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Senior Services Reopening October 5

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Senior Services Center
September 23, 2020

Cobb Senior Services is reopening  the senior centers on Monday, October 5 on a modified schedule. Watch our videos above by clicking on the  "Welcome Back" video icon.

Please become familiar with the protocols below. We can't wait to see you!!

This information pertains to the Phase 1 opening of 
Freeman Poole Senior Center
Senior Wellness Center,
West Cobb Senior Center

Note: North Cobb will open November 5th after the election
Tim D. Lee is closed until further notice for renovations.

We have given great consideration for your welfare and ask that you read and follow these protocols as we work together to provide a safe environment for everyone.  Please note that this information is subject to change at any time due to the uncertainties we face in the era of COVID-19.

Beginning Monday, October 5, the centers will operate on a limited status Monday-Thursday (9 am-3 pm) and closed to the public on Friday until further notice.

Health Screenings

  1. Stay home if you do not feel well; Do not enter a facility if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. Before entering any Cobb Senior Services (CSS) building, all persons (patrons, volunteers, instructors, vendors, staff) must submit to a screening to include:
    1. Temperature check. A reading of 100.4 or above will not be granted entrance.
    2. Question: Are you experiencing cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or other respiratory problems?
    3. You will be given a color-coded sticker after passing the above checks. This is to be worn while you are in the building. A different color will be given each day.
  3. Any person who does not pass, or refuses, the temperature or screening question will not be permitted to enter the building.
  4. Any person showing signs of illness while in any CSS building will be asked to leave or will be directed to a “sick room” to wait for their ride home.
  5. In the event a person tests positive for COVID-19 after attending a senior center:
    1. The center will be closed immediately for extensive cleaning. 
    2. We request that the person who tested positive notify the center manager.
    3. Everyone who was at the center during the same time as that person will be notified. *The name of the person will not be disclosed to anyone except CSS management.
  6. A mask is mandated to be worn inside CSS buildings. A mask will be provided if you arrive without one.
  7. Hands should be washed often with soap and water for 20 seconds.  If unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub; hand sanitizers are available in all CSS buildings.

Cleaning

  1. All CSS buildings will be cleaned & sanitized routinely.
  2. An air filtration system & fogging system will be installed in each building; these will be engaged daily.
  3. Once an area is cleaned and sanitized, it will remain locked and closed until the space is needed.
  4. At no time should a member of the public enter a closed area.

Center Information

Pre-registration is required to come into any senior center; no “drop-in’s” will be allowed. Registration for Fall activities will open Monday, September 21 at 9:00 am for all activities. You will only be able to register online using CivicRec or by calling the center.

Beginning Monday, October 5, the centers will operate on a limited status Monday-Thursday (9 am-3 pm) and closed to the public on Friday until further notice. Advance registration is required for all activities; no “drop-in’s” allowed.

  1. All activities will have a limit of up to 15 seats.
  2. Senior Services will restrict & monitor the number of people in the buildings.
  3. Before entering any CSS building, all persons (patrons, volunteers, instructors, vendors, staff) must submit to the health screening as listed in the “Health Screening” section on page 1
  4. You must wear the color-coded sticker for that day during your entire visit.
  5. All persons arriving to participate in any activity MUST be registered in advance. This also applies to anyone who wishes to meet with staff.
  6. A minimum distance of 6 feet must be maintained at all times.
  7. You will be expected to leave the building when the activity/activities for which you registered are over. This is to control the number of people in the building and to mitigate the potential spread of germs and COVID-19.
  8. You must bring your own drinks as none will be provided.
  9. You may not bring food to any facility
  10.  All water fountains are off limits.
  11. The kitchen, lounge, and equipment (refrigerator/freezer/oven/microwave, ice machine, etc.) are off limits.
  12.  No recreational trips will take place until further notice.
  13.  You must provide your own transportation for off-site activities, such as Silver Comet Trail or Lost Mountain Park, walking tours, etc.
  14.  All reading material, puzzles, cards, board games, billiards, table tennis, or anything used by multiple people will not be available for use until further notice.
  15.  No group events or meetings will be held until further notice.

Virtual programming: We will continue to host online activities via Facebook & Zoom so please visit https://www.facebook.com/CobbSeniors for information on these activities and all other department updates.

Pursuant to Senate Bill 359, Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act:

“Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity of the premises.”

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