MEMBERS & PARTICIPANTS
We are committed to safeguarding the health of our members, program participants, and staff. As we monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Washington State, we want to keep you informed about what the Y is doing to prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community and how you can help.
WHAT THE Y IS DOING
At the Y, you can expect to see our staff cleaning frequently touched surfaces more often. The Y remains open to serve our community. Any facility closures will be made in accordance with guidelines from the Washington State Department of Health and Thurston County Health Department. Please visit our website for up to date information about facility closures and program cancelations. At this time, all facilities and programs remain open.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
We can all do our part to prevent the spread of illness in our community. You can help us by staying home if you’re feeling sick, keeping kids home if they’re showing any symptoms of illness, and cleaning exercise equipment before and after every use. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Prepare your household: Visit the CDC’s website to learn ways you can prepare for when COVID-19 cases are confirmed in our area.
For parents: In the event that cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in our area, local health officials may recommend that schools and childcare sites be temporarily closed to prevent the spread of the illness. Please make plans for childcare in the event that closures take place.
CDC Recommendations: The CDC recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surface
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
Get the most up to date information on COVID-19 and stay informed regarding the impact on local schools by visiting the following resources:
State / National Information Resources
- Center for Disease Control
- World Health Organization – Coronavirus Overview
- Washington State Department of Health – 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
Local School Districts