The saying goes that every dark cloud has a silver lining, but here at the Club we feel that we have been blessed with rainbows to light up our dark days over the past year. Two of those rainbows have been our incredible donors and the members that they have supported. One year ago we launched Team AWESOME and the response has been amazing. We had already done the groundwork to update our annual giving campaign prior to the pandemic, but when it became apparent that COVID was here for the long haul, we quickly adapted Team AWESOME to focus on our food program and scholarships.
Having heard rumors that a move to phase 3 might occur after Spring Break and that it might just be K-2nd initially, it was a great surprise to receive the announcement from the School District that all elementary grades would be returning to in-person half days in less than a week. But if the past 12 months have taught us anything, it is how to [...]
It is strange to think that a year ago we were just getting the first suggestions that COVID-19 was a serious threat. When LTUSD shut the schools on March 13th, the Club admin team were naive hoping that we would be back in action for Spring Break. How little did we understand how this was going to negatively affect all our lives. Looking back over the past 12 months it is hard to recall everything that has happened, or all the different stages/policies/practices that we have been through. Many of those policies are still in place, social distancing, masking etc but with over 90% of our staff now vaccinated and all schools now reopened, there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
It is crazy to think that next month it will be a whole year since the pandemic impacted the Club and our community. So much has changed in that time but we also have a long way to go before life is normal again. However, the Club is trying to do everything we can to get to normal as quickly as possible. One major step was getting our staff vaccinated. We were delighted when the State and El Dorado County put childcare and education in category 1B, ensuring that we were some of the first after healthcare providers to be vaccinated. We were also very lucky to have the ability to contact our County Health Department and to work with them to ensure that the Club was on their list to contact.