WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS?
Please use the links below to find out more information about the Coronavirus Disease and COVID-19 including symptoms, treatment, current cases and more.
AT THE Y, WE HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF GERMS BY:
- Scheduling frequent cleaning of “high-touch” areas throughout the facility, such as door handles, bathroom surfaces and more.
- Scheduling disinfectant fogging after groups depart (using a safe and effective alcohol-based fogging application) to enhance our normal cleaning schedules.
- Providing hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes to participants and staff throughout the facility.
- For the safety of participants and staff that are cleaning, requiring protective rubber gloves to be worn while cleaning and immediate hand washing is encouraged.
- Encouraging frequent hand cleaning and hand sanitization by all participants and staff at the facility.
- Educating staff and members with facts about the flu and other viruses. The YMCA encourages any staff or members (including their children) that are experiencing any of the symptoms affiliated with the flu or coronavirus to stay home and immediately see their doctor (or go to urgent care/hospital).
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (if tissues are not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow). It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Practice good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
- In your home and at work, frequently clean door handles and high-touch areas (while wearing protective rubber gloves) with disinfecting wipes. Also, remember to frequently clean all portable electronic devices.
- When you are at the Y, use a disinfectant wipe to clean equipment before and after each use.
- When you are sick, stay home. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
- Stay informed through trusted sources, such as the WHO and CDC.