Scottsdale Boys and Girls Club closes for a week due to COVID-19 outbreak

Jul 22, 2021, 6:27 PM
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PHOENIX — A Scottsdale Boys & Girls Club will be closed through next week due to a COVID-19 outbreak among staff and members, a representative of the club said Thursday.

The Vestar Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale closed Wednesday after more than 20 positive cases were reported, the club’s Vice President of marketing and communications Audra Holt told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Thursday.

Holt said masks are required in all clubs for kids and employees who have not been fully vaccinated.

Children that are under the age of 12 and not eligible to get the vaccine must wear a mask at all times, along with all staff who work with that age group to model expected behavior, Holt said.

Ivan Gilreath, CEO & president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, said in a statement that the club has been sanitized and staff will work with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health for guidance on how to ensure a safe reopening.

“Safety is the number one priority of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, and we are doing everything possible to keep children and our staff protected from the COVID-19 virus,” Gilreath said.

Gilreath added all staff at the Vestar Branch of the club will be required to get a COVID-19 test.

Staff, families and youth of the club are also advised by Gilreath to take precautions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.

Those with questions can reach the club’s administrative offices at 480-344-5520.

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Scottsdale Boys and Girls Club closes for a week due to COVID-19 outbreak