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News: Friday, Dec. 18

Lancaster General Hospital

Lancaster General Hospital
Lancaster General Hospital


Lancaster General Hospital staff begin receiving Covid-19 vaccinations: The hospital began dolling out the 1,950 doses this morning, offering vaccination appointments to staff based on level of Covid-19 exposure. (Source: ABC 27) The state encourages everyone to be informed about the coming vaccines. (Source: WGAL)

Unemployment numbers in Lancaster County rise amidst pandemic restrictions: Last week, 568 Lancaster County residents filed for unemployment benefits, up 27% from the previous week, according to preliminary figures from the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board. (Source: LNP)

Lancaster city promotes 12 days of free downtown parking: All downtown parking will be free through Dec. 25 to encourage people to do their Christmas shopping in small businesses. “It’s so important to support the effort of the community,” says Larry Cohen, executive director of the Lancaster Parking Authority. (Source: ABC 27)

National roundup: Vice president Mike Pence, wife, get Covid-19 vaccine on camera. (Source: USA Today) Over 1.1 million early ballots cast in Ga. senate election. (Source: Reuters) Moderna Covid-19 vaccine becomes second approved in U.S. (Source: UPI) One in five U.S. prisoners has contracted Covid-19. (Source: AP) Zoom removes time limit for calls on Christmas Day. (Source: Reuters)