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 - our previous guidance for matches limited matches to meeting outdoors and did not allow for participants to ride in a vehicle together. Effective 6.10.2020, we have released new guidelines that will lift those restrictions, with the requirement that the volunteer and parent/guardian must review the new guidelines and complete an electronic waiver. 
    • 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

Fairbanks 

Mat-Su 

Anchorage

Juneau

Small Communities

Activities to keep Littles and children engaged

Emotional Support, Self-Care, & Health