DuBois, PA – Many events have been canceled or postponed because of the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

Do you know of an event that is being postponed or a similar announcement? Please email [email protected] with the details.

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State College, PA – Penn State University says that, starting this upcoming Monday, March 16, no in-person classes will be held on any of the campuses until at least April 6 as the novel coronavirus continues to spread. Classes will still continue online.

Read the full story and statement from PSU.

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DuBois, PA – The Senior Scholastic Challenge has been postponed in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Carol Foltz, the event organizer, is working to reschedule the event.

All Penn State classes are being taught remotely at least through April 6th and events are either canceled or being rescheduled. Penn State DuBois campus remains open and faculty and staff are working diligently to continue serve our students and communities.

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DuBois, PA – Both the DuBois Continuum of Care Community‘s DuBois Village and DuBois Nursing Home will not be allowing visitors at the facility for the time being.

Christ the King Manor in DuBois will also not be allowing visitors.

This is due to recommendations from the PA Department of Health and CDC as a precaution against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. No cases have been identified in any of our local nursing homes, but the virus is known to be more dangerous to elderly people or those with weakened immune systems.

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Erie, PA – Catholics in our area are excused from going to Sunday Mass. The measure is being taken as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Mass will still remain available for those who wish to attend.

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DuBois, PA – The open house for the new cafeteria at Penn Highlands DuBois has been canceled for today. The grand opening of the Founder’s Grill at the hospital is still scheduled for March 17 at 7 a.m. Again, although no known cases have been identified in our area, most large gatherings are being canceled or rescheduled to avoid the spread of any possible illness.

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DuBois, PA – Penn Highlands Jefferson Manor in Brookville and Penn Highlands Elk Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys, both a part of Penn Highlands Healthcare, are restricting visitors, as per the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations for long-term care facilities.

This means no visitors are allowed unless there are emergency circumstances approved by nursing home administration. These restrictions are in place to protect residents and staff.

Also, Penn Highlands Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is limiting visitors to the babies’ parents. This will protect the littlest patients, families and staff.

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Falls Creek, PA – The St. Bernard Church in Falls Creek is canceling the eat-in portion of their spaghetti dinner this Sunday. You can still take-out a spaghetti and meatball dinner for $8 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday at the church, but there will be no eating in the dining room.

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Sports

The DuBois Little League has effectively canceled the current tryout schedule for the upcoming season. See their message at DuBoisLittleLeague.com.

The PIAA made the decision to suspend any and all PIAA playoff games for high school swimming/diving and basketball. No rescheduled dates have been posted.

The Premiere Basketball League has suspended all league games and operations indefinitely. This results in the DuBois Dream games scheduled for this weekend being suspended.

As for the MLB and NHL, both leagues have suspended games. Pirates Opening Day has been pushed back. Penguins games are all postponed until further notice.

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DuBois, PA – The WPAL Golden Gloves boxing event that was scheduled to be held on March 21 has been postponed. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

A statement from USA Boxing: “In light of recent developments with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and after extensive consultation with the USOPC (United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee), medical experts, legal counsel and Board of Directors President Chair, Tyson Lee, USA Boxing is suspending all sanctioned events through March 31st. This is a very difficult decision given we are in the midst of Golden Gloves tournaments and entering the qualification timeframe for the 2020 Junior Olympics; however USA Boxing’s greatest concern is for the health and safety of all boxers, coaches, officials and physicians. USA Boxing will review as circumstances evolve and more information becomes available and provide an update to membership by the end of March.”

WPAL DuBois plans to reschedule the show as soon as the suspension is lifted. More information is available by emailing [email protected], or by calling us at 814.299.7640. Please “LIKE” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wpaldubois to stay up to date on everything WPAL related.

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DuBois, PA – DuBois Lions Club Nite at the Races has been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 at the Brady Township Community Center in Luthersburg.