Information About Covid-19 Coronavirus in Lancaster County, PA

Online forum to focus on fair housing

Online forum to focus on fair housing

(Source: Tenfold | OUL) Local organizations involved in promoting access to housing and combating discrimination are hosting an online forum from 5 to 6 p.m. this coming Wednesday, April 21, in recognition of April as Fair Housing Month. Panelists “will address community needs and the current challenges and opportunities in fair housing,” organizers said. Featured

Deadline is May 3 to register for May 18 primary election

Deadline is May 3 to register for May 18 primary election

(Source: Pa.gov) The deadline to register to vote in the May 18 primary is Monday May 3, two weeks away. Pennsylvanians can register to vote online or submit a paper application to their county Board of Elections, the Department of State said in a reminder Monday. Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. May

Gov. Wolf receives 1st dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Gov. Wolf receives 1st dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Dr. Asceline Go, vice president of medical services at Family First Health, administers a Covid-19 vaccine shot to Gov. Tom Wolf at Family First’s vaccine clinic in York on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Source: Pa.gov) Gov. Tom Wolf received his first Covid-19 vaccine shot in York on Monday morning. Wolf was administered the Moderna vaccine

The benefits of volunteering (opinion)

The benefits of volunteering (opinion)

In our hectic day-to-day lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the advantages of getting involved can be enormous. Giving back offers vital help to neighbors in need, but volunteers may not realize how much they can benefit, too. The right match can help you to find friends, connect with the

Disaster declaration authority permits crucial food assistance for Pa. (opinion)

Disaster declaration authority permits crucial food assistance for Pa. (opinion)

Teresa Miller, Pa. Human Services Secretary, speaks about early childhood education at Grace Lutheran Church in Lancaster on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) In coordination with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services (DHS) administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the commonwealth. SNAP is a crucial program

News: Monday, Apr. 19

News: Monday, Apr. 19

Photo of the NASA Mars helicopter taking flight from the surface of Mars. (Source: NASA) Headlines: • Midstate appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations filling more slowly than expected: Local officials point to the dramatic increase in dose supply, and encourage people to sign up now that appointments are readily available. (Source: ABC 27) • Pa. election

By the numbers: Spring Covid-19 surge still here

By the numbers: Spring Covid-19 surge still here

Lancaster County’s Covid-19 case counts (solid line) and projections (dotted line) as of Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Last week’s projection suggested ongoing increases; the current projection is flat. (Source: PolicyLab) The spring Covid-19 surge is continuing in Lancaster County, the latest data suggests, although the rate of increase has slowed. Health professionals reported 1,114 new

Gov. Wolf encourages vaccination, will get his own 1st shot Monday

Gov. Wolf encourages vaccination, will get his own 1st shot Monday

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks to the media at Penn State Health’s community vaccination center in Hershey on Friday, April 16, 2021. (Source: Pa.gov) Gov. Tom Wolf is getting his first Covid-19 vaccine shot on Monday, and he encourages all Pennsylvanians to follow his example. “These vaccines are the way we can fight back” against the

News: Friday, Apr. 16

News: Friday, Apr. 16

Brethren Valley staff members getting the Covid-19 vaccination on Jan. 11. (Source: Brethren Village) Headlines: • Proposed legislation would provide $100 million for underfunded districts, including SDL: Known as the Level Up plan, House Bill 1167 would boost state funding to the 100 most underfunded school districts by $100 million in its first year and more

Community survey next step in Ewell Plaza public art process

Community survey next step in Ewell Plaza public art process

An artist’s rendering of the library in Ewell Plaza. (Source: City of Lancaster) The City of Lancaster has created a survey to gather community input on the façade art at the future Lancaster Public Library and parking garage now under construction at Ewell Plaza. The eight-question survey will be open until May 14. Responses will

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