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THE YMCA of GREATER WESTFIELD
KEEPING YOU INFORMED DURING COVID
Our Y is working hard to keep you safe during this difficult time. Along with cleaning, other health and safety precautions, and following state guidelines, we coordinate with the local Board of Health (BOH).
We rely on the BOH whenever we are aware of someone being positive for COVID. The BOH focuses on their four areas of responsibility which are:
➢ Contact Tracing
➢ Enforcement (quarantine, closures, etc.)
➢ Public messaging
The BOH will develop the necessary action steps to help limit and stop the spread of the virus. We will follow their direction. The YMCA cannot disclose any other information to the public or its members. The Y coordinates with the local BOH which will guide the YMCA in their efforts to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
If you would like more information here are resources available to you:
o Westfield Board of Health: 413.572.621 or visit cityofwestfield.org
Subscribe to MassGovernor YouTube page for latest video updates and press releases
o @MassDPH: follow and retweet DPH on Twitter, updated several times per day
o Get text updates about COVID-19 in Massachusetts sent to your phone by texting COVIDMA to 888-777.
o Massachusetts 2-1-1 from any landline or cellphone or use the live chat option on the Mass 2-1-1 website
Visit www.mass.gov/covid19 for more information.
WE ARE OPEN!
We are excited that we have received the MA Safety Standards for Fitness Centers and Health Clubs from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Safety of our members, staff and the community is our number one priority. We have been working hard on policies, procedures and facilities. Now that we have the necessary guidance we need to take the time to make the adjustments to ensure compliance. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we strive to bring you the best YMCA experience possible.
SAFETY COMES FIRST
To ensure the safety of all of our staff, members and community, individuals entering the facility will be required to check in at the welcome center and sanitize their hands in the front lobby. Members are also asked to review our health screening questions and to not use our facility if any questions are answered with a "YES". Members may be asked to wear a mask while in all areas of the facility.
EXPECT SOCIAL DISTANCING
All members will be required to practice social distancing while inside the YMCA. In some cases, the availability of equipment, features and spaces will be limited to ensure members are able to maintain the recommended 6ft of separation.
ACCESS MAY BE RESTRICTED
In order to comply with the CDC's social distancing recomendations, some areas and services of the YMCA may be restricted. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understandings.
FAILURE TO COMPLY IS NOT AN OPTION
We want to keep our doors open for as many members as possible. doing so means taking safety seriously. Please note that any member who fails to comply with social distancing and YMCA policies may be asked to leave the facility.
All members (adults and minors) will be asked to complete a written waiver before returning to the Y. We will have a dedicated area to sign it in house. You can also find it on our website as a PDF to download; or there is a link to sign it electronically. Just be sure to have the confirmation email sent to your smart phone for proof of signing.
HELP STOP THE SPREAD - HEALTH SCREENING QUESTIONS
IF YOU ANSWER "YES" TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE YMCA OF GREATER WESTFIELD.
- HAVE YOU BEEN IN CONTACT WITH A CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19?
- ARE YOU EXPERIENCING A COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR SORE THROAT?
- HAVE YOU HAD A FEVER IN THE LAST 48 HOURS?
- HAVE YOU HAD NEW LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL?
- HAVE YOU HAD VOMITING OR DIARRHEA IN THE LAST 24 HOURS?
- HAVE YOU HAD ABNORMAL FATIGUE, MUSCLE ACHES OR ABDOMINAL PAIN IN THE LAST 48 HOURS?
LOCKER ROOM PROCEDURES
MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES
MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCE OF 6 FEET AND SELECT A LOCKER ATLEAST 6 FEET FROM ANOTHER IN USE
CLEAN YOUR LOCKER WITH DISINFECTANT WIPES BEFORE AND AFTER USE
SHOWERS ARE ONLY FOR THOSE USING AQUATICS PROGRAMMING, RINSE OFF BEFORE AND AFTER USING THE POOL.
WHAT IS UNAVAILABLE?
- TOWEL SERVICE
- THE STEAM ROOM
- CHILD WATCH
- BASKETBALL GAMES
- NATION WIDE MEMBERSHIP
- GUEST PASSES
- DROP-IN PASSES
- ALL USERS MUST BE FULL FACILITY MEMBERS OF THE YMCA OF GREATER WESTFIELD
MA Safety Standards for Fitness Centers and Health Clubs from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
INFORMATION ON THE RE-OPENING OF MASSACHUSETTS AND THE SAFETY STANDARDS SET BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS CAN BE FOUND AT www.mass.gov/info-details/safety-standards-and-checklist-fitness-centers-and-health-clubs