For Immediate Release
Contact: Chris Ciarlo
Reno, Nev. March 16, 2020. The Washoe County Human Services Agency (HSA) is converting the Washoe County Senior Center and all congregate meal sites to “take-out” only, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, due to COVID-19 Virus concerns.
The Washoe County Senior Center on 9th St., will serve take-out meals Monday through Friday, from 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All other congregate locations will serve take-out meals Monday through Friday, between 11:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Soup services are temporarily discontinued.
In addition, all social and recreational activities at all Washoe County Senior Centers in Reno, Sparks and the Incline Village Community Center have been canceled until further notice. Closure includes the Washoe County Daybreak (adult day health program).
“We decided this is the best path forward when it comes to serving our most vulnerable seniors nutritious meals, while also continuing to provide a safe, secure and healthy environment at our congregate meal sites,” said HSA Director Amber Howell.
The Washoe County Meals on Wheels program will continue to serve meals to our more than 1,100 homebound seniors. There will be no disruption to the food delivery schedule at this time. To ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, and meal recipients, food delivery personnel will wear gloves during food deliveries.
In addition, the Washoe County Family Engagement Center is closed as well for the safety of our families and county staff.
The public can receive more information by calling Washoe 311, by dialing 3-1-1.
Media Note: Interviews will be available by “phone” only. Email HSA Spokesman Chris Ciarlo to schedule.
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