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York County creates task force to plan post-COVID-19 strategy

Ioannis Pashakis//May 4, 2020

York County creates task force to plan post-COVID-19 strategy

Ioannis Pashakis//May 4, 2020

A task force created by the York County Commissioners is set to begin working on a plan for the county’s post-pandemic recovery.

“The effects of the COVID‐19 crisis have been sweeping,” said Julie Wheeler, president of the York County Commission. “No aspect of life as we once knew it has been left unaltered. While the full breadth, depth, and duration of this healthcare and economic crisis are unknown, it is evident that the county government must begin the necessary planning to progress towards the new sense of normalcy we one day will reach.”

The YoCo STRONG Recovery Task Force will offer short, mid and long-term recommendations, tasks and goals for the following:

  • Emergency management, resources and preparedness.
  • Local government recovery.
  • The court system.
  • Law enforcement and criminal justice.
  • Health care and resurgence mitigation.
  • Economic recovery and restart.
  • Hospitality industry restart.
  • Non-profit and social services restart.
  • Technological capacity.
  • Education and child care.
  • Vulnerable populations..
  • Equitable and inclusive recovery

“As this crisis is multi-faceted, so too will be its recovery,” Wheeler said. “Building a resilient community requires an inclusive and engaging planning process.”

Members of the community are asked offer input on the planning process at the commissioners’ public meetings. The task force’s final report is expected to be complete in the next two to three weeks.