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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.



  1. “Wolf Administration Announces 270 New Jobs and Establishment of New The Hershey Company Fulfillment Center” :


State Government:

General CoVid resources:


Dept of Health:

  1. “Wolf Administration Announces Latest PacMAT Grant Recipients to Help Fight the Opioid Addiction Epidemic” :
  2. “Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 1,027 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 102,765” :
    1. Link to Statewide map of testing sites:
    2. COVID-19 Data:
  3. Lancaster Stats: (According to DOH website- updated today at 12:00pm)
    1. Total Cases: 5,122 cases
    2. Confirmed: 5,011
    3. Probable: 111
    4. Negative: 41,042
    5. Cases per 100,000: 942.30


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:
  2. Lancaster Chamber:
    1. Website updated daily:
  3. Local Govt:
    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:
  1. Penn Med/LGH:
    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.
  1. WellSpan Health System:
    1. WellSpan COVID-19 data dashboard.
  2. Meals: Hunger Free Lancaster
    1. Hunger Free Lancaster County:
  3. Childcare:
    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.


Eviction Prevention Network

  1. Rental assistance and eviction prevention services are available across the county through the Eviction Prevention Network in partnership with the city and county government and county redevelopment authority. There are two pathways for landlords and tenants to get help, detailed at



  1. Lancaster Cares COVID grants are still being accepted!
  2. OneUnitedLancaster has great resources and local stories to check out for your benefit!