This link provides helpful information on Coronavirus for Pennsylvanians:
If you are a student who is feeling anxious, depressed, or stressed out during this time, please feel free to call Debi Schmidt, School Counselor, at 717-368-1865 (Cell) or reach out via text at that same number if you want to talk. I can do personal counseling over the phone or by text message.
If you are feeling suicidal, please call Lancaster County Crisis Intervention or 911:
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.
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource‘
If a student or family member has lost their job (even temporarily) due to the Coronavirus pandemic, you are eligible for unemployment compensation from the State of Pennsylvania. See link below to apply for unemployment compensation:
Note that some larger companies are still hiring right now. These include grocery stores, pharmacies like CVS, and pizza/takeout delivery places.
Also, please note that the federal government is planning to send checks out shortly to all Americans who meet the income requirements to help with bills and basic needs like groceries. Checks should be deposited directly into your bank account or you should receive a check in the mail. Stay tuned to the news for more information on the amount and when that will be coming.
If you know someone that needs help feeding themselves or their family, please have them find and contact their local food bank or pantry. Contacts can be found through Feeding Pennsylvania and Hunger-Free Pennsylvania. You can also try calling United Way of Lancaster County to connect with community resources by dialing 211 on your phone.
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