City Community Centers Reopen

Today, Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin announced that City community centers will open to provide wi-fi for students participating in e-learning. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and Kanawha City Community Center will also host afterschool programming.

“During this unprecedented time, our students need a safe place to go that offers the reliable internet access needed to further their education,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “Afterschool programming will also continue, giving e-learning and in-person students a place to go after the school day is over.”

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, Kanawha City Community Center and North Charleston Community Center will open for e-learning from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Roosevelt Neighborhood Center will be open for e-learning Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Partnership of African American Churches will begin afterschool programming at the MLK Center Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Step-by-Step will begin afterschool programming at the Kanawha City Community Center in October.

In addition, the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center will open from noon – 2 p.m. Monday through Friday for its senior lunch program.

Additional rules and procedures have been put into place due to COVID-19, including:

  • Masks are required to be worn at all times while inside a building.
  • Staff members will mark floors to maintain six feet social distancing.
  • Temperatures will be taken upon entry. Entry will not be permitted if temperature is above 100 degrees.
  • Frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized every hour.
  • Staff will ensure that areas and equipment are sanitized after each use and at the end of each day.
  • No more than 25 people in the gym or large meeting room at a time.
  • Weight rooms, cardio rooms and game rooms remain closed.