Our commitment to keeping the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford community safe is always our number one priority. Following the coronavirus pandemic and Omicron variant, we are doing everything possible to keep our Club members, our staff, and volunteers healthy.
In accordance with new CDC guidelines, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford have updated our internal policies as it relates to the recommended period of isolation and quarantine. Staff and Club members who have a confirmed case of COVID-19 must isolate and stay home for 5 days. If they are asymptomatic and their symptoms are resolved as well as without fever for 24 hours, they can return to the Club after the 5th day of quarantine. Please note the 5-day period of isolation begins on the date the person was tested for COVID-19 and not when they received their respective results. In addition, at-home rapid kits do not serve as sufficient documentation and thus it is strongly encouraged if people are symptomatic to obtain a PCR test as soon as possible.
Additionally, for people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC and BGCH require a quarantine period for 5 days followed by the compliance of the mask mandate. Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is imperative that an exposed person wear a mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure. Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following exposure. For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure.
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Regardless of whether or not you have a confirmed COVID-19 case or exposed, it is critical that all staff, Club members, volunteers, etc. continue to wear a mask at all times within Club facilities. The mask mandate is strictly enforced by all BGCH staff members.
We are closely monitoring reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local health department for all updated information.
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