Important Information for our YMCA Community

The health and safety of all who enter the doors of the YMCA is one of our highest priorities. As the global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we are closely monitoring the situation. In addition to our own planning, we are following the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control, the Oklahoma Department of Health and the Garfield County Health Department. Below is the latest information from the YMCA related to Coronavirus.

What is Coronavirus?

According to the CDC, the novel coronavirus is part of a large family of viruses common in people and many different species of animals. The virus causes a respiratory illness, called COVID-19, and can spread from person to person. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Read more from the CDC. Visit the Oklahoma Department of Health for the latest information issued by the state.

What is the YMCA doing to prevent Coronavirus?

Our staff is working to ensure even more thorough cleaning and even greater vigilance in disinfecting high-touch items such as fitness equipment and high-traffic areas such as handrails and doorknobs. In our childcare areas children and staff are having more frequent handwashing breaks. We have increased signage throughout our building to build awareness and adherence to general illness prevention guidelines.

Is the YMCA operating normally?

Yes, Any changes to our hours of operation or schedules will be posted to our website and social media if it becomes necessary.   

Are the YMCA’s Childcare, and After School Care programs operating normally?

Any changes to our regular schedules or closures will be posted as soon as they are available. Below are the letters that were distributed to families on March 12:

What can you do to prevent the spread of Coronavirus?

When at the Y, please remember to:

  • Wipe down fitness equipment before and after use with the provided sanitizing solution. Pay special attention to the handrails, consoles and start/stop buttons, heart rate monitor handles, adjustment handles on strength machines and resistance gear handles on cycling bikes
  • Shower before using the pool, whirlpool, sauna, and/or steam room, as well as before and after working out
  • Children are to be kept home if they are showing symptoms of illness and/or have a temperature of 101 degrees orally or 100 degrees from the armpit. If children have had a fever, they must be fever free for 24 hours before they can return to our childcare and early learning center or Child Watch.

Be sure take general precautions to keep yourself and loved ones safe at all times, including: 

  • Stay home when you are sick and avoid contact with those who show signs of illness
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Cover sneezes and coughs with a tissue and dispose of the tissue in the proper receptacle
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and/or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Get a flu shot 

We thank everyone for their diligence in keeping our community safe and healthy. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your healthcare provider.

For information related to the coronavirus, please visit the CDC website

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