ALL IN-PERSON PROGRAMS AND FACILITY
RENTALS ARE CANCELLED THROUGH APRIL 3RD
including those at ECDC, ECCL,Senior Center, and Bridgecourt.
Senior Center Meal Programs and 8 To Go will continue to operate. Customer Service Lines at ECCL, ECDC, and the Senior Center will continue to be staffed.
The City of Emeryville is unwavering in our support of public health and ensuring the safety of our community is our top priority. The City’s Community Services Department (CSD) operates programs that impact some of the more vulnerable members of our community as well as programs that are essential, such as Emeryville Child Development Center and our afterschool care. Below are a few examples of proactive precautions we are taking now to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The California Department of Public Health has issued recommendations to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community. Health officials encourage social distancing and advise that vulnerable populations, such as older adults and people with existing health conditions, avoid large gatherings. Persons at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should stay home and away from crowded social spaces as much as possible. These recommendations will impact our facilities and programs.
|Emeryville Senior Center||Closed March 13 through April 3|
Effective Friday March 13, 2020, the Emeryville Senior Center will be closed through Friday April 3, 2020.
All programs and classes will be cancelled except meal programs and 8 To Go. The front desk will continue to be staffed for customer service from Monday – Friday 9am-5pm. They can be reached at 510-596-3730.
Information on Senior Center Meal Programs and 8 To Go:
- Emeryville Senior Center Meals on Wheels: Existing clients will continue to be served
- Emeryville Senior Center Congregate Meals will be available on a “To Go” basis to existing clients at 11:45am each weekday on a first-come, first-served basis
- The 8 To Go Paratransit Shuttle will continue to operate and will serve one client at a time
|Emeryville Child Development Center (ECDC)|
Closed March 16 through April 3
Effective Monday March 16, 2020, the Emeryville Senior Center will be closed through Friday April 3, 2020
students will receive a pro-rated credit for days missed. We realize thechallenge in providing childcare during this time and sincerely apologize for any
inconvenience. However, the City of Emeryville is committed to taking thesemeasures in efforts to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the health
and wellness of our community is our top priority. The front desk will continueto be staffed for customer service from Monday – Friday 9am-5pm. They can be
reached at 510-596-4343.
|Emeryville Center of Community Life (ECCL)||Closed March 16 through April 3|
Effective Friday, March 14, 2020, the Emeryville Center of Community Life will be closed through Friday April 3, 2020.
All programs and classes will becancelled including all Aquatics Programs, The After School Program, the gym and fitness center, all facility rentals, and all other organized programs. The field and playground will be closed to the public during the shutdown period. The Building B front desk will continue to be staffed for customer service from Monday – Friday 9am-6pm. They can be reached at 510-596-4395. The Pool front desk will not be staffed during this time.
City Parks will
remain open to the public including posted hours the 41st StreetAnna Yates site. The ECCL will be closed to the public during the shutdown
period. We ask anyone who chooses to use a park to please practice socialdistancing of at least six feet.
|Community Services Programs/Classes||Cancelled March 13 through April 3|
Effective immediately, the following Community Services programs will be cancelled or closed through Friday April 3rd at the Senior Center, ECCL and Bridgecourt:
- Events with more than 50 people
- Cardio based physical fitness classes
- Social dance programs
- Computer labs and classes
|Community Events||Spring Carnival and Community Expo on April 11th Cancelled|
Based on Public Health Department guidance that large public gatherings should be cancelled or postponed, we are unfortunately cancelling the Annual Spring Carnival and Community Expo that was scheduled for April 11th.
|Meals on Wheels Program||To remain in operation|
The Meals on Wheels program will continue to deliver to existing clients. Congregate lunch will still be available in the form of “to-go” containers at 11:45am Monday-Friday. There are a limited number of meals available and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to seniors who are registered for the program.
Non-essential Activities and Rentals with fewer than 50 people may continue provided that the activity can implement and maintain social distancing of 6 feet per person.
All other events and programs are being individually evaluated to protect public health. The City of Emeryville may take additional action to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community as additional information becomes available. Please check back for updates and notices.
Extra cleaning of shared surfaces is being performed and hand sanitizer is available at facilities wherever possible. Posters explaining proper hygiene and other healthy measures recommended by health officials are posted at City facilities. Staff is regularly washing their hands and encouraging the same of everyone around them.
The City is encouraging employees who feel unwell to stay home. Everyday actions help slow the spread and protect everyone. We all have a responsibility to protect our entire community. Here are simple actions we all need to make part of our routine:
- Wash hands with soap and water (while singing happy birthday twice and washing for 20 seconds).
- Cover your cough or sneeze.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Follow guidance from public health officials.
- Call your health care provider first before seeking medical care.
- Stay away from work, school, or other people if you become sick.
The City takes its direction on health issues from the Alameda County Department of Public Health, who is posting regular updates. There is a lot of good information on prevention and protection on the Center for Disease Control’s website.
Please contact the front desk staff if you have any questions 510-596-3730.