COVID-19 Coverage

COVID-19 Event Updates

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LAST UPDATE: 8:00PM 3/28/2020 

Covid-19 Local Schedule Changes categorized by:

  • NCPA Community Events (Chronological order)
  • NCPA Community Organizations
  • Local School Districts
  • Local Colleges & Universities
  • State Athletics 

 

NCPA COMMUNITY EVENTS

   

March 29th

Trinity Irish Dance Company Show

Canceled

March 29th

Evangelical’s Hospital Remembrance Service (Faith Lutheran Church in Lewisburg)

Canceled

April 3rd

The Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra (Community Arts Center in Williamsport)

Canceled

April 3rd

YWCA Charity Gala & Auction (Williamsport)

Postponed (TBD)

April 4th

TEDx Conference (Pajama Factory in Williamsport)

Postponed (TBD)

April 14th

Evangelical’s Senior Strong - Scam Prevention (Evangelical Community Health & Wellness)

Canceled

April 16th-May 21st

Evangelical’s Life After Loss (Hospice of Evangelical)

Canceled

April 18th

2020 Earth Day at Mill Cove Environmental Area (Mansfield) 

Canceled

April 19th

Hospice of Evangelical Remembrance Service (St. John’s United Church of Christ in Lewisburg)

Canceled

April 24th-May 9th

2020 Celebration of the Arts, Lewisburg Arts Festival, & Lewisburg Live!

Canceled

April 30th-May 3rd

Hamilton-Gibson Choir Performance Tour

Canceled

May 7th

The Charles P. Fasano, DO Memorial Lecture (Bucknell University)

Canceled

 

NCPA COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Union County Library System

Closed

James V. Brown Library
(Williamsport)

Closed 

Blossburg Memorial Library

Closed 

 

LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS

All K-12
School Districts

Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days. The administration has been working with school districts as well as state and local officials to gather input on this decision. The Wolf Administration will continue to monitor Covid-19 in the commonwealth, and at the end of 10 days will reevaluate and decide whether continued closure is needed.

 

LOCAL COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

Bloomsburg University

As a cautionary measure, Bloomsburg University has announced that it will extend its spring break for students by one week. Classes are expected to resume on Monday, March 23. During this extended spring break, the university says faculty will be trained to teach courses online.

Bucknell University

Announced March 10 that it will transition to remote classes for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.

Lock Haven University

Temporarily suspending face-to-face instruction following spring break. LHU faculty will use the week of March 16 to prepare their courses for remote and online modes of instruction. Courses will resume by remote instruction on Monday, March 23 and continue through Friday, April 3. Face-to-face classes are expected to resume normal delivery in classrooms on Monday, April 6, which is subject to change. For those students currently enrolled in online courses, both undergraduate and graduate, classes will resume on Monday, March 16 as scheduled.

Lycoming College

Lycoming College has decided that, when the extended spring break ends on March 23, they will suspend face-to-face instruction and teach using remote formats for the remainder of this semester.

Mansfield University

Suspending face-to-face instruction for one week (beginning Monday March 16) as they transition all of our instruction to online modalities. Courses that are already being taught online will continue without interruption; all other courses will resume instruction in an online format on Monday, March 23. This action does not mean that the campus is closed; Mansfield will use the week of March 16 to prepare for the transition of our face-to-face classes and select student support services to online modalities.

Penn College of Tech

TBD

Susquehanna University

They will suspend face-to-face instruction and teach using remote formats for the remainder of this semester.

 

STATE ATHLETICS

PIAA 

(Winter Championships)

Postponed (minimum of 2 weeks):

PIAA Board of Directors decided by a unanimous vote to suspend the PIAA basketball and AA boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving championships for minimally a two week period. The Board of Directors, in consultation with various health departments, believes this action is in the best interest of our member schools, their student-athletes, sports officials and the general public. PIAA, by enforcing a two–week hiatus from our basketball and AA swimming championships, believes this action will allow schools time to perform self-assessments and make decisions to promote optimal health conditions in their communities. 

The PIAA Sports Medicine Committee will be meeting this weekend for further discussion. Modifications to the tournaments will include limiting team and spectator parties, health recertification by authorized medical professionals and changes to game day procedures. Additional direction to competing schools will be provided over the coming days in consultation with school administrators, local, state health and governmental authorities.

NCAA & PSAC


Canceled (through spring semesters):

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) has announced that all athletic competition for the remainder of the Spring Semester is suspended, effective immediately.

Any non-conference competitions already travelled to are left to the institutional discretion through March 15, at which time all athletic competition must cease.

On Thursday afternoon, March 12 the NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men's and women's 2020 basketball tournaments as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA Championships.