Center eyes Aug. 3 reopening

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

The Slaton Senior Center is within a few weeks of reopening for meals and some limited activities.

Board members approved a motion to reopen the center Aug. 3 for activities Monday afternoon (June 22) during a meeting at the Center. It was the first time in a few weeks since the Board has met, as the Center closed due to COVID-19.

Nita Williams, director at the Senior Center, said she had talked with the five different centers in the area as well as the South Plains Association of Governments regarding reopening.

Of the five, three have reopened and two have not.

Williams said in order to reopen, SPAG said the Center will have to create a policy and procedure to have in place to reduce the Center’s liability.

Other procedures can include items such as taking temperatures and wearing masks.

Activities would include things that allow social distancing such as light exercise stations. Bingo was permitted, but would have to be done with disposable cards at this time.

They must give 30 days notice before reopening.

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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