SPINDALE — The Rutherford County Senior Center has been forced to close because of a confirmed case of COVID-19.

The Senior Center will be closed for cleaning and sanitizing Thursday and Friday of this week (Dec. 3 and Dec. 4) following a confirmed case of COVID-19. The confirmed case has not been present this week; however, to ensure the safety of participants and staff, there will be no home-delivered meals or congregate meals on Thursday and Friday.

Two additional shelf stable meals will be delivered to homebound participants.

Senior Center officials apologized for the inconvenience, adding the protocols are aimed at keeping employees and participants safe.