The Rogers Adult Wellness Center (AWC) serves as the most valuable amenity provided to the 50+ community in our region, and our number one priority is to maintain the health and safety of our members. Beginning on Monday, March 16, the center will temporarily close until further notice. While there are no cases of COVID-19 currently within our community, City officials believe this is a necessary, preemptive measure to take in order to decrease potential exposure of those at a higher risk.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that older persons and persons with chronic medical conditions (heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, etc.) are at a higher risk of acquiring serious illness from COVID-19. Considering the Rogers Adult Wellness Center serves solely individuals 50 years of age and older, this is a precautionary step to protect the patrons of the AWC.
The Adult Wellness Center will remain business as usual on Friday, March 13 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.), and Saturday, March 14 (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.). After the closure takes effect on Monday, March 16, the City will continue to monitor the development of COVID-19 on a daily basis and alert the public when the AWC will be reopened. During the closure, AWC staff will be cleaning, sterilizing and doing routine maintenance on the facility as we prepare for the return of our members.
All other City facilities in Rogers will remain open until further notice. Please monitor the City’s website (www.rogersar.gov) and “The City of Rogers” Facebook page for additional updates on any City closures or developments.
For more information regarding the COVID-19, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has activated a call center specifically dedicated to answering questions and concerns. During its normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), those with urgent and non-urgent concerns may call (800) 803-7847. After normal business hours, those with only urgent concerns needing immediate response may call (501) 661-2136.
Additionally, please continue to monitor the following resources from the ADH and CDC for information on symptoms, steps of prevention, etc.:
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Arkansas Department of Health