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Impacts of the coronavirus on child care facilities

The operational and financial impacts of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania child care providers and staff have been significant. This post by Philip Sirinides, associate professor of education at Penn State Harrisburg, provides an overview of a study designed to understand the impact of COVID-19 on child care providers in Pennsylvania and offers recommendations going forward.

9/8: Preliminary weekend COVID-19 testing results posted on dashboard

Penn State has updated its public COVID-19 dashboard with on-demand testing and random screening results from the period of Sept. 4-6, as well as new results from the prior week. These numbers are evolving as it can take up to 48 hours for test results to be received, which then are validated and uploaded.

Food Services launches Penn State Eats mobile ordering

Last week, Penn State’s Food Services launched Penn State Eats mobile ordering. The new mobile ordering system, integrated through the recently launched Penn State Go app, under the Dining tab. The new mobile ordering app allows students, faculty, staff and guests the option to order food from their mobile devices, providing them with a cashless and contactless food service experience.

Security center announces Fall 2020 Grant Program

The Penn State Center for Security Research and Education is announcing its Fall 2020 Grant Program to support security-related scholarship and educational programs at Penn State. University faculty and researchers are eligible to apply by Nov. 2.

Penn State Harrisburg return to campus: What to expect

Penn State Harrisburg has been actively planning and working toward a safe return to campus this fall following the move to remote learning in spring 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The campus community can expect a number of changes as they return to campus, such as classroom setups and signage that promote social distancing, as well as plastic barriers and other changes designed to support the health, safety, and well-being of students, faculty and staff.