Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington are committed to keeping the young people we serve safe. We are in direct communication with the Vancouver School District and are following directions from Clark County Public Health, which is in contact with the Washington State Department of Health and closely following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. As local conditions change, the Boys & Girls Club will adapt Club operations to respond to changing conditions and remain consistent with recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and Clark County Public Health.
As of the date of this writing, all Clubs are open. Please continue to check mybgc.org for the most current updates.
In the event of closures:
– If a partner elementary school closes due to exposure or risk, we will also plan to close the program at the site. The program will be closed until the school reopens after being sanitized and disinfected.
*Club members attending these schools will not be allowed to participate at any of our Club sites until the school reopens.
– If a known exposure or risk takes place within the Club, the site will close for the amount of time necessary to limit risk to youth and staff. Club members attending this Club will not be allowed to participate/attend another Club site during the closure.
– Per recommendations, we are continuing to follow standard cleaning and disinfecting procedures. Common contact surfaces, sinks, kitchens, restrooms and windows are cleaned regularly.
General Health Practices:
We have instructed staff, children, and volunteers take recommended preventive actions to prevent exposure.
- 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. If you or your child is showing signs of a respiratory illness (fever, persistent cough and/or shortness of breath), they should stay home until they have been fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and the other symptoms have improved.
- 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:
- 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.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
More Information is available at
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Center for Disease Control
If you have questions about the response plan of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington, please reach out to Francisco Bueno, Executive Director, at 360-448-7089 or firstname.lastname@example.org