Our commitment to keeping the young people we serve safe is always our number one priority. Following the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, it’s important that you know the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming is doing everything possible to keep your child, our staff and volunteers protected from its spread. We are also closely monitoring reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local health department for all updated information.
At this point, we are operating as usual. No Clubs closures are planned, currently. However, if the school district makes the decision to close schools,at that time, we will also close all Club sites within that district. We recognize the need for the Club, but the safety of our members, staff, and their families have to take priority. Until then, we will be addressing proper handwashing with our staff and members. We will be including reminders in our daily announcements. There will be posters displayed throughout the Clubs that remind members to wash their hands. In addition, we are using cleaners that are approved to kill the COVID-19 virus on all surfaces within the Clubs and on all of our buses.
As a reminder, we recommend these preventive actions every family should take to prevent exposure to COVID-19.
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 – please review our sick policy. Any child who has symptoms will be sent home.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
If you feel you are sick:
Call your primary care provider prior to visiting the office.
o If you do not have a primary care provider you may call the Casper-Natrona County Health Department COVID-19 hotline at 307-577-9892.
DO NOT self-report to the Emergency Room
If you are experiencing difficulty breathing, call 911
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.
o 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.
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.
At this time, there is no evidence that children are more susceptible.
Children should engage in usual preventive actions to avoid infection, including cleaning hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer, avoiding people who are sick, and staying up to date on vaccinations, including influenza vaccine. Should you have any questions or concerns about this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Our commitment to you and your children is unwavering.
Ashley Bright, BGCCW CEO
1701 E "K" St.
Casper, WY 82601
Club number: 307.234.2456
Program Support: 307.235.4079