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(Undated) -- Here is the latest news:It is back to college and back to the dorms this week for students at Kutztown University.Administrators with the School District of Lancaster say they are moving forward with fall sports.A nine-year-old boy is recovering after police say he was hit by a car over the weekend in Maidencreek Township. 

>>Back To Campus Today At Kutztown University 

(Kutztown, PA) -- It is back to college and back to the dorms this week for students at Kutztown University.Students will begin moving-in on campus today, with everyone screened and having their temperatures checked.There's also a strict schedule for guests to follow, and signs reminding everyone to wear masks and practice social distancing. 

>>S-D-O-L To Move Forward With Fall Sports Season 

(Lancaster, PA) -- Administrators with the School District of Lancaster say they are moving forward with fall sports. The school board voted eight-to-one Tuesday night to hold the fall season, though no indoor practices will be allowed.The board will revisit the decision on September 8th. 

>>Boy Recovering After Hit And Run In Maidencreek Township 

(Maidencreek Twp., PA) -- A nine-year-old boy is recovering after police say he was hit by a car over the weekend in Maidencreek Township.It happened just before midnight Saturday on Park Road near Lindbergh Avenue.The boy was reportedly riding his bike with friends when a passing car struck him and kept going.Police say they're looking for a dark-colored 2007 to 2012 model Nissan Sentra with damage on the passenger side mirror. 

>>Berks Commissioner Tests Positive For COVID-19 

(Reading, PA) -- Berks County Commissioner Michael Rivera is among the latest to test positive for COVID-19.In a statement yesterday, Rivera said he is doing well, and his symptoms are under control.Rivera adds that he and his family are self-quarantining and he is working from home.Rivera didn’t provide any context as to how he may have contracted the virus. 

>>Exeter Township School District To Furlough 90 Support Staff 

(Exeter Twp., PA) -- The Exeter Township School District Board is furloughing 90 support staff members.Following a Tuesday night vote, the furloughs will be effective starting September 17th.Once the district does return to a fully in-person instruction model all the furloughed employees are to be recalled.Superintendent Kimberly Minor said that a review of all staff positions found that, during the remote instruction mode which Exeter adopted earlier this month, the district could not provide meaningful work for the employees. 

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