Following a three-month comprehensive planning process, Penn State officials have determined that the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s guidelines for colleges and universities, and look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff and students to resume on-campus, in-person classes and other activities this fall in a limited fashion.
With Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement today (May 22) of additional counties moving to yellow phase over the next two weeks, students residing in those counties can now begin scheduling a move-out date from their on-campus residence halls. A number of Penn State campuses will also begin scheduling students for move out.
Since March, Labriola-Cuffe has worked on supply logistics for the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services in New York as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I love helping people. I always have – it’s just something in my blood,” she said. “I feel if we didn’t come in to work, people would suffer.”
Continuing its analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Pennsylvania, the Institute of State and Regional Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg released a report comparing the economic impact of the pandemic on business sectors in Pennsylvania, finding that unemployment claims grew at an alarming rate from the week of March 21 through the week of April 11, and may continue to grow past 2 million.
A PSUAlert has been disseminated to the Penn State Harrisburg campus community as required by the Clery Act and per Department of Education guidelines around community notification regarding a case of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The campus was notified that a person became sick during the week of March 16, and was later diagnosed with COVID-19.