Response from GEARS about COVID-19
Preschool, Kindergarten and Before & After School Age Care
All Child Care Programs have resumed operations. We are now open from 6 am-6 pm for all age groups.
Our Summer Child Program will proceed as scheduled. The link to our program is gearskids.org.
Our social media accounts (Facebook & Twitter) are updated on a regular basis but we encourage you to visit this page frequently for the most up-to-date information related to GEARS.
The health and safety of those in our programming is paramount. We appreciate your patience and fortitude as we navigate through the next few weeks.
All Winter/Spring Programs have been cancelled since March 13. All updates and cancellations were distributed via email. If you need to update your email on file, please email your name to GEARS@GetintoGEARS.org.
GEARS had just finished with our Summer Youth Program and Summer 2020 Brochure but most of the information in both will need to be modified.
The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center is closed indefinitely.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
When will GEARS reopen?
We are not sure. At this time, we are following Governor Wolf’s order and our facilities and programs are closed. We anticipate we will remain closed until at least June 4, but possibly longer.
Will the GEARS have the Summer Youth Program and/or Camp Ladybug this year?
At this time, some camps have been cancelled. We may provide additional summer camps options but we are unsure. We are waiting for additional directives form the Pennsylvania State Department of Health and the Governor’s Office. If we do host Summer Playground, Camp Ladybug and/or Camps, they may start later or have limited spots available.
Can I register for upcoming programs while you are closed?
No, registration will reopen when our office reopens. We will update this page and our social media accounts when we have a date to reopen.
Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
You can email us at GEARS@GetintoGEARS.org. We check this email daily during the week.
How can I help GEARS during this time?
You can consider donating to us at getintogears.org/support-gears.
The Health Department here is sharing this number for questions related to COVID-19 (717-787-8092). You can also visit: health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus
We encourage you to take a moment to read the preventative measures listed below as outlined by the Health Departments and the CDC (Center for Disease Control).
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Utilize hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) when soap is not available.
- Avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose.
- Stay home when you are sick. Please keep children home when they are sick as well. The CDC recommends staying home for at least 24 hours after no longer having or showing signs of fever or chills.
- Cover coughs or sneezes with tissue or elbow (not hand).
- Discard all used tissues immediately.
- Clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces.
Stay safe and stay well!