Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates: Field Trips, Events, Visitors, etc.

Updated: September 9, 2020

Statement from Ann Rollins,
Executive Director: 

“The Poe Center is consistently evaluating our practices and procedures to ensure we are following the latest prescribed national, state, and local protocols to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect our program participants, visitors, and staff.   We have outlined our current procedures below and will continuously update them as needed.

Even though our doors are closed, the Poe Center is still very much active and here to help. We are now offering online programs. We can promise you the same great content, the same enthusiastic staff, and engaging activities – all from the safety and comfort of students’ homes.  Visit our online programs webpage for details.

Additionally, Poe’s online resources for teachers, youth, and adults continue to grow daily. We’ve added new activities, new videos, and other great content. Please share them widely.

When our community is healthy and safe again, we look forward to seeing you at the Poe Center soon. Until then, we hope you take advantage of these unique online programs and resources to help keep North Carolina healthy.

Thank you for your continued support.” – Ann Rollins

Field Trip Information:
The Poe Center is conducting limited field trips and programs at our facility based on staff capacity and our ability to manage safety protocols for staff and participants. Please contact our program scheduler Amanda Bodenheimer with questions.

Click here for information about Poe’s online programs or complete the program request form to inquire about future in-person programs.


Please check our calendar of events for updates regarding online activities and future events.

Visiting Poe:

The Poe Center, including PlayWELL Park, is not currently open to visitors.


Although the building is closed, staff are working remotely. If you need to contact a staff member, email is best. Please visit our staff directory for contact information.

Additional Resources: 


Illness prevention has been a consistent core message in many of the Poe Center’s programs and educational resources. Feel free to share any of these resources with your respective audiences.

• Handwashing Tutorial Videos – Available in English & Spanish

• Be a Germ Buster! Online Lesson for Educators

• Illness prevention programs for preschool to 12th grades.




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