Information About Covid-19 Coronavirus in Lancaster County, PA

Researchers: Covid-19 stable in Lancaster, spreading in Philadelphia

Researchers: Covid-19 stable in Lancaster, spreading in Philadelphia

This map adapted from PolicyLab’s “Mapping Covid-19 in Your Community” shows coronavirus case counts per 100,000 for selected Pennsylvania counties. Lancaster County’s Covid-19 case counts look likely to remain low and stable, according to the latest estimates from a Philadelphia research team. The same, however, cannot be said of Philadelphia and other northeast cities, the

Ephrata Area Social Services steps up emergency housing, food services during Covid-19

Ephrata Area Social Services steps up emergency housing, food services during Covid-19

Joy Ashley, executive director at Ephrata Area Social Services, wears a mask at the organization’s food bank. (Photo: Kyle Gamble) Food, water, warmth, rest; security and safety cover the first two tiers of psychologist Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, and a lot of us can look at this list with a fair amount of comfort

Rebel Cause relocates day center, readies overnight homeless shelter

Rebel Cause relocates day center, readies overnight homeless shelter

Kaden Stetler, president of Rebel Cause, shows off the new day center at First United Methodist Church in Lancaster. (Source: Rebel Cause) This is a very big week for Rebel Cause Lancaster, the local nonprofit founded and run by Star Wars fans. Since April, Rebel Cause has run a day center for homeless individuals at

News: Thursday, July 23

News: Thursday, July 23

(Source: PXHere) Headlines for Thursday, July 23, 2020: • Lebanon County sues over Covid-19 funding: The county says Gov. Tom Wolf committed a “gross abuse of power” in withholding $12.8 million in federal funding because the county voted to flout his shutdown order. (Source: WGAL) • State clarifies rules on serving alcohol: Snacks do not

Daily Policy Update

Daily Policy Update

Each day a summary of news and information that has been gathered from community partners and credible news sites will be posted.   Governor: “Gov. Wolf Issues Statement on Hate Targeting Transgender Pennsylvanians” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/?p=4079321 “Gov. Wolf Visits WellSpan York Hospital, Thanks Staff, Discusses Mask-wearing Benefits” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-visits-wellspan-york-hospital-thanks-staff-discusses-mask-wearing-benefits/ “Pitt, Penn State, Temple University Presidents Voice

Rep. Sturla’s back-to-school giveaway is Aug. 22 — but you must pre-register

Rep. Sturla’s back-to-school giveaway is Aug. 22 — but you must pre-register

In this undated photo, state Rep. Mike Sturla poses with School District of Lancaster students during the annual Back to School Giveaway at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Update: Rep. Sturla’s office has since announced the giveaway will take place by appointment over several days. Original story:  There won’t be music, food or games this year, but

News: Wednesday, July 22

News: Wednesday, July 22

President Donald Trump tweeted this photo of himself in a mask on Monday, July 20, 2020. Headlines for Wednesday, July 22, 2020: • Survey: Most Pennsylvanians take Covid-19 seriously: About 69% think the pandemic is as serious as, or worse than, presented in the media, and 96% wear a face mask at least occasionally, according

Daily Policy Update

Daily Policy Update

Each day a summary of news and information that has been gathered from community partners and credible news sites will be posted.   Governor: “Wolf Administration Announces 270 New Jobs and Establishment of New The Hershey Company Fulfillment Center” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/wolf-administration-announces-270-new-jobs-and-establishment-of-new-the-hershey-company-fulfillment-center/   State Government: General CoVid resources: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/   Dept of Health: “Wolf Administration Announces

Lancaster Health Center stays in touch with patients through telemedicine

Lancaster Health Center stays in touch with patients through telemedicine

Dr. Matthew Weitzel of Lancaster Health Center uses telemedicine equipment funded through a Lancaster Cares grant. (Photo: Fosterjfoster Productions) Soon after the novel coronavirus hit Lancaster County and turned regular doctor visits upside down, Lancaster Health Center used a $5,200 grant from the Lancaster Cares Fund to purchase telemedicine technology. “We had to pivot quickly,”

