IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YMCA MEMBERS AND PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
All Greater Joliet Area YMCA Facilities will be closed and all programming will be canceled through at least Thursday, April 30.
March 15, 2020
As you know, our YMCA has been closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as it relates to the safety and well-being of our members and staff. It is important to note that YMCA administrators are not aware of any members of our YMCA community who have been positively diagnosed with COVID-19.
These are unprecedented times. COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a global pandemic and a national emergency, and nobody is certain what the next days, weeks or months hold.
Governor Pritzker has announced a statewide stay-at-home order aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus. This order is expected to begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 and continue through Tuesday, April 7. This now means that our YMCA facilities will be closed and all programming will be canceled through at least April 7. Because this situation is ever-changing, we will share further communication as updates become available. Please take good care of yourselves and your loved ones.
As you know, this situation is ever-changing. We will share further communication as updates become available. Thank you for your continued support of the YMCA during these very uncertain times. Please take good care of yourselves and your loved ones.
Here are some simple things that you can do to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy:
The 3 C’s
- Clean: Please wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover: Please cover your mouth with a tissue or your sleeve if you cough or sneeze.
- Contain: If your child is sick, please keep him/her home until he/she is free of a fever and other symptoms for at least 24 hours without the use of symptom-reducing medicines. Please follow normal absence reporting procedures to notify your child’s program site if they will not be in attendance.
With the recent increase in media coverage about the coronavirus, some children may be asking questions and sharing concerns about COVID-19. These tips may provide a helpful starting point for discussions with your family. We have also included some additional resources below:
ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RESOURCES
Illinois Department of Public Health: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/
At the Y, we believe in the power of community, and the importance of neighbors helping neighbors. In challenging times, we have the opportunity to work together to make our community stronger. We will continue to monitor and share further updates in the event that new information directly impacts our YMCA community.