Suspended street sweeping | and other changes in Lancaster as response to the COVID-19 pandemic. – Lancaster Online
List keeps growing | Lancaster Online‘s Closings, Delays & Cancellations
ultimate metric | the bodies pandemics and plague leave behind. “Italy’s Coronavirus Victims Face Death Alone, With Funerals Postponed. As morgues are inundated, coffins pile up and mourners grieve in isolation: ‘This is the bitterest part.’”’ – The New York Times [NOTE: There’s nearly a full column of “Services Canceled” or Services Changed” in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.]
School age kids in your home? | PA’s Department of Education has an “Answers to Frequently Asked Questions” Webpage
Declarations | “The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners will declare the COVID-19 virus a disaster emergency today at its 10 a.m. meeting, and Lancaster city is expected to follow suit.” – From an article in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.
What’s that mean? | When a governmental declares a “State of Emergency” — what happens? What’s the process? Answers are at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Webpage.
National Declaration | “President Donald J. Trump Directs FEMA Support Under Emergency Declaration for COVID-19” – FEMA
State Declaration | “Gov. Wolf Signs COVID-19 Disaster Declaration to Provide Increased Support for State Response” – Governor’s Website
At local levels | “A presidential disaster declaration makes federal assistance available under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).” – Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Website
In Ephrata | Boards & commission meetings canceled – Ephrata Borough Website
In Elizabethtown | Meetings will go on as scheduled – Elizabethtown Borough Website
In Columbia | This LEGAL NOTICE announces the Zoning Hearing Board meeting for March 25. – Lancaster Online