Information About Covid-19 Coronavirus in Lancaster County, PA

Tips to Avoid Burnout When Working Remotely

Tips to Avoid Burnout When Working Remotely

With so many of us now working remotely for the first time, it is easy to fall into bad habits. How do we keep up productivity, but maintain a healthy work-life balance? Suggestions include setting boundaries (physical, social and temporal), reinforcing productive habits, and focusing on priorities as we navigate working from home. Harvard Business

Run! Get Outside During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Local Running Coach Says Run! Get Outside During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Brenda Hodge is an online running coach from Lancaster, PA. She shares about how the coronavirus social distancing has changed how people are exercising and running. She offers some practical tips for running outside during the pandemic and invites us to join her Covid-19 Virtual Run. Brenda is concerned that the mental health repercussions of

News: Thursday, April 23

News: Thursday, April 23

Covid-19 headlines for Thursday, April 23, 2020: • Gov. Wolf releases details of reopening plan: Reopening will be done over three phases, color-coded red, yellow and green. Benchmarks include a target of 50 or fewer cases per 100,000 residents over 14 days, Wolf said. (Source: WGAL) • “Takeout Bingo”: Lancaster city and the Lancaster City

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 Encourages Voters to Apply for a Mail-in Ballot” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-encourages-voters-to-apply-for-a-mail-in-ballot/ **Governor Wolf will address the state this evening at 7pm and ‘my sources’ tell me he will be

Lancaster officials set stage for reopening parts of local economy soon

Lancaster officials set stage for reopening parts of local economy soon

Lancaster County Commissioner Ray D’Agostino speaks at a press conference on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (Source: WGAL) Lancaster County elected officials said Wednesday that they anticipate reopening parts of the local economy shortly, and that it can be done while safeguarding public health. “These priorities are not mutually exclusive,” county Commissioner Ray D’Agostino said at

News: Wednesday, April 22

News: Wednesday, April 22

Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace discusses the city’s coronavirus response during a “Live at Five” Facebook chat on Monday, April 20, 2020. Covid-19 headlines for Wednesday, April 22, 2020: • County balks at state NDA: Lancaster County commissioners say the nondisclosure agreement state officials want them to sign in order to receive detailed Covid-19 data contains

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 Submits State Plan Request to Support Food Access for Students During COVID-19 Crisis” : https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Education-Details.aspx?newsid=835   Dept of Human Services:

COVID Resource Guide for Older Adults

COVID Resource Guide for Older Adults

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has launched an online COVID-19 resource guide – providing easy, useful information on meals, prescriptions, scams, staying safe, active and connected for older adults, their families, and caregivers. The guide contains a list of resources, programs and services that are provided.

Urgent: Social Security recipients must register dependents by Wednesday to receive full stimulus benefit

Urgent: Social Security recipients must register dependents by Wednesday to receive full stimulus benefit

People who didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have children must take action right away, or else they could miss out on their full coronavirus stimulus payment, the Internal Revenue Service says. In addition to the base payment of $1,200, people are entitled to an additional $500 per eligible child. But

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: 4/18 “Gov. Wolf Announces Nearly $16 Million in Funding for Pennsylvania Food Banks” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-announces-nearly-16-million-in-funding-for-pennsylvania-food-banks/ “Gov. Wolf: Access to Food Assistance, Healthcare through Safety-Net Programs Available During COVID-19” : https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-access-to-food-assistance-healthcare-through-safety-net-programs-available-during-covid-19/

News: Tuesday April 21

News: Tuesday April 21

(Source: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health) Covid-19 headlines for Tuesday, April 21, 2020: • Weather to close testing sites today: The Lancaster County outdoor coronavirus testing sites at Clipper Magazine Stadium and the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences at 850 Greenfield Road will close at noon due to expected high winds. Plans are to reopen

Starting a new career during Covid-19

Starting a new career during Covid-19

“Rosie,” a recent graduate from Tec Centro’s Physician Office Assistant program. (Source: SACA) A mother of two had no sooner graduated from Tec Centro’s Physician Office Assistant Program than she found herself in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis. The 2020 graduate, identified by a pseudonym, “Rosie,” works for a local hospital. Tec Centro is

New Features on IRS Website Help Americans Receive Stimulus Payments

New Features on IRS Website Help Americans Receive Stimulus Payments

Millions of Americans struggling during the COVID-19 economic slowdown have been waiting on stimulus checks promised by the federal government. If you’re one of them, here’s an update: The IRS just launched a portal to track and manage your imminent payout. Payments for Non-Filers People who filed a federal income tax return in 2018 or

Pa. releases Covid-19 data by ZIP code

Pa. releases Covid-19 data by ZIP code

A screenshot shows a portion of the Pennsylvania Health Department’s Covid-19 map by ZIP code as of Monday, April 20, 2020. Pennsylvania has added Covid-19 data by ZIP code to its collection of online resources. The new data expands on the state’s county level data. Both levels of data are available as tabs on a

Eye of the Storm?

Eye of the Storm?

For many of us, we are halfway into a fifth week of working from home. Or as I read somewhere in passing: “At home during a crisis and trying to work”, and I think that’s a pretty accurate description of circumstance for many people. At 8pm on April 1st, Governor Wolf declared the entire state

Nonprofits: PPP rollout was a mess

Nonprofits: PPP rollout was a mess

Nonprofits and their advocates nationwide say the federal government badly botched the launch of the Paycheck Protection Program. “The rollout has been a disaster,” Kate Barr, CEO of Propel Nonprofits, told Nonprofit Quarterly. Propel, based in Minnesota provides financial and consulting services to the sector. Part of the $2 trillion CARES Act, the PPP is

News: Monday April 20

News: Monday April 20

(Source: Wikimedia Commons) Covid-19 headlines for Monday, April 20, 2020: • Protest at noon today: Opponents of Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus stay-at-home order are planning a rally at the state capitol. (Source: PennLive) • Mandatory protocols take effect: Customers entering a business in Pennsylvania must now wear masks. Businesses must provide masks to employees and limit

Gov. Wolf outlines plan for reopening Pa.

Gov. Wolf outlines plan for reopening Pa.

Gov. Tom Wolf went on television Friday to lay out a plan for reopening Pennsylvania after the shutdown he ordered due to coronavirus. As outlined in Wolf’s speech and on the governor’s website, the plan incorporates six key standards: Our approach will be data driven and reliant upon quantifiable criteria to drive a targeted, evidence-based,