As the current public health situation evolves, we are continually evaluating how we can best serve your needs and keep our community healthy. We are also closely monitoring and implementing all new guidance from the Public Health Department and The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We want to assure you that our main concern is for the health and safety of our members, participants, staff, and their families.
We have a large member base across Silicon Valley that depends on our Y as an important part of their healthy living routine. To keep all of our members healthy, we respectfully ask that anyone considered high risk by the CDC refrain from visiting our facilities. For those able to continue visiting our Y, we are committed to ensuring that our facilities are safe and sanitary, with heightened cleaning and disinfecting protocols, and intentional social distancing.
As a reminder, please do not come to the Y if you feel ill or if you have been in contact with someone who is ill. And remain vigilant about prevention:
Prevention recommendations include:
- Stay home when sick
- If you have traveled to a known Coronavirus outbreak area, stay home to monitor your health for 14 days upon return.
- Use good hand washing habits (soap and water for 20 seconds or more)
- Maintaing a safe distance from others
Here at the Y, we are:
- Cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces with increased effort and frequency
- Ensuring anti-bacterial agents are available for member use as needed
- Elevating staff awareness and establishing clear guidelines so that staff can help members stay healthy
- Encouraging frequent hand-washing
- Ensuring staff remain home if they are sick
Please help us by:
- Staying home if you or your child are sick
- Washing and sanitizing your hands before and after entering workout rooms, and before and after using equipment
- Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow, and disposing of tissues immediately
- Refraining from touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Placing dirty towels in the towel bins
- Wiping down machines and equipment with disinfectant after each use
- Bringing your own hand wipes, if desired, to wipe down individual hand weights or mats
Modified and Paused Programs
Our Ys will be operating with a slightly reduced schedule. Please check for updated hours on the webpage for the Y you intend to visit. Our wellness centers remain open, with cardio and strength training equipment, and our pools will remain open for lap swimming.To keep all of our members healthy, we respectfully ask that anyone considered high risk by the CDC refrain from visiting our facilities.
- We are pausing programs for older adults, as this group is at greater risk from the virus. Note that our Governor has strongly urged all adults ages 65 and up to remain home and limit contact as much as possible.
- For group exercise classes, we are modifying offerings to more closely meet demand. We are also limiting class sizes according to the space, to ensure that we are maintaining a distance of six feet between participants.
- For up-to-date schedules, visit our website or download the YFit App.
- For our members who want to exercise at home, virtual classes are now available. Try these out, have some fun, and watch for more coming soon.
- We are temporarily pausing all youth programming in light of escalating concerns over the spread of the virus. This includes Kids Club in our health and wellness facilities. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please check back here for updates.
After School Programs:
- The Santa Clara County Office of Education and Redwood City School District announced that schools across the county will close starting Monday, March 16, for three weeks. This action is intended to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus.
- To support the health and safety of our community, we will pause all after school programming in tandem with school closures.
- After school parents will not be charged for the time our program is closed. We will continue to communicate with parents as the situation evolves.
You can find up-to-date information in multiple languages at: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/DiseaseInformation/novel-coronavirus/Pages/home.aspx
Also, this CDC website is a good source of information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
We will continue to keep you informed of any new Y protocols.
At the Y, we are committed to ensuring the health and well-being of our members, participants and staff. Thank you for partnering with us to help keep our Y community healthy.