Seniors

C.F. Senior Center to Remain Closed For a Month Amid COVID-19 Surge

outbreak of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the center led the department of health to request closure

Parker Reed |

TEMPORARILY CLOSED: An uptick of COVID-19 cases in Chippewa County forced the Chippewa Falls Senior Center has closed for nearly a month. (Photo by Caleb Carr)
TEMPORARILY CLOSED: An uptick of COVID-19 cases in Chippewa County forced the Chippewa Falls Senior Center has closed for nearly a month. (Photo by Caleb Carr)

A popular gathering place in Chippewa Falls for a high-risk population will remain closed for at least a few more weeks.

The Chippewa Falls Senior Center, a 55-plus community center that offers a variety of activities to area seniors citizens, will remained closed until at least Monday, Feb. 14, due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases within the facility.

Members who recently tested positive, don’t give up, stay strong, and we wish you well.

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After a few members of the center tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 18, the Chippewa County Department of Public Health made the request that the center close for two weeks out of an abundance of caution for the elderly people who regularly visit the facility. The senior center planned to reopen Tuesday, Feb. 1, but after Omicron variant numbers began to rise in Chippewa County, the health department asked the facility to remain closed until at least Monday, Feb. 14.

“Members who recently tested positive, don’t give up, stay strong, and we wish you well,” the senior center wrote in a Facebook post Thursday morning. 


For updates on when the Chippewa Falls Senior Center will reopen, visit their website chippewafallsseniorcenter.com