Information About Covid-19 Coronavirus in Lancaster County, PA

SACA hosts three-day Covid-19 vaccine clinic

SACA hosts three-day Covid-19 vaccine clinic

The sign for SACA’s pop-up Covid-19 clinic at SACA headquarters. (Photo: Emily Ritchey) The Spanish American Civic Association started off its three-day Covid-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, with more than 100 doses administered to residents of Lancaster city’s southeast. As of 3 p.m., the pop-up clinic at 545 Pershing St. had given first doses of

Pilot ‘Gateways’ program shows promise in helping police at mental health incidents

Pilot ‘Gateways’ program shows promise in helping police at mental health incidents

Christopher Dreisbach and Ben McCoy, bottom row at center and right, speak about the Gateways initiative at a Lancaster City Council virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (Source: Cityoflancasterpa.com) For the past few weekends, peer counselors have been standing by in Lancaster County, ready to assist local police departments at incidents involving mental health

Pa. extends J&J vaccine ‘pause’ to April 24

Pa. extends J&J vaccine ‘pause’ to April 24

(Source: Johnson & Johnson) The Pennsylvania Department of Health said Thursday it is extending the suspension of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine use until April 24 or until updated federal guidance is provided. The department had originally imposed the “pause” for one week, from this past Tuesday through Tuesday, April 20. The pause is part

News: Thursday, Apr. 15

News: Thursday, Apr. 15

A vaccine clinic on March 29, organized by the Spanish American Civic Association. (Source: SACA) Headlines: • SACA offering three-day Covid-19 vaccine clinic: The Spanish American Civic Association is offering appointments for the Pfizer vaccine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. (Source: WGAL) • Lancaster organizers hold candlelight vigil for Daunte Wright:

Report: Pennsylvania woman among 6 with blood clots after J&J vaccine

Report: Pennsylvania woman among 6 with blood clots after J&J vaccine

(Source: Johnson & Johnson) A Pennsylvania woman is one of the six who developed a rare blood clot after receiving the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. The woman, 26, lives near the border with New Jersey. She was hospitalized in New Jersey and released, according to reports from WPVI Channel 6 in Philadelphia and WGAL.

Bringing the Covid-19 vaccine to Columbia residents (video)

Bringing the Covid-19 vaccine to Columbia residents (video)

A resident at St. Peter Apartments in Columbia receives a dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine on Wednesday, April 15, 2021. (Photo: Kyle Gamble) Residents living in senior housing in Columbia were able to get their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday without having to leave their complex. HDC MidAtlantic partnered with Rite Aid

St. John Neumann School for Children & Families opens in Columbia (video)

St. John Neumann School for Children & Families opens in Columbia (video)

St. John Neumann School for Children and Families opened on March 29 in Columbia. (Photo: Kyle Gamble) After almost five years of planning, a new early learning facility has opened in Columbia. CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health recently welcomed the first students to the St. John Neumann School for Children & Families. Located in a

Merger of Tabor, LHOP named ‘Tenfold’

Merger of Tabor, LHOP named ‘Tenfold’

The organization created by the merger of Tabor Community Services and Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership will be known as “Tenfold,” according to an announcement Wednesday morning. Tabor and LHOP are combining their services “to provide a seamless and powerful solution to achieve equitable housing and financial security,” Tenfold said in a statement. “In the coming

News: Wednesday, Apr. 14

News: Wednesday, Apr. 14

Kuhns Hall at Water Street Mission. (Source: WSM) Headlines: • Lancaster County educators not worried about J&J vaccine: Because the risk for clots is so rare – only six out of 6.8 million J&J shots in the U.S. – local teachers who received the vaccine through a special state initiative say the benefits outweigh the

Lancaster City Council calls for county public health department

Lancaster City Council calls for county public health department

Lancaster City Council President Ismail Smith-Wade-El, bottom right, speaks during council’s virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (Source: Cityoflancasterpa.com) Lancaster City Council on Tuesday signed on to the movement for a Lancaster County public health department, unanimously passing a resolution calling for its prompt creation. In the resolution, the council “requests that the Lancaster

Vaccine center to offer limited same-day appointments beginning Wednesday

Vaccine center to offer limited same-day appointments beginning Wednesday

The south facade of the Vaccinate Lancaster community vaccination center at Park City Center is seen on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) As part of its efforts to reduce or eliminate wasted Covid-19 vaccine doses, the community vaccination center at Park City Center mall will begin to offer limited same-day appointments beginning Wednesday.

Pa. pauses J&J vaccine shots

Pa. pauses J&J vaccine shots

(Source: Johnson & Johnson) The Pennsylvania Department of Health has instructed all vaccine providers in the state to stop administering the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine until at least next Tuesday, April 20. The department’s announcement follows the recommendation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food & Drug Administration, which

News: Tuesday, Apr. 13

News: Tuesday, Apr. 13

Manheim Township High School (Source: mtwp.net) Headlines: • Who is eligible for the ‘plus up’ stimulus payments?: Some people are getting additional stimulus money to correct payments made last month. The two main categories are: people who saw a significant income drop between 2019 and 2020; and people who added another dependent in 2020. (Source:

Pa. health secretary: Accelerating vaccine eligibility will help with scheduling

Pa. health secretary: Accelerating vaccine eligibility will help with scheduling

PA Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam speaks during a press conference outside Beacon Clinic in Harrisburg on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Source: Pa.gov) Pennsylvania accelerated its Covid-19 vaccine rollout because providers were having such a hard time scheduling appointments, acting Health Secretary Alison Beam said Monday. Difficulties were being reported statewide, and were

Pa. National Guard will help staff Bon-Ton vaccine site;  Registration system simplified

Pa. National Guard will help staff Bon-Ton vaccine site; Registration system simplified

The south facade of the Vaccinate Lancaster community vaccination center at Park City Center is seen on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Pennsylvania National Guard members will supplement the staff at the Vaccinate Lancaster Covid-19 community vaccination center, the Vaccinate Lancaster Coalition announced Monday. Roughly 40 Guard members will start this week, serving

Pa. launches Covid-19 vaccine mobile clinic

Pa. launches Covid-19 vaccine mobile clinic

The CATE vehicle, right, serves as the backdrop for a media briefing on Pennsylvania’s Covid-19 vaccine mobile clinic initiative on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Source: Pa.gov) As part of its efforts to reach vulnerable and underserved communities, Pennsylvania is launching a statewide mobile Covid-19 vaccination clinic tour, officials announced Monday. In coming months, three vehicles

Pa. will open Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults on Tuesday

Pa. will open Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults on Tuesday

CVS personnel administer Covid-19 vaccines to staff at Landis Homes on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. (Source: Landis Homes) As of Tuesday, all Pennsylvanian adults will be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine. Previously, the date for Phase 2, or general vaccine eligibility, had been set for Monday, April 19, a week from today. “We need to

FEMA opens applications for program that pays Covid-19 funeral expenses

FEMA opens applications for program that pays Covid-19 funeral expenses

(Source: FEMA.gov) Beginning today, people who lost a loved one to Covid-19 in the United States can apply for federal assistance of up to $9,000 for funeral expenses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, is overseeing the aid, which was authorized through the $900 billion Covid-19 relief bill passed in December. “The COVID-19 pandemic has