Information About Covid-19 Coronavirus in Lancaster County, PA

Jump Start Your Job Search

Jump Start Your Job Search

Looking for a job? CareerLink Lancaster has four virtual job fairs lined up in the month of May. The virtual job fairs offer safe and secure access to multiple employers in specific industries. In addition to the job fairs, interactive workshops for jobseekers are available, as well as a menu of virtual services such as

Covid-19 survey focuses on needs of senior citizens

Covid-19 survey focuses on needs of senior citizens

Members of Lancaster Downtowners, an organization for Lancaster city senior citizens, gathers at Central Market in the days before Covid-19. How are Lancaster County’s senior citizens dealing with the Covid-19 crisis? What more can local agencies be doing to help them? To answer those questions, a recently formed task force is sending out a survey

Lancaster’s Murals

Lancaster’s Murals

As I sit in my house watching the bluebirds in my sunny backyard, I’m already looking forward to my afternoon walk. If you are looking for a walk in the city to get some fresh air and enjoy some sun, consider taking in the murals that local artists have created in various locations throughout Lancaster.

New hours begin Friday for LGH Covid-19 test sites

New hours begin Friday for LGH Covid-19 test sites

(Source: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health) Beginning Friday, the Covid-19 test sites operated by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health will open an hour earlier and close an hour earlier on weekdays. The new hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, LGH said. To be tested,

Fostering Healthy Emotions

Fostering Healthy Emotions

The intention of this blog is to create and foster healthy emotions in this season of increased fear and helplessness. Many are focusing on coping skills to deal with fear and loss, but I think the more expansive focus needs to be on connecting to our hearts and the unlimited potential beyond the problem of

News: Thursday, May 7

News: Thursday, May 7

Lancaster County Commissioner Ray D’Agostino speaks at a media briefing at the Lancaster County Public Safety Center on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Covid-19 headlines for Thursday, May 7, 2020: • Lancaster County unveils plan for Covid-19 recovery funds: Commissioner Ray D’Agostino said it calls for using the $95 million in federal funds as follows: $53

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: “Gov. Wolf Outlines Plans to Create Commonwealth Civilian Coronavirus Corps to Support Fall COVID-19 Recovery Efforts” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-outlines-plans-to-create-commonwealth-civilian-coronavirus-corps-to-support-fall-covid-19-recovery-efforts/ “Progress to Modernize Science Education Standards Continues as Content Team Announced” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/progress-to-modernize-science-education-standards-continues-as-content-team-announced/

News: Wednesday, May 6

News: Wednesday, May 6

State Sen. Scott Martin Covid-19 headlines for Wednesday, May 6, 2020: • Local high schools plan graduations with social distancing: Options being considered include hybrid in-person/online events, drive-throughs, or just postponing commencement ceremonies. (Source: LNP) • Sen. Scott Martin wants separate tallies for nursing home Covid-19 deaths: The Republican lawmaker says areas like Lancaster County

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: “Nearly 1 Million Pennsylvanians Have Applied for a Mail-In Ballot for June 2 Primary Election” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/nearly-1-million-pennsylvanians-have-applied-for-a-mail-in-ballot-for-june-2-primary-election/ “Gov. Wolf Provides Business Guidance as Counties Move to Yellow Phase on May 8”

Medical updates: LGH places Covid-19 patient on ECMO

Medical updates: LGH places Covid-19 patient on ECMO

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, May 5, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) A Covid-19 patient at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is receiving a cutting-edge treatment. The patient is the first in Lancaster County

Lancaster officials weigh health, economy in debate on reopening

Lancaster officials weigh health, economy in debate on reopening

Lancaster County Commissioner Josh Parsons listens to a question during a news conference at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Partisan differences were again evident at this week’s Lancaster County Covid-19 news conference, as Republican commissioners Josh Parsons and Ray D’Agostino and U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker

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. State Government: General CoVid resources: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/ Dept. of Education: “Wolf Administration Applies for $523 Million in Emergency Funds to Support Schools” : https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Education-Details.aspx?newsid=842 Dept. of Human Services: “Department of Human Services Reminds Pennsylvanians

News: Tuesday, May 5

News: Tuesday, May 5

A mural has been installed at Penn Square, one of several commissioned from local artists by Lancaster’s Office of Public Art to raise awareness around Covid-19. Covid-19 headlines for Tuesday, May 5, 2020: • Pennsylvania’s piecemeal approach: Different counties and municipalities are taking different approaches in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, which experts say is cause

Seeking Serenity

Seeking Serenity

Four weeks into quarantine and I had already read 8 books.  I was desperate to find something “constructive” to do.  So I dug into the closet and found an unfinished cross stitch project and thought this was the perfect time to complete it.  This project was started back in the late 80’s…yes, that’s right…it is

That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief

That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief

As social distancing lingers on, many are struggling with isolation and coping with feelings foreign to them. Scott Berinato of the Harvard Business Review turned to David Kessler, one of the world’s foremost experts on grief, for tips on how to manage what we are feeling. David first wants to identify and name what we

News: Monday, May 4

News: Monday, May 4

The band Birds of Chicago performs at the Long’s Park Amhitheater on Sunday, July 15, 2018. Covid-19 headlines for Monday, May 4, 2020: • Pa. Senate committee hearing on Gov. Wolf’s reopening plan: Sen. Scott Martin of Lancaster County says topics will include the criteria for reopening and strategies for protecting nursing home residents. It

I’m In

I’m In

The “I’m in!” campaign: Lancaster County’s health systems and community organizations are teaming up on a public service message to encourage everyone to continue taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the coming weeks.  We are making progress to slow the spread, but we need everyone in the community to join in to

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: “Gov. Wolf Announces Reopening of 24 Counties Beginning May 8” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-announces-reopening-of-24-counties-beginning-may-8/   State Government: General CoVid resources: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/   Dept of Human Services: “Wolf Administration Releases Guidance on Emergency Housing,