Information About Covid-19 Coronavirus in Lancaster County, PA

Pastoral Reflection on Sunday’s Protest

Pastoral Reflection on Sunday’s Protest

I am quite surprised how quickly word spread. So, I am writing this to ease concerns and to let you know that I am safe and OK. Late Sunday afternoon I received an email from a colleague that Lancaster City had requested support from the NAACP and clergy to de-escalate the violence in Lancaster City

Lancaster councilmen: SUV driver endangered protesters

Lancaster councilmen: SUV driver endangered protesters

In these images taken from online videos, City Councilman Xavier Garcia-Molina, left photo, addresses the crowd, right, in front of Lancaster City Police Station on Monday night, June 1, 2020. (Souce: TCP | The Cultured Professional) The driver of an SUV was detained by police early Tuesday morning after he drove through a knot of

Tonight: Virtual town hall on community policing in Lancaster

Tonight: Virtual town hall on community policing in Lancaster

City Council members Amanda Bakay and Xavier Garcia-Molina Two Lancaster City Council members will host a virtual town hall this evening on community policing. Xavier Garcia-Molina and Amanda Bakay will host the live Facebook event at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, to hear from residents about their experiences and how they think community policing should

4 Helpful Tips To Help You Get Back To Work

4 Helpful Tips To Help You Get Back To Work

More than 26 million jobs have been lost in the United States since the end of March. So now more than ever, getting back to the basics is of the utmost importance. Here are four must-follow steps to ensure your return to the workforce and help you to remain positive and productive during the pandemic.

Enjoy the Good

Enjoy the Good

In Lancaster County we are now close to moving from a “red” to a “yellow” designation which is the beginning of “reopening” for our community. Not surprisingly, a lot of uncertainty still remains. One area of such uncertainty is work life. When might I go back to work? How will my work be different than

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 Addresses Protests, Provides Update on Commonwealth Response” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-addresses-protests-provides-update-on-commonwealth-response/ “Gov. Wolf Signs Emergency Declaration to Assist Municipalities During Protests” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-signs-emergency-declaration-to-assist-municipalities-during-protests/ “Gov. Wolf: Commonwealth Response Coordination Center Activated in

My Experience with the Protest in Lancaster Sunday

My Experience with the Protest in Lancaster Sunday

Sunday at 2:00 there was a car rally to respond to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Instructions were to drive in your cars along a designated route of a few blocks around downtown Lancaster, including past the police station. I rode my bike so I could observe things and move easier as I

Mayor, police chief: White nationalists tried to incite violence at Lancaster protests

Mayor, police chief: White nationalists tried to incite violence at Lancaster protests

Police and protesters interact at the corner of North Prince and West Chestnut streets in Lancaster on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Photo: Joyous Snyder) Mayor Danene Sorace made an impassioned plea Monday for Lancaster residents to stay home, saying armed white nationalists from outside Lancaster are attempting to foment violence during peaceful protests of police

News: Monday, June 1

News: Monday, June 1

Police and protesters interact at the corner of North Prince and West Chestnut streets in Lancaster on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Photo: Joyous Snyder) Covid-19 headlines for Monday, June 1, 2020: • RRTA resumes service: All but four bus routes will run on their normal schedules beginning today. Amtrak has also restarted service to Lancaster.

New $15,000+ Invested from Lancaster Cares Fund

New $15,000+ Invested from Lancaster Cares Fund

We are proud to announce another $15,915 in investment to 4 local community benefit organizations to meet the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in Lancaster County. Thanks to your support to the Lancaster Cares COVID-19 Response Fund,  we have together raised more than $980,000 for Lancaster residents, with more than $322,000 in grants distributed thus far. Because of the

Free Bilingual Cultural Navigation Service

Free Bilingual Cultural Navigation Service

IU13 Community Education is available to support schools and companies as they communicate with students, families, and employees from multiple cultural groups about issues related to COVID-19. IU13 Community Education is offering free bilingual cultural navigation services for a limited number of hours during June for agencies that have not previously used the services. The cultural

And also…And also…And also…

And also…And also…And also…

And also…And also…And also… A friend asked why I have not said anything about Minneapolis this week. The same could be said about my silence about the Bramble last week. Or that I haven’t said a thing about that thing in Georgia the past few months. And also… And also… And also… Why am I

So…did we ever find the Fountain of Youth?

So…did we ever find the Fountain of Youth?

“What do you want?” I was asked that simple question yesterday on a Zoom call, during a communication exercise. While there is no shortage of things all of us long for right now, I drew a blank in that moment. I felt my brain furiously scrolling through the long list of things I have wanted

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: State Continues Phased Reopening with 16 More Counties Set to Go Green on June 5” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/?p=3612711 “Gov. Wolf Signs Budget to Sustain Education, Support Communities Amid Pandemic” :

Wolf: More counties to turn ‘green’ next Friday

Wolf: More counties to turn ‘green’ next Friday

Gov. Tom Wolf Sixteen counties will move from Pennsylvania’s “yellow” to “green” phase on June 5, the same day Lancaster County moves from “red” to “yellow.” Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement Friday. The counties shifting to green are mostly in western Pennsylvania. They are Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene,

Didn’t post your mail-in ballot yet? Deliver it by hand

Didn’t post your mail-in ballot yet? Deliver it by hand

County Commissioner Ray D’Agostino speaks during a news briefing at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center on Friday, May 29, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) If you have a mail-in ballot for the Tuesday, June 2, primary election, and you haven’t mailed it yet, don’t try mailing it now, Lancaster County Commissioner Ray D’Agostino said

PolicyLab: Updated projections show continued ‘low risk’ for fresh Covid-19 surge in Lancaster County

PolicyLab: Updated projections show continued ‘low risk’ for fresh Covid-19 surge in Lancaster County

PolicyLab’s Covid-19 case projections for Lancaster County show a gradual decrease if the current level of social distancing is maintained. Lancaster County continues to have a “promising outlook” for containing Covid-19, according to a research lab tracking the virus nationwide. The PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is modeling the outbreak for 389 individual

Commissioner Lehman pushes for county health department

Commissioner Lehman pushes for county health department

Lancaster County Commissioner Craig Lehman speaks at a news briefing at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center on Friday, May 29, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Lancaster County Commissioner Craig Lehman on Friday called for starting a “forward-looking community conversation” on creating a county public health department. Having one in place prior to the Covid-19