September 25, 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 be located in the Macy's parking lot, facing Route 26 (not the Benner Pike or McDonald's). Residents do not have to be experiencing symptoms to get tested and pre-registration is not required. Insurance is also not needed.You can read more here:
  • Penn State: University and local government stakeholders will meet on October 5th to discuss strategies to deal with potential fans and tailgaters heading to town for the Ohio State game on October 31st. The strategies to be discussed include proactive messaging and police enforcement.
  • State College Area School District: The district will return to in person learning on September 28th. They will begin randomly screening students and employees with temperature checks. The district also plans random weekly COVID-19 testing of its employees. You can read more here:


News from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:
  • As of September 25th, there are 149,410 cases in PA. 1,816,397 people have tested negative for COVID-19.
  • As of September 25th, there are 2,165 cases in Centre County. 24,580 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.