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.

YMCAS IN SOUTH FLORIDA TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Y is here for the Community during this uncertain time. As part of our commitment to keeping our members safe, all YMCA of South Florida locations are temporarily closed until further notice with all fitness, health and wellness centers, aquatics, youth sports and program services suspended. The Greater Hollywood YMCA will continue to provide Preschool and Spring Break Camp through the end of March 29 with priority for First Responders, Hospital and Healthcare providers.

YMCA of South Florida Members who would like to work out from home will be able to do so through our FREE Virtual YMCA portal, providing online access to the best group fitness classes on the go and resources for kids to learn, grow and thrive even when school’s out.

If you have not done so, please download our Mobile App to your mobile devices. It brings the Y right to your fingertips with schedules, notifications & more. You’ll also be notified when we are able to open our doors to you once again. We will continue to send updates through the app, just be sure to turn on your alerts.

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.

STAY HEALTHY

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.