Coronavirus Update

BGCDT Update – 4-20-20

In response to the unprecedented crisis facing our nation, state and communities, BGCDT has launched an innovative platform of services to ensure that we provide positive and enriching activities, nutrition, and other support to our members, their families, and a critical need for healthcare, public safety, and food supply essential workers. As the ongoing situation is fluid and frequently changing, we have adapted our response based on rapidly evolving needs. Programs HERE have been developed to support our families and the larger community at this critical time. 

 

BGCDT Advisory Update – 3-30-20

With the announcement of the extension of the state-mandated ‘Shelter in Place’ order, the BGCDT is continuing to support our VClub program along with our new Emergency License-Exempt Childcare Facility under the IDHS guidelines on Monday, March 30th we are offering employees of Northwestern Hospital in Huntley and Advocate Sherman Hospital. Details can be found HERE.

 

BGCDT Update – 3-18-20

BGCDT offers VClub -an interactive virtual environment for Club members to participate in a digital learning environment and have fun at the same time. To learn more, click HERE

 

BGCDT Advisory Update – 3-14-20

Dear Parent or Guardian of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township Members,

As a result of the Governor’s order for District 220 and 300 to close its schools, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township will temporarily close all of its program sites for at least two weeks, beginning tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2020. Over the next 14 days, we will continue to make additional adjustments and announcements as needed within that period, including the determination on when it is time to reopen. There has been no known incidence of COVID-19 within the BGCDT community.    

We wish you and your family good health and look forward to reopening and providing our meaningful programs with your children. 

BGCDT Advisory Update 3-12-2020

 
 

BGCDT Advisory Update 3-11-2020

Our commitment to keeping the young people we serve safe is always our number one priority. Following the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, it’s important that you know Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township is doing everything possible to keep your child, our staff, and volunteers protected from its spread. We are also closely monitoring reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local health department for all updated information.

As a reminder, we recommend these preventive actions every family should take to prevent exposure to COVID-19.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • It takes an average of 11.8 seconds to sing the entire Happy Birthday song, so if you sing it twice, that will ensure you’ve scrubbed long enough. This is a great method to share with children in your family.  While this measure is simple, it is effective.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
    • For more information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website
  • The CDC also provides specific guidance for travelers.

At this time, there is no evidence that children are more susceptible. Children should engage in usual preventive actions to avoid infection, including cleaning hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer, avoiding people who are sick, and staying up to date on vaccinations, including influenza vaccine.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers a Parent/Caregiver guide for COVID-19 with more helpful information for families.

Should you have any questions or concerns about this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Our commitment to you and your children is unwavering.

Sincerely,

Drew Glassford
Chief Operating Officer
Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township

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