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Killeen Senior Center to close Monday due to COVID-19

Lions Club Park Senior Center will close Monday until further notice in an effort to protect Killeen's senior population as hospitalizations rise in the area.
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A senior citizen sits alone on her bed with a respirator or surgical mask.

KILLEEN, Texas — Lions Club Park Senior Center will close Monday until further notice in an effort to protect Killeen's senior population as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise in the area. No in-facility programs will be offered, but limited virtual and drive-through activities may be planned.

Trauma Service Area L, which includes Killeen, has been classified as a high hospitalization area by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The area has surpassed the threshold of 15% of hospital capacity used for COVID-19 patients for seven consecutive days. This designation restricts capacities and services under Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order 32.

Closure of the senior center is necessary to meet the new restrictions and to protect the vulnerable population served.

Senior Pickleball will continue at the Family Recreation Center Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants must be senior center members and must bring personal paddles and pickleballs.

For more information on Lions Club Park Senior Center, visit the Killeen website or Facebook page.

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