COVID19 – Update from BOKS
Hello BOKS Community,
The health and safety of everyone in our BOKS community is our top priority. That being said, we encourage you to follow your local school or program’s policy when it comes to the COVID-19 and/or check with your local Department of Public Health and the Federal Government’s Centers for Disease and Control. Both agencies offer specific guidance for schools and organizations and you should adhere to their recommendations. We know that there is an overwhelming amount of information available at the moment, but not all of it is reliable. We have found that these two organizations provide the best, most factual information available.
As you have seen, this is a rapidly developing situation, in some cases changing by the day or even by the hour. We know that this can spark fear and anxiety and that the need for these kids to play and be physically active is more important than ever, but please follow local recommendation for the safety of our community.
If your school does remain open and BOKS is still running, please highlight the importance of social distancing and thorough hand washing. For a video on social distancing and hand washing, please watch our video here: Fitness Tip – Hand Washing with Kids
Additionally, please follow the CDC guidelines for preventing COVID-19 as outlined here:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
If you have any questions regarding your BOKS program, please reach out to your local area coordinator and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
For additional resources on how to talk to your students about COVID-19, please reference this article:
How to Talk to Kids and Teens About the Corona Virus.
Health and wellness,
The BOKS Team