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Ada Jenkins curtails programs with close contact, cancels gala for now

March 14. The Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson has suspended Thursday walk-in medical clinics and Tuesday appointment clinics until further notice. The center’s gala, a key fundraiser for the agency, has also been postponed until later this year.

All dental clinics are suspended as well, due to the coronavirus.

AJC’s mission is to serve as a resource hub for families in need in Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville. 

Georgia Krueger, executive director, said the agency is working with Loaves and Fishes and Second Harvest to develop a delivery or pick-up plan for groceries.

Center-wide, AJC is cleaning surfaces before and after they are used, maintaining at least a six-foot distance between people, and not allowing more than two people in an office space at any given time.

“We have offered to serve as a hub to distribute food boxes if needed. We also have implemented new guidelines and will have shoppers either wait in their cars or the lobby while volunteers shop for their food,” Krueger said.

Meanwhile, they are awaiting input from Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte Works, and the YMCA to determine how adult education classes may be affected.

The Ada Jenkins Center has stood in Davidson for more than 80 years as a hub for education and community services. Info: www.adajenkins.org.