April 29, 2020: COVID-19 Update from the Centre Region Emergency Management Program

April 29, 2020: COVID-19 Update from the Centre Region Emergency Management Program

Centre Region Specific News:

  • Mayor Filippelli Proclaims Sunday, May 3, “Bells Across Pennsylvania Day”: Mayor Ronald L. Filippelli has issued a proclamation in support of “Bells Across Pennsylvania Day,” an initiative of the Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association which will take place on May 3, 2020. The threefold purpose of the initiative is:

    • To recognize and honor first responders, healthcare workers, and employees of grocery stores, pharmacies and other life-sustaining businesses who have maintained essential services while at risk of infection from COVID-19;

    • To show solidarity with elected officials and residents of municipalities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, all of whom are fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines together; and

    • To demonstrate a collective resolve that Pennsylvanians will prevail over COVID-19 and work tirelessly to ensure that their businesses and civic life will thrive once again.

    • The State College Borough is encouraging residents to hold whatever events “sheltering in place” will allow. Then at 7:00 p.m., all Pennsylvanians and churches will be encouraged to ring bells for three minutes – one minute for each of the above purposes. View the proclamation here (http://www.statecollegepa.us/DocumentCenter/View/22393/Proclamation---Bells-Across-Pennsylvania-Day-May-3)

News from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:
  • The Govenor will announce which counties will move to the yellow phase on May 1st.
  • There are now 44,366 cases in PA. There are 95 cases in Centre County. 878 people have tested negative for COVID-19.
Resources for residents:
Residents can get more information on a special COVID-19 website. The site is updated daily by State College Borough. You can find that site here: https://www.statecollegepa.us/coronavirus
Residents can also get information on the Centre Region Ready Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/centreregionready/
Next update will be sent April 30th.
For questions or more information, please contact Centre Region Public Information Officer Amy Farkas by email at manager@harristownship.org or by phone at 466-6228.