Preventing the spread of COVID-19
WHAT CAN I DO?
Additional everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 include:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick until you’ve been free of fever for 24 hours
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
If you or a loved one are experiencing flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, please stay home, rest, and contact your medical provider.
While no one can predict with certainty whether COVID-19 will severely impact the United States, we are monitoring the situation and preparing alternate plans if the condition worsens. We will keep everyone updated with information as it develops.
LEARN MORE ABOUT COVID-19
At this time, our facilities have ceased operation until April 24th to aid in the effort of flattening the curve of the virus spread. We have a social responsibility to help protect all members of our community.
How will the Y serve members during the shutdown?
To help members remain physically active during this time, we have provided a digital platform to serve members virtually with over 100 group exercise videos, workouts members can do from home, and tips for staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How will the Y support the community during the shutdown?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our hospital workers will experience additional hardship as schools are closed, but they need to report to work to care for the sick in our community. We are working with local authorities to determine how the Y can help to provide child care for children of essential employees during this tough time.
How can I contribute to the Y to help my community during this time?
Service interruption of this magnitude does not come without significant financial impact. And we know that members of our community may also face hardship. Donating to the Y will help support those who will need financial assistance and our support during and after the pandemic.
If you have concerns or questions, please reach out to us using the form below, or contacting us on the Alleghany Highlands YMCA Facebook page.