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June 29, 2021

Senior Centers to Reopen on Tuesday, July 6 in Skagit County

The Senior Centers of Skagit County will reopen on Tuesday, July 6, following a 15-month closure due to COVID-19 and Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order issued on March 23, 2020. This grand reopening is scheduled to follow Washington State’s reopening on Wednesday, June 30th.

All five of the County’s Senior Center will reopen at full capacity on Tuesday, July 6:

Congregate Lunch Program services will resume on July 6, though some group activities and programming will still be limited at this time. Social distancing will be encouraged by all staff, volunteers, and visitors. Senior Centers are required to follow all state Senior Center guidance, including routine cleaning and sanitation. 

Staff and volunteers will be required to mask when interreacting with the public. Visitors who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to wear a mask. Fully vaccinated is defined as someone who has completed their vaccine series and are at least two weeks out from their final dose. Those who are not fully vaccinated will be required to mask at all times when in the centers. All centers will operate on the honor system for visitors’ vaccination status.  

“We cannot wait to have our seniors back!” said Jennifer Johnson, Skagit County Public Health Director. “This has been an especially difficult time for many of them, so we are very pleased to be able to welcome them back into our doors.”

For more information about Skagit County’s Senior Centers, please visit: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/HumanServices/SeniorCenters/Home/Main.htm or contact Renee Corcoran, Senior Services Manager, at reneec@co.skagit.wa.us or (360) 416-1511.

Note: Skagit County Public Health is still providing COVID-19 vaccinations though the Fairgrounds Vaccine Site has now closed. If an individual is seeking a COVID-19 vaccine and are homebound, please call Public Health at (360) 416-1500 to schedule a home visit.