Update on BBBSAK's response to COVID-19

COVID-19 is an evolving global, national, and statewide issue. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska (BBBSAK), the health and safety of our Littles, Bigs, families, staff, event participants, and partners is our first priority. As participants and/or supporters of our program, we want to communicate openly with you about our procedures, plans and general tips for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

IN EFFECT NOW:

  • Group Match Activities - in-person agency activities are on hold, but we will be implementing virtual group activities. Stay tuned!  
  • Matchmaking -  enrollment interviews, training, initial match meetings, etc. will be done via video conferencing only.
  • Individual Match Activities - effective 5.4.2020, under Phase 1 of the Reopen Alaska Responsibly plan, matches that were made in-person can now meet in-person with restrictions. This does not apply to any community still under a Hunker Down resolution. 
      • Matches are only allowed to meet outdoors.
      • 6-foot distancing must be maintained and each participant must have a cloth face covering with them to wear as needed. 
      • Use hand sanitizer before and after the activity. 
      • Matches are not allowed to:
        • meet indoors,
        • ride together in a vehicle,
        • touch each other, or 
        • share food or drink. 
  • Matches are required to comply with all state and local ordinances, as well as the CDC recommended safety measures. Matches are encouraged to focus on building their friendship through email, phone, text, FaceTime, etc.  Here are some ideas for staying connected.  Contact your Match Support Specialist for additional ideas.
  • Clothing and household donations - open for free home pick-ups Tuesday - Saturday. Schedule your pick-up here.
  • Staff - working remotely Monday, March 16th until future notice. 

The leadership team will continue to monitor the situation. Updates will be reflected on this page. 

RESOURCES

Questions and Information about the COVID-19

Statewide

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Mat-Su 

Anchorage

Juneau

Small Communities

Activities to keep Littles and children engaged

Emotional Support, Self-Care, & Health