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.

Looking for a specific event? Use CTRL+F (the “Find” command) to find a word that might be used in the event you are looking for.

For example, if you are looking for fish dinners that are canceled, you might search for the word “fish”.

  • If on a desktop computer, press the Control and F buttons at the same time, then type in a keyword you are looking for to see if an event is canceled.
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Red Cross Blood Drives

Schedule an appointment and find out more information at https://www.redcrossblood.org/

  • Parkside Community Center – 120 West Park Avenue Du Bois, PA 15801 (04/13/2020) | 01:00 PM – 05:30 PM

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Community Blood Bank Blood Drive Locations

Schedule an appointment and find out more information at http://fourhearts.org/

  • Penn Highlands Elk – 04/14/2020 – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is alerting motorists that cash will not be accepted at any interchange statewide beginning Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m. This is a temporary safety measure to keep travelers moving with no need to stop at tollbooths or interact with tolling personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this time, cash and credit cards will not be accepted anywhere on the PA Turnpike’s ticket system. All tolls will be assessed electronically via E-ZPass or the PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE program as vehicles travel at posted speed limits through tolling points.

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Harrisburg, PA – All K-12 schools in Pennsylvania will be closed for two weeks to try to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, starting Monday, March 16.

Schools have been closed indefinitely and will only return once it has been deemed safe by the state government.

Gov. Tom Wolf has confirmed that no Pennsylvania school district will be penalized if it fails to meet the 180 day or school hours requirements.

The PA Department of Education says that students in Pennsylvania will still be served meals even if schools are closed. Families will not have to worry if they depend on the school to feed their child lunch.

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DuBois, PA – All preschools or prekindergarten classes affiliated with school district have closed, along with the schools. Other preschools have also decided to close, including Mother’s Day Out Preschool in DuBois.

If you have questions, check with your specific daycare provider or preschool to see if they are open. You can also check the official PA Childcare website to search for childcare facilities that have been issued a waiver to stay open HERE.

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State College, PA – Penn State University says that no in-person classes will be held on any of the campuses as the novel coronavirus continues to spread. Classes will still continue online.

The closure/online classes will be extended until the end of the spring semester. Spring commencement ceremony plans are postponed. Students must have University approval before accessing on-campus residences.

Read the full story and statement from PSU.

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Dubois, PA – Spamalot auditions have been postponed at the Reitz Theater in DuBois. They were originally scheduled for April 5 and 6. Due to the uncertainly of current events, and how it will impact the remainder of our 2020 season, auditions for Spamalot scheduled for the beginning of April are postponed until further notice. More information on upcoming show schedule changes will be released as they determined. Thank you for your understanding during this time. A further reminder that the Reitz Theater office is officially closed to the public until further notice. Email, postal mail, phone calls and social media messages will all continue to be monitored. Our most important concern is to the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers and actors.

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DuBois, PA – The Winkler Gallery and Art Education Center in DuBois continues to be closed. May all our artists, friends, supporters and their families stay safe and healthy during these challenging times. We look forward to celebrating our grand reopening with everyone later this spring. The art gallery itself is closed and all classes have been postponed at this time.

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DuBois, PA – Youth groups at all local churches have been cancelled for the time being. Church services have also been cancelled, but many churches will have a video steam on their websites or Facebook pages.

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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.

Good afternoon everyone. Here is a message from Lori Jamison from the DuBois Continuum of Care Community

Posted by DuBois Continuum of Care Community Inc. on Thursday, March 26, 2020

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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Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, learner’s permits, persons with disability placards, vehicle registrations and safety and emission inspections will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

Deadlines on the following products will be extended effective March 27, 2020:

Driver licenses, photo ID cards and learner’s permits scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020 through April 30, 2020, the expiration date is now extended through May 31, 2020.

Vehicle registrations, safety inspections and emissions inspections scheduled to expire from March 16 through April 30, 2020, the expiration date is now extended through May 31, 2020.

Persons with Disabilities parking placards scheduled to expire from March 16 through April 30, 2020, the expiration date is now extended through May 31, 2020.

These extensions are in addition to those announced on March 16.

Additionally, all Driver License Centers and Photo License Centers and the Harrisburg Riverfront Office Center in Pennsylvania are closed for counter service until further notice effective close of business on Monday, March 16

As a reminder, customers may complete various transactions and access multiple resources via the Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov. Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

More COVID-19 information is available at www.health.pa.gov. For more information, visit www.dmv.pa.gov or www.PennDOT.gov.

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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 – 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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Clearfield County, PA – The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging has announced that the Coalport, Mahaffey, Kylertown and Clearfield Centers for Active Living; Clearfield County are closed in adoption of aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate the risk for older adults of contracting COVID-19.

Any senior in need of food during this crisis should call the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging at 814-765-2696.

Covid-19 Guidance for Older Adults can be found at www.cdc.gov/covid19-guidance, which includes a checklist for your home. Additional information is available at the CDC COVID-19 page.

The CCAAA is taking these steps to do what is necessary to protect the lives of older adults in our families and communities during this crisis. The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging will continue operations at this time, modifying home visits as necessary.

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Jefferson County, PA – Libraries statewide are closed due to the coronavirus concerns. Library officials remind patrons that libraries have online resources that will still be available during the shutdown.

Most libraries have e-books available through their websites. For example, the Jefferson County Library System has four online resources, two of which lend e-books of both nonfiction titles and popular fiction titles. Patrons have to go to www.jeffcolibraries.org to find the collection.

For the DuBois Public Library, visit www.duboispubliclibrary.org and click Find Books and Information.

OverDrive – eBooks and Audiobooks – Download audiobooks & e-books to your computer, e-reader (including Nook and Kindle) and/or mp3 player.

Tumble Books – A collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV includes pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students. We also have National Geographic videos which we’ve paired with many of our non-fiction titles – perfect support for the Common Core Curriculum!

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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.

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Reynoldsville, PA – Effective immediately, the fish Dinners at the Reynoldsville Elks Lodge #519 have been Cancelled. We want to thank everyone that has come and supported our establishment.

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DuBois, PA – All Penn Highlands Healthcare support groups, classes and community events are canceled until further notice as a precaution due to COVID-19.  Please watch for announcements as to when support groups and classes will resume.

Penn Highlands Healthcare reminds everyone to avoid close contact with people, keeping at least 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and other gatherings.  The best way to avoid COVID-19 is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

Also, handwashing for 20 second with soap and water after being in a public place is important. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

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DuBois, PA – Nativity Bingo is cancelled until further notice. Check on their Facebook page “Nativity Bingo” every week for news. We thank you for your patronage and hope to see you all back soon. Please pray that this plague may be short lived and will not affect our region.

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Kane, PA – Cecile Stelter, Leader of the Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum, announced today that the Spring Forum on Chronic Wasting Disease originally scheduled for April 16, 2020 has been cancelled. “We want to use caution during this time of COVID-19 concerns,” said Cecile, “and we hope attendees will once again come to our Fall Forum scheduled for October 1, 2020.” The Fall Forum will be at Grandma Bair’s Conference Center in Kane. All pre-paid reservations will be refunded.

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Ridgway, PA – A meeting of the North Central Rural Transportation Planning Committee will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. In the wake of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, this meeting will be conducted as a VIRTUAL MEETING only! If you are interested in attending, please email Amy Kessler at [email protected] for the meeting login information. The public is encouraged to attend.

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DuBois, PA – The Suicide Prevention Support Group that usually meets the fourth Monday of every month at Penn State DuBois campus has been canceled until further notice.

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DuBois, PA – Cen-Clear Child Abuse Prevention Carnivals scheduled for April 4th, 18th & 25th are canceled.

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DuBois, PA – DuBois Public Library’s 100th Anniversary on Tuesday, April 21st from 5:00-7:00pm has been canceled. This event may be rescheduled but is cancelled for now.

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All Penn Highlands Healthcare support groups, classes and community events are canceled until further notice as a precaution. Please watch for announcements as to when support groups and classes will resume.

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DuBois, PA – The DuBois Community Spring Clean Up originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25 from 8:30am-11:00am will be rescheduled for a later date.

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DuBois, PA – Business Connections Luncheon Thursday, April 16 at the Best Western Conference Center in DuBois. Postponed until Fall 2020. RESCHEDULED DATE: Thursday, November 19th.

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DuBois, PA – The DuBois Chamber Sponsored Seminar with Glenn Shepard, scheduled originally for Thursday, April 30 from 8:30am until noon has been postponed. Location: Tri-County Church. RESCHEDULED DATE: Wednesday, August 19th.

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Curwensville, PA – The April 6 Clearfield County Senior Environment Corps meeting is cancelled due to Covid 19. It is usually held on the first Monday of the month at 10:00 at the Community Center in Curwensville.

The May 4 meeting may also be cancelled. That will be determined sometime in April.

The normal schedule will tentatively resume for the June 1 meeting. If so, Andy Faust, Master Gardener Area Coordinator, will present info about a new Master Gardener Program in Clearfield County.