Information About Covid-19 Coronavirus in Lancaster County, PA

Programs to support families struggling with loss

Programs to support families struggling with loss

The American Red Cross is now offering a Virtual Family Assistance Center (VFAC) to support families struggling with loss and grief due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Those interested or in need of services can visit www.redcross.org/vfac. to access a support hub with special virtual programs, information, referrals and other services to support families in need.

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 Targeted Mitigation Efforts in Response to Recent COVID Case Increases” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/wolf-administration-announces-targeted-mitigation-efforts-in-response-to-recent-covid-case-increases/ (IMPORTANT!) “Wolf Administration: Poland-Based Manufacturer to Establish Aluminum Can Manufacturing Facility and North American Center of

Gov. Wolf issues stricter rules to contain Covid-19

Gov. Wolf issues stricter rules to contain Covid-19

Gov. Tom Wolf Reacting to Pennsylvania’s recent increases in Covid-19 infections, Gov. Tom Wolf imposed new statewide restrictions that take effect Thursday. “This is the virus speaking. The virus is making the rules here,” the governor said. Among the main stipulations: Indoor gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited; Outdoor gatherings of more than

Today is Tax Day: Useful links for last-minute filers

Today is Tax Day: Useful links for last-minute filers

Today is “Tax Day,” the deadline for filing your 2019 taxes and making any payments. The deadline is normally April 15, but this year the government extended it by three months, to Wednesday, July 15, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Internal Revenue Services strongly urges taxpayers to file electronically. Those with income of $69,000

News: Wednesday, July 15

News: Wednesday, July 15

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Headlines for Wednesday, July 15, 2020: • School districts develop reopening plans: The School District of Lancaster’s proposal calls for at least 10 hours of at-home study a week, and schools will be closed on Wednesdays. (Source: WGAL) • Covid-19 demographics trending younger: In Pennsylvania, individuals aged 19

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 Signs First Two Law Enforcement Reform Bills” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-signs-first-two-law-enforcement-reform-bills/ “Governor Wolf Announces Millions of Dollars in Funding for 12 Projects in 8 Counties” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-wolf-announces-millions-of-dollars-in-funding-for-12-projects-in-8-counties/   State Government: General

Milagro House Program Director Shiobhian Doherty, and Mason, 8, enjoy a lighthearted moment. (Photo: Fosterjfoster Productions)

Milagro House keeps families fed during pandemic

Milagro House Program Director Shiobhian Doherty, and Mason, 8, enjoy a lighthearted moment. (Photo: Fosterjfoster Productions) When companies began shutting down because of the spread of COVID-19, the staff at non-profits like Milagro House, that completely depend on private donations from individuals and businesses, worried about getting resources that would allow them to continue operating.

News: Tuesday, July 14

News: Tuesday, July 14

The Kingdom Coaster at Dutch Wonderland. Headlines for Tuesday, July 14, 2020: • County tourism businesses still struggling: Visitation is down, but officials hope the pending reopening of venues such as Dutch Wonderland will help. (Source: WGAL) • Gov. Wolf signs police reform bills into law: The measures provide for more thorough officer background checks

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: “Dashboard Data Confirms Need for Masking, Social Distancing” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/dashboard-data-confirms-need-for-masking-social-distancing/ “Governor Wolf Signs Executive Order Authorizing Commonwealth Agencies to Conduct Remote Administrative Proceedings” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-wolf-signs-executive-order-authorizing-commonwealth-agencies-to-conduct-remote-administrative-proceedings/   State Government: General CoVid resources:

News: Monday, July 13

News: Monday, July 13

This still image from an online video shows police restraining a man outside Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Headlines for Monday, July 13, 2020: • Official mull strategies for helping homeless addicts: Government and nonprofit leaders say “sustained engagement” is needed, but funding is lacking. (Source: LNP) • Pa. adds

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 Awards Nearly $19 Million for Homelessness Assistance and Prevention” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/wolf-administration-awards-nearly-19-million-for-homelessness-assistance-and-prevention/ “Wolf Administration: Wear Masks to Protect and Support Local Businesses” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/wolf-administration-wear-masks-to-protect-and-support-local-businesses/   State Government: General CoVid resources:

Facing eviction due to Covid-19 income loss? This local network is ready to help

Facing eviction due to Covid-19 income loss? This local network is ready to help

(Source: The Eviction Lab) Local nonprofit leaders who deal with housing and household finance are breathing a sigh of relief after Gov. Tom Wolf extended Pennsylvania’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium to Aug. 31. “I’m so glad,” said Mike McKenna, president of Tabor Community Services in Lancaster. Since spring, households who have lost income due to

News: Friday, July 10

News: Friday, July 10

From left, Lancaster County Commissioner Ray D’Agostino, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker and Vice President Mike Pence talk on the tarmac at Lancaster Airport on Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Source: Office of the Vice President) Headlines for Friday, July 10, 2020: • Pence ‘couldn’t be more proud’ of Trump’s leadership on Covid-19: The vice president spoke

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 Announces $10 Million Available to Support Pennsylvania’s Food System” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-announces-10-million-available-to-support-pennsylvanias-food-system/ “Gov. Wolf Announces Protections from Foreclosures and Evictions Through Aug. 31” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-announces-protections-from-foreclosures-and-evictions-through-aug-31/ “Wolf Administration Reminds Pennsylvanians to

Sign this online petition to support emergency 211 funding

Sign this online petition to support emergency 211 funding

The Lancaster County United Way is part of a national push to secure emergency funding for the 211 referral service, and it’s asking its partner nonprofits to join it. It’s inviting them to sign an online letter petitioning Congress for $150 million in the next Covid-19 relief bill to build up capacity in the 211

Clinic for Special Children keeps Amish informed on Covid-19

Clinic for Special Children keeps Amish informed on Covid-19

The Clinic for Special Children, 535 Bunker Hill Road in Strasburg Township. (Source: Clinic for Special Children) Since its founding in 1989, the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg has cultivated relationships of trust with its Amish and Mennonite patients, their families and the broader Plain community. It was thus positioned to serve a crucial

Gov. Wolf extends eviction moratorium

Gov. Wolf extends eviction moratorium

Gov. Tom Wolf Pennsylvania homeowners and renters will have more time to get caught up on their rent and mortgage payments while being protected from losing the roof over their heads. Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday extended the state’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures to Aug. 31. The moratorium had been set to expire Friday.

News: Thursday, July 9

News: Thursday, July 9

Vice President Mike Pence (Source: White House) Headlines for Thursday, July 9, 2020: • Pence in Lancaster today: The vice president is landing at Lancaster Airport shortly after 11 a.m. (Source: WGAL) • ‘Militia’ tails Black Lives Matter march in Manheim: The armed group said it was there to keep the peace; protesters called it