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HARTFORD TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE SENIOR CENTERS, PAUSE DAYTIME RECREATION FOR ADULTS

HARTFORD TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE SENIOR CENTERS, PAUSE DAYTIME RECREATION FOR ADULTS

HARTFORD, CONN (March 11, 2020) – Today the City of Hartford announced that effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the four senior centers in the city will be closed until further notice due to the elevated risk coronavirus poses to senior citizens, based onguidancefrom the Centers for Disease Control.  The City is working to ensure meal delivery to seniors who eat at the senior centers.  In addition, the City will suspend daytime programming for adults at its two recreation centers, which is utilized primarily by retirees, also effective Monday, March 16, 2020.  Both of these measures will be reevaluated after two weeks.

“Our senior centers are important places for residents to gather and stay active,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.  “We are taking this proactive measure to reduce the risk that coronavirus spreads among our senior citizens, who we know are at greater risk if exposed to the new coronavirus.  Even though there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Hartford region yet, the safety and well-being of our seniors is paramount, and all of the expert guidance tells us that it’s better to act early and take precautions.”

If residents are concerned about any symptoms they may have, they should call Hartford HealthCare’s hotline at 860-972-8100 to speak with a clinician.  The latest information about coronavirus and guidance for residents is available in English and Spanish at Hartford.gov

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