- March 13, 2020
- Posted by: Celia Rutledge
- Category: Members
Dear Families of Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County,
The safety and well-being of members, families, volunteers, and staff are the highest priorities for Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County.
Due to the Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s decision to close all Santa Cruz County Schools in all Districts for March 16th-20th and in keeping with our commitment to operate in full accord with our local health and state educational agencies the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County will be closed for all operating hours
during the week of March 16th – March 20th until further notice.
All Clubs are included:
Downtown Clubhouse, 543 Center Street, Santa Cruz, 95060.
Live Oak Clubhouse, 925 17th Ave, Live Oak, 95062
Joe & Linda Aliberti Clubhouse, 5060 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, 95066.
During the time of the closure, we are asking that members and families follow the County’s Public Health Officer’s directive to stay home and minimize social contact to the fullest extent possible.
While children have not been shown to be a high-risk group for serious illness from COVID-19, they are still able to transmit the virus to populations who are vulnerable to serious illness, such as older adults and those with compromised immune systems. Please encourage members to avoid large public gatherings such as malls, movie theaters, and other spaces, especially those that are indoors.
We will reassess at the end of next week whether an extension of all Club closures beyond March 20th will be necessary. This is a dynamic situation where information and circumstances can evolve quickly. We recognize this decision will create hardship and challenges for many, and we did not make this decision lightly.
Please check our website for the latest information: www.boysandgirlsclub.info/coronavirus-response
We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this difficult time.
Maia Yates, Director of Program Services
Bob Langseth, Executive Director
Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County
831-535-7017 Ext. 13
CDC Handwashing Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d914EnpU4Fo&feature=youtu.be
Centers for Disease Control 2019 novel coronavirus website at: https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19
The Santa Cruz County Office of Education continues to update its web page at www.sccoe.link/coronavirus
For ideas on how to talk to your children about COVID-19 please visit: sccoe.link/talking_about_COVID19
For local information, residents may visit www.santacruzhealth.org/coronavirus , call 211
or text “coronavirus” to 211211.