After working closely with the City of Rockford and the Winnebago County Health Department to determine the safest path forward for re-opening clubhouse operations during Phase 3 and Phase 4 of the State of Illinois’ COVID-19 Response Plan, Boys & Girls Club of Rockford has moved into the coronavirus era with extreme caution and an emphasis on child safety.
The following are a few highlights of our clubhouse re-opening strategy:
If your child is interested in participating, please DO NOT just send them down to the clubhouse. Contact Sheila at the Carlson Unit (815-633-2287) and Gayle at the Fairgrounds unit (815-977-5948) for space availability, registration information and waiver forms.
Boys & Girls Club of Rockford takes child safety very seriously, which is why we’re approaching this public health crisis with great caution (e.g. soft opens, continuous improvement process, engaging public health professionals and community leaders, etc).
As we learn and improve in the coming weeks, our next goal will be to get the Blackhawk Unit open. Our current target date is July 6th, but this is the earliest we anticipate it happening. It also will depend on many factors including: 1) how successful our community is with its COVID-19 response plan; 2) availability of funds to continue hiring more staff and procuring PPE; and 3) feedback received from key stakeholders like parents, staff, community leaders, public health professionals and the board of directors.
Bottom line? So far, so good. We’re thrill to report that we’re slowly re-opening and exercising extreme caution. Please stay tuned to this space on our website for future updates.