NESPELEM - The Colville Tribal Area Agency on Aging announced today, June 18, they will return to Monday through Friday meal delivery to seniors across the Colville Reservation June 22.
In a letter to the membership, AAOA staff wrote, "We want to let you know starting Monday, June 22nd we will be reducing the number of meals to Monday-Friday at each of our Senior Meal Sites. Our Senior/Meal Sites will remain closed to the public until further notice. We have a tentative date to start serving meals, providing activities, and opening on or near September 8th, 2020. This is subject to change based on when the Tribe is in Phase 3 of the 4 Phase plan guidelines by the State of Washington."
Weekend delivery of meals will continue through the upcoming weekend.
Since the beginning of the Colville Tribes' local response to COVID-19, AAOA and the Colville Tribal EOC have delivered nearly 40,000 meals, according to the letter.
The site hours at each district meal site are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
According to the letter, elders can pick up their meals by calling the centers at least a day in advance.