Currently, all Ozarks Regional YMCA facilities are closed in order to protect the safety of our members and our community. We are carefully considering every aspect of our operations in order to determine when and how we can reopen Y facilities while also ensuring your safety. We promise to stay in touch and communicate those plans with you well in advance.

The Y is so much more than a gym, we are a connected community and service organization. And now more than ever before, we feel the weight of our responsibility to our communities, the children, families and seniors we serve, and to you. Together, we will face these difficult challenges.

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Frequently asked questions

GENERAL MEMBER INFO

WHY IS THE Y CLOSING CENTERS?


We arrived at this difficult decision based on the latest CDC guidance and in consultation with local public health officials. As a nonprofit community service organization, the Y’s top priority will always be your health, and the health of our community.

Our goal with this temporary closure is to do our part in trying to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community before it threatens to overwhelm our public health system.




WHAT IS THE RISK?


Even individuals who experience no or mild symptoms after contracting COVID-19 can act as carriers to exponentially spread the virus throughout our community, including to the elderly and others most vulnerable to the disease.

Every small step we take now to reduce spread can have a dramatic positive impact on our community’s health in the days and weeks to come.




WHEN WILL THE Y OPEN AGAIN?


The Y will reassess the situation and will update members regarding the status of facilities and programming from that point forward.




HAVE ANY OZARKS REGIONAL YMCA MEMBERS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?


No. At this time, we are not aware of any staff, volunteers, members or participants who have tested positive for COVID-19.




I WAS IN THE Y RECENTLY, SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?


We all need to be aware of the potential spread of the virus and monitor ourselves and loved ones for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you or a loved one develop these symptoms please stay home and speak to your healthcare provider. For more information go to the CDC information page on COVID-19 to learn What You Need To Know and What To Do If You Are Sick.




YOUR MEMBERSHIP MEANS MORE


As we work to continue to serve you, I have an urgent request of you: Please stay with us during this difficult time and keep your membership active.

By continuing to pay your membership fee, you will allow us to maintain the financial resources needed to focus our time, people and energies to where our community needs it most. Your continued membership will help ensure that the Y has the people and resources needed to support our community in this difficult time.




WHAT IS THE Y DOING DURING THE CLOSURE?


During this temporary closure we will keep a small team at branches who will be available to answer any questions you may have via phone or email. We will be making repairs and deep cleaning and disinfecting all areas of our facilities and planning strategizing our return to full operations. We want to continue to employ as many staff as possible. Our doors will reopen soon and we will be ready to serve, to help our community get back to normalcy.

Online Classes: https://www.orymca.org/workout-from-home

Updates available on Facebook and https://www.orymca.org/covid-19





EMERGENCY CHILDCARE PROGRAM

GENERAL PROGRAM INFO


Childcare is available from 7am to 6:30pm Monday-Friday. Drop off is 7-9am. The cost per day is $20 a child. Advanced registration is required.

All groups will also be limited to a 1:9 ratio; each group having their own home station where program activities will take place.

Program participants can expect to take part in safe engaging activities that encourage both academic enrichment and being physically active. Craft and STEM projects will also be a part of the program.




SAFETY PRECAUTIONS


Both staff and participants to the program will be screened as the enter daily. Screenings will consist of checking temperatures, questions regarding any recent symptoms involving any illness, and required hand washing.

We will closely adhere to the CDC’s recommendations for sanitation. Groups will be asked to sanitize and disinfect all table surfaces, sports equipment, and any other material that is used during program after each use. Additionally, Program Directors will do routine sanitation checks; ensuring that all program space has been disinfected and cleaned after use.

All groups will also be limited to a 1:9 ratio; each group having their own home station where program activities will take place.




CHECK IN & CHECK OUT


Check in and out will take place at the front doors for both locations. Drop off from 7:00am-9:00am. Program director will be at front doors when not in ratio and at the typical drop off and pick up times (7am-9am and 4pm-6pm). IF no one is at the front doors (if parents were picking up in the middle of the day) the site number will be posted for parents to call.




ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES LIST


EMS and First Responders

Pharmacy

Medical Facilities

Healthcare

Food Processing

Agriculture

Industrial Manufacturing

Insurance

Construction

Trash Collection

Grocery & Household Goods

Convenience Stores

Auto Repair

Home Repair / Hardware

Post Office

Youth and Children Services

Banks

Gas Stations

Laundromats

Veterinary Clinics & Pet Stores

Warehousing

Distribution

Public Transportation

Hotel and Commercial Lodging




MORE QUESTIONS?


Contact ymcasas@orymca.org for more information





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