Daily update for January 19, 2022
COVID-19 in our Community
The number of new daily cases of COVID-19 is rising across Centre County and the surrounding communities we serve, reflecting a national trend. The dashboard provides vital information about patients currently being treated at the Medical Center and resources we are using to care for them.
Mount Nittany Health Pandemic Response
We are operating under our pandemic response plan to adjust our services for care for COVID positive inpatients and those who need us for acute care. Measures include:
Please continue to check back for updates.
Pennsylvanians ages 5 and older are eligible to schedule their vaccination appointments for the Pfizer vaccine. We strongly encourage everyone that is eligible to sign up for a vaccine as soon as possible.
COVID-19 Vaccine: Ages 18 and older
Patients of Mount Nittany Physician Group can schedule an appointment with their primary care provider for first, second, third or booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please call 814.278.4600 to schedule an appointment.
Note: Mount Nittany Physician Group is only offering vaccine appointments to current patients. If you are not a patient of Mount Nittany Physician Group, visit vaccines.gov/search to find other COVID-19 vaccine providers in our region.
COVID-19 Vaccine: Ages 5-17
On January 5, the CDC expanded its recommendation of booster doses for children ages 12-17.
Parents/guardians of Mount Nittany Physician Group patients can schedule an appointment for first or second doses for ages 5-17 or booster doses for ages 12-17 by calling 814.466.7921.
Note: Mount Nittany Physician Group Pediatrics is only offering vaccine appointments to current patients. If you or your child are not a patient of Mount Nittany Physician Group, then you may schedule a vaccine appointment with Centre Volunteers in Medicine.
January 14, 2022
Today, Mount Nittany Medical Center is caring for 44 COVID-19 inpatients ranging in age from 25 to 93 years old. The average daily census of COVID-positive inpatients in January to date is 45.
According to Pennsylvania Department of Health data, just 14 days into January, Centre County has already surpassed its record for the highest number of confirmed positive cases in a month at 3,243. The previous record, set in December of 2021, was 3,154 confirmed positive cases.
Monoclonal antibody therapy is offered at Mount Nittany Medical Center to patients with a provider's order to receive the therapy. Healthcare providers should use the Monoclonal Antibody Provider Order Form to order monoclonal antibody therapy for their
patients. Instructions on how to order and schedule therapy are included on the form.
You can share your support for our doctors, nurses and hospital staff during this unprecedented time via our virtual gratitude website, courageousatheart.org. The virtual gratitude board allows community members to post their notes, images and videos of encouragement and thanks to our staff. Viewers can also share posts on the board with popular social media sites, like Facebook and Instagram.
To join the fight against COVID-19, download the free COVID Alert PA app to your phone. Get exposure alerts without compromising your privacy or personal information. Downloading the app is voluntary, but the more Pennsylvanians that use the app, the more successful our efforts will be to stop the spread of COVID-19. Learn more
At Mount Nittany Health, the safety of our patients and staff is always our priority. Our COVID-19 policies and practices are updated as we see changes to conditions in the community and in CDC and DOH guidelines for the care, safety and placement
of our patients. These are some of our current practices:
Patient visitation is temporarily suspended at all Mount Nittany Health locations until further notice.