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Covid outbreak temporarily closes Boys & Girls Club in Ontario

Dana Castellani, the executive director for the Boys & Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO – The Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Treasure Valley’s Ontario clubhouse has temporarily shut down because of a reported outbreak of Covid. The Ontario operation will likely be shut until Monday, Aug. 16.

Dana Castellani, Boys and Girls Clubs CEO in Ontario, said Friday that the organization had found out about the outbreak through a call Tuesday, Aug. 3, from the Malheur County Health Department. The club members with Covid had attended programming earlier that day.

The outbreak included students in all three age groups – grades 1-3, grades 4-6, and grades 7-12 – served at the Ontario Clubhouse, meaning that Clubhouse staff had to contact “probably over 100 youth” as part of their internal . . .