Friday, March 13, 2020

The public health crisis created by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) is not something any of us could reasonably have expected to happen, and we’re in uncharted waters as we work to prevent the spread of the illness.


We have been following the guidance of public health experts on how we can keep members, staff, family members and our communities safe in the midst of a growing health crisis.


Santa Clara County Public Health Department updated guidelines includes reducing the size of group gatherings from 250 people to 35 people has significant impact for our community, including schools, classrooms, and programs such as Boys & Girls Clubs. Our challenge now is how we implement those new guidelines at our locations.


Following the lead of the schools we serve, Boys & Girls Clubs will be closed from March 16 to April 3. We want to be clear that our Clubs are not closing due to an emergency. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 with any of our staff or members.


For specific information as to your school’s teaching and learning during the closure period, please refer to your child(ren)’s school’s website.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley will continue to provide updates, as they are made available, via email or social media.

You too can help in our prevention efforts.

  • Keep your hands clean by washing them frequently, especially after you touch common surfaces, such as doorknobs, elevator buttons, handrails, light switches, countertops, and tables. It is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Always cover your cough and stay home when you are sick.  

  • Stay away from people who are sick and stay home if you are sick.

  • Avoid touching your face. One way that viruses spread is when you touch your own mouth, nose or eyes.  If you do need to touch your own mouth, nose or eyes, wash your hands before you do so.

  • Start thinking about family preparedness, how to take care of sick family members while not getting infected. Think about a room to isolate a sick person.

These hygiene practices will undoubtedly help slow down the spread of COVID-19 and other influenza strains. 


Please click here for information on preventing the spread of viruses. 

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