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Ripon Senior Center activities suspended
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Activities at the Ripon Senior Center have been placed on hold effective Friday.

That’s the word from the Ripon Police Department and the City of Ripon, following important decisions at the federal and state level of government in an effort to stop the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 2019) and protect the health and safety of folks in the community.

“The Senior Center will continue to provide meals (at the facility located at 433 S. Wilma Ave.) and through the ‘Meals on Wheels’ program,” according to the Nixle message posted Thursday on the city website ( “Out of an abundance of caution, all other activities at the Senior Center are suspended effective March 13.”

This comes on the heels of Gov. Gavin Newsome’s sweeping recommendations for the state to limit gathering in public places to less than 250 people.

Ripon Community Church went to social media to announce that Sunday services will be streamed on YouTube, posting: “We are so excited to still be able to come together as a church family this weekend just in a different way.”

Seniors, meanwhile, have been more susceptible to the virus.

The Ripon Senior Center offers classes, pot lucks, and day trip. Some of these activities could resume at the end of the month, the city website said.

The California Department of Public Health is offering up guidance documents at