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Coronavirus Update

Our Commitment to Health

At the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura, our commitment to safety for all young people is our highest priority.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Ventura (BGCGV) follows the guidance and expertise of local, state, and national health officials to help protect our members, their families, and our employees from all communicable diseases. The BGCGV leadership is closely monitoring media reports and information being publicized by the CDC and school district partners regarding the growing concerns about Coronavirus. We are taking additional measures of prevention at the Clubs and will be doing a complete clean down of our sites while we are closed.

In an effort to be proactive for our Club kids, Club staff, and our community, we have provided some helpful information on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

WHAT YOU AND YOUR CHILD CAN DO:

  • 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:
  1. CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  2. 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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. For more information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website

The CDC also provides specific guidance for travelers.

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