Now that we are past the July 4th holiday and firmly into the Tahoe summer, thoughts are naturally turning to the fall and what the next school year is going to look like. We have faced a lot of questions this week regarding the spike in local Covid-19 cases and what that means for the Club; and what happens if schools don't reopen and remain online in the fall. The short answer to those questions are: the Club will do everything possible to continue to support our members, families and community.
On Tuesday 23rd June 2020 at 2pm the Club held a very small but lovely groundbreaking ceremony that included Lisa Maloff, the Angel of Tahoe. Lisa has donated $3 million to our new building and we were so delighted that she could join us on a very special day. Lisa is 91 years young, but due to her age, and to maximize social distancing, she [...]
Monday the 22nd June was a wonderful day for the Club, as we welcomed back our members for the start of our summer program. We are extremely grateful to the experts and advisors who helped review our safety plan and ensure that we can open in a safe and responsible manner. Namely, Dr Clint Pervance, CEO of Barton Health, members of the El Dorado County Childcare Planning Advisory Council, colleagues from the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada (who were open during the shut down and even let our team tour their Club to learn vital tips and tricks!) and the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. We based our policies and procedures on guidance from the State of California (day camps) and the Center for Disease Control (day care and school guidance) and we will change and adapt our policies and practices as new guidance and best practices are released. We would also like to thank the LTUSD Board and our own Club Board for greenlighting our reopening.
The Club staff have been hard at work for the last two weeks preparing for the Club to reopen for the summer. Just as with restaurants, casinos etc there are new guidelines that the Club will be following to ensure that we provide as safe an environment as possible for our members and staff.