May 8, 2020
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shelter-in-place orders, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie has been open for families of essential workers. Each day, members receive a hot breakfast, a hot lunch, and assistance with their at-home school work and e-learning activities.
Safety is a top concern for Boys & Girls Clubs’ staff members, who have been working diligently to create and implement proper health and safety protocols. Children and staff have their temperature checked before they enter the building. Dedicated staff clean and sanitize rooms and program supplies throughout the day, and regular handwashing and hand sanitizing occur for everyone.
“As much fun as it is to have 30 members bouncing around the Club, working, learning, and playing together, safely, it is not the same as the 175 we were seeing every day. We want nothing more than to open our doors widely to our Boys & Girls Clubs community,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie CEO, Jason Newman. “It is the Clubs’ responsibility to keep all of our members, their families, and our staff safe. In fact, that is our primary responsibility.”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie has adopted the following continued services and summer program offerings:
- Through May 18, 2020, we will remain open for up to 30 members of essential worker families at Madison St. Non-essential employee families can opt-in up to 1 day per week of guardian recovery time. Pre-registration is required and will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to families working in an essential field.
- May 19, 2020 – May 31, Clubs will be closed for deep cleaning and disinfection of our Club property, and staff training and development
- June 1, 2020, the highly anticipated summer program will begin at Madison St. Enrollment will increase to a maximum of 50. Pre-registration is required. Summer Slam, formerly AIM, will be open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm, with continued safety and social distancing guidelines.
- July 6, 2020, the summer program will continue, and maximum member enrollment will increase to 80 students with the possible opening of additional service sites.
Question regarding the Clubs’ current offerings of the summer program can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 765.282.4461.
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