Resources for Families

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester COVID-19 Resources

BGCD Support Line & Email

Families who are facing challenges and need assistance, please call (617)288-7120 and dial ext. (4444) You can leave a message and a member of our leadership team will return your call. You can also email members of our leadership at and someone will respond to you within 24 hours.

BGCD’s Response to COVID-19

Our commitment to keeping the young people we serve safe is always our number one priority. Following the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, it’s important that you know Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester is doing everything possible to keep your child, our staff and volunteers protected from its spread.

As a reminder, we recommend these preventive actions every family should take to prevent exposure
to COVID-19.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Notify the Club if you are returning from travel destinations currently under quarantine.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
  • Wash your hands often.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • It takes an average of 11.8 seconds to sing the entire Happy Birthday song, so if you sing it twice, which will ensure you’ve scrubbed long enough. This is a great method to share with children in your family. While this measure is simple, it is effective.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • The CDC also provides specific guidance for travelers. CDC recommends avoiding nonessential travel.
    • Travelers should avoid contact with sick people and clean their hands often by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%–95% alcohol.
    • Travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning to the United States and practice social distancing.
    • Travelers that are sick with fever, cough, or have trouble breathing should call ahead before seeking medical care.

Should you have any questions or concerns about this or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact BGCD. Our commitment to you and your children is unwavering.