- 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
In the News
- Tampa Bay Times - Coronavirus: Tampa Bay’s YMCAs offering childcare for healthcare, first-responders
- WFLA News Channel 8 - Tampa Bay YMCAs offer relief care to essential workers during coronavirus
- WTVT FOX 13 - Essential workers can get childcare at YMCAs
- Bay News 9 - YMCA Offering Child Care for Essential Coronoavirus Workers
- Tampa Bay Times - During coronavirus pandemic, child care facilities rate as ‘essential’
- ABC Action News - YMCA offering healthcare, emergency response workers relief child care for just $10 a day
- Tampa Bay Business & Wealth - YMCAs in Tampa Bay area work to support the community during COVID-19 pandemic
- St. Pete Catalyst - Impact Show, Episode 2 featuring YMCA President & CEO David Jezek
- Tampa Bay Times - YMCA childcare for essential workers new only $10 a day
Stay With Us
During our temporary closure, we are transitioning our Ys to support the children of healthcare and emergency response professionals who are playing important roles combating the coronavirus. We're offering 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.
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.
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 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)
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?
- New Cough
- Sore Throat
- Shortness of Breath
- 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.