March 27, 2020 at 3:30 pm
In compliance with orders from Governor Tim Walz, the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area Clubhouse is closed until further notice. Club staff will be working remotely at this time. For staff contact information, see our website: bgcbemidji.org
Thank you! Stay safe.
March 21, 2020 at 10:30 am
BGCBA Club staff joined local leaders via conference call Friday afternoon to learn what our community is doing to prepare, respond, communicate and share up-to-date COVID-19 information. A new website has been established to act as a hub of county, public, data and community info! Check out https://covid-19-response-beltramicounty.hub.arcgis.com/
March 16, 2020 at 5:14 pm
Dear Club supporters and families,
Your concern for our community children is much appreciated as we respond and prepare for the evolving challenges related to the health and safety of our Club members, staff and volunteers.
Yesterday, Governor Tim Walz, and Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker announced that all Minnesota public schools will close to students from March 18-27.
Our policy, as announced last week, is to follow the Bemidji School District’s protocol regarding COVID-19 and emergency school closings. So, our Club will remain open today and tomorrow and close in accordance with the school district plan effective March 18.
In these unprecedented times, we remain committed to doing everything we can to support our Club youth while also protecting the safety and well-being of all. We are grateful to have your support in that effort.
Over the next two weeks, we will be identifying the best protocol for serving our youth while following the advice of the Minnesota Department of Health and Center for Disease Control and Prevention. We are working closely with the Bemidji School District, Sanford Health, Bemidji State University and other community partners to coordinate plans and avoid duplication of services if possible.
See note below about emergency care workers, meals for students and the governor’s mandate on childcare.
We know that this is a difficult time for our Club families, our staff and volunteers. We are grateful for your continued support.
This is also an evolving situation, so please stay tuned. You will find updates on our Facebook. Or get automated updates on the Remind App by texting @bemidjibgc to 81010.
Andrea Kent, executive director
March 16, 2020 at 9:13 am
COVID-19 UPDATE for March 16: The Club will be open for after school programming today and tomorrow.
However to ensure childhood safety and minimize the risk to our community, the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area will follow Bemidji School District (ISD#31) and close starting Wednesday, March 18 – March 27.
Club leadership is in frequent communication with ISD#31 leadership about ways we can continue to support each other and our community families during this unprecedented time.
Thank you for your patience, resiliency and for helping keep our community safe!
Andrea Kent, executive director
P.S. For the most current Club information, continue to check updates on Facebook. Or consider joining the Club’s Remind App by texting “@bemidjibgc” to 81010.