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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.




State Government:

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The latest

Other important news


Recurring Resources:

    • United Way of Lancaster County has launched a new website, This digital source of information for our community works in tandem with United Way's 2-1-1 resources to connect people and resources during this time of upheaval.
    • The Asset Map is a county-wide resource for all to utilize. If you need to add/update/delete information please follow the link here:


  • Lancaster Chamber:
    • Website updated daily:
    • “Important Updates Related to the Lancaster County Economic Recovery Plan” :
        This program is based on the latest science being produced out of the CDC, NIH, NIOSH, FDA and DHS. The focus of the educational session is to provide senior leaders, safety directors, human resource professionals and others responsible for providing safe and healthy workplaces with important science-based information. Participants will receive a certification of completion following the training course.
      • Workplace Considerations & Compliance
        This webinar featured Steve Matzura and Austin Wolfe of McNees Wallace & Nurick as they discussed workplace safety measures, employer mandates related to building safety, cleaning measures and employee requirements, and OSHA guidance and compliance.
        ACCESS NOW
      • Workplace Considerations: Practical Strategies for your Workplace and Workforce
        Learn more about change management, how to create new norms, develop effective communication strategies, tips & tricks for outfitting your space and workforce and how to navigate new realities and challenges of the workplace in alignment with CDC and State guidelines as Pennsylvania prepares to reopen.
        ACCESS NOW
      • Maintaining A Compliant Workplace & Workforce Under COVID-19 Restrictions
        This webinar will cover steps employers are taking to comply with the Governor's orders and the implications to the workplace and workforce. It will specifically address: 1) what do employers need to do to maintain a safe working environment; 2) what are the OSHA, whistleblower, and workers' compensation considerations; and 3) what are the employees rights from a non-union and union perspective (e.g. protected concerted activity)
        ACCESS NOW



  • Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:






  • PennDOT Driver License Centers to resume driver’s skills tests
    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced beginning Tuesday, June 2, 2020, driver’s skills test, including motorcycle skills test, will resume at reopened Driver License Centers.
    Find more information here.
  • DOA extends COVID-19 Disaster Food Distribution program
    The Department of Agriculture has received approval to continue operating the Disaster Household Distribution program, through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), to provide food to Pennsylvanians adversely affected by COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Originally approved by the USDA on March 27, the Disaster Household Distribution program, which was set to expire the end of May, has been approved through June 25.
    Read full article here.
  • Webinar: “Grantmaking to Support Children and Older Adults”
    The Center for Disaster Philanthropy will host a COVID-19 pandemic webinar to discuss how the youngest and oldest among us are being impacted by the pandemic. You can find out more about this COVID-19 webinar here. The webinar will address overarching concerns for both groups, including nutrition and health care access, and how philanthropy can help meet these needs.
    When: Tuesday, June 9 | 2:00 PM
    Register here.
  • CDC updates and guidance
    Households Living in Close Quarters (May 31)
    Employers with Workers at High Risk (May 31)
    Schools and Day Camps (May 30)
    Considerations for Institutes of Higher Education (May 30)
    Interim Guidance for Restaurants and Bars (May 29)