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Centre County COVID-19 Spike

Nearly all of the new cases reported in the county come from State College or University Park zip codes. But borough officials say that’s not a reason to panic just yet.

State College police officers have been handing out $300 citations to anyone who is not following the mask and social distancing ordinance borough council put into place. In addition to that, a town grown task force was created during the pandemic to open communication between borough officials and Penn State officials, for when students return, yet numbers keep increasing. On Tuesday Penn State reported 32 new Coronavirus cases among students.

No employees have tested positive for the virus.

As for the State College Area School District they plan to keep schools open even after seeing a huge spike in cases Today. They previously said they’re ready to move to remote learning if necessary. Tonight they plan to have a
meeting to discuss options moving forward. Here’s what Douglas Shontz, communications specialist with state college borough has to say about keep residents safe.

“Then number that were seeing today, that’s a lot. This is a very serious thing here locally and the overall goal here as council is to keep our residents safe. There’s two big things: quarantine and isolation. Make sure our residents and Penn State students have access to quarantining space and the resources they need to properly
quarantine.”

Shontz says communication with Penn State and local government officials has been very open and they will continue to discuss plans moving forward when it comes to combating the virus.

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