Category: The Center
Please stay safe and well,
Sincerely, Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center
All visitors must agree to the following:
- No one who is exhibiting any symptoms of illness or has knowingly been exposed to COVID-19 is permitted to enter the building.
- All patrons must have their temperature checked before entering the building. Temperature may not be 100.4 or higher. If Melton Center staff are not present for your meetings, then a member of your organization must be designated to take temperatures using a contactless thermometer. This procedure must be documented for every member of every meeting.
- Face coverings are required to be worn at all times by everyone in the building and are to be worn properly so as to cover the person’s nose and mouth.
- All visitors must sign in/sign out on the provided sign-in sheet every time they enter the building.
- Hand sanitizer must be provided upon entry to the building, and frequent handwashing is encouraged.
- All meetings must follow the CDC social distancing guidelines of 6 feet between people at all times.
- We ask rental organizations to use disinfectant to wipe down their chairs, tables, and high-touch surfaces (doorknobs, railings) after meetings. The Melton Center will thoroughly clean and disinfect rooms and bathrooms in between uses, but we ask organizations to sanitize surfaces during use as well to help protect our staff.
- The Melton Center must be notified immediately if anyone who has been in the building tests positive for COVID-19 or is exposed to COVID-19.
- All visitors must follow all CDC, state, and local health and safety recommendations at all times.
- Anyone who does not comply with these will rules will be asked to leave.
- We will have open gym hours from Monday – Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm. The gym is closed on Fridays.
- Everyone must adhere to the rules above. If anyone is seen without a mask, the gym will close for the day.
- The capacity for the gym is 25 people. Once we have reached that, the gym will be closed to new players until current players have left.
In honor of the 2021 MLK Day of Service, the Charles A. Melton Center invites community members to support students in our New Directions Program.
New Directions is an afterschool academic and social-emotional skill building program that provides tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment for K-8 students from low-income backgrounds in West Chester, PA. Our mission is to close the opportunity gap and to give students a place to develop leadership skills to make a difference in their community.
Contribute Supplies–Contactless Donation Drop-off
- Donate healthy snacks in single-serve packages (i.e. granola bars, pretzels, whole grain crackers, fruit cups, raisins).
- Donate engaging, diverse, and culturally relevant books.
- We are offering Contactless Donation Drop-off on Monday, January 18, from 1–3pm. 501 E. Miner St West Chester, PA. Please pull into the parking parking lot through the Market St. entrance. We will collect donations from your vehicle.
Contribute Your Time–Become a volunteer!
- New Directions welcomes qualified tutors to support our students in all subject areas.
- We also invite community members to share about your profession, leadership experience, or commitment to social justice as a “Community Leader Reader,” guest speaker, or student mentor.
We are in need of financial donations that will be used to make our safe, social-distanced, afterschool and summer programming possible. Donate here.
Due to the new restrictions mandated by Gov. Wolf, The Melton Center is closed until January 4, 2021, for non-essential activities.
NA & AA will still take place but is limited to 10 people and you still follow the CDC guidelines:
- wearing a mask at all times while you are in the building
- washing your hands and using hand sanitizer
- signing in our log
- temperature check.
Thank you in advance of your full cooperation during these trying times.