A Message to our Y Members and Program Participants:
The Ann Arbor YMCA is committed to providing an enjoyable experience for everyone who enters our doors. There are growing concerns about the potential spread of coronavirus, and to help keep you and your family healthy and prevent the spread of germs, we are sharing some important information.
Our Y is cleaned nightly by a local cleaning company and cleaned daily by our own Y staff to meet quality standards to keep our facility clean and safe. Additionally, we are encouraging our staff team, members and program participants to do their part in helping to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. Hand washing remains the most effective method of preventing the spread of germs, including coronavirus. 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 the use of antibacterial hand sanitizer are encouraged and practiced in our membership facility and programs. Additional everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like coronavirus, include:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick until you’ve been free of fever for 24 hours.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular
household cleaning spray or wipe.
If you or a loved one are experiencing flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, or gastrointestinal issues please stay home, rest and contact your medical provider. Prejudiced language and actions make us all less safe, and our Y staff team and board of directors continue to stand against racism and xenophobia. Viruses don’t discriminate and neither should we. The 2019 novel coronavirus started in Wuhan, China; but that’s just geography. Having Chinese ancestry, or any other Asian PacificIslander ancestry, does not make a person more vulnerable to this illness than any other person.
While no one can predict with certainty whether Michigan will be severely impacted by coronavirus, we are monitoring the situation and preparing for the possibility that our Y programs and work routines could be temporarily impacted if the situation significantly worsens. We will keep our members and program participants updated with information as it develops.
President & CEO
Ann Arbor YMCA