Information About Covid-19 Coronavirus in Lancaster County, PA

The North Star Found in the Stories of our Elders

The North Star Found in the Stories of our Elders

Today we feel in the swirl of anger and chaos and fear without a map or a compass. One might ask, “Where is the North Star to guide us, to lead us to safety, to a new way, to a healthier society and world?” Often, looking to history can help us to find the strength

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma Virtual Groups

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma Virtual Groups

Serving traumatized people during the prolonged disaster of COVID-19 can result in secondary trauma for professionals on the front lines.  Learn to distinguish vicarious trauma from ordinary stress and take steps to mitigate it in this two-session module for social workers, medical staff, clergy and other responders.  

New $40,500 Investment From Lancaster Cares

New $40,500 Investment From Lancaster Cares

United Way and Lancaster County Community Foundation are proud to announce to announce another $40,500 in investment to six local community benefit organizations to meet the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in Lancaster County. Thanks to the support of more than 700 donors to the Lancaster Cares COVID-19 Response Fund,  nearly $990,000 has been raised for Lancaster County residents.

Volunteering Can Help with Your Job Search

Volunteering Can Help with Your Job Search

Unemployment rates in Lancaster County have skyrocketed to numbers that haven’t been seen since the Great Recession. As our community begins to open back up, thousands of job seekers will be searching for employment. Here is a valuable piece of advice: Make sure volunteer experience is part of your resume. Volunteering is a very rewarding

News: Tuesday, June 9

News: Tuesday, June 9

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., kneels with protesters in Lancaster on Monday, June 8, 2020. (Source: Office of Sen. Casey) Headlines for Tuesday, June 9, 2020: • State lawmakers push police reforms: On Monday, Democratic leaders and Black Caucus members called for a special session to pass measures outlawing police chokeholds and increasing law enforcement accountability.

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 $225 Million Grant Program for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-announces-225-million-grant-program-for-small-businesses-impacted-by-COVID-19/ “Gov. Wolf: Enhanced Dashboard Launched that Highlights Demographic, Testing and Reopening Data” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-enhanced-dashboard-launched-that-highlights-demographic-testing-and-reopening-data/   State

LGH’S Top Epidemiologist Takes a Deep Dive into All Aspects of Covid-19 in Lancaster County

LGH’S Top Epidemiologist Takes a Deep Dive into All Aspects of Covid-19 in Lancaster County

In a forum sponsored by the Hourglass Foundation, Dr. Michael Ripchinski, the top COVID-19 expert at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, gave a detailed presentation on the status of the pandemic in Lancaster County and on measures here to contain it . His 45-minute presentation, along with 15 minutes of questions-and-answers, was recorded by Hourglass.

United Way of Lancaster County believes that Black Lives Matter

United Way of Lancaster County believes that Black Lives Matter

Believing Black Lives Matter is just the beginning. We each have our unique part to play to move from conversation to action. To succeed in our mission, we must call out the historical injustices of our society. United Way makes space for conversations towards achieving greater parity in our society. Those conversations must align with

OUR CEO’s Thoughts on the Racial Pandemic

OUR CEO’s Thoughts on the Racial Pandemic

What happened in Minneapolis to George Floyd, in Louisville to Breonna Taylor, and near Brunswick, Georgia to Ahmaud Arbery has shocked the conscience of many in our nation. The alarm has been raised even more than incidents in recent years by the murders of Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland or Botham Jean.

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: 12 More Counties Going Green on June 12” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-12-more-counties-going-green-on-june-12/ “Pennsylvania Commissions Jointly Issue Statement Defending our First Amendment Right to Protest and Air Grievances” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/pennsylvania-commissions-jointly-issue-statement-defending-our-first-amendment-right-to-protest-and-air-grievances/ “The Pennsylvania

Lancaster mayor, community leaders pledge police reform

Lancaster mayor, community leaders pledge police reform

In this still image from an online video, Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace speaks during a news conference Friday, June 5, 2020, at the corner of North Prince and West Chestnut streets in Lancaster. At left is Lancaster NAACP President Blanding Watson. (Source: TCP | The Cultured Professional) In an emotional  news conference Friday, Lancaster Mayor

From Camping To Dining Out: Here’s How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities

From Camping To Dining Out: Here’s How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities

As the weather warms and PA counties turn from red to yellow to green, people are anxious to get back to activities that have been curtailed during stay at home orders. But what are the risks? How safe will be it be to go to a swimming pool, a restaurant or a wedding? And for

Wolf: 12 more counties to turn ‘green’ June 12

Wolf: 12 more counties to turn ‘green’ June 12

On June 12, the 12 counties in light green will move from Pennsylvania’s yellow to green phase. The 10 counties in bright yellow moved out of red into the yellow phase on June 5. Twelve more counties will shift next Friday, June 12, from Pennsylvania’s yellow phase of Covid-19 preventive measures to green, Gov. Tom

News: Friday, June 5

News: Friday, June 5

As of June 5, 17 counties (light green) move from Pennsylvania’s yellow to green phase, and the final 10 (light yellow), including Lancaster County, move from red to yellow. Headlines for Friday, June 5, 2020: • Lancaster County reopens: The county enters Pennsylvania’s “yellow” phase today, part of the last cohort to do so. Meanwhile,

Ethan Lown’s Reflections

Ethan Lown’s Reflections

The 2019-20 school year has been unlike any other. As the school year comes to a close, OneUnitedLancaster invited local educators, students and their families to reflect on the past school year, in their words…   Elizabethtown Area High School Senior Ethan Lown looks back on his senior year…

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: $50 Million in Grants Available to Support Fire and EMS Companies Negatively Affected by COVID-19” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-50-million-in-grants-available-to-support-fire-and-ems-companies-negatively-affected-by-COVID-19/ “Reopening Phase Orders Updated to Include 10 Additional Counties Moving to Yellow

Virtual Art Sale to Benefit Lancaster Cares COVID-19 Relief Fund

Virtual Art Sale to Benefit Lancaster Cares COVID-19 Relief Fund

On Friday, June 12, 2020, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM, John Gerdy, Founder and Executive Director of Music for Everyone (MusicForEveryone.org), will conduct a virtual sale of the original paintings of the 26 UPPER case letters that formed the basis of his recently released children’s book, AlphaBone Orchestra: A Magically, Musical Journey Through the Alphabet

Lancaster County Pandemic Death Toll Crosses 300

Lancaster County Pandemic Death Toll Crosses 300

HOSPITALIZATIONS ON A PLATEAU, NEW CASES UPWARD, PERCENTAGE OF POSITIVE TESTS DOWN The death toll from COVID-19 in Lancaster County rose to over 300 in the past 24 hours, with four confirmed virus-related deaths. For the first time, a person in the 40-49 age range died from COVID-19. The woman, who had multiple previous existing