ADAMSTOWN – On Monday afternoon, Ephrata Police were notified of a medical call involving an employee of Adamstown Elementary School. The employee noticed an unidentified white substance on the playground and felt ill after being in proximity to it. The employee was taken to Ephrata Hospital. Adamstown school officials acted quickly to protect staff and students, and to summon emergency services. A sample of the substance was field tested negative for dangerous drugs and other hazardous material. According to Lancaster County Haz-Mat, the substance was identified as salt. Ephrata Police Chief Chris McKim said, “We are blessed to have such dedicated school administrators and emergency services in our area. The coordination and communication among the officials truly helps to enhance safety for everyone.”