Masks Required At Local Senior Centers Effective Tuesday, Indoor Dining On Hold For A Week


The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization announces that starting Tuesday, May 31, masks are required to enter the Los Alamos or White Rock senior centers. FREE masks and hand sanitizer are available at both locations compliments of the Aging and Long-Term Services Department and the Area Agency on Aging. Indoor-dining will also be placed on hold for the week, but meals are available in their drive thru format.

“I’m deeply sorry for the change of status,” said Bernadette Lauritzen, the LARSO Executive Director. “Many factors went into this, including rising Los Alamos s four positive COVID-19 cases in the senior center, the rise in cases after many end of the year events/parties and a holiday weekend. We will look at the date on Friday and determine if the decision, must be extended.”

Lauritzen reminds people that simply posting their COVID positive status on Face Book, leaves many senior citizens in the dark about possible exposure. Many local seniors do not utilize technology or read their news in an on-line format. Lauritzen suggests if you believe you could have infected a senior it is best to call them personally to make them aware. She also asks for grace for those senior volunteers and staff members that must just follow the rules.

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