News: Tuesday, July 21

News: Tuesday, July 21

The Bloomsburg Fair deleted this Facebook post soon after uploading it. Headlines for Tuesday, July 21, 2020: • Legislative hearings on police reform: Beginning this morning, the House Democratic Policy Committee and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus are taking testimony in hopes of further reforms, following two bills signed into law by Gov. Wolf last

Daily Policy Update

Daily Policy Update

Each day a summary of news and information that has been gathered from community partners and credible news sites will be posted.   Governor: “National Health Policy Leaders Endorse Gov. Wolf’s ‘Bold’ Action to Stop Another COVID Surge in PA” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/national-health-policy-leaders-endorse-gov-wolfs-bold-action-to-stop-another-covid-surge-in-pa/ “Wolf Administration Announces Partnership with National Nonprofit, Shatterproof, to End Substance Use Disorder

News: Monday, July 20

News: Monday, July 20

Mount Joy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5752 (Source: Google Street View) Headlines for Monday, July 20, 2020: • No plans to revert to red: An online article claiming several counties are about to revert to Pennsylvania’s Covid-19 red phase is “blatantly false,” state officials said. (Source: ABC 27) • VFWs struggling amid Covid-19 lockdown:

Daily Policy Update

Daily Policy Update

Each day a summary of news and information that has been gathered from community partners and credible news sites will be posted.   Governor: “Gov. Wolf: Congress Must Take Action to Help Restaurants” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-congress-must-take-action-to-help-restaurants/ “Former Pennsylvania Governors Voice Support for Wolf Administration Response to COVID-19” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/former-pennsylvania-governors-voice-support-for-wolf-administration-response-to-covid-19/ “Gov. Wolf Signs Executive Order to Create

News: Friday, July 17

News: Friday, July 17

In this image taken from online video, Lancaster General Hospital worker Stanley Gantz, right, is surprised by singer Smokey Robinson, center, on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, July 16, 2020. At left is guest host Sebastian Maniscalco. (Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live) Headlines for Friday, July 17, 2020: • Lancaster Chamber pushes back on Gov. Wolf’s

Daily Policy Update

Daily Policy Update

Each day a summary of news and information that has been gathered from community partners and credible news sites will be posted.   Governor: “Wolf Administration: $10 Million in New Funding Available to Support Advancement of COVID-19 Treatments” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/wolf-administration-10-million-in-new-funding-available-to-support-advancement-of-covid-19-treatments/ “Governor Wolf Announces Investments in 27 Multimodal Projects to Improve Safety, Mobility, Local Economies” :

Recovery Lancaster Phase 2 begins Monday

Recovery Lancaster Phase 2 begins Monday

(Source: Recovery Lancaster) Phase Two of Lancaster County’s business recovery plan opens this coming Monday, July 20. In this phase, local companies with up to 100 employees can apply for just under $15 million in grants from the Lancaster County Recovery & Sustainability Fund. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, July 24. Phase One was

YWCA Lancaster delivers to keep Kepler Hall safe

YWCA Lancaster delivers to keep Kepler Hall safe

A food program helped residents of Kepler Hall at YWCA Lancaster to shelter in place during the Covid-19 stay-at-home order. (Photo: Fosterjfoster productions) Coronavirus can spread easily between people who are in proximity to each other for extended periods — such as when they live in shared housing. So the YWCA Lancaster knew its on-site

News: Thursday, July 16

News: Thursday, July 16

Pa. state Sens. Scott Martin, left, and Ryan Aument. Headlines for Thursday, July 16, 2020: • Local legislators blast Gov. Wolf’s Covid-19 order: The governor’s new restrictions are excessive, one-size-fits-all measures and will cause “irreparable harm” to businesses, particularly tourism and hospitality, Lancaster County senators Scott Martin and Ryan Aument, both Republicans, said in a