Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update at the YMCA - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update at the YMCA

We want to inform and update you of the steps we are taking to ensure the health and safety of our staff, members, program participants, and the community.
 
Currently, there are no suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus in our YMCAs or any confirmed cases in our immediate area. However, based on recently announced Indiana state directives, the following changes will occur:
 
“Non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people.”
  • Easter Eggstravaganza on April 5th is cancelled.
  • 5K on the Runway on April 11th is cancelled.
“Individuals over 60 years of age or those with a known underlying health issue such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease should limit their public exposure.”
 
Starting March 16th,
  • All water fitness classes except Hydroriders and Stand-up Paddleboard classes are suspended until further notice.
  • All Active Older Adult classes and activities including SilverSneakers are suspended until further notice.
  • Health initiatives including LiveSTRONG at the YMCA, Thrivers, RockSteady Boxing, and Pedaling for Parkinson’s are suspended until further notice.
ChildWatch and Youth Activity Centers at the Dunigan Family YMCA and the Ascension St. Vincent YMCA will operate on normal hours but have extended hours March 16th-27th including M-F 8:00AM – 1:30PM. Parents must remain in the building while their child uses these areas. Age guidelines and maximum time allowed per child will be limited to:
  • 6 wks – 6 mon >> 1 hour
  • 7 mon – 1 yr >> 1.5 hours
  • 1 yr – 6 yr >> 2 hours
Employees will be checking temperatures of children upon check-in in these areas and will refuse any child that show signs of fever. Please do not bring children who have experienced a fever, rash, vomiting, or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
 
We continue to evaluate the local threat level of this pandemic, how it affects our available staffing resources, and our ability to provide the safest, most enjoyable experience to the people we serve.
 
We ask that any employee, member, or participant experiencing a persistent cough, fever of 99.8 or higher, or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing stay home until symptom free for 72 hours.
 
Further disruption and changes to our programming and member services may occur without much notice. To stay informed, we encourage you to regularly check this website for potential changes to program and activity schedules along with the CDC (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus) and Indiana Department of Health (www.in.gov/isdh) websites for important updates and safety information. The YMCA will also send notifications through email, mobile app, and our Facebook page.
 
We ask for your grace and patience as we all navigate through these unprecedented circumstances. Let’s all work together to keep everyone healthy and safe.