Senior centers closed to the public

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Amanda Adams, administrator of Mississippi County Senior Center released the following statement on how they are handling the COVID-19 outbreak.

The senior centers are working to implement plans to make sure the seniors and employees are as safe as possible and work in preparation of the COVID-19.

All centers are being sanitized on a daily basis with additional sanitization everyday. Hand sanitizers are at every door and on every table in the centers.

Signs have been posted at all three seniors centers in Blytheville, Osceola and Manila from the Department of Health of Arkansas. All home delivery meals have been attached with a letter about the virus.

Delivery driver’s are wearing gloves, masks and using Clorox wipes between delivery stops. As the centers monitor the spread of the virus, they may have to change the way they serve congregate meals and home delivery meals.

The centers are closing to the public for two weeks from March 18-April 6. On April 6 the centers will hand out grab and go trays for Congregate Meals for any member which needs one.

For any questions or more information, call 870-762-1222.

Adams stated again, know that the centers are monitoring the coronavirus situation closely, keeping those who are affected in our hearts and are listening carefully to the questions and concerns we receive from faculty, staff and the community.

“We recognized that difficult times may be ahead and we at the Mississippi County Senior Center are working to ease the difficulties that may arise. The health and well-being of our entire senior family is of the utmost importance.”