Monday, April 19, 2021

We need a serious discussion about a Lancaster County public health department, and with more than the usual voices [editorial]

The Manheim Township Board of Commissioners voted unanimously March 8 to approve a resolution supporting the creation of a county health department and calling on the Lancaster County commissioners to create one. That board sent its resolution to the county's 60 municipalities and 17 school districts seeking their elected officials' support for such an agency. 

The boards of Columbia Borough, Christiana Borough, Conoy Township, Bart Township, Quarryville Borough and Strasburg Township are among ones that have rejected the idea. Denver Borough Council is among the boards that supports the idea, as does Marietta Borough Council. And Lancaster City Council passed a resolution last Tuesday in support of the "prompt" establishment of a county health agency.

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