel safely

CDC: People who are fully vaccinated can travel safely

(Source: CDC.gov) Individuals who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 "can travel safely within the United States," and do not have to undergo tests or self-quarantines, the Centers for Disease Control...
News: Friday, Apr. 2

News: Friday, Apr. 2

A person refueling a Plug Power GenDrive fuel cell with GenFuel hydrogen. (Source: Plug Power) Headlines: • Lancaster County will be home to Pennsylvania's first green hydrogen plant: The fuel...
Officials say Pa. directive helped 800+ Lancaster seniors get vaccine appointments

Officials say Pa. directive helped 800+ Lancaster seniors get vaccine appointments

Pa. Secretary of Aging Robert Torres, left, and Lancaster County Office of Aging Executive Director Lon Wible, right, speak during an online media briefing on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Thousands...