At the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, the safety and well-being of our members, staff, and program participants have always been and will always be a top priority.
When we reopened our facilities, we instituted numerous health and safety measures to best protect everyone who enters our doors including:
- Daily temperature checks for members, program participants, and staff
- Installation of safeguarding equipment such as sneezeguards, hand-sanitizing stations, and required PPE for staff
- Extensive and ongoing cleaning protocols of equipment and program areas before and after use
- Limiting area capacities, maintaining small groups and enforcing social distancing
We have recently learned that an individual at our Ascension St Vincent branch has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus) after contact exposure offsite. That individual is now quarantining and receiving treatment for his/her condition. Our thoughts and prayers are with him/her.
Upon learning this, we immediately contacted the Vanderburgh County Health Department, and we are following their guidance to conduct contact tracing and deep clean the exposed areas. We are temporarily closing those areas of the building and disinfecting them with electrostatic foggers. Anyone determined to be at risk has been PERSONALLY contacted with recommended actions. If you have not been personally contacted in this manner, you have not been determined to be at risk of exposure.
We are treating this matter with the utmost concern and continuing to do all that we can to keep our staff, members, and program participants as safe as possible.