FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2020 (Portland, OR)
This week we were notified by Governor Brown that youth facilities could begin reopening on May 15 under strict guidelines and regulations. We are currently assessing our capacity and ability to provide a summer program under these rules. Some of the new regulations include:
- Stable groups of 10 members and 1 staff in a room that must stay the same for a week.
- Daily member and staff health monitoring and tracking.
- Separate food service for all stable groups.
- Increased sanitization after each room change & bathroom use.
The safety of our families and members is our top priority. As we plan and assess our capacity, we will be making all of our decisions through the priority lens of safety, ensuring that when we reopen we can continue to protect our youth, families, and communities. The state regulations for reopening will be restrictive and change how our programs look this summer. However, we are committed to designing a Club experience that is responsive to our families’ needs to the best of our ability.
We have asked families to share their needs for summer, as we plan for Club services, safety, and complying with new state regulations. Once we have created solid plans, we will communicate those with families by email, at our meal services, on our website and through social media.
In the meantime, Club staff are here for our families. We will continue to provide meal service, community resources, virtual Club programming, and free virtual counseling services to members and their families until our doors once again open.