COVID-19 Information

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 that Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford is doing everything possible to keep our kids, our staff, and volunteers protected from its spread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to watch a short video regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

We are closely monitoring reports from the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) and our local health department for all updated information.

As a reminder, we recommend these preventive actions every family and our employees should take to prevent exposure to COVID-19:

Everyone needs to wear a mask.
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.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
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.
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.
For more information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website
The CDC also provides specific guidance for travelers.

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.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers a Parent/Caregiver Guide for COVID-19 with more helpful information for families.

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The Makerspace powered by Infosys Foundation USA participated in a contest with BGCA, combining art with STEM - the Fine Arts/Makerspace interdisciplinary project.

our members created their own tiles. Together they created a laser etched community arts project over the course of several weeks.

Working with members of the Asylum Hill Club, all ages, from the Early Learning Center up to staff members. Each participant designed their own translucent tile using either a computer design program or markers and paper to represent themselves in a positive light.

We hope you enjoy these creations as much as we do! We love the creativity and talent of our members and are happy to be able to share it with the community.
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Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Vannessa Dorantes Commissioner DCF & Mayor Luke Bronin were joined by our President & CEO Sam Gray & 10 members to announce that as part of the American Rescue Plan, 1.9 million would be used for teen community programs over the summer.

Today our 2021 Youth of the Year is heading to the state competition. We want to wish her all the best!
Show some love for Myrakle !!
We are proud of you. Good luck!! Your are going to be fabulous! Be yourself and shine!!
#youthoftheyear2021