COVID cancels Kinburn cards through January

By Jake Davies - West Carleton Online

KINBURN – The return of senior cards to the Kinburn Community Centre is back on hold to kick-off 2022 as the COVID-19 Omicron variant continues to spread like wildfire this winter.

The Kinburn Senior Association (KSA) brought back their popular Thursday afternoon euchre tournaments just last November after a nearly two-year hiatus.

““We decided we wanted to get the seniors out,” long-serving KSA President Judith Waddell told West Carleton Online last November. “A lot of them live alone. They really need something.”

Unfortunately, COVID-19 cases continue to rise sharply supported by the new Omicron variant.

“Hi everyone, it is with great disappointment I am notifying you I will  be cancelling the euchres in January at the Kinburn Community Centre,” Waddell released in a statement on New Year’s Day (Jan. 1). “The COVID-19 variant Omicron has taken off it seems and I cannot risk exposing anyone to it regardless of our vaccination status. Also, I do not feel comfortable with it myself. So better to cancel then have regrets.”

Waddell and the KSA have not made a decision on February euchres at this time and will continue to monitor the situation as the month progresses.

“Again, my apologies,” Waddell said. “Should numbers start decreasing I will consider running them in February and will notify you last week of January.” 

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