Senior centers and adult health care centers operated by Fairfax County are closing today until further notice, according to a press release issued today (Sunday).
The news comes as fears of an outbreak of coronavirus continue. So far, the county has documented 10 presumptive cases. That number is expected to increase over the coming days, according to health officials.
County officials say that the move was motivated by “an abundance of caution.” The respiratory disease is especially dangerous for seniors and those with preexisting medical conditions.
The county is expected to offer meal delivery services to registered participants on an as needed basis.
“We apologize for any disruption this may cause but believe that it is prudent to take this additional precautionary measure to ensure the health and well-being of older adults in our communities,” the statement reads.
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