Category: The Center
Greetings All Renters & Staff;
As of November 18, 2020, PA Secretary of Health has mandated Face covering for everyone inside & out. As a result, The Melton will follow the guidelines. All people who are inside the Melton Center will wear a face covering at all times. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Please continue to social distancing, hand sanitizing, and washing your hands.
As far as gym activities in person limit of 25 include players, coaches, timekeepers. No spectators, no overflow in the hallway.
UPDATED ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REQUIRING UNIVERSAL FACE COVERINGS
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a contagious disease that is spreading rapidly from person to person in the world, the United States, and this Commonwealth. COVID-19 can be transmitted from any person who is infected, even if they have no symptoms. Additionally, exposure is possible by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching one’s mouth, nose, or eyes. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk for serious illness. Illness in children and young adults has become more common as the face of the pandemic continues to change. After a brief respite in the summer months, case counts and the number of hospitalizations have been rising throughout the Commonwealth, surrounding states, and the world. As of November 16, 2020, there have been 269,613 cases and 9,325 deaths in this Commonwealth caused by the still present and ongoing pandemic. The Commonwealth and the nation are seeing the highest number of reported cases since the pandemic was declared in January.
Section 2: Face Coverings Required Except as provided in Section 3, every individual, age two and older, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall wear a face covering when: A. Indoors or in an enclosed space, where another person or persons who are not members of the individual’s household are present in the same space, irrespective of physical distance. B. Outdoors with others who are not members of a person’s household and unable to maintain sustained physical distance. C. As permitted in my Order Directing Mitigation Measures, dated July 15, 2020, as amended, for participation in an indoor or outdoor event, gathering, or group setting where another person or persons, who are not members of the individual’s household are present. D. Participating in indoor physical activity in a gym, fitness center or group fitness classes, where another person or persons who are not members of the individual’s household are present in the same space, irrespective of physical distance.
Section 6. Effective Date and Enforcement Date This Order is effective on and enforcement will begin on November 18, 2020, 12:01 a.m.
We, the Board of Directors and staff of the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center in West Chester, PA, take the following stance concerning racial issues in America.
WE STAND AGAINST:
- Systemic and Institutional Racism
- Disparities and Disproportionality
- Silence and Indifference
WE STAND FOR:
- Equity and Equality
- Social Justice
- Police and Judicial Reform
- Public Protests
- Unity, Cooperation, and Community
- Equal Access to all Educational Resources
- Voting without Voter Suppression
WE STAND WITH:
- The Marginalized
- The Underserved
- The Underrepresented
The Mission of the historic Charles A Melton Arts and Education Center is to contribute to the quality of life for all people of the greater West Chester community by continuing its long commitment to providing educational, recreational, cultural and civic services.