Mayor Domenic J. Sarno in consultation with Health Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, Director of Springfield Public Libraries and Director of Elder Affairs Sandy Federico, today announced that due to the current state of emergency and in the abundance of caution the City of Springfield’s senior centers and libraries will be temporarily closed until March 27, 2020.
Mayor Sarno states, “As our senior population has been identified as high risk and especially susceptible to this virus, Health Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, Library Director Molly Fogarty, Director of Elder Affairs Sandy Federico and myself have decided to temporary close our senior centers and public libraries as a precaution against COVID-19. Again, this action is in the abundance of caution and in order to stem and prevent any potential spread of the coronavirus. We do not take these decisions lightly and in the name of public health and safety we ask for everyone’s continued patience and understanding as we all work together to address this growing concern. The city will continue to monitor the situation for any new developments and we will reevaluate the situation at such time. We will get through this together.”