All senior centers in Frederick County have been closed, County Executive Jan Gardner announced Thursday.
The temporary closure was announced “out of an abundance of caution” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.
The closings are effective immediately, according to the release.
Frederick County’s senior centers are in Brunswick, Emmitsburg, Frederick and Urbana. All activities, programs and events are canceled until further notice.
The Meals on Wheels program will continue to deliver two meals a day to homebound adults, Monday through Friday, or adults of any age with a chronic health condition or disability who meet program eligibility guidelines and live in Frederick County, according to the release.
Frederick County Health Officer Dr. Barbara Brookmyer also encouraged people to try to reduce the potential for seniors to be in contact with people who are ill. That can help prevent more cases, she said.
Senior Services Division offices will remain open and staff will be available to answer questions at 301-600-1234.