YMCA Operational Updates

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 info@ymcapalmbeaches.org.


We all play an important role in promoting Healthy Living and preventing the spread of germs.

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.

What We’re Doing at the Y

As part of our commitment to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all in our care, the YMCA is taking the following precautions:

Monitoring Updates

  • We are closely monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation for additional updates and guidance from local, state, national, and international health agencies.
  • We will keep you updated on the latest information and advisories related to the operation of our Y locations, services and programs on this web page.
  • We are staying prepared should we need to quickly evolve our preventative measures, existing plans and procedures to be in line with additional updates and recommendations from health agencies.

Commitment to Cleanliness

  • We continue to adhere to rigorous sanitation practices that follow public health and regulatory guidelines to prevent the spread of germs.
  • We have provided hand sanitizer stations and disinfecting wipes for members to wipe down equipment, objects, and surfaces before and after use.
  • We have our facility employees working hard to ensure they remain up to date on the latest recommendations and guidance from health agencies.

Education

  • We are continuing to educate staff on the prevention and spread of all germs.
  • We have provided informational flyers with guidance from the CDC to post and included links above to help keep all of our Y family informed.

How You Can Help

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).

 

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