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Local Organizations Deal With Virus Restrictions
Riverbank Museum
Even though the sign in the window says “open,” the Riverbank Historical Society is just one of a number of local organizations affected by the restrictions caused by measures to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. Society President Kristin Platts announced over the weekend that the society’s museum will be closed for the present time. Ric McGinnis/The News

With local schools closing this week in response to the spread of the coronavirus, other organizations also are adjusting to having to deal with new restrictions.

Riverbank schools will be canceling classes effective Thursday, at least through mid-April, and local civic groups are following suit.

A couple of groups have already announced adjustments to their schedules.

The president of the Riverbank Historical Society, Kristin Platts, announced over the weekend that her group of volunteers, who normally staff the museum in downtown, will not be working for the foreseeable future. She said most of the docents who work at the museum are retired and fall into the age group officials have designated as most susceptible to the virus and most in need of taking extra precautionary measures.

The Riverbank Federated Women’s Club has also announced it has canceled next Tuesday’s monthly meeting, for the same reason. Many, but not all, members are retired folks.

Residents are being reminded to be aware of the need for social distancing, maintaining six feet between those gathered, and also to limit the number of people per gathering.