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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.



  1. “Gov. Wolf: $2 Million Awarded in 2019-20 Senior Community Center Grants” :


State Government:

General COVID resources:


Dept. of Aging:

  1. “Department of Aging to Host Virtual Community Conversation on its Four-Year State Plan on Aging” :


Dept. of Human Services:

  1. “Wolf Administration Urges USDA to Maintain Flexibility for States Administering SNAP Benefits in Response to Continued Threat of COVID-19” :


Dept. of Health:

  1. “Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 495 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 83,191” :
    1. Link to Statewide map of testing sites:
    2. COVID-19 Data:
  2. Lancaster Stats: (According to Dept. of Health website- updated today at 12:00pm)
    1. Total Cases: 4,152 cases.
    2. Confirmed: 4,057
    3. Probable: 95
    4. Negative: 26,114
    5. Cases per 100,000: 763.90


National News:

Washington Post

The Lat​est

Other important news

Recurring Resources:

    1. 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.
    2. 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:

    1. Website updated daily:
      1. 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
      2. 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
      3. 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
    3. “Let’s Go Strong Into Going Green” :


Local Government:

    1. Mayor Danene Sorace is hosting daily briefings on Facebook every night at 5pm
    2. The County has a COVID site to keep up to date with their response:


Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:

    1. Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health COVID-19 Data: online dashboard with COVID-19 testing and patient data. The site is accessible from the homepage (click “data” in the top red banner), or at the link below. Data is updated each morning.


WellSpan Health System:

    1. WellSpan COVID-19 data dashboard.


Meals: Hunger Free Lancaster

    1. Hunger Free Lancaster County:



    1. Resource to find childcare providers with waivers:


Recovery Lancaster:

  1. UPDATE: Info
    1., 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.
    2. Quick notes to keep you updated on this resource:
      1. 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
      2. 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
      3. 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.



Teachers Needed for Virtual Summer Program

  1. Online Learning - July 9, 2020 - August 7, 2020
    1. This summer learning enrichment program is designed to offer virtual academic skill-building in math and literacy to approximately 600 Lancaster County students PreK through Grade 8 using a high-quality curriculum and engaging instructional materials developed by BellXcel. This program, offered through the Lancaster Partnership for Learning Equity, is committed to providing learners with the digital access and support needed to prevent academic slide over the summer and to prepare them to participate fully in virtual learning opportunities in the future.

Apply Today