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How to make a homemade mask

From health.pa.gov Here are some basic instructions on how to make a cloth mask to help protect others in the community from the spread of the coronavirus. Materials needed: - Fabric (100% cotton is most effective) - Fabric Ties - Scissors - Sewing machine or a needle and ...

Minnie E. Mann

Minnie E. Mann, 93, formerly of Beech Creek, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at the Susque-View Nursing Home in Lock Haven. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kader-Neff Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 135 Main St., Howard. An online guest book can be signed or condolences ...

Emergency fund helps students impacted by COVID-19

LOCK HAVEN— Lock Haven University has established the LHU Emergency Student Fund to assist students experiencing housing issues, lost wages, food insecurity, lack of technological and digital resources and other financial hardships stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak. “The impact of the ...

KC board addresses closure due to virus

MILL HALL — The closure of schools throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania due to COVID-19 was the hot topic during Thursday night’s Keystone Central school board work session For the second time since the closure began, the meeting was held virtually over Zoom. According to the ...

Centre Foundation commits $500,000 to nonprofits

BELLEFONTE — Centre Foundation is boosting support to local nonprofits with the establishment of the Centre Foundation COVID-19 ACTION (Activating Contributions to Invest in Operations of Nonprofits) Fund as well as expanding Centre Gives, the annual 36-hour online fundraiser. The Centre ...

Local news, information matters to help us all be safe

By BOB ROLLEY and LANA MUTHLER Dear readers, the past few weeks have been full of uncertainty for all of us when it comes to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Today we want to provide you with an update on how we have been covering the crisis here at The Express community newspaper and the ...

UPMC official: No widespread outbreak in the area yet

By PAT CROSSLEY pcrossley@sungazette.com While lauding the progress being made by his fellow doctors in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19, Dr. Donald Yealy, chair at the Department of Emergency Medicine at UPMC snd the University of Pittsburgh, focused on the current pandemic that ...

Geisinger keeps non-urgent procedures on hold, updates visitation policies

DANVILLE— Geisinger continues to monitor and respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety of all our patients, members, visitors and employees and prevent the spread of COVID-19. As part of an evolving response to the pandemic, we are making an adjustment to our ...

Cancellations and Postponements

CHURCHES —Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church, 111 Main St., Mill Hall, closed until further notice. —Beech Creek Wesleyan Church canceled all services and activities until further notice; live streaming the Sunday Worship Service on their Facebook page “Beech Creek Wesleyan ...

Help for the Community

Woodward Township Police serving the public DINNSTOWN — The Woodward Township Police Department has issued a press release to let township residents know they are committed to continuing to provide police services to the public during this COVID-19 pandemic. Officers will continue to ...

Hundreds attend Clinton Plaza food bank

On Thursday afternoon, hundreds of cars lined up at Clinton Plaza to pick up food, which was provided by the New Love Center and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. They teamed up with Great Island Presbyterian Church to distribute the food. According to organizer Suzanne Camerer, more than ...

Today is deadline to file exemption applications

Harrisburg— The exemption application process for businesses created in response to Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine’s orders to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, will end at 5 p.m. today. “Businesses who think they may be ...

Mt. Nittany reports first COVID-19 patient

STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health has confirmed its first hospitalized patient tested positive for COVID-19 on April 1. Due to federal privacy laws and out of respect for the privacy of the patient and the family, no further information on the patient will be shared. “I want to ...

County furloughs 49 employees due to COVID-19

LOCK HAVEN — Although Clinton County has no confirmed cases of the coronavirus at this time, the county commissioners are making preparations if the COVID-19 hits our area. On Thursday, the commissioners approved the furlough of 49 employees — 33 full-time and 15 part-time— effective ...

Small businesses to get a lift from state, federal funding

BELLEFONTE — For small businesses, times are tough. In Centre County, many businesses have been forced to close their doors — at least temporarily — during the COVID-19 crisis. At Tuesday’s Centre County Board of Commissioners meeting, commissioner Mark Higgins gave a presentation ...

UPMC doctors say they have developed a coronavirus vaccine

By David Wenner dwenner@pennlive.com PITTSBURGH —Doctors and researchers at UPMC in Pittsburgh said Thursday they have created a vaccine to protect against COVID-19 and are seeking federal permission to begin testing it for safety. They said they began working on it Jan. 21 and found ...

Stimulus aid for ‘small business’ will go to some big chains

By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa — As the federal government prepares to launch a $349 billion loan program meant to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic, critics have growing concerns that some mom-and-pop shops might get squeezed out. The Paycheck ...

City asks residents to fill out survey on Comprehensive Plan

LOCK HAVEN — A Comprehensive Plan survey has been created to give city residents an opportunity to provide input even during Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order. City Planner Abbey Roberts spoke about the online survey during Wednesday’s special council meeting. “We are placing a ...

STEP services available amid pandemic shutdowns

WILLIAMSPORT — STEP’s facilities are currently closed to customer walk-ins, but most of the agency’s services — considered essential — continue to offer assistance to individuals and families, many of whom are navigating social assistance for the first time due to COVID-19. ...

Geisinger limits food donations; asks groups to schedule ahead

DANVILLE— Geisinger would like to remind any individuals, groups or organizations wanting to make charitable donations in this time of need to please schedule those donations through the donation website, geisinger.org/fightcovid, or by calling 800-739-6882. “We are very thankful for the ...