Girls For A Change COVID-19 Programming Updates

Latest updated on April 20th, 2020

Girls For A Change recognizes the rapidly-developing impact COVID-19 pandemic has had on our community and beyond. We are committed to protecting our participants, interns, volunteers, and staff.

We are taking precautions that align with local and statewide recommendations, which has resulted in us suspending all in-person Girls For A Change programs until social distancing guidelines have lessened. After that time, we will reassess and update. We are keeping close contact with city officials and will be communicating with parents and partners often.

We did not make this decision lightly but are committed to the health and safety of the community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

For local updates, please refer to the city’s COVID-19 webpage and The Virginia Department of Health’s website.

According to the CDC, the majority of those who contract COVID-19 have flu-like symptoms with fever, cough, and shortness of breath. However, a small percentage of cases require significant and urgent medical attention, particularly in elderly people and those with pre-existing conditions.

We will update this page as we make further changes to Girls For A Change programming to adapt to these challenging times. If you haven't yet subscribed to our email newsletter, please fill out the form below.

Until then, be well and please take care of yourself, your family, and your community.

What We're Doing

  • Our staff, interns, and volunteers are adhering to the CDC and Virginia's Department of Health recommendations, including practicing social distancing, limiting unnecessary in-person meetings, and wearing of face masks and gloves
  • Suspending all in-person classes and events for the immediate future
  • Continuing to adapt our in-person programming to 100% virtual classes, calls, and meetings and rolling out distance learning
  • Practicing respiratory etiquette, hand hygiene, self-quarantining, and other precautionary measures that mitigate and help prevent transmission
  • Continuing deep cleaning and disinfecting of the facility and frequently-touched contact points when staff is on-site