For immediate release: March 13, 2020

Dear First Tee of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Family and Friends:

With our 2020 programming year quickly approaching, I want to ensure proper communication with our families regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). First Tee GCNKY is staying updated on Coronavirus and monitoring the situation closely. After reviewing available information related to the spread of COVID-19 from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), our state health departments, and in light of recent statewide school closings in both Ohio and Kentucky, we will be delaying the start of the Spring session.

The start of the Spring session is delayed until Monday, April 20 and the session will now conclude the week of May 18. Please stay tuned for additional information in the coming weeks related to the session from our Operations Manager, Jeanne Siegel.

We will continue closely monitoring the situation and evaluating our internal procedures to ensure we are able to provide a safe and healthy learning environment, and to meet the stringent guidelines provided by the CDC.

Please visit this link for the best preventative measures from the CDC, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

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. It is our obligation to proactively put the health and safety of both youth and adults first and do our part to help minimize the spread of this virus and the impact it will have on our nation’s health system and our community.

We will continue to take steps to keep all participants as safe as possible. For all of 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 GCNKY family!


Alicia Lawrence
Executive Director
First Tee of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

What can you do?

Following the advice of health professionals, please note the steps below that we can all take to help prevent the spread of a safe learning environment. The best steps you can take are the same ones that help prevent most general respiratory illnesses, like the flu.

  • Getting plenty of sleep
  • Exercising
  • Drinking plenty of fluids
  • Eating nutritious food
  • Managing stress levels
  • Wash hands often and with soap
  • Avoid touching eyes, ears and mouth
  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Avoiding close contact with those who are sick
  • Cleaning & disinfecting surfaces
  • Covering mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing.

Even with all the best effort, sickness can still happen. Here are the guidelines on when to stay home from a First Tee event:

  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees). You may return to First Tee events after the temperature has been below 100 degrees for 24 hours.
  • Experiencing vomiting, diarrhea, or chills
  • General fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
  • Frequent cough
  • Nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

Click here for more information from the CDC