Today is Election Day. Across the country, Americans will cast ballots for President of the United States. In Pennsylvania, voters will choose Representatives to the U.S. House. In the Commonwealth, the offices of Attorney General, Auditor General, and Treasurer are on the ballot, along with State Senate and House seats.
A second positive COVID-19 case at Indian Valley Center has closed the school for the remainder of the week. Mifflin County Online K-3 (MCO) will also be closed for in-person instruction at the Indian Valley Elementary site. IVEC and MCO (Mifflin County Online K-3) will reopen for in-person instruction on Monday, November 9th. The Mifflin County School District has created a COVID-19 Dashboard with up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 cases within the District. The Dashboard is on the MCSD Home Page or it can be accessed directly by clicking here. The administration will update the COVID Dashboard daily.
The American Red Cross bloodmobile will visit Perry County today. The Red Cross will hold a blood drive at American Legion Post #364 on Union Street in Liverpool from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
Multiple gatherings in State College may result in citations being issued. On October 24th, State College Police responded to gatherings at Penn Towers, along with other locations, including student apartment complexes in downtown State College. Videos
showing gatherings with no physical distancing and limited mask wearing were posted on social media. The incidents were in violation of local Ordinance 2145, which limits social gatherings to 10 or more people to help mitigate the local spread of COVID-19, and a violation of orders from the Secretary of Health. Authorities will use video to identify those in attendance to issue citations.
A bill authored by Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) has been signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf. House Bill 1984 stands up for rape victims and their families. The new law removes the requirement of a surrogate parent lined up in order to terminate the rights of a perpetrator of rape or sexual assault that resulted in the birth of a child. The bill was supported by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.