In this image from online video, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health CEO Jan Bergen speaks at the health system's board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.
In this image from online video, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health CEO Jan Bergen speaks at the health system's board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.

Headlines:

LG Health CEO calls out Lancaster County's lack of a health department: "There is no question that in our community a formalized community response is difficult without a public health department," Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health's leader Jan Bergen said Thursday during the health system's board meeting. (Source: LNP)

Nursing homes struggle amid Covid-19 surge: At Landis Homes, 24 employees were sidelined due to Covid-19 infections or exposures. (Source: ABC 27)

Pa. to plug budget holes with federal Covid-19 funds: About $1 billion from the CARES Act will cover costs for law enforcement, prisons and health. (Source: Capital-Star)

 Pa. House Republicans pass election audit resolution: It directs the Legislative Budget & Finance Committee to evaluate mail-in voting, ballot 'curing' and other aspects of the Nov. 3 election. (Source: CBS 21)

National roundup: Pfizer applies for emergency use authorization for Covid-19 vaccine. (Source: AP) President Trump persists in effort to thwart election. (Source: Washington Post) Landlords skirt eviction moratorium with tricks, intimidation. (Source: USA Today) President-elect Biden turns 78. (Source: NBC)

Tim Stuhldreher