Butler County Family YMCA Member Announcement – COVID-19 (Coronavirus):
Butler YMCA/Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA/ARMCO Park
I'm reaching out to you today on behalf of all of our Butler County Family YMCA Directors and Staff. Our team has been closely monitoring information shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state/local public health department websites to stay educated on the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Just like you, we are concerned with the spread of COVID-19 and want you to know we are doing everything in our power to keep our members, staff, and visitors as safe as possible. Our existing cleaning procedures were put in place to help prevent the spread of the cold, flu, and other illnesses. We have stepped up our efforts to ensure that all hard surfaces are disinfected multiple times per day. We have posted CDC informative flyers throughout our locker rooms and restrooms, offer hand sanitizer stations near the entrances of both the Butler and Rose E. Schneider Family YMCAs, and continue to enforce procedures and policies for our organization. Your wellbeing is our priority.
As stated by the CDC, Americans should prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. We all can certainly take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and we want you to know that, at the Y, we are taking these suggestions seriously and are doing our part to stay well-informed and proactive against COVID-19.
Currently, a vaccine or drug is not available to prevent contracting COVID-19. Community-based interventions such as school dismissals, event cancellations, and social distancing can help slow the spread of COVID-19. Similarly, our members and staff can practice everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes, all while refraining from touching one's eyes, nose, or mouth to stay healthy.
Decisions about the implementation of safety measures will be made by local and state officials, in consultation with federal officials, based on the scope of the outbreak and the severity of illness. Implementation will require extensive community engagement, with ongoing and transparent public health communications.
The Butler County Family YMCA is welcoming our members at both our Butler and Cranberry locations, and will continue to implement measures in line with the recommendations of the CDC and other health agencies. We are confident that these processes, if appropriately executed by our staff and members, along with essential health and sanitation practices, should discourage the spread of the disease. As we all know, this situation is evolving rapidly.
We will continue to update you regarding decisions and changes regarding the Y's upcoming events on all available channels, such as our website and social media pages. Please be aware that our classes and programs may be postponed or canceled in the forthcoming weeks as we take precautionary measures against COVID-19.
BUTLER YMCA UPDATES
- Good Friday Breakfast - cancelled
- Healthy Kids Day - postponed
- Easter Egg Hunt - cancelled
ROSE E. SCHNEIDER FAMILY YMCA
- Health Kids Day - postponed