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Big Weekend in State College

This weekend is going to be a big weekend in State College and officials there have been stressing the need to still be thinking about COVID-19 prevention measures especially after the large student parties last weekend.

In what sounds like more things that you’ll only see or hear during this crazy year, this pandemic year here at Beaver Stadium this Saturday Night its Penn State, Ohio State. You may already know there’s no fans allowed in, and no tailgating. In fact Penn State administrators and State College borough officials telling folks, why don’t you just stay home instead of coming into town to watch the game with large groups of friends or family

In downtown state college, at a popular store for Penn State fans they’re expecting customers,walk in traffic this weekend

“Absolutely, its a big game,we do expect people,and fans like to come to state college”

Wednesday, Penn State athletics announcing an additional 13 student athletes have tested positive for COVID-19. Nationwide, new cases on the increase as one of the white house’s top experts explained during a recent visit to Penn State

“More people began going indoors,hold dinners and gatherings indoors”

At the Mt.Nittany Medical Center,14 COVID-19 patients reported on Wednesday. Earlier this week, Centre County opening a free Coronavirus testing center at the Nittany Mall with this upcoming weekend,specifically in mind

“And so after the game,or if they’re in large groups,which we don’t want,they can no get tested and get those resources”

Area hotels and motel reports some bookings for the weekend. Normally of course there would be few rooms available.restaurants also expecting added business in town

“For 70 years the tavern hasn’t taken reservations on football weekend,but because of our current seating restriction,we will this weekend”

State College borough has been issuing citations for violations of its COVID-19 prevention ordinance citation that can also include 300 dollar fines of course no matter what happens here, there is another event her Saturday,that Halloween which is also expected to bring folks to the area at PSU.

 

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