September 18, 2020: COVID-19 Update from the Centre Region Emergency Management Program

Centre Region Specific News:
• Centre County: The Department of Health announced a pop up testing site at the Nittany Mall. The site will open on September 25th and be available from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on September 25th, September 26th, September 29th, September 30th, October 1st, October 2nd and October 3rd. Residents do not have to be experiencing symptoms to get tested. Insurance is also not needed.You can read more here:
• Centre County: The Department of Health announced today that it will convene a strike team consisting of Department of Health staff, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency staff, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Centre County Commissioners, State College Borough, Penn State University, additional local elected officials, local chambers of commerce and other stakeholders to identify localized mitigation and containment strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Centre County. You can read more here:
• Penn State: Penn State reaffirmed their commitment to health and safety, following the announcement that Big Ten football will return to play October 24th. The University will not allow any tailgating on University-owned lots. You can read more here:
• Penn State: The University updated its dashboard today. You can find more information here:
• State College Area School District: The district will continue with remote learning for the week of September 21st. The district reported that 4 students and 2 employees have tested positive. You can read more here:
News from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:
• Governor Wolf changed the capacity restrictions for restaurants. Beginning September 21st, restaurants can move to 50 percent capacity. All alcohol sales must end at 11:00 PM and alcohol must be removed from patrons by midnight. You can read more here:
• As of September 18th, there are 144,228 cases in PA. 1,732,805 people have tested negative for COVID-19.
• As of September 18th, there are 1,572 cases in Centre County. 22,229 people have tested negative for COVID-19.
Resources for Residents:
• Residents can get more information on our special COVID-19 website. The site is updated daily by State College Borough. You can find that site here:
• Residents can also get information on the Centre Region Ready Facebook page:
• State College Borough is maintaining a dashboard by zip code. The dashboard can be found here:
• For questions or more information, please contact Centre Region Public Information Officer Amy Farkas by email at or by phone at 466-6228.