Hamilton Area YMCA

Protecting You From COVID-19 (Coronavirus): ALL HAMILTON AREA YMCA BRANCHES CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE by order of the Governor

March 15, 2020

At the Hamilton Area YMCA, we take your health and safety very seriously. We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and implementing appropriate protocols as advised by state and local authorities. When a serious health issue arises, our staff team comes together to reassess our strategies to keep our members and staff healthy.  

Effective until further notice, all Hamilton Area YMCA branches will be closed and all programming and events temporarily suspended.  

Although no member or staff at our facilities have tested positive for COVID-19, we believe that continuing to operate and run programming during this time would be counterproductive to the protective social distancing measures that have prompted area K-12 schools to temporarily close in response to growing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic. The priority is to do our part to flatten the curve so that our hospitals do not become overloaded.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank our members for their patience and understanding. We remain committed to supporting and strengthening our communities. We believe this is the socially responsible thing to do and we do not take this measure lightly.

The Y will reassess the situation in two weeks and, in conjunction with prevailing recommendations from federal and local officials, we will update our members no later than Sunday, March 29 via our website, e-mail and Facebook, regarding the status of our facilities and programming moving forward.

Remember, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 and the flu, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of the elbow.  
  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects such as toys and doorknobs.
  • Seek assistance from a health professional if you see or experience symptoms that cause concern.
Thank you for working with us to ensure our YMCA community remains safe and healthy, and for being a kind and compassionate neighbor in this very difficult time. 

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Yours in Good Health, 
Hamilton Area YMCA Staff