CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FROM OUR CEO

Dear Members and Supporters of our YMCA,

 

We have made the difficult but necessary decision to limit our programs and services for the week of March 16th through March 22nd and will review and revise as necessary on a daily or weekly basis.  This decision was made in accord­ance with the guidelines from public health authorities and coupled with many other considerations, including the safety of our staff, children, elderly, and others in high risk categories as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) issues unfold locally, nationally and internationally. The Y will continue to keep you in­formed and updated as any new developments become available.

 

The following areas will remain open during this week:

  • Fitness Center (we will be limiting the volume of users at any given time to encourage social distancing; members are encouraged to keep a 6 foot distance from one another)
  • Pool (available for limited lap swim hours; please see our revised pool schedule for specific times)
  • Childcare (we realize that much of our service population must continue to work; therefore, at this time we will remain open with additional policies and procedures to reduce the risk of exposure to all)

 

The following areas/classes will be closed/cancelled during the week:

  • All aquatics classes (swim lessons, swim team and water aerobics)
  • All dance and cheer classes
  • Steam and Sauna Rooms
  • Group Exercise Classes (however, please refer to the following YouTube link to be able to continue your group exercise routine at home:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGt_IpceP_xQhhCMCrut_A

 

Given that the Y is focused on healthy living, youth development and social responsibility, we want to also offer reminders of actions you can take for your personal and family well-being: Committing to social distancing, frequently using effective hand-washing techniques, sleeping 7-9 hours nightly, exercising daily, meditating, eating healthy and immunity-boosting foods, and using anxious energy for positive endeavors.  This can be a stressful time for many. Self-care is an integral part of overall health, happiness and success. Because this situation will continue to evolve rapidly, it is important that you take care of yourselves and your family.  Each of us is an important piece of our larger community.

 

The Y has changed lives for the better for 117 years. We expect to continue to do so, regardless of the chal­lenges. We need to come back, and come back strong- financially, programmatically, and personally. We ask for your ongoing support of our efforts during this trying time. Please visit our website at www.ymcatarrytown.org for up-to-date information, and visit our Facebook page.

 

Our hearts go out to all who are immediately affected by the COVID-19 and we offer our continued prayers for the health and well-being of all.  Thank you for being a part of our Y family.  We'll get through this together.

 

 

 

Gerry Riera

Chief Executive Officer