The Tucker County Senior Centers will be reopening on MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2020. There are certain restrictions that we must follow. We ask that you follow these guidelines so that we can remain open. Thank you for your cooperation.
The following guidelines come from the Bureau of Senior Services and the Tucker Co. Senior Citizens, Inc.
COVID 19 REOPENING POLICY
We will promote Covid vaccine efforts. The Senior Center will aid any senior with transportation to get the vaccines.
It will be our policy that staff and participants are not permitted to come to the center if ill or showing Covid symptoms. They should contact their doctor and remain home until symptoms have improved and follow their doctor’s orders.
Participants and visitors will be screened before entering our daily transport van and those driving themselves will be screened at the door. Questions asked: Have you had contact with anyone having Covid? Are you experiencing any Covid symptoms such as cough, fever, body aches etc.?
For the safety of all, we will ask participants to wear masks while in our vans and in our facility until seated. We will require staff to wear masks during any interaction with seniors.
We will practice social distancing in our van and our dining area.
We will have hand sanitizer at various locations throughout our main gathering area.
Our office staff will have pre-printed rosters and will check off attendees and add as needed and ask screening questions. The office staff will also assist with seating participants and serving drinks.
Our kitchen staff will be serving food to participants seated, using disposable utensils w/salt/pepper/napkin, plates, and cups.
We will practice and promote good handwashing skills. We will provide masks if needed.
All common areas on the main floor of the Senior Centers (dining room, bathrooms, and hallways) will be cleaned and disinfected daily upon seniors leaving the building for the day. Offices will be sanitized after a participant has been served therein.
If there would be an unexpected onset of Covid symptoms with a participant or staff member, that person will be transported to their home immediately with personal protection in place and it will be reported to our Local Health Department. We will have van and dining area rosters to have contact tracing available.
During June and July, we will not be having our weekly choir gather on Thursdays, but we will have Bingo and smaller group activities available.
August 2, 2021 will be our County-wide Senior Picnic to take place at Hendricks Park. After this we will resume choir on Thursdays, if there are no Covid outbreaks.
These policies will be posted within and outside the Senior Centers, on our website, in the local paper, and in our July newsletter.