Keeping your YMCA Clean, Safe, and Enjoyable
We all play an important role in promoting Healthy Living and preventing the spread of germs.
At the Y, we’re following best practices to help ensure that everyone visiting our family centers experiences a clean, safe environment as part of our Commitment to Cleanliness. We pay close attention to local, regional, and national health news so that we can keep you updated on information and advisories from health agencies. We also stay proactively prepared should we need to quickly evolve our preventative measures and existing procedures in accordance with additional updates or recommendations from health agencies.
As of July 30, due to the significant increase in positive COVID-19 cases, we require that face masks be worn by all Y team members regardless of vaccination status in alignment with guidance from the CDC (issued on July 28) for individuals in areas of substantial or high transmission and K–12 schools. All counties in Florida are considered of substantial and high transmission of COVID-19. In addition, we strongly recommend that face masks be worn by all members and visitors inside Y facilities when not exercising regardless of their vaccination status.
The Y is also following the district face mask policies of the schools with whom we’re partnered. In Orange County, Y team members will wear masks and students must wear masks unless the Y receives a note from parent excusing student from masking up. Parents must provide Y team members with this directly in addition to providing a note to the school. In Lake and Osceola counties, Y team members will wear masks and we strongly recommend that students also wear masks.
Our Commitment to Health Safety is a responsibility of not only Y team members, but also involves everyone that visits their family center. Please review the following info to see what we’re doing and how you can help.
What the Y is Doing
We’re following several procedures to help ensure our facilities remain as clean as possible.
How You Can Help
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends these actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.