Coronavirus Prevention and Preparedness

We take the health and well-being of everyone who uses the PSF Community Center very seriously. As confirmed cases of COVID-19 increase, we want to let you know what we are doing to keep community members safe at the PSF Community Center.

In order to protect our most vulnerable populations within the Community Center, we have decided to set some limitations for the use of our community rooms.

Effective Monday, March 16 and until further notice, we will limit the use of the Little Sprouts Community Room to the children enrolled in Little Sprouts. Suite 103 will be limited as meeting space for tenant organizations.

The New Balance Community Room will continue to be available to organizations and groups who have ongoing, regular reservations at the Community Center, although we will require that all activities in the New Balance Community Room be limited to include no more 25 attendees. Effective Monday, March 16 and until further notice, rigorous physical activities (that generate perspiration) will not be permitted in the New Balance Community Room.

Until further notice, the New Balance Community Room and Little Sprouts Community Room will not be available for one-time reservations (parties, fundraisers, etc).

As part of our standard operations, we employ professional cleaners, however we have increased the frequency of cleanings. In addition, we expanded our cleaning service to include disinfecting surfaces in our common areas and community rooms like doorknobs, handrails, tables and chairs. We ask everyone who uses the Community Center to support our efforts to keep the facility clean to reduce the risk of infection.

Any individual showing symptoms of fever or respiratory illness should not enter the Community Center. If you have had a fever, please do not enter the Community Center until you are free of symptoms for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicines or other symptom altering medicine (ie cough suppressant). If you have been out of the country to any areas of concern as identified by the CDC, please delay your visit for 14 days.

The CDC recommends that you engage in the following precautions to aid in preventing the spread of cold, flu, and other illnesses that transmit this time of year:

  • If you feel sick, please stay home and rest. This is the best way to avoid spreading any illness and make sure you get the rest you need to recover.
  • Please wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. Throw it away immediately and wash your hands.

We will continue to monitor and follow any updates and recommendations from the CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health.