BASC Prepares for Colds, Flu & COVID-19

Broken Arrow Senior Center Prepares for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At the Broken Arrow Senior Center the health and safety of our members, guests and staff are our top priorities. With the recently elevated discussion regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the news, we want to take a moment to reinforce preventive safety measures.

As an activity center for adults over the age of 55, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking guidance from the Tulsa Health Department and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We encourage everyone to practice good habits, including:

  • Wash your hands regularly, especially after using the restroom and before preparing or consuming food. Using soap and hot water, wash for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, and then throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into your arm. Yes, I realize that’s not the preferred method, but it is better than the alternatives.
  • As much as you can, avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. The Center has a minimum of one container of antibacterial wipes in each room in the Center.
  • If you are feeling sick, please stay home. Allow time to feel better so that you do not risk infecting others.
  • There is also some helpful information on the Tulsa Health Department website and Centers for Disease Control that can be useful in avoiding the spread of illness.

 

In addition, please remember that if people are sick, they should not be at the Center. You need to be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to Center after any illness. Keeping members, guest and staff home when they are sick is critical to prevention. Several members have already been asked to go home because of displaying signs of illness at the Center. This decision has been made because the health of all 2,500 members is hard to protect if someone selfishly shows up sick, thus infecting others.

Thanks, and we will keep you posted with further updates.

Sincerely,

Sean Simpson

President/CEO