For more than 100 years, the YMCA has been serving the South Florida community by responding to the most pressing needs of our community and the people who call it home. The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges to us all. The Y is doing what we can right now to help our neighbors in need.
Listen to this message from YMCA of South Florida CEO & President Sheryl A. Woods.
YMCA FAMILY CENTERS NOW OPEN WITH LIMITED SERVICES, ADJUSTED HOURS OF OPERATION, AND ENHANCED SAFETY PROTOCOLS.
Your safety is our top priority. The Y is taking a phased approach in reopening for a strong return. Each phase of opening is contingent on the staff and members adherence to all safety and social distancing protocols.
If you have not done so, please download our YMCA SFL Mobile App to your mobile devices. It brings the Y right to your fingertips with schedules, notifications, fitness challenges & more. We will continue to send updates through the app, just be sure to turn on your alerts.
YMCA of South Florida Members who would like to continue to work out from home will be able to do so through our Virtual YMCA portal, providing online workouts, virtual classes and resources for kids to learn, grow and thrive even when school’s out.
Our Summer Camp program started on Monday, June 8! There’s still time to sign up. Let kids discover their summer and make new memories in a fun and safe environment.
In time, we will be back to full operations in our centers to serve you. Know that we are monitoring the situation and will update you on any changes.
The YMCA of South Florida is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone who enters our doors. There are growing concerns about the potential spread of coronavirus, and in an effort to keep you and your family healthy and prevent the spread of germs, we are sharing some important information.
What are the cleaning standards in your YMCA facility?
Your Y is regularly cleaned by a local cleaning company and our Y staff, special care is taken to meet quality standards in place year-round that keep our facility clean and safe. Additionally, we are encouraging everyone to do their part in helping prevent the spread of germs and viruses. Members are reminded to wipe down the equipment they use after every workout.
How can I help stop the spread of germs?
As the Y “Strengthens the Foundations of Community”, we are encouraging our participants, families, community stakeholders and staff to assist in the practice of preventing the spread of germs and viruses. Hand washing remains the most effective method of preventing the spread of germs, including coronavirus. The CDC advises that you 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. Frequent hand washing and use of soap and warm water are encouraged and practiced throughout our programs by staff and children. Antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer are throughout the facility, as available. If you are feeling ill, coughing, sneezing, running a fever or have shortness of breath, we recommend that you do not participate in a class or work out.
Everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like coronavirus, include:
We encourage everyone to regularly check the CDC’s website for important updates and safety information.
The American Academy of Pediatrics also has helpful information specific to children and families.