11/12/2020  – A message to the Holmen Area Community,

Thank you for your support as we continue to navigate a challenging time and worldwide health crisis. Our goal as a community organization is to provide the best possible experience for all individuals residing in Holmen and the surrounding communities. Especially now, this provided experience includes our dedication to community and individual safety, adherence to health official recommendations, and of course, transparency. We acknowledge the timing of this message is less than ideal, however we recognize the severity of the situation we are in together. Please know that decisions are based on communication released by La Crosse County this week, increased number of COVID-19 cases in our county, and joint conversations among Holmen Area Community Center members and our partners. Know also that these decisions were made in full collaboration between the Holmen Area Community Center and the Dave and Barb Skogen Boys & Girls Club in Holmen.

Effective immediately, November 12th, 2020, we (HACC) are suspending all in-person extracurricular and gymnasium activities until further notice (including walking path shifts on 11.13.2020). These suspended activities will include but are not limited to: Pickleball and Walking Path. These initial changes are effective through November 27th, 2020, to be re-evaluated at that time. Further communication will be made that week, based on appropriate response to County Health Official recommendations.

Again, this decision is in response to recent communication and recommendations from the Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative, La Crosse County Health Department, and medical institution partners. It is an informed, necessary, and difficult decision that is in line with decisions made by our partners at the Boys & Girls Club. For most recent county COVID-19 updates, recommendations, and resources, please visit https://lacrossecounty.org/covid19.

We will continue to provide our full schedule of virtual programming. Please check our website for continued updates and visit our Online Calendar to view upcoming virtual events. COVID-related communication will always be sent via email. Our online calendar will be updated to reflect any changes as well.

Please know that this decision, while not easy, is a necessary one. We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of all individuals in our community. As always, we welcome any questions or concerns you might have. Feel free to reach out by calling 608.399.1870 or emailing info@holmencc.org.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to having you join us in-person when we are able to do so in a safe manner.

Jacob R. Hart, M.A.
Executive Director, Holmen Area Community Center

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