COVID-19 and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County
Ensuring child safety is fundamental to the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County...especially during trying times like now. Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County has developed an extensive Coronavirus Management Plan to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our Clubs in Wayne County. BGCWC has modified some of its processes and implemented rigorous protocols for disinfecting and will practice social distancing while serving youth this summer.
THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL SAFETY MEASURES HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE:
Curbside drop-off and pick ups at the front of all Clubs; no parents permitted in the buildings
Temperature screenings for all Club members and staff prior to entering the building
1:10 ratios for groups and restrictions on the number of people allowed in the building at one time
Cleanings scheduled after each rotation/program hour
Programs that incorporate social distancing and daily reminders to Club members about healthy habits
FOR PARENTS: Questions about COVID-19 Processes at BGCWC
How do I drop off and pick up my child each day?
Parents and guardians are not allowed in the Clubs. Each morning a BGCWC staff member will be at the front of the Club to conduct health screenings. The daily health screening will take place in the car, and the child must remain in the car until their temperature is recorded.
Does my child need to wear a mask while at the Club?
No. If masks are not worn properly, they can spread germs more easily. If a parent wants a child to wear a mask, they can do so but must wear it properly. BGCWC does not provide masks for Club members.
What does my child need to bring to the Club each day?
We are asking Club members to limit what they bring in to the Club each day. If they want to bring their own meal they can, but BGCWC will provide meals and snacks to each Club member daily. Club members are permitted to bring in a cell phone or other device, and a water bottle is encouraged.
How do I pay for Programs if I am not allowed in the building?
BGCWC has online payment for Club members here: https://bgcwayne.square.site
If my child develops symptoms while at the Club, what happens?
If your child has a fever at the initial health screening when arriving at the Club, they will not be permitted to enter the Club and will ask to remain out for 14 days.
What does COVID-19 mean for the Clubs?
This is an ever-changing situation. For now, we must follow follow all guidance from the CDC as well as local agencies such as NC DHHS with regards for opening summer camps for youth. At this time, it is imperative that we follow suite for the protection of our members.
Clean your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Stay home if you’re sick
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a facemask if you are sick
If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean and disinfect
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
What is COVID-19:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease that was identified in Wuhan, China, and is now being spread throughout the world. People are encouraged to take common sense precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
Where can I go if I wish to know more about COVID-19?
There are many resources out at this time to learn more. Listed below are some of the most common ones.
CDC (Centers for Disease Control) - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
NC DHHS (NC Department of Health and Human Services) - https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina
WHO (World Health Organization) - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Where can I find educational resources during this time my child is out?
We recommend this article from QNS, https://qns.com/story/2020/03/16/free-resources-and-subscriptions-for-remote-learning-and-home-schooling-due-to-coronavirus/. It’s a well-researched list of resources.
Please keep up with our website and our Facebook page as we will be developing virtual programs during this time to stay in touch with our members.