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Most schools in our area remain open for now

Clearfield and Jefferson Counties, PA – Most local schools (including DuBois, Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg-Osceola, and others) have said so far that they plan on staying open, at least for the time being.

Nearly every school has released a statement about keeping an eye on the COVID-19 situation and providing plenty of resources within the school, such as handwashing stations, disinfectant wipes, and hand sanitizer.

Although they do not intend to close at the moment, if the situation changes and they do decide to close the schools, most school districts plan to make up those missed days during Easter break or at the end of the school year.

If you have questions, you can call your specific school district office.

If your child is sick or has any symptoms of coronavirus (or any other illness, such as the flu), keep them at home to stop the potential spread.

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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 news@sunny106.fm 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 – 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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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 info@wpal.org, 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.