BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – East Baton Rouge Council of Aging (EBRCOA) senior centers and offices will be closed now until Jan. 3 due to staff members testing positive for COVID-19.

EBRCOA will provide shelf-stable meals for nutritional services members and Meals on Wheels
participants. If a senior is in need of a meal during the temporary closure, call (225)-923-
8000 and request a Shelf-Stable Meal. After the meal is requested, the senior may pick up the
meal at The Lotus Center from 8 a.m to 10:30 a.m. through the drive-thru.

“We are dedicated to ensuring the safety of all seniors across the parish during this pandemic, as well
as our staff. This is not the time to let down your guards,” CEO of EBRCOA Tasha Clark-Amar said. “Enjoy your holidays, but please continue to be diligent with following proper COVID protocols such as sanitizing and disinfecting shared surfaces, wearing your facemasks, and continuing to wash your hands frequently.”

EBRCOA says that all staff members are fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, including the employees who have tested positive. Administrative staff will be working remotely.