Penn State Students return to their Classrooms for the first time in several months on Monday. The Borough will have a lot more people around now that physical classes are back in session. However, the Borough feels the University is much better prepared now than when the Pandemic began. Penn State will once again have the Student body back on Campus in Happy Valley starting on Monday. That means State College will be heavily populated once again. For local businesses and the culture of State College, that is an important thing.
State College Borough Leaders think PSU’s preparations for COVID made this possible. Just less than a year ago, Penn State was sending Students home indefinitely due to the Pandemic. In retrospect, Doug Shontz, Assistant to the State College Borough Manager, says Students need to follow the proven safety protocols for this to work. Shontz added that he believes the majority of Students will listen to the protocols after seeing the Pandemic unfold this past year.