COVID-19 Updates

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We are closely monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation for additional updates and guidance from local, state, national, and international health agencies. The safety and well-being of our staff, members and volunteers is always the Y's top priority. At the Y, everything we do is guided by our cause to strengthen communities, and we have an obligation to do all we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

NEW! The following services are open on a registration-only basis: Wellness Center Access, Outdoor Group Exercise, Lap Swimming - More Details »

 


Stay With Us

During our temporary closure, we transitioned our Ys to support the children of healthcare and emergency response professionals who play important roles in combating the coronavirus. We hosted all-day, school-age relief care for essential workers at several St. Petersburg locations alongside additional locations offered across the Bay Area.

Please stay with us during this critical time. As always, the Y is here for you and your family. We are better together and we will get through this together. We ask that you continue to keep your membership with us so that we continue to provide necessary services for children, families and adults across St. Petersburg. Please find resources below to help you and your families stay active, healthy and engaged.

We are better together and we will get through this together.

 


Updates

  • May 18, 2020 - Wellness Centers Reopened on a registration-only basis - More Information
  • May 12, 2020 - Outdoor Group Exercise Offered on a registration-only basis - More Information
  • April 30, 2020 - Pool Reopening Notice | Beginning Friday, May 1 at 7:00AM, the pool at Jim & Heather Gills YMCA reopens on a registration-only basis. Read More
  • April 24, 2020 - Key Leaders of Pinellas County’s Major Nonprofits Join for COVID-19 Update | Watch the recorded meeting hosted by St. Petersburg College's Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions. Watch
  • April 22, 2020 - YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg to receive emergency assistance from United Way Suncoast | United Way Suncoast has provided $25,000 in emergency funds, part of United Way Suncoast’s $1 million COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund being distributed to human services agencies. Read More
  • April 14, 2020 - YMCAs Address Blood Shortage with Community Partners | As coronavirus cases continue to grow and impact more communities, the YMCAs of the Tampa Bay are working together with OneBlood and LifeSouth to address the ongoing need for blood donations. Read More
  • April 7, 2020 - YMCA & Community Partners Team Up to Feed Families | The YMCAs of the Tampa Bay are teaming up with community partners to feed families and fight food insecurity during these unprecedented times. Read More
  • March 31, 2020 - Member Support & Community Partners Allow YMCA to Meet Critical Need | Florida Blue is joining generous YMCA members to help the YMCAs of the Tampa Bay meet a critical need in the Greater Tampa Bay area during these unprecedented times. Read more
  • March 31, 2020 - Thank you for staying with us | David Jezek, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, shares a video message thanking you for your continued membership during this critical time. Watch
  • March 23, 2020 - YMCA Extends Closure to Offer Relief Care to Essential Workers | Together, the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, YMCA of the Suncoast and YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg are working to meet a critical need to help the Greater Tampa Bay region continue to effectively function as our schools are closed.  Read more
  • March 23, 2020 - Facility Closure Update | In order to keep our members, employees and the community safe, Governor DeSantis has mandated that we remain closed for normal YMCA operations through Friday, May 8th.  Read more
  • March 21, 2020 - A Message from our President & CEO | David Jezek, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, shares an important video message about COVID-19. Watch
  • March 19, 2020 - The Y is here to help | The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg is pivoting to do what’s best for the community at large during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay with us during this critical time. As always, the Y is here for you and your family. Read more
  • March 17, 2020 - Facility Closures and Important Updates | All Tampa Bay area YMCA locations will close effective Tuesday, March 17 at 9PM. During this temporary closure, we will transition our Ys to support the children of healthcare and emergency response professionals. Read More
  • March 15, 2020 - School Closure Update | Following the announcement of the closure of public schools statewide, the YMCA announces the closure of Before-and-Afterschool Programs. Read More
  • March 11, 2020 - Keeping your YMCA Clean, Safe, and Enjoyable | As part of our commitment to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all in our care, the YMCA shares precautions and health tips from the CDC. Read More

 


Resources

Virtual Fitness Library

We’ve collected a library of online workouts from LES MILLS™, SilverSneakers® and YMCAs across the country, with more being added daily. Missing your favorite Y instructors? Great news! Staff from our Y branches are hard at work, planning fitness workouts that we’ll be sharing with you in the coming days so you can keep up your routines. 

Virtual Services

Youth Development At-Home Toolkit

We've developed a toolkit with resources for our youth and families. This Youth Development At-Home Toolkit is filled with ideas, crafts, activities, educational tools, healthy eating tips, digital field trips, resources and more to keep your child engaged and learning right from your own home.

Youth Development Toolkit

Youth Relief Care for Essential Workers

We are offering all-day school-age care to help support the children of essential workers who are playing important roles combating the coronavirus. Please call your desired location for details and availability.

Open to Essential Workers: Medical Care Providers (Hospital, Doctor’s Office, Pharmacy, Nursing Home), Emergency Services (EMT, Police, Fire), Access to Food/supplies (Grocery Workers, Gas Station Attendants, Restaurant or other food service employees), Child Care Providers (workers that provide care to other age groups)

More Information

Stay Social

Stay connected with your Y! Make sure you follow us on social media, where we'll be sharing important operational updates and tips for staying active.

Facebook Bardmoor YMCA on Facebook

Facebook Jim & Heather Gills YMCA on Facebook

Facebook YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg on Facebook

Instagram @stpeteymca on Instagram

 


Saftey and Cleanliness

How You Can Help

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends these actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Cover Your Cough
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and Disinfect Regularly
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Don't Touch Your Face
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Avoiding Contact with Sick People
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you feel symptomatic, stay home when you are sick (if possible).

What We're Doing at the Y

As part of our commitment to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all in our care, the YMCA is taking the following precautions:

  • We continue to adhere to rigorous sanitation practices that follow public health and regulatory guidelines to prevent the spread of germs.
  • We have provided our staff with hand sanitizer stations and disinfecting wipes to wipe down objects and surfaces before and after use.
  • We are working with our contracted cleaning service providers to ensure they remain up to date on the latest recommendations and guidance from health agencies.
  • We are continuing to educate staff on the prevention and spread of all germs.

Additionally, the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg is taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our Youth Relief Care for Essential Workers:

  • During dropoff, parents/guardians will sign in at the front desk, and will not be allowed to wander through the buildings or visit with camp groups.
  • Upon dropoff, parents/guardians must answer the following questions:
    • Does your child have any of the following symptoms?
      1. New Cough
      2. Sore Throat
      3. Shortness of Breath
      4. Fever
    • Once the parent/guardian answers "no" to all four questions, the child's temperature will be taken. No child with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be allowed into camp.
  • After the temperature is taken, children will be prompted to wash their hands before joining their group.
  • Staff to camper ratio will be 1:10 in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Handwashing will take place periodically throughout the day. After camp has completed for the day, rooms will be fully cleaned and sanitized.
  • At pickup, parents/guardians will need to show ID in order for their child to be released.
  • In addition, Y staff will intentionally teach and encourage good hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and follow a strict sick child policy during this program.

 

We are closely monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation for additional updates and guidance from local, state, national, and international health agencies. The safety and well-being of our staff, members and volunteers is always the Y's top priority. At the Y, everything we do is guided by our cause to strengthen communities, and we have an obligation to do all we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

NEW! The following services are open on a registration-only basis: Wellness Center Access, Outdoor Group Exercise, Lap Swimming - More Details »

 


Stay With Us

During our temporary closure, we transitioned our Ys to support the children of healthcare and emergency response professionals who play important roles in combating the coronavirus. We hosted all-day, school-age relief care for essential workers at several St. Petersburg locations alongside additional locations offered across the Bay Area.

Please stay with us during this critical time. As always, the Y is here for you and your family. We are better together and we will get through this together. We ask that you continue to keep your membership with us so that we continue to provide necessary services for children, families and adults across St. Petersburg. Please find resources below to help you and your families stay active, healthy and engaged.

We are better together and we will get through this together.

 


Updates

  • [DATE] - Wellness Centers Reopening on a registration-only basis - More Information
  • May 12, 2020 - Outdoor Group Exercise Offered on a registration-only basis - More Information
  • April 30, 2020 - Pool Reopening Notice | Beginning Friday, May 1 at 7:00AM, the pool at Jim & Heather Gills YMCA reopens on a registration-only basis. Read More
  • April 24, 2020 - Key Leaders of Pinellas County’s Major Nonprofits Join for COVID-19 Update | Watch the recorded meeting hosted by St. Petersburg College's Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions. Watch
  • April 22, 2020 - YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg to receive emergency assistance from United Way Suncoast | United Way Suncoast has provided $25,000 in emergency funds, part of United Way Suncoast’s $1 million COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund being distributed to human services agencies. Read More
  • April 14, 2020 - YMCAs Address Blood Shortage with Community Partners | As coronavirus cases continue to grow and impact more communities, the YMCAs of the Tampa Bay are working together with OneBlood and LifeSouth to address the ongoing need for blood donations. Read More
  • April 7, 2020 - YMCA & Community Partners Team Up to Feed Families | The YMCAs of the Tampa Bay are teaming up with community partners to feed families and fight food insecurity during these unprecedented times. Read More
  • March 31, 2020 - Member Support & Community Partners Allow YMCA to Meet Critical Need | Florida Blue is joining generous YMCA members to help the YMCAs of the Tampa Bay meet a critical need in the Greater Tampa Bay area during these unprecedented times. Read more
  • March 31, 2020 - Thank you for staying with us | David Jezek, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, shares a video message thanking you for your continued membership during this critical time. Watch
  • March 23, 2020 - YMCA Extends Closure to Offer Relief Care to Essential Workers | Together, the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, YMCA of the Suncoast and YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg are working to meet a critical need to help the Greater Tampa Bay region continue to effectively function as our schools are closed.  Read more
  • March 23, 2020 - Facility Closure Update | In order to keep our members, employees and the community safe, Governor DeSantis has mandated that we remain closed for normal YMCA operations through Friday, May 8th.  Read more
  • March 21, 2020 - A Message from our President & CEO | David Jezek, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, shares an important video message about COVID-19. Watch
  • March 19, 2020 - The Y is here to help | The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg is pivoting to do what’s best for the community at large during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay with us during this critical time. As always, the Y is here for you and your family. Read more
  • March 17, 2020 - Facility Closures and Important Updates | All Tampa Bay area YMCA locations will close effective Tuesday, March 17 at 9PM. During this temporary closure, we will transition our Ys to support the children of healthcare and emergency response professionals. Read More
  • March 15, 2020 - School Closure Update | Following the announcement of the closure of public schools statewide, the YMCA announces the closure of Before-and-Afterschool Programs. Read More
  • March 11, 2020 - Keeping your YMCA Clean, Safe, and Enjoyable | As part of our commitment to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all in our care, the YMCA shares precautions and health tips from the CDC. Read More

 


Resources

Virtual Fitness Library

We’ve collected a library of online workouts from LES MILLS™, SilverSneakers® and YMCAs across the country, with more being added daily. Missing your favorite Y instructors? Great news! Staff from our Y branches are hard at work, planning fitness workouts that we’ll be sharing with you in the coming days so you can keep up your routines. 

Virtual Services

Youth Development At-Home Toolkit

We've developed a toolkit with resources for our youth and families. This Youth Development At-Home Toolkit is filled with ideas, crafts, activities, educational tools, healthy eating tips, digital field trips, resources and more to keep your child engaged and learning right from your own home.

Youth Development Toolkit

Youth Relief Care for Essential Workers

We are offering all-day school-age care to help support the children of essential workers who are playing important roles combating the coronavirus. Please call your desired location for details and availability.

Open to Essential Workers: Medical Care Providers (Hospital, Doctor’s Office, Pharmacy, Nursing Home), Emergency Services (EMT, Police, Fire), Access to Food/supplies (Grocery Workers, Gas Station Attendants, Restaurant or other food service employees), Child Care Providers (workers that provide care to other age groups)

More Information

Stay Social

Stay connected with your Y! Make sure you follow us on social media, where we'll be sharing important operational updates and tips for staying active.

Facebook Bardmoor YMCA on Facebook

Facebook Jim & Heather Gills YMCA on Facebook

Facebook YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg on Facebook

Instagram @stpeteymca on Instagram

 


Saftey and Cleanliness

How You Can Help

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends these actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Cover Your Cough
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and Disinfect Regularly
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Don't Touch Your Face
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Avoiding Contact with Sick People
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you feel symptomatic, stay home when you are sick (if possible).

What We're Doing at the Y

As part of our commitment to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all in our care, the YMCA is taking the following precautions:

  • We continue to adhere to rigorous sanitation practices that follow public health and regulatory guidelines to prevent the spread of germs.
  • We have provided our staff with hand sanitizer stations and disinfecting wipes to wipe down objects and surfaces before and after use.
  • We are working with our contracted cleaning service providers to ensure they remain up to date on the latest recommendations and guidance from health agencies.
  • We are continuing to educate staff on the prevention and spread of all germs.

Additionally, the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg is taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our Youth Relief Care for Essential Workers:

  • During dropoff, parents/guardians will sign in at the front desk, and will not be allowed to wander through the buildings or visit with camp groups.
  • Upon dropoff, parents/guardians must answer the following questions:
    • Does your child have any of the following symptoms?
      1. New Cough
      2. Sore Throat
      3. Shortness of Breath
      4. Fever
    • Once the parent/guardian answers "no" to all four questions, the child's temperature will be taken. No child with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be allowed into camp.
  • After the temperature is taken, children will be prompted to wash their hands before joining their group.
  • Staff to camper ratio will be 1:10 in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Handwashing will take place periodically throughout the day. After camp has completed for the day, rooms will be fully cleaned and sanitized.
  • At pickup, parents/guardians will need to show ID in order for their child to be released.
  • In addition, Y staff will intentionally teach and encourage good hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and follow a strict sick child policy during this program.