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
Trinity Irish Dance Company Show
Evangelical’s Hospital Remembrance Service (Faith Lutheran Church in Lewisburg)
The Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra (Community Arts Center in Williamsport)
YWCA Charity Gala & Auction (Williamsport)
TEDx Conference (Pajama Factory in Williamsport)
Evangelical’s Senior Strong - Scam Prevention (Evangelical Community Health & Wellness)
April 16th-May 21st
Evangelical’s Life After Loss (Hospice of Evangelical)
2020 Earth Day at Mill Cove Environmental Area (Mansfield)
Hospice of Evangelical Remembrance Service (St. John’s United Church of Christ in Lewisburg)
April 24th-May 9th
2020 Celebration of the Arts, Lewisburg Arts Festival, & Lewisburg Live!
April 30th-May 3rd
Hamilton-Gibson Choir Performance Tour
The Charles P. Fasano, DO Memorial Lecture (Bucknell University)
NCPA COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
Union County Library System
James V. Brown Library
Blossburg Memorial Library
LOCAL 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
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.
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 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.
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
They will suspend face-to-face instruction and teach using remote formats for the remainder of this semester.
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.