ALL FACILITIES REOPENING MAY 26, 2020
We’ve missed you at the YMCA of South Alabama! These past few months have been so challenging for all of us and we thank you for doing your part to help stop the spread of coronavirus – especially for the benefit of our most vulnerable neighbors.
We are thrilled to announce we are reopening our facilities and reactivating key programs on May 26, 2020. We’re following guidelines from health experts and local officials to ensure our facilities meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety, and we have modified our policies and programs to facilitate safe social distancing practices.
As a nonprofit dedicated to keeping our community healthy, safe and thriving for all, our members make our impact possible.
We invite you to join us when we reopen our facilities. We’re here to help you focus on what matters most: your health, your family and friends, and your community.
1. Temperature Check
2. Health Screening Questionnaire
3. COVID-19 Waiver
We are taking careful actions to facilitate social distancing. Look for extra signs to guide you through each space and help us all practice social distancing.
YMCA of South Alabama is dedicated to the health and safety of our entire community, including our team members. In addition to adapting the environment in which they work to help ensure adequate spacing, team members will be encouraged or required to wear masks and self-temperature checks will be taken at home or prior to each shift consistent with government orders and guidelines.
Fever screening will be done on all individuals entering the facility. Anyone refusing to be screened will be asked to leave the facility. Individuals with a fever of 99.5 or higher will be asked to leave and not return until fever free for 24 hours.
Members will be required to social distance at a minimum of 6 feet apart and adhere to all CDC guidelines.
All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of caring adults who believe in their potential. We see every interaction with young people as an opportunity for learning and development – all grounded in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
As the average life expectancy lengthens there are more years for us to look forward to. Engaging with good health, exercise, and fitness earlier in life is important but you are never “too old” to start exercising and pursuing a healthier lifestyle that can help prevent, manage, and treat diseases and ailments.
For more than 164 years, the YMCA of South Alabama has continuously evolved to meet the changing needs of our community. And today, our community is going through unprecedented challenges. Though our doors may be closed, we are still working to meet the needs of our friends and neighbors in these uncertain times. That’s why we’re asking our members and the community at large to stay with us.
We are just as eager as everyone to reopen our doors, and when that time comes, we know it will be an exciting day, filled with celebration. Until then, we will continue to do the work that is needed to keep our children safe, our seniors connected and our community healthy. But we can’t do it alone. Please. Stay with us
Each year, the YMCA of South Alabama reaches more than 25,000 people across our community through programs that helps anyone reach their full potential, including After School, Summer Day Camp, Swim Lessons, Safety Around Water, and Personal Training just to name a few. Since the COVID-19 situation arouse, the Y shifted its focus and responded quickly as the community’s needs changed.
We are providing a safe place for children of first responders, medical personnel, city/state/county staff, grocery store and pharmacy employees.
This work is essential to our community, and the Y is in a unique position to provide these services. But we cannot continue this critical mission without support. If you are a Y member and are able, please continuing your membership with us. With our doors closed, your membership dollars will now help us continue this important work. For anyone who is not a Y member, please consider donating today to help support our efforts. You can do so by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org