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COVID-19

Bellefonte Class of 2020 shines at non-traditional graduation

BELLEFONTE — Under a sun-splashed sky at Bellefonte Area High School on Friday afternoon, the district celebrated its Class of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on the academic year, of course, as schools throughout the Commonwealth have been closed since mid-March. However, after ...

Citing jobs, Trump claims victory over virus, econ collapse

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump effectively claimed victory over the economic crisis and COVID-19 on Friday and major progress against racial inequity, heartily embracing an unexpectedly good jobs report in hopes of convincing a discouraged nation he deserves another four years in ...

Regatta boat races postponed until 2021

LOCK HAVEN – Another annual event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was announced Thursday that the 50th annual Jaycees Regatta boat races will be rescheduled for Sept. 4 through 6 in 2021, according to the Delaware Valley Outboard Racing Association. Although boat racing ...

12 more counties going green on June 12

HARRISBURG — All 67 Pennsylvania counties are now either in the yellow or green phase of reopening and Governor Tom Wolf announced that 12 additional counties will move to green at 12:01 a.m., June 12. Those counties include Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, ...

UPMC doctors give update on nursing home care of elderly

WILLIAMSPORT — UPMC doctors Donald Yealy, UPMC chair of emergency medicine, and David A. Nace, UPMC Senior Communities chief medical officer, offered an update on UPMC’s long-term care and nursing facilities in a recent press briefing, stating the system continues to adapt to changes amidst ...

Back in Business

The following businesses and organizations have left The Express know their status as the green phase reopening continues. If you’d like to add your business or agency to the list, send it to lmuthler@lockhaven.com —The Partnership office at 212 N. Jay St., Lock Haven, reopened to the ...

Help for the Community

Centre YMCA hosting soup drive-throughs BELLEFONTE — Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon, Bellefonte YMCA of Centre County’s anti Hunger program will host a soup drive-through at the Bellefonte YMCA. Meals will be distributed behind the building in the municipal parking lot. ...

Some county businesses already open; others ready to go

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County goes green today. For many businesses, turning green means they will be opening their doors for the first time today since mid-March. At Beiter’s located on Main Street in Lock Haven, the doors have been open since mid-May. According to sales manager Matt ...

Clinton County lists green phase plans and protocol

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County has prepared its buildings and departments for moving to a green phase opening based on Governor Tom Wolf’s guidelines. For the coming weeks, county employees will continue to rotate on—site work hours and work from home when able. All furloughed employees ...

Clinton County Community Coalition unifies message on ‘going green’

LOCK HAVEN — Every Wednesday for the last 12 weeks, the Community Emergency Coalition has been meeting virtually, sharing information, asking questions, and working together to prepare Clinton County for all possible outcomes and phases of the state shut down due to COVID19. The premise is ...

Council may not meet in person until July

LOCK HAVEN — It’s been months since Lock Haven City Council met in person at City Hall and it may be another month until they do so again. City Manager Gregory Wilson recommended council not meet in person until July 6, although it could be possible to meet June 15. “I think part of ...

Geisinger updates visitation policies

DANVILLE — As Geisinger thoughtfully and carefully resumes operations at our clinics, hospitals and outpatient centers, we are updating our visitation policy. The health and safety of all our patients, members, visitors and employees remains the top priority as the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Loans offered to small businesses affected by COVID-19

LOCK HAVEN — Small businesses in Lock Haven will have the chance to apply for financial assistance through a new loan program. City Planner Abbey Roberts went over the COVID-19 Commercial Loan Program through the United States Department of Agriculture with city council on Monday ...

No new cases of COVID-19 in Clinton, Centre counties

Clinton and Centre counties did not add any new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Clinton County remained at 60 cases, while Centre County remained in neutral with 154 positive tests. Throughout the state, there are now a total of 73,405 ...

Wolf renews disaster declaration

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf renewed the 90-day disaster declaration he originally signed on March 6 following the announcement of the first two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth. The declaration was set to expire today. The emergency disaster declaration provides for ...

DOH relases new guidelines for dental care

Routine teeth cleanings are back on the dental care menu in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Health has updated its guidelines for offering dental health care in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The updates lift restrictions on providing non-emergency and routine care, which ...

Cancellations and Postponements

EVENTS — The annual Jacksonville Cemetery Assn. festival scheduled for Saturday, July 18, has been canceled. Raffle ticket drawing will be held on Saturday, July 18, at the festival grounds at 6 p.m. Winners will be notified. $1 raffle tickets are still available by calling Brenda at ...

Help for the Community

Centre YMCA hosting soup drive-throughs BELLEFONTE — Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon, Bellefonte YMCA of Centre County’s anti Hunger program will host a soup drive-through at the Bellefonte YMCA. Meals will be distributed behind the building in the municipal parking lot. ...

Drive-through virus testing coming to Montoursville Walmart

The Wolf administration said it has a new partnership with Walmart and Quest Diagnostics to create five free drive-through coronavirus testing sites in parts of the state where testing sites are relatively scarce. Testing will be at Walmarts in Erie, Clarion, Montoursville, Clearfield and ...