April 13, 2020
Dear Club Members and Families,
After reviewing the Governor’s orders and the guidance provided from federal, state, and local health departments we have decided it is necessary to extend our Club closures through the end of the current school year. I assure you, this is a very difficult decision. It is based on last week’s joint announcement from Governor Inslee and OSPI (Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction) to extend school closures through the end of the school year. The extension to “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency order continues the temporary state-mandated shutdown of non-essential businesses.
You, your children entrusted to us and your safety remain our top priority. I thank you for your involvement with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington. I speak for all our staff when I say we are all anticipating the time when we can safely reopen Clubs to youth to provide the programming we love to do. When circumstances change, we will reopen as soon as we are able with a safe environment. In the meantime, we will continue updating MyBGC Virtual Club, reaching out with calls and emails from Club staff, and updating the COVID-19 resources on our website (www.mybgc.org).
We hope you are all staying safe during this stressful time. Please continue to reach out to us with any questions or concerns as we are here to help you in any way we can. I appreciate your continued patience and understanding.
Francisco Bueno Executive Director