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United Way of Lancaster County


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Each day a summary of news and information that has been gathered from community partners and credible news sites will be posted.



June 16


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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:
      • 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)
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  • Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:





Recovery Lancaster:

  • UPDATE: Info
    •, a website stemming from the Economic Recovery Plan for Lancaster County by the Lancaster Chamber, the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County, and the County of Lancaster, is your hub for information to get your business back on track.
    • Quick notes to keep you updated on this resource:
      • Grant Opportunity Available Starting June 15 - Are You Prepared?
        Are you a business with 20 employees or fewer? If so, you can apply for a grant starting next week. The grant is not first-come, first-serve. Grants are awarded based on a variety of criteria. Get the details and see what you have to do to prepare with our FAQ sheet and our What You Need To Know guide.
        LEARN MORE
      • Get Your FREE PPE KIT NOW!
        Are You A Business With 100 Employees or Fewer? You can now sign up for a free kit that includes a mix of personal protective equipment, as well as some cleaning and disinfecting materials. The sign up is simple, easy, and you will get the kit delivered within days of your order!
        GET YOUR KIT
      • Best Practices Are Now Available
        From restaurants to retail, to accommodations to construction, we are offering a variety of video and powerpoint resources to help walk through what your business needs right now to succeed.



  • Upcoming Employer Information Sessions:
    • Our upcoming information sessions, now offered as webinars, will go in depth about services available to employers through PA CareerLink® Lancaster County and our partners. Whether you're new to PA CareerLink® services or simply need a refresher, don't miss out on learning ways to connect with your future workforce!

These webinars are FREE to attend. Register TODAY!

      • Assessments to Assist With Getting Qualified Candidates

Date: June 23, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM (Approx. 40 minutes)

Tired of getting candidates that don’t have the skills that they claim to have? Learn about the various assessments offered through PA CareerLink® Lancaster County to help screen candidates in advance and know that they will have the skills necessary to perform the basic functions for the job.

Register: Click Here

      • Overview of Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)

Date: June 30, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM (Approx. 40 minutes)

Has the impact of COVID-19 on your business left you questioning a mass layoff? Are you trying to figure out a way to retain a skilled workforce while remaining competitive in your industry? If you answered yes to either of these questions, join us for a webinar on Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) presented by Valerie Hatfield with the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board (LCWDB). The LCWDB now has funding available for employers to upskill and train their current workforce. Learn how participation in this program can avert the need to lay off employees by assisting the workers in obtaining the skills necessary to retain employment.

Register: Click Here