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.
What does COVID-19 mean for the Clubs?
This is an ever-changing situation. For now, we must follow suite with the school district and follow all guidance from the CDC as well as local agencies such as NC DHHS. Currently NC Governor has ordered via Executive Order No.117 that all public schools close through at least March 30th. 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.