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phase 2 reopening: June 22, 2020

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phase 1 reopening: june 10, 2020

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#GivingTuesday

Click here to read letter from CEO on the need for support on Giving Tuesday May 5th. 

WORTHINGTON FC TRAVEL SOCCER UPDATE 4/29/20

The YMCA, following guidance from MYSA has pushed back the return to play date to June 1st. This will be the first available date for practices to be held. We will also have a schedule for games within the next week.

if you still need to pay your program fee we will need that before your first practice. In the meantime the YMCA will work with coaches to get a practice and game schedule out to all of our participants before the beginning of the season.

If you have any questions regarding summer soccer please contact Jordan Balster, Program Coordinator at 507-376-6197 Ext. 226 or jordan.balster@ymcaworