Information About Covid-19 Coronavirus in Lancaster County, PA

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: “Wolf Administration Expands Food Recovery Infrastructure Grants to Help the Charitable Food System” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/wolf-administration-expands-food-recovery-infrastructure-grants-to-help-the-charitable-food-system/ “Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs Encourages Latino Community to Keep Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

A Woman’s Concern Offers Free Supplies to Moms and Families

A Woman’s Concern Offers Free Supplies to Moms and Families

A Woman’s Concern Office Manager, Jodi Maurer, as she waits for a client to stop by to pick up diapers Since the shut-down of all non-essential businesses and the issue of the stay-at-home order, A Woman’s Concern has been focusing attention on providing material assistance to existing clients and the greater Lancaster community. Thanks to

Early Intervention Services During COVID-19

Early Intervention Services During COVID-19

Lancaster County Infant and Toddler Early Intervention Program provides services and supports to children birth to three at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Early Intervention helps to promote the best possible developmental outcomes, and, at the same time, enhance the capacity of families to meet their child’s needs. Anyone can make a referral to

Lancaster officials blast Gov. Wolf over Covid-19 policies

Lancaster officials blast Gov. Wolf over Covid-19 policies

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker speaks at a news conference at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Lancaster County elected officials doubled on their criticisms of Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus strategy at a news conference Tuesday, contending that they are ready to begin reopening the local economy 

By the numbers: LGH’s Dr. Ripchinski on the Covid-19 data

By the numbers: LGH’s Dr. Ripchinski on the Covid-19 data

Dr. Michael Ripchinski, chief clinical officer for Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, speaks at a news conference at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) At Tuesday’s news conference at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center, Dr. Michael Ripchinski gave the fullest picture to date of

Update from the Literacy & Learning Success Centers

Update from the Literacy & Learning Success Centers

As we all settle into new routines at home, at work and in the community, we send our warmest thoughts to you. We want you to know that we have not stopped what we do – we just changed how we do it. Success Center teachers and students are working together from their homes. In spite

News: Tuesday, April 28

News: Tuesday, April 28

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, right, and Gov. Tom Wolf. (Source: PA.gov) Covid-19 headlines for Tuesday, April 28, 2020: • Some outdoor activities can reopen Friday: Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration will allow venues such as private campgrounds, golf courses and marinas to operate, provided they follow social distancing guidance. (Source: WGAL) • Lancaster city OK’d

COVID-19 and the Class of 2020

COVID-19 and the Class of 2020

This pandemic has hit everyone hard, some demographics more so than others.  Senior citizens in retirement communities have been hit the hardest in terms of numbers contracting the virus and deaths from it.  Health care and other front line workers are being hit hard too and being recognized daily, rightly so. Another group of seniors

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: “Wolf Administration Elaborates on Data Driven Reopening Standard” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/wolf-administration-elaborates-on-data-driven-reopening-standard/ “Gov. Wolf Calls for Mandated Race and Ethnicity Data Collection and Increased Testing Amid COVID-19” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-calls-for-mandated-race-and-ethnicity-data-collection-and-increased-testing-amid-covid-19/ “Governor Announces May 1

Landlord forum stresses communication during Covid-19 crisis

Landlord forum stresses communication during Covid-19 crisis

Adrian Garcia, director, Housing Equality & Equity Institute, Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership. (Source: LHOP) It’s vital that landlords and tenants communicate openly during the coronavirus crisis. “I know there’s been a lot of frustration on both sides,” said Brittany Mellinger, Fair Housing outreach manager at Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership, during a Monday evening online forum

SACA Community Meals Program Rises to the Challenge

SACA Community Meals Program Rises to the Challenge

In the midst of our second month of sheltering at home, the food needs of our community are at an all-time high. SACA’s Community Meals Program used to serve 100 meals per day. These lunches and dinners on weekdays and dinners on Saturdays were hot meals in our Senior Center. Now, the Community Meals program

Make Masks for yourself and Others

Make Masks for yourself and Others

  Let’s Help Our Health Workers by Making Masks“The doctors and nurses in our hospitals and nursing homes don’t have enough masks to protect themselves from the Corona Virus,” said Schirlyn Kamara, who is asking community-minded people like herself to join in an effort to make more protective masks for medical professionals, as supplies for

You can help feed your neighbors during COVID-19 crisis

You can help feed your neighbors during COVID-19 crisis

“A plate of food is much more than food,” says Chef Jose Andres, the founder of World Kitchen, a non-profit that provides meals during natural disasters.” Like Andres, CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health director Phil Goropoulos believes supplying the community with food during hard times, sends a message to people that they are not alone. 

Keep Celebrating Earth Day by Helping Clean Up the Planet

Keep Celebrating Earth Day by Helping Clean Up the Planet

The coronavirus pandemic postponed or canceled many annual Earth Day events this year, but there are other ways that we can continue to take care of our planet. One easy project that you can complete while maintaining social distance is by taking a walk and collecting litter along the way. We recommend planning your pickup

Nonprofits predict surge in evictions after moratorium ends

Nonprofits predict surge in evictions after moratorium ends

Todd Capitao, director of financial empowerment at Tabor Community Services. (Source: Tabor) Given the widespread economic havoc caused by the coronavirus pandemic, you might expect local nonprofits that offer financial counseling to be thronged with new clients. (RELATED: Covid-19 financial tips) So far, that hasn’t happened. But there’s tremendous concern about the pressure the crisis

Covid-19 personal finance tips

Covid-19 personal finance tips

Concerned about how to manage household finances during the Covid-19 pandemic? Here are some basic recommendations, adapted from material developed by Tabor Community Services and The Factory Ministries. (RELATED: Nonprofits predict surge in evections after moratorium ends) For more information, see OneUnitedLancaster’s Resources for individuals. Make a budget and prioritize expenses: Pay for essentials before

News: Monday, April 27

News: Monday, April 27

Gov. Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania will reopen its economy region by region. (Source: Pa. Dept. of Health) Covid-19 headlines for Monday, April 27, 2020: • County officials want input: As it pursues its strategy to reopen Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration needs to be more transparent with local officials and give them a chance to

College Savers get Cash from Pa. Treasury

College Savers get Cash from Pa. Treasury

Marianne Smith, Andy Probulus and their four boys from Lancaster. They were recent winners in the PA Treasury Fund My Future drawing. When Lauren Dissinger gave birth to her son last year, the last thing on the mind of this new mom was her son’s college education. But that all changed for the Lancaster County