Governor Tom Wolf announced 70% of Pennsylvania residents 18 or older have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus Wednesday, according to a release.
Centre County reported no new coronavirus cases Tuesday — the first time since Aug. 10, according to Pennsylvania Department of Health data.
People in State College are still required to wear masks indoors — regardless of vaccination status, according to the borough of State College.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, announced the reduction of masking guidelines for fully-vaccinated individuals during a White House briefing Thursday afternoon.
News of the coronavirus began to make waves across the Pacific to the United States in early 2020. At the time, it seemed like a distant anomaly that many Penn Staters likely didn’t consider. Ultimately, the pandemic would go on to shape and change many students’ experiences at the university.
After the United States coronavirus vaccine rollout began in January, hope for a more normal future increased rapidly around the world and locally.
Penn State is encouraging students to upload their coronavirus vaccine card through myUHS after receiving their final dose.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Penn State has experienced its fair share of outbreaks at its University Park campus. However, as vaccines have emerged over the past months, students have mixed feelings about getting vaccinated.
Over the past year — and since the pandemic’s beginning — Penn State has experienced various coronavirus cases surges within the State College region and on its University Park campus.