All About Penn State | Penn State Sports are back!

All about Penn State | Penn State Sports Back this weekend! 

Penn State Football is finally back this Saturday, October 24th! The Penn State Community is very excited to get to watch the team play and be back to somewhat of a normalcy in Happy Valley.

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. — As the Big Ten returns to competition and Penn State’s fall sports season ramps up, the University’s commitment to its strong partnership with the local community is playing a central role in planning to support Penn State teams. The health and safety of the entire community remains a joint town/gown priority as University officials, municipal leaders, local public health authorities, law enforcement and more prepare for the start of the Nittany Lion football season, which will take place without fans in attendance.

Importantly, a message of shared responsibility to the community — asking Penn State students, parents, fans, friends and alumni to do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19 — will be disseminated broadly. The message encourages those groups to avoid large gatherings, remain physically distant, not travel to campus or other locations, and cheer on the Nittany Lions in a socially distant fashion to focus on the health and safety of the entire community.

While Penn State fans are typically known for their enthusiasm in taking to the road to watch the Nittany Lions, officials from the University and the community are reminding individuals that absolutely no tailgating will be permitted in or around the stadium or on campus, and travel to any of the Penn State campuses should not be planned. These requests are part of the continued effort to mitigate the spread of the virus, which is not yet under control in the U.S., nor in Pennsylvania. It has been the combined work across the University and its communities that has helped maintain in-person teaching, learning and research, including mandatory wearing of face masks, social distancing, avoidance of large gatherings, and increased hand hygiene. However, any travel by fans or students — to or from a campus — would detrimentally impact these ongoing efforts.

‘Our Community. Our Responsibility.’

- Penn State News Article

The health and safety of the community is the main focus as there are more events taking place amid the pandemic. Everyone has a job to stay safe, social distance, and mask up! The univeristy has been using the saying " Mask up or Pack up" as a slogan for students to stand by.

For the latest updates and information on Penn State’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, including frequently asked questions and information specific for students, faculty and staff, visit virusinfo.psu.edu.

Resources: https://news.psu.edu/story/635434/2020/10/13/athletics/university-and-local-community-unite-fall-sports-season-message

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