The board of directors is excited about reopening the Center, and we will reopen in the right way. The program offerings beginning in April are selected based on the CDC’s guidelines, the availability and commitment of activity leaders, time and day accessibility and member interest.
In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume.
Specific language described in the CDC announcement recommended that fully vaccinated people continue to take these COVID-19 precautions when in public, when visiting with unvaccinated people from multiple other households and when around unvaccinated people who are at high risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19: Wear a well-fitted mask and stay at least 6 feet from people you do not live with.
When the Center reopens on April 12, members entering the building will wear face coverings the entire time – from entrance, though the activities and upon exit. This will continue until the CDC guidance changes. This guidance represents a first step toward returning to everyday activities in our community.
It is also the first step toward the BA Senior Center’s programs and activities returning to pre-COVID levels. Be patient the next few months, and, before you know it, your Center experience will return to pre-2020 levels.
Every day, hundreds of Oklahomans join the V-Club. Oklahoma’s vaccine rollout is wide open, and virtually anyone who is eligible to receive the vaccine can get it. Moderna. Pfizer. J & J. They are all available, which means if you want to get vaccinated, you can. And as the number of vaccinated adults over the age of 55 increases, access to the BA Senior Center will increase as well.
Return to the BA Senior Center – but wear a mask and social distance. Be safe.
The Broken Arrow Seniors Board of Directors
Johnnie Parks, chair