In response to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issuing Executive Order Number 20-71 today and the continuing spread of COVID-19, The YMCA of the Palm Beaches will be closing its main building, to include fitness and aquatics, today until further notice.
The global and national spread of COVID-19 is affecting every one of us and, as your community resource, the Y is committed to being a leader in social responsibility. We are in unprecedented times for our country and all over the world. You may not know that your YMCA is not just a place where you work out. It is one of the largest child care providers in the State of Florida and uniquely suited to assess the needs of children who are out of school right now and in need of care.
The YMCA of the Palm Beaches is following the trend of other Y’s and preschools throughout the area by offering emergency child care services to accommodate parents of first responders, medical personnel, government employees, and those in essential jobs that absolutely need the support. We stand ready to serve our community in this capacity and are actively working with a number of health care providers, first responders, and organizations on the front-line to create a safe, effective plan to provide additional child care options for all emergency personnel. If you need these services, please call us at the YMCA (561 968-9622).
During this time we’re asking that you stay with us, not as a fitness facility member but as a cause-driven member. We need you to stick with the Y. We need your help by remaining a member so that the Y can continue to keep our promise to the community and step up into the spaces where we can provide meaningful contributions during these uncertain and difficult times.
Thank you for being a member now and in the future and we look forward to us all coming back together to Our Y to do the things we love for the community we love. The YMCA is a non-profit organization that is much more than a gym. When this virus is contained, we look forward to serving you and your family to our full potential once again. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our Y’s response, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of our Y family, your safety and well-being is our top priority. And as a family, we all play an important role when it comes to maintaining a healthy environment and preventing the spread of germs. Below are some helpful tips provided by the CDC and information on what we’re doing to continue to keep the YMCA a safe place for all.
As part of our commitment to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all in our care, the YMCA is taking the following precautions:
Commitment to Cleanliness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends these actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Cover Your Cough
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and Disinfect Regularly
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Don’t Touch Your Face
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Avoiding Contact with Sick People
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you feel symptomatic, stay home when you are sick (if possible).