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Boys and Girls Club facilities to close as part of COVID-19 preparedness

The Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area is closing its locations in an effort to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus COVID-19.

On Monday, Mar. 16, 2020, the local Boys and Girls Club announced that its Club Directors and Management have decided to close all Boys and Girls Club facilities and programs beginning Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020. This includes the Club’s after school, evening, PA Day, Bricks4Kidz and educational programming, as well as EarlyON and Big Brothers Big Sisters programs.

Its facilities will no longer remain open for regular tenant users, rentals and birthday parties. Following the Ministry of Education Ministerial Order, facilities will remain closed until Sunday, Apr. 5, 2020.

“The well-being of the children, youth, and families we serve, as well as staff and volunteers at our Club locations is our top priority—we are monitoring the situation closely and we will be taking every precaution to protect the communities we serve,” the local Boys and Girls Club said in a press release. “We recognize the significant impact this decision will have on families, students, schools and school communities, as well as the broader community, but this precaution is necessary in order to ensure that we keep all community members safe.”

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