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For Immediate Release
Senior Centers Close Today
Westminster, MD, Thursday, March 12, 2020 – Carroll County’s 5 senior centers closed to clients today at approximately 11:30, for an undetermined amount of time. This closure is due to an order from the State of Maryland as a precaution to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Although no COVID-19 cases are currently identified in Carroll County, the health and safety of our senior citizens is a priority at all times.
Outside user groups, including Recreation and Parks activities and programs, offered at senior and community centers are cancelled. Recreation and park programming offered at other facilities and fields are still planned pending future updates. For recreation and park questions, please contact the Carroll County Department of Recreation & Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-386-2103.
Center events are cancelled until further notice, but at this time, the Bureau of Aging & Disabilities in Westminster remains open. Questions regarding senior services and resources should be directed to the Department of Aging at 410-386-3800.
Accurate cOVID-19 information is critical to the community. For the most current and accurate information about the situation, please refer to the following:
Carroll County Health Department (CCHD): https://cchd.maryland.gov/covid-19/
Maryland Department of Health (MDH): https://health.maryland.gov/pages/home.aspx
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov/index.html
Anyone feeling ill should contact their health care professional. CCHD is now operating a hotline, available 8 am – 5 pm at 410-876-4848. After hours, callers may leave a message or call 2-1-1. All emergencies should continue to call 9-1-1.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chris Winebrenner
The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact The Department of Citizen Services, 410.386.3600 or 1.888.302.8978 or MD Relay 7-1-1/1.800.735.2258 or email email@example.com as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.