Two additional cases of covid-19 have been detected in the Mifflin County School District. As of yesterday morning, there are three active positive cases in the school district – one MCHS student, one MCHS employee, and one bus driver. If you have a student who is being evaluated and tested for COVID-19, notify the school nurse, and keep that student at home while awaiting test results.
The Pennsylvania State Police advises residents to remain vigilant this election season for election-related scams. While the State Police is not aware of any specific scams, many scammers operate across state and international borders and may contact Pennsylvania residents. Scammers representing fake candidates may ask for personal information or donations. They may also ask you to make purchases such as gift cards. Callers could also impersonate pollsters to get personal information. If you feel you have fallen victim to a scam, report it to local police. Information on political action committees (PAC) or candidates can be found at the Federal Election Commission website at https://www.fec.gov/. For information on voting and elections, visit the Pennsylvania Department of State website at https://www.votespa.com/Pages/default.aspx.
The Geisinger-Mifflintown clinic will be temporarily closed while undergoing renovations. The Geisinger staff will be practicing out of nearby offices while the Mifflintown office is closed. Geisinger providers will be available in Lewistown, Belleville, and Mifflin during the renovation period. For more information or to make an appointment, call at 1-800-230-4565.
High-speed internet access is expanding in Juniata County. The move is an effort by the Juniata County Commissioners, in partnership with SEDA-COG and internet service provider Centre WISP. Residents and businesses within eight miles of the Black Log tower near Honey Grove in Reeds Gap received service October 2nd. Almost 200 residents and businesses across the county have indicated interest in receiving the internet service. Grant funding and CARES Act funds laid the foundation to expand internet throughout the county. Customers can choose between four residential packages, the fastest of which offers speeds of 40 megabits download, and 8 megabits upload.
You can give the “Gift of Life” today in Perry County. The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at the Marysville Lions Club on Park Drive today from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm.