On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. At the present the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised that older people and people with severe chronic conditions should take special precautions because they are at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness. Given that the Hilltop Community Center and Homestead Village Apartment's population is comprised of persons age 55 and older and persons with disabilities, they are among those at a higher risk for this virus.
With the recommendation from the Dickinson County Health Department and Health Officer, the Herington Hilltop Center and Homestead Village is implementing measures to minimize our participants and staff's exposure to illness. Starting March 16, 2020, The Hilltop Center is suspending all activities and on-site dine in meals for a period of 14 days or until further notice. During this time, we will still deliver Meals on Wheels and will provide carry out meals to those customers who call in for pick-up. By calling the Center at 785-258-2956, order your meals to go, pick up at the back door anytime between the hours 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
At this time the General Public Transportation Bus Service will continue service as usual. As a patron of the bus service we ask;
Please be considerate of others and STAY HOME if you are ill with a cold, flu, or other symptoms.
Hand washing and or hand sanitizers are recommended. (Hand sanitizer is available as you enter the bus)
Protect those around you, your family, your friends, and yourselves by not participating in large gatherings or crowds.
We hope all participants, tenants, and our communities understand the magnitude of this situation and take the necessary precautions. Any questions, please call the Hilltop Center at 785-258-2956 or the County Health Department at 785-263-4179.
Herington Hilltop Center Manager