Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13. (Source: Google Street View)
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13. (Source: Google Street View)

Headlines:

Lancaster County educators to begin receiving Covid-19 vaccines on Thursday: Nearly 5,400 people will be able to receive the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine at local intermediate units. The next round of doses will arrive in late March or early April, according to health officials. (Source: LNP)

Pennsylvanians can now apply for SNAP benefits over the phone: The state Department of Health announced yesterday that it is adding a phone line for applying to "... make SNAP more accessible to individuals and households most affected by the digital divide.” (Source: WGAL)

Manheim Township calls for Lancaster County to create a public health department: The Manheim Township Board of Commissioners called on the county “to immediately initiate a working group to evaluate and recommend establishing a county health department by the end of 2021, if not before" in a unanimous, bipartisan resolution passed Monday night. (Source: LNP)

National/world roundup: Biden on the cusp of triumph as House votes on Covid-19 relief bill. (Source: AP) How one small pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pa. is vaccinating thousands. (Source: Reuters) Eli Lilly two-drug cocktail 87% effective at reducing severe Covid-19 symptoms, deaths. (Source: UPI) Black, Hispanic Americans lag in Covid-19 vaccination efforts. (Source: Reuters) U.K. Covid-19 variant up to 100% more deadly than original strain. (Source: UPI)

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