Boys and Girls Homes Takes Measures Against COVID

With COVID numbers on the rise, the Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina is taking measures to prevent the spread of the virus to office staff and the children both on campus and at the academy.  

“The safety of our youth and staff is the top priority,” said President and CEO Ricky Creech.  

The organization released a statement saying that as of Jan. 10, individuals who work in the office portion of the facility will be doing so remotely from home. Staff who must be present on campus are to wear a mask while at work and when interacting with the children, other employees, or visitors.  

If a staff member is isolated to their office, then they may remove their mask at that time. A mask is expected to be worn when around others, and social distancing must be practiced. Visitors are also required to wear a mask while on the property. 

Action was also taken at Thomas Bacon Academy on Monday. The campus was closed, and Chromebooks were handed out to students on Tuesday afternoon for remote learning that began at 9 a.m. on Jan. 12.  A tentative block schedule effective through Jan. 15 was posted on the school’s Facebook page.  Officials will release plans regarding the following school week on Friday.  

The Country Store thrift shop owned by the BGHNC will continue to operate on regular schedule for the time being. All customers will be required to wear a mask while shopping, and state capacity regulations will be enforced. 

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