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Acting Secretary of Health visits Centre County to promote COVID-19 testing and boosters

 A sign at the new COVID-19 testing facility in Centre County directs visitors.
Madeline Miller
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A sign at the new COVID-19 testing facility in Centre County directs visitors.

On Wednesday, Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter visited the COVID-19 testing site at the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority in State College. She encouraged people to get vaccinated and boosted.

Klinepeter emphasized the importance of getting a COVID-19 booster shot. She said more than 75% of adults in Pennsylvania are fully vaccinated, but just over 38% have gotten their booster shot.

“I can’t urge people strongly enough. If you are eligible to get boosted, go get your booster shot today,” Klinepeter said.

Klinepeter said the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority near the Nittany Mall is an accessible location for people who show symptoms to get tested for COVID-19.

“Just talking to some of the community members here today, it sounds like this is really a place that’s convenient for the community and that’s what’s most important,” Klinepeter said.

Testing is available at the recycling center from Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-7 p.m. Tests are free, and only an ID card is required to get tested.