We take the safety of our youth, families, and staff seriously and want you to be aware that we are utilizing daily Club disinfecting procedures. We are also encouraging Club members and staff to practice frequent hand washing, especially before mealtimes and between programs. We have assigned staff and on-call staff to specific locations in order to reduce cross-contamination and provide adequate staffing.
We encourage parents to discuss the ongoing changes to routines with their children regularly, as these changes can cause increased anxiety and negative behaviors in youth. It is important to remain focused on positive self-management of healthy behaviors, especially that of hand-washing.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends individuals and families following everyday preventive measures:
- VOLUNTARY HOME ISOLATION: Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms (coughing, sneezing). Stay home when you have a fever over 100 degrees F. If you do not own a thermometer, you may purchase one very inexpensively at any grocery store.
- RESPIRATORY ETIQUETTE: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw it in the trash can. If you do not have a tissue, cough/sneeze into your elbow.
- HAND HYGIENE: Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-95% alcohol.
- HYGIENE FOR OBJECTS AND SURFACES: Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects including cell phones. Routine use of these measures by individuals and their families will increase community resilience and readiness for responding to an outbreak.