Hampshire Regional YMCA


Coronavirus Update March 13, 2020

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COVID 19 UPDATE March 13 2:00pm

 To our YMCA community:

 Please review the below updates. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, this may change quickly. We are working closely as possible with our city and state government as well. We are working to determine additional ways to provide service in this situation. 

 HRYMCA COVID 19 Updates – Please know these may change at any time – we will do our best to communicate changes as rapidly as possible.

 Our facility is currently open.

 The following events are postponed or cancelled as of Saturday, March 14, 2020 – March 29, 2020 

  • Youth Programs – Swim Lessons, Gymnastics and Recreational programs
    • All programs postponed through March 29
  • Youth Basketball League
    • All programs postponed through March 29
  • Swim and Gymnastics teams
    • All practices cancelled through March 29
  • Reciprocity and Guests
    • No entrance to all guests or reciprocal members through March 29
  • Wellness and Group Exercise Classes
    • All group exercise and water aerobics classes are cancelled for Saturday and Sunday (3/14 and 3/15)– we are working on determining our plan for next week in an attempt to offer an altered schedule to limit group size
  • Youth Center, Amaze Place and Child Watch – remaining open right now
    • *the Amaze Place Structure will be closed through March 29
  • School Age Child Care – is closed due to school closed March 14 – through March 29
  • Steam and Sauna – Will be closed until further notice
  • Additional Program and Facility Use Updates:
    • Exercise Equipment
      • Please disinfect the equipment pre and post use with our wipes or spray.
      • In addition, per DPH recommendations, we will be cleaning sections of machines at regular intervals throughout the day
      • When staff clean we ask that you kindly move to another machine if needed
      • In order for disinfectant to be effective, it needs to remain on machines for approx. 2 – 10 minutes

 Please continue to follow all health recommendations of the Department of Health and the CDC.

Please visit the below site for further information to help keep you and our community safe.  http://northamptonma.gov/2104/Coronavirus-COVID-19

 Additional Current Restrictions to facility use:

  • Please do not visit the YMCA if you have the following:
    • Temperature of over 100 degrees
    • Cough
    • Sneezing
    • Vomiting or Diarrhea 
  • The Board of Health also recommends seniors and individuals with at risk conditions stay home. These at-risk conditions include:
    • Hypertension 
    • Diabetes
    • Cardiovascular disease                   

 We kindly ask for your help in following the above and below:

With the constant volume of new information, we are acutely aware of the potential health and economic impact of this virus worldwide, as well as in our own community and YMCA.  We are making every effort to remain open to serve you.  We are taking precautionary measures as advised.   We ask that you continue to support our YMCA and other non-profit organizations and businesses in need during this time.  Collectively, we provide services and employment to many local individuals. Here alone, at our own YMCA, we serve almost 200 staff and 6500 members.  We recognize this is a unique time and will make every effort to provide services to those in need, which also include our staff.  We cannot do this without your financial and emotional support. Please be patient as we determine next steps in rescheduling and reimbursements.  Please work together with our Y and community, so we may continue to serve you now and in the future.    Thank you.