The Yellow Springs Senior Center has reopened. Masks and social distancing are required, and temperatures will be taken at arrival. Appointments are strongly encouraged. The front side door will be unlocked during open hours Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am-4 pm and Friday from 9:30 am-1 pm.
If you have a vaccine appointment and need a ride: The Transportation Program at the Senior Center can help with rides to Covid vaccine appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9:45-3:00. Please call at least 24 hours before your appointment.
We are slowly starting to bring back in-person activities and will provide more updates as we have them. Homemaking, transportation, grocery delivery are still operational, staff are answering phone and emails, and we have several fitness and social events on-line through Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube. All of these links are located on the Calendar.
Unfolding Operations at the Senior Center: The following programs/services have continued or were started between March 16, 2020 (our first closure date) and the present and will continue:
Support Services—appointments continued utilizing a safe space
Transportation—transportation of clients to medical appointments and when possible, other personal care services
Homemaking Services—were halted until June 1, 2020
Activities—many activities are being held on-line using the Zoom platform
Grocery Delivery—started almost after the stay at home order was put in place
Administration—building maintained, reports filed, newsletters out, bills paid, payroll, bank deposits, annual appeal campaign, fundraising events, etc.
When We Reopen (April 12, 2021)
Official unfolding of some activities in the building. Limited to those activities that have 10 or less people, can physically distance in the Great Room, do not work as on-line classes, and do not involve the sharing of cards, tiles, exercise equipment, etc.
Front desk volunteers are returning on a limited basis.
No outside groups can use the building and no evening activities until further notice.
FACILITIES: Reduced Capacity, Spacing: Cohorts will be established for any group that may meet multiple times per week. One door (front side door as it is handicap accessible) will be used as the only door of entry for participants in activities or appointments. Markings will be placed on the floors outside the restrooms to indicate 6’ spacing. In the event of a symptomatic individual coming into the Center and cannot leave until someone can get them, they will be placed in the Fireplace Room (isolation.)
Sanitation: Cleaning and disinfecting of all gathering areas will be performed each morning and after each activity. PPE will be distributed, as necessary. Automatic hand sanitizer station is located at the entrance door. All who enter will be required to sanitize hands before moving to check-in. Sanitizing stations are also located in the Great Room and in the Fireplace Room.
Signage/Communication: Signs are posted on the entry door, hallways, Great Room, Fireplace Room, Kitchen, and restrooms. Signs state face coverings required, hand washing, sanitation of surfaces, COVID screening questions, directional signage, distancing signage, etc.
Air circulation: All ceiling fans are to remain off. Great Room windows can be opened to allow for fresh air.
Only one door will be used for participants to enter.
All persons who enter must have a face covering.
Only one participant will be allowed to enter at a time, others will have to wait outside until the front desk is clear.
Upon entry the participant will use the hand sanitizer and then proceed to the front desk where their temperature will be taken. If the temperature is 100.4 degrees or more, they will be asked to leave.
Participants are required to sign in using the notebook and sanitized pen provided. Date/time of entry, name, address, and telephone number will be secured from the participant.
After entry, the participant will go to the area designated for an appointment or for an activity.
Upon conclusion of the activity or appointment, the participant will stop at the front desk and the front desk will put the time of departure in the notebook, the participant will then use the hand sanitizer before pushing the front side door open to leave.
All participants mustregister for activities ahead of time.
No participants will be allowed to enter more than 10 minutes before the start of class.
Class size is limited to those that have 10 or less.
No in-person classes that involve the sharing of equipment, i.e. Scrabble, Mah Jong, Bridge, Rumikub, Yoga, Strength Training, etc.
In person classes will be held with no more frequency than one class in the morning and one class in the afternoon.
No meals will be served until we can maintain distancing and no buffet.
We will continue to offer Zoom, Facebook Live, and other virtual activities.
PARTICIPANTS: If a participant is unable to wear a mask or refuses to follow physical distancing requirements, will not be permitted in the Senior Center. Participants who have chronic health conditions will not be permitted in the Senior Center.
TRANSPORTATION: All drivers and passengers must wear a mask. Transportation passengers answer a series of COVID questions prior to riding in one of our cars. We observe a one driver, one passenger rule (unless the passengers are from the same household.) Cars are equipped with a barrier between the front and back seat, tissues, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and waste can. All drivers disinfect car before and after transporting anyone.
CONFIRMED CASE: If there is a confirmed case of COVID, through testing, and the person was a participant/staff/volunteer at the Senior Center, the Senior Center will close, using the attached guidelines for closing. The local health department will be given any contact tracing information which we can provide, and we will abide with their recommendations.
YELLOW SPRINGS SENIOR CENTER
227 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, OH 45387 (937) 767-5751
Normal Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:30 am-4 pm Fri 9:30 am-1 pm