Member News- June 10, 2020

Bloomsburg University Announces Modified Fall 2020 Schedule

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania announced its plans to offer a modified academic calendar for the Fall 2020 semester.  The modified calendar begins on Monday, August 17, and ends on Tuesday, November 24 and prioritizes the health and safety of the entire BU community.

The plan also maximizes the use of classrooms for instruction while following social distancing guidelines, and allows for flexibility should there be a resurgence of COVID outbreaks during the coming year.

According to a press release, the university also said it will continue to adhere to health and safety guidelines from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as directives from the Governor’s Office and the Office of the Chancellor regarding the reopening of campus.

The semester will begin one week earlier than initially planned, and will consist of two six-week sessions in combination with a 12-week term. The full schedule to include finals week will be released as the new schedule is built. One-third of all courses will be offered within one of three sessions. BU will also offer a six-week online winter term.

“I would like to thank the faculty and staff that are working behind the scenes to make these decisions, “ said Rogers-Adkinson. “We want to make sure a quality educational experience occurs for all of our students. Due to social distancing guidelines this model maximizes contact times for students and faculty in face-to-face instruction.”

“I am grateful to our Provost, Dr. Diana Rogers-Adkinson, our acting Vice President for Student Affairs, Jim McCormack, and the planning task force committee members for their hard work and many hours of virtual meetings to craft this plan,” said BU President Bashar Hanna. “I also thank our faculty, our students (members of the Community Government Association), and the various constituency groups with which the task force has met over the past several weeks to seek their input.” 

 

Return to rabbittransit  

As Pennsylvania gradually reopens, rabbittransit invites you to return to ride!  We will continue to follow CDC safety recommendations and require all riders to wear a nose/mouth covering.  If you need a mask, please contact customer service at 1-800-632-9063. Cloth masks are available at no cost to riders. Please observe social distancing guidelines posted on the vehicles and make use of the hand sanitizer on board to help slow the spread of germs.

rabbittransit’s Shared Ride service is available to seniors 65 years of age and older. This door-to-door service provides rides that are grouped together between multiple customers. There are no restrictions on the reason you may ride, so you can use the Shared Ride Program for all kinds of trips, including; medical appointments, grocery shopping, beauty salons, banking, recreation, physical therapy, visiting friends, adult day care, and more! There may be a co-pay each time you board the vehicle. The cost depends on many different factors.

It’s easy to schedule your own rides online through FindMyRidePA.com or by calling customer service. You can prepay for trips on our website or by calling customer service. This simple contactless payment option is recommended to help stop the spread of germs by handling cash.

There is a required application process for new riders to use Shared Ride, so call 1-800-632-9063 to speak with a customer service representative and get started today!

 

Service 1st Announces Additional Lobbies Will Reopen in June

As Columbia, Northumberland and Union Counties prepare to move to the Green Phase under Governor Tom Wolf’s plan to reopen Pennsylvania, Service 1st Federal Credit Union has updated their plans to reopen additional lobbies in June.

The following Service 1st office lobbies will be opening on Wednesday, June 10, 2020:

  • Corporate Center | 1985 Montour Boulevard, Danville
  • Bloom Road Office | 861 Bloom Road, Danville

The following Service 1st office lobbies will be opening on Wednesday, June 17, 2020:

  • Loyalsock Office | 814 Westminster Drive, Williamsport
  • Shamokin Dam Office | 3054 North Susquehanna Trail, Shamokin Dam
  • Sunbury Office | 1185 North 4th Street, Sunbury
  • Bloomsburg Office | 327 Columbia Boulevard, Bloomsburg

The following Service 1st offices lobbies will be opening on Wednesday, June 24, 2020:

  • Elysburg Office | 196 West Valley Avenue, Elysburg
  • Lewisburg Office | 101 Walter Drive, Lewisburg
  • Mifflinburg Office | 52 East Chestnut Street, Mifflinburg
  • Montandon Office | 2613 PA-45, Milton

The following Service 1st office is available by appointment only:

  • Wilkes-Barre O­ffice | 620 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre