Indoor Dining Resumes at Cody Senior Center Next Monday

Indoor Dining Resumes Next Monday at Cody Senior Center

Written by on January 4, 2021

Closed to all indoor activities since November, the Cody Senior Center is planning to allow people inside once again.

The Board of Directors and Executive Director Jenny Johnstone-Smith have announced that inside dining services will resume on Monday, Jan. 11. This is the first time since the end of October 2020 that the Senior Center has held any indoor activities.

There will be several protocols in place for any Cody seniors planning to dine in next week:

  • The dining room will be open from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., but meals won’t be served after 12:30 p.m.
  • The doors will not open until 11:45 a.m.
  • Masks are required.
  • Temperatures will be taken and hand sanitizer administered upon entering the building
  • There will be a limit of three people per table

Curbside dining, which became the primary means of getting meals to seniors, will continue for the foreseeable future. The Senior Center administrators say they will stop curbside dining only when there is “a noticeable drop” in the numbers of meals served that way.

This is the second time that the Cody Senior Center has closed and reopened to indoor dining since the pandemic. After an initial halt in July 2020, it resumed in late September and continued until the November closure.

The goal has also been to ensure the safety of Senior Center patrons and staff. To achieve that end, the facility announced it would close for the last month of 2020, with the intention to reopen Monday, Jan. 4.

And other indoor activities?  The board says those will resume once Park County and the State of Wyoming “ease restrictions” imposed thru public health orders, but no date has been given.

Everyone is looking forward to seeing seniors again at the Cody Senior Center, but they remind everyone that Wyoming and Park County remain under mask mandates and that COVID-19 is still present in our community.

If anyone is feeling ill or showing symptoms related to COVID-19, it’s asked that they stay home and avoid the center until they test negative or stop feeling ill.

Follow the Cody Senior Center on Facebook for the latest updates on indoor dining and other activities.

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