Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Expand ‘Stay at Home’ Order to Nine More Counties to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19, Counties Now Total 19, Including Lancaster County
The County Government Center at 150 North Queen Street in Lancaster will be closing to the public at the end of business (5:00 PM) today, Friday, March 20, 2020 until further notice.
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A note from Lancaster County BHDS Executive Director, Judy Erb
Hello Everyone –
In response to the COVID-19 or Coronavirus crisis, the Lancaster County Commissioners signed a Declaration of Disaster Emergency for Lancaster County. I’ve attached the document for you to review, just click here Declaration of Disaster Emergency . The Commissioners have given Department Heads the latitude to adjust business practices accordingly.
Providing needed support to our families and individuals has been at the forefront of our planning while also recognizing we need to conduct business in a different way for the safety and well-being of all our staff and the community at large.
We have identified essential business practices and how our staff will carry out those practices. The complete list can be found on the Lancaster County Government website County Office Essential Functions. You will also find the listed plan for all of the other County Departments as they may impact you as well.
Beginning March 18, 2020 through April 12, 2020 we are reducing the number of people working in our buildings so we can lessen the risk of illness through person-to-person contact.
Our Crisis Intervention Services will continue to be available, however Crisis staff will not be able to conduct outreach in the community. The phone number for Crisis is 717-394-2631.
Mental Health Intake appointments will be managed via telephone and no intakes will be scheduled until after 3/29. To schedule an intake please call 717-393-0421.
All Mental Health Case Managers, Supervisors, and Program Specialists will be working from home and will be available by phone and email.
All Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Entity staff, Supports Coordinators, Program Specialists, and Supervisors will work from home and be available by phone and email.
All Early Intervention Supports Coordinators, Program Specialists, and Supervisors will work from home and be available by phone and email.