Y CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Dear Y Member/Participant:

As a follow- up to our recent communication about the coronavirus I want to bring to your attention to the Family YMCA at Tarrytown’s efforts to keep our members and employees healthy and safe. 

 

Effective 3.12.2020 we have instituted a temporary policy limiting access to the facility to members only.   This means that until further notice our Y will not be accessible to:

  • NATIONWIDE MEMBERS 
  • GUESTS
  • CLASSPASS PARTICIPANTS OR ANYONE WHO: 

  • Within the last 14 days, has traveled to a country that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should be avoided for nonessential travel or where travelers should practice enhanced precautions? (China, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Japan)
  • Has had contact with any person with known COVID-19 or person under investigation for COVID-19?
  • Has any symptoms of a respiratory infection (e.g., cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath)?
  • Has been  or anyone in their home in active quarantine status?

If you responded “yes” to any of the above, please do not enter the building.

Also, the CDC warns "if you are at a higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease."  Please consider staying home during this coronavirus outbreak.  

We are doubling our efforts to sanitize the Y but ask all of your cooperation.  The NYS Department of Health has stressed, “There is a lot we can do to stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses, such as, 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Stay home when either you or someone in your immediate household is sick

I have highlighted the “stay home” advice as this could really help to reduce the spread of any virus.  I need to also reiterate that we are actively in “flu” season too. The normal influenza virus is active in the area, so good hand washing protocols and not coming to the YMCA when you are sick will help.  I understand this is an inconvenience but it is so necessary and we ask all of our members and employees to be mindful of these precautions. 

Please note that if you are visibly sick you will be asked to leave the Y for everyone’s health.  We are doing everything possible to put member and employee safety above all else.

Additionally you may see some of our employees wearing gloves and/or masks.  We have advised all employees that they can use these preventative measures to protect themselves.  This is not a cause for alarm.  

Below are some links for additional information.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at lesad@ymcatarrytown.org or 914-418-5563 if you have any questions or concerns.

Stay healthy!

Sincerely,

Lesa Dalton
Associate Executive Director
Family YMCA at Tarrytown