11-13-2020

Attention all BGCWPA staff and families:

On Tuesday, November 10th, BGCWPA administration was alerted that a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. Following CDC guidance and our BGCWPA Health and Safety Plan, via an announcement sent to all families on November 10, 2020 we closed the Northern Area Clubhouse tentatively until November 18th. This will allow for deep cleaning from our contracted service provider at our Clubhouse and to ensure testing is completed for all Northern Area Clubhouse staff members and youth.

We have engaged a private testing company to conduct staff testing and secured the date of November 17th at 10:00 am. Please use the  sign up genius  to schedule your testing time at the Northern Area Boys & Girls Clubhouse. BGCWPA will cover the cost of the testing for all Northern Area Boys & Girls Clubhouse staff and youth who wish to be tested. 

All youth who wish to be tested need to complete the Parent Guardian Permission Form and bring this form with them on the day of the test.

See the attached Fact sheet regarding the COVID-19 testing to be completed on November 17, 2020 from 10:00am-12:00pm.

In order to return to the Clubhouse, your child must either have proof of a negative COVID-19 test or have quarantined for 14 days until November 23rd.

For urgent child care assistance please call United Way 211 or visit the Allegheny Child Care located on the Trying Together website (https://tryingtogether.org/find-child-care/)

If any additional information arises from the all-staff COVID testing, BGCWPA will be sure to inform you immediately. 

With the guidance from the CDC, OCDEL, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America we will continue to monitor all of the guidance and updates and implement the recommendations into our daily practices. BGCWPA will continue to communicate with the families and staff as additional communications warrant. We are still offering virtual programming on Outschool and Club on the Go at this time. 

At this time, the earliest Northern Area Boys & Girls Clubhouse will reopen is November 18, 2020. Please contact your Clubhouse Director at dompanucci@bgcwpa.org with any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Lisa

Dr. Lisa Abel-Palmieri
President & CEO


Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania