The Channel Islands YMCA is aware of the ongoing concerns regarding the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We are diligently monitoring all public health agencies and the Center for Disease Control for updates.
The health and wellbeing of our members, staff and community top priority. The Y is committed to help prevent the spread of this virus, and other communicable diseases, in our facilities and programs. This is a dynamic situation and we will continue to respond appropriately as new information becomes available.
To date there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in any of our facilities or programs.
We want to assure you that we are concentrating our efforts in our facilities to mitigate the spread of germs and ask that you partner with us in this effort.
What is your Y doing?
At this time, we are taking the actions listed below; this plan will be updated as needed, based upon the evolving situation.
- Increasing education to staff and members about healthy habits through communications and visible signage.
- We are increasing the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing to help prevent the spread of germs including COVID 19
- If the Y is requested to close facilities/programs or if we self-determine it is in the best interest of our members and community to close the Y or programs we will notify members at the time of that decision.
- The Y leadership team is working diligently through our proactive response plan.
What can you do now?
We urge all of our members to protect themselves with strong hygienic practices. It is important to know we are also at the height of flu season. People should continue to wash their hands frequently and cover their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. There are single everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of communicable diseases, including:
- Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available.
- Continue to wipe down the all equipment before and after each use. We are providing sanitization products that are affective against COVID-19.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Practice respiratory etiquette and cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing. Use a tissue or cough into your elbow – NOT your hands.
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Get an annual flu vaccine if you have not had one.
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