covid-19

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statement:

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County will align with local school districts where the Club operates on school campuses.  Approximately 59 locations in Kern County will be impacted.  However, the Club will continue to operate at three separate facility-based program sites and extend hours from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm to create day camp settings while schools are closed.  The three Club locations, Armstrong Youth Center (East Bakersfield), Stockdale Club (Southwest Bakersfield), and Lamont Club, will be accepting new members, extending programs, and serving meals.  Our primary goal is to provide full-day activities for school-age children of first responders, healthcare professionals, essential community personnel, and those parents/guardians who must work to maintain employment.

“We want to support working families who may be experiencing challenges due to school closures in our area,” said Zane Smith, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County. “We are working to be cautious and responsive as possible to our family and community in this challenging time.”

Locations:

 

Armstrong Youth Center
801 Niles Street
Bakersfield, CA 93305
661-325-3730

 

Lamont Club
8301 Segrue Rd
Lamont, CA 93241
661-845-4523

 

Stockdale Club
5207 Young St. Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93311
661-663-8733

(Temporarily Closed Due to Construction)

 

Policies:

 

The Clubs have no evidence of anyone there having contracted the COVID-19 virus, and have instituted the following policies at all Clubs:

Families and staff will be asked to discontinue participation if they have had symptoms of illness; fall into one of the vulnerable/risk categories; or come in to contact with anyone who has a confirmed case of the coronavirus and/or is awaiting test results in the last 14 days.

Youth and staff are required to wash their hands upon arrival and will wash thoroughly before eating meals, snacks, or after using the restroom. Also, the Club is instituting hand washing breaks and program environment wipe downs during scheduled activities.

If the Club experiences a confirmed case of coronavirus — in a staff member or youth — the Club will close down for 24 hours to allow the disinfection of all surfaces.  However, the Club cannot guarantee that the Club environments are germ and virus free.

Capacity will be limited due to social distancing. The Club will maintain a minimum of 8:1 ratio between attendees and staff.

Questions?

Meal Service: UPDATED march 23, 2020

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County will be expanding meal service for children in the community during the COVID-19 crisis beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at five serving locations.

To reduce the frequency that families have to leave their home to pick up meals, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County will be providing "supper" along with "breakfast" for the following day at each of their "grab and go" meal service locations starting on March 23, 2020.  Also, to meet the needs of feeding children on the weekends, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County will expand their food service program to include weekend meal service for children on Saturday and Sunday's beginning on March 28, 2020

 

Meals will be made available to all children, without any eligibility documentation, who are 18 years of age and younger.

 

For non-Club members, the meals will be “to go.” The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

 

LOCATIONS:

David Head Center

10300 San Diego Street, Lamont, Ca. 93241

Meal Service (2:00 PM)

Arvin Children’s Center

800 Walnut Drive, Arvin, Ca. 93203

Meal Service (2:00 PM)

Lamont Club

8301 Segrue, Lamont, Ca 93241

Meal Service (3:00 PM)

 

Armstrong Youth Center

801 Niles Street, Bakersfield, Ca 93305

Meal Service (3:00 PM)

 

Stockdale Club

5207 Young Street, Bakersfield, Ca 93311

Meal Service (3:00 PM)

PRESS RELEASES:

March 16 - BGCKC Stays Open

March 17 - BGCKC Expands Meal Program

March 23 - BGCKC Updated Food Service Schedule

Stay up to date:

Kern County Public Health Department

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