Posted on: May 28, 2020
The Centre County Board of Elections has announced that a secure ballot drop-off box has been installed at the Willowbank Office Building, 420 Holmes Street, Bellefonte to help voters meet the deadline for the June 2 Primary Election.
Before you drop your mail-in or absentee ballot into the drop-off box, make sure you place your voted ballot inside the official return envelope, securely seal the official return envelope and sign and date the back of the official return envelope.
Posted on: May 27, 2020
On May 26, Governor Wolf announced his decision to move Centre County to the green phase of re-opening effective this Friday, May 29, 2020. The Board of Commissioners voted to move ahead and will now be the 18th county to move to green.
The Board of Commissioners will assess our current operational protocols at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting taking into consideration the ‘green phase’ guidance and requirements provided by the Governor’s ...Read on...
Governor's Green Phase Guidelines
Posted on: May 18, 2020
Centre County is one of twenty-four counties identified by the Governor as able to lift the stay at home order and move to a yellow phase of aggressive COVID-19 mitigation requirements effective Friday, May 8.
Administrator Margaret Gray provided the following guidance on behalf of the Board of Commissioners for operations of Centre County government under this new phase. The County’s goal remains to keep essential services in place while protecting t...Read on...
Posted on: April 30, 2020
On Monday, April 27, four individuals incarcerated at the Centre County Correctional Facility (CCCF) tested positive for COVID-19 according to Warden Christopher A. Schell.
The four individuals were already quarantined prior to exhibiting symptoms and will remain in quarantine for an additional fourteen days. Hospitalization is not necessary at this point in time for any of the four individuals.
On April 19, the CCCF confirme...Read on...
Posted on: April 24, 2020
The Court has issued a Second Amended Administrative Order to extend the Declaration of Disaster Emergency through May 31, 2020. Jury selection for June 1, 2020 and June 2, 2020 is cancelled.
Posted on: April 23, 2020
A second Centre County resident incarcerated in the Centre County Correctional Facility has tested positive for COVID-19 according to CCCF Warden Christopher A. Schell.
The individual has been placed in isolation since exhibiting symptoms and hospitalization is not necessary at this point in time. A small number of staff and incarcerated individuals who may have had contact with the individual are in quarantine while con...Read on...
Posted on: April 19, 2020
A Centre County resident incarcerated in the Centre County Correctional Facility since January has tested positive for COVID-19 according to Warden Christopher A. Schell.
The individual has been housed in the Facility’s negative airflow room since exhibiting symptoms and hospitalization is not necessary at this point in time. A small number of staff and incarcerated individuals who may have had contact ...Read on...
Posted on: April 3, 2020
On Friday, March 27, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 422, which reschedules the 2020 Primary Election from April 28 to June 2. The measure makes other election process changes, including some due to the COVID-19 emergency.
The bill provides process improvements to Act 77 of 2019, to allow counties to begin processing and tabulating mail ballots beginning at 7 a.m. on election day, rather than after the polls close at 8 p.m. Additionally, the measure allows counties to tempo...Read on...
Posted on: April 9, 2020
Today, the Board of Commissioners launched a new website for information, resources, and updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The website’s URL is www.centrecountypa.gov/covid-19.
“Centre County Government and our community partners provide many services to our residents and the need for assistance will surely grow during this COVID-19 pandemic,” sai...Read on...
Posted on: April 6, 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Centre County Board of Commissioners will be offering public participation via teleconference at their weekly public meetings held at 10 A.M. on Tuesdays.
“We want to continue to offer our residents a way to engage with us during our public meetings without them having to physically be in the room,” said Chair Michael Pipe. “Centre County Government is operating, but we want pe...Read on...
Posted on: April 8, 2020
Today, Centre County Administrator Margaret Gray and Centre County Court Administrator Kendra Miknis wrote to elected officials and department heads with an update on the Governor and Secretary of Health's call for universal masking.
Dear Elected Officials and Department Heads,
We are writing on behalf of the Board of Commissioners and the President Judge in response to the Governor’s call for universal masking.
As you may be aware, on Friday Governor Wolf asked that all Penns...Read on...
Posted on: April 2, 2020
Board of Commissioners Issue Declaration of Disaster Emergency for COVID-19
On March 31, 2020, the Centre County Board of Commissioners signed a Countywide Declaration of Disaster Emergency for COVID-19.
There were 27 reported cases of the COVID-19 virus in the County, as reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as of 1:00 P.M. on 4/1/2020. This Declaration allows the Board of Commissioners to access State and Federal resources as well as to stre...Read on...
View the Declaration here.
Posted on: March 30, 2020
Today, Centre County Administrator Margaret Gray wrote to elected officials and department heads with further operational guidance in light of the Governor and Secretary of Health’s ’Stay at Home’ Order.
Dear Elected Officials and Department Heads,
Yesterday, Governor Wolf expanded his Stay at Home Order to include Centre County. While this order exempts local governments, the Governor stressed the importance of individuals not leaving their homes unless a...Read on...
Posted on: March 28, 2020
Governor Wolf & Health Secretary Levine Expand ‘Stay at Home’ Order to Centre County to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19
As the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include Centre County, bringing the state tot...Read on...
Posted on: March 24, 2020
As we enter another week of COVID-19 planning and response, we are writing jointly to provide an update and additional guidance on behalf of the Board of Commissioners and the President Judge.
First and foremost, please know that your cooperation, flexibility, and extraordinary efforts to manage through this public health crisis are greatly appreciated. Because Centre County government serves a wide range of different constituencies and many of...Read on...
Posted on: March 18, 2020
3/18/20 - The Centre County Board of Commissioners and the President Judge of the Centre County Court of Common Pleas announced today the limited public access of County buildings and offices in a pre-emptive effort to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2020
Centre County Commissioners’ Office: (814) 355-6700
Court Administration: (814) 355-6727
ACCESSING COUNTY SERVICES DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY
Bellefonte, PA &...Read on...
Posted on: March 9, 2020
March 9, 2020 - Centre County government officials are closely monitoring information from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and implementing protocols for the safety of our employees and the visiting public.
In addition, the County is a participating member of the Centre Region’s Integrated Health Planning Group for the purpose of collaborating with local experts in health care, emergency preparedness, and crisis management as this situation continu...Read on...