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United Way of Lancaster County


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:


State Government:

General CoVid resources:

Dept of Human Services: “Support and Resources for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Available” :


Dept of Health:


National News:

Washington Post:


Recurring Resources:

  • Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:


      • Workplace Considerations & Compliance
        When: Monday, April 27 from 3:30-4:30pm

Join us for a webinar featuring Steve Matzura and Austin Wolfe of McNees Wallace & Nurick as they discuss workplace safety measures, employer mandates related to building safety, cleaning measures and employee requirements, and OSHA guidance and compliance.



      • Beyond PPP: Loan Forgiveness & Cash Flow Strategies
        When: Tuesday, April 28 from 3-4pm

In this session, you’ll hear from Ryan Hurst and Bethany Novis, partners in RKL’s Consulting Services Group, who will provide insights and strategies into putting your company in the best possible position for loan forgiveness amid current ambiguity and making informed business decisions around your workforce, revenue planning and operating expenses to protect your company’s short and long-term success.

      • Non-Profit Peer Group – Communications & Marketing
        When: Thursday, April 23 from 1-2pm
        Join your peers for a discussion on best practices and tips to communicate and marketing your organization during the COVID19 pandemic. Featuring Tony Gorick, Lancaster Chamber; Brian Nguyen, Community Action Partnership; Gretchen Lusby, ASSETS.



National Resources:

  • Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse
    • SAMHSA has published this document to address intimate partner violence and child abuse health concerns. Because the stay-at-home order can force victims to remain in a dangerous situation, cases of abuse are expected to rise. See the bottom of the document for useful resources pertaining to intimate partner violence and child abuse.
  • CDC and CISA released two important informational products related to potential COVID-19 exposures
    • Interim Guidance for implementing safety practices for critical infrastructure workers who may have had exposure to a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
    • Quick reference of the Do’s and Don’ts for employers and employees related to COVID-19 exposures.


Landlord Forum:



  • If anyone needs help getting masks (non-N95 obviously) please reply to this email.


Seniors & Food:

  • The Lancaster County Office of Aging has options for individuals age 60+ who are having difficulty securing food. Currently, they are delivering over 400 frozen meals to senior center members, and funding hundreds more meals through Meals on Wheels and another home delivery services every week. Most home deliveries also provide a visual check on the senior in the event there are other urgent needs not being met.
  • Here’s how you can help:
    • Home delivered meals are available to individuals age 60+ who are homebound and unable to obtain a hot meal.
    • Those able to pay (minimal cost/day) should directly contact their local Meals on Wheels program. If they don’t know where to call, they can contact the Lancaster MOW at 717-392-4842 and Lancaster MOW will direct them to the appropriate office.
    • Those unable to pay should contact the Office of Aging at 717-299-7979 or to connect with a care manager. That care manager will determine if they are eligible to receive a subsidy. Currently there is no waiting list for meal subsidies. Please advise the senior that care managers will return calls one time, so the senior will need to be available when called.