Health Update

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Dear First Tee of Canton Family & Friends:

With our 2020 programming year underway, I want to reach out to all of you to share information regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

First Tee of Canton is staying updated and monitoring the situation closely. After reviewing available information related to the spread of COVID-19 from the Ohio Department of Public Health and Governor DeWine’s office, we will be cancelling programming at First Tee of Canton for the next three weeks starting Monday, March16. This includes any league practices on Saturdays, cooking program or any lessons throughout the week. We will continue to monitor the State of Ohio and CDC reports along with the local school districts and will communicate any updates, if necessary.

People are encouraged to take common sense precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

 International travel – If you have traveled to an area identified at Alert Level 2 or Warning Level 3 by the Centers for Disease Control or are closely associated with anyone who has traveled in these areas, please do not volunteer or visit our facility for at least 14 days following your return to the U.S. Countries currently at this level include China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, and Japan.

Feeling sick? Please stay home if you have a fever and any symptoms of respiratory illness (e.g. cough, sneezing, shortness of breath).

Commit to everyday preventive actions – We ask everyone involved with our program to commit to the following precautions, which are already an important element of health and safety in our program. These are the same precautions we all should take to avoid catching the flu or the common cold, and now is a good time to be extra vigilant.

Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose
Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
Eat a balanced diet; get enough sleep; exercise regularly.

If you are a parent or caretaker for one of our First Tee participants, thank you for trusting us with the safety, health, and well-being of your child. We will continue to take steps to keep all participants as safe as possible. For all our other stakeholders, thank you for investing your time, talent, and treasure to allow us to serve our community through our youth development programs. We are fortunate to have you as a member of our First Tee of Canton Family!


Angela Palomba

Executive Director

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