York County happenings: Food bank changes day; heavy rain expected; drive-thru flu shots

Staff Report
York County Food Bank volunteers provide food during a drive-thru food distribution Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at a new location at the former Kmart store at 1094 Haines Road in Springettsbury Township. Food bank distributions will take place there from 3 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and from 3 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday at its main location at 254 W. Princess St. in York City. Bill Kalina photo

York County Food Bank

Weekly food distribution changes for election

The York County Food Bank has announced its weekly drive-thru food distribution will change next week because of the election.

Food distribution will take place 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the drive-thru center, located at 1094 Haines Road, and 4-5 p.m. Wednesday at the walk-up food distribution center, located at 254 W. Princess St.

Both locations will return to the normal schedule starting on Tuesday, Nov. 10. 

Hurricane Zeta

Heavy rain expected Thursday

York City officials are urging residents to clean out any nearby storm drains in preparation of heavy rainfall expecteon Thursday.

The area is expected to receive between 1 and 3 inches of rainfall associated with the remnants of Hurricane Zeta. Cleaning drains by removing leaves or trash can ensure that water can drain freely, said Lettice Brown, the city's MS4 coordinator.

The city has also requested that construction companies remove any sort of drain protections, such as filter socks and inlet bags.

WellSpan Health

Drive-thru flu shot clinics

WellSpan Health is now offering drive-thru flu shot clinics, and York County residents will have the chance to get their vaccines as early as Thursday afternoon.

Residents will be able to get their flu vaccines from the comfort of their cars from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday at WellSpan Hayshire Family Practice, 2775 N. George St.

"Although we've been doing a lot of remote visits, we cannot virtually give a vaccine," said Dr. Mark Goedecker, vice president and regional medical director of WellSpan Health. "That is why we're reimagining how we are offering the vaccine this year."

Though a flu shot will not protect individuals from COVID-19, Goedecker said it's important to get one to help lower the severity of becoming sick.

Individuals can schedule a time to get a flu shots from their cars by visiting www.wellspan.org/make-an-appointment/flu/.