Tacoma schools, nonprofits bracing for coronavirus fallout | Tacoma News Tribune
Area schools, food banks and homeless service providers are far from alone in dealing with the impacts of COVID-19 and the local response to the outbreak.
On Tuesday, as a precautionary measure, the city of Tacoma closed two of its senior centers.
According to city spokesperson Megan Snow, the Beacon senior center on South 13th Street and the Lighthouse senior center near Stewart Middle School in the city’s south end typically provide social and physical wellness activities as well as regular meals.
The decision to close the senior centers, Snow said, was not taken lightly.
“Protecting the community’s health and safety is our top priority,” Snow explained, noting that the elderly and those with potentially compromised immune systems — two populations served by senior centers — are vulnerable to COVID-19.