Reopening FAQ

What are the expectations for participants using the center?

Participants will be asked to follow the center code of conduct and COVID protocol guidelines. Hand washing with soap and water is strongly encouraged; hand sanitizer is available throughout the center.

What safety measures are in place to prevent COVID-19?

No temperature or daily health checks are required to visit one of the re-opened centers. However, we ask that you stay home if you feel ill or are experiencing any symptoms. Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver to visit senior centers. As mask mandates are updated, we will follow the recommended guidelines.  Your senior center manager will let you know when and if masks are required. People may choose to mask at any time. Anyone with symptoms or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. Restroom and high touch areas (doorknobs/handles, countertops, desks, tables, chairs, etc.) will be cleaned using EPA-approved products by staff on a rotating basis.

Will hand sanitizer and masks be available?

Hand sanitizer and masks will be located throughout the center (typically at entry/exit points of rooms/areas, and on individual tables). The center supplies are for everyone to use, but please refrain from filling a personal container. Our supplies are regularly checked to ensure the hand sanitizer meets CDC requirements and is safe for use.

Do you have to be vaccinated to attend a senior center?

No.

Will meal service be available?

Yes, lunch will be served around noon.

Will bus service be available?

Yes, rides will be offered to and from the center for clients registered for transportation.  Per the Federal Transportation Authority (FTA), everyone (including fully vaccinated individuals) will continue to wear a face mask while traveling on the bus.

Will restrooms be open?

Restrooms will be open and maintained in accordance with CDC guidelines. Please observe posted hand washing guidelines.

What are the procedures once I’m inside the center?

No temperature or daily health checks are required to visit any of the re-opened centers. However, we ask that you stay home if you feel ill or are experiencing any symptoms. Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver to visit senior centers. As mask mandates are updated, we will follow the recommended guidelines.  Your senior center manager will let you know when and if masks are required. People may choose to mask at any time. Anyone with symptoms or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. Current hours and days vary per center. Please check our website for specific information.

What is the liability wavier that I am required to sign?

By signing the liability waiver, you acknowledge and understand that there are health risks and dangers associated with the transmission of communicable diseases, including but not limited to COVID-19. The waiver also states that you recognize there may be an increased risk that you, your family, and/or caregivers will be exposed to and contract such communicable diseases by virtue of participation in our senior center programs.