It costs us well over $10,000 every month our doors are closed.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

Guests agree to follow the venue’s health and safety policies, as well as all applicable Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, local, state and federal orders, regulations and ordinances pertaining to health and safety at all times while at a Play Like a Girl program or event. Health and safety policies may be posted throughout the venue as well as online or via email.

  • While attending a Play Like a Girl program or event in person, guests are required to wear a face mask that covers both the nose and mouth at all times. Gaiters, bandanas and coverings with exhalation valves or vents are prohibited, and the use of a face shield does not eliminate the requirement to wear a face mask underneath. A face mask may be lowered when actively eating or drinking at designated locations.
  • Any guest unable to wear a face mask due to a medical condition must provide at least forty-eight (48) hours advance notice to Play Like a Girl by emailing rsvp@iplaylikeagirl.org with a subject line “Medical Exemption Request”. Please include the guest’s name, the program or event the person will be attending, and a mobile phone number where the person can be reached. A designated representative will respond after receipt of such inquiry with a decision and further instructions.
  • Any guest requiring an accommodation that fails to notify Play Like a Girl via the method outlined above and attempts to enter a program or event without a face mask covering both the nose and mouth will be denied entry – no exceptions.

If you are not feeling well, please stay at home.

Upon entry to a program or event, all guests may be subject to temperature and symptom checks.
Guests agree to not attend a Play Like a Girl program or event if any one or more of the following is true within 14 days of the day of the event:

  • (i) you have (or any person in your party or with whom you have close contact has) tested positive for, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for, COVID-19;
  • (ii) you have (or any person in your party or with whom you have close contact has) experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 99.5⁰F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the CDC);
  • (iii) you have (or any person in your party or with whom you have close contact has) traveled to any state or international territory identified by federal or applicable local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19.
  • Practice safe social distancing at all times, which means physical distancing of at least six feet from other people not in your party.
  • Guests agree to maintain social distancing throughout the event.

Thank you for helping to stop the pandemic by getting the COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccinated guests must continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including, wearing a face mask over your nose and mouth, physical distancing and washing your hands often.

It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Additional information can be found on the CDC’s website – Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines.

  • Frequently touched areas will be sanitized prior to, during and after an event.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be provided throughout the venue
  • Extended door times will be utilized to facilitate safe and socially distanced ingress. Checkin will open 30-45 minutes prior to start time.
  • Social distancing queuing will be set up using floor stickers and signage throughout the venue at entry points, meeting rooms and restrooms.
  • Practice good hygiene.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Individually pre-packaged and pre-wrapped snacks and boxed lunch will be provided to increase the efficiency of service and to ensure safe food handling.
  • A face mask may be lowered when actively eating or drinking at a guest’s designated seating location.
  • All team members and vendors will undergo temperature and symptom screening prior to their shifts.
  • All team members are required to wear a face mask that covers both the nose and mouth at all times.
  • Team member breaks will be staggered, and break rooms will allow for social distancing.
  • All team members will practice good hygiene.

Our response to COVID-19

The health and safety of our staff, participants and partners is our top priority. Our team has been working remotely since March 3rd and will continue to do so as long as social distancing guidelines are in place. We’ve suspended all programs and events, and are following local guidelines in an effort to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

The crisis continues to evolve at a rapid pace, but so far, we have recognized three main categories of impact:

  • Programming: All of our programs have been temporarily suspended, abiding by government requirements to halt all non-essential activities in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Staffing: With programming at a standstill, this crisis has disrupted the delivery of critical programming. This has already had devastating effects, resulting in furloughs and loss of revenues due to program closures and event cancellations.
  • Technology: With communities nationwide shifting to a remote work model, we are adapting program activities to digital formats in order to further promote infection control measures.

While the situation is changing by the minute, one thing we know for sure is that our work is absolutely critical—even more today than ever. Girls in our society are already behind their male peers in many areas of life. Rates of violence, abuse and school dropouts will skyrocket as a result of the pandemic as seen in the past after so many other crises.

Our COVID-19 Emergency Fund will ensure that we have the resources we need to prioritize and protect our girls through new and improved programming that relies on sustained staffing and new technology solutions. To contribute, please consider joining Play Like a Girl and becoming a part of our monthly giving community. Start with a tax-deductible gift as low as $35/month. Or, you can make a one-time gift.

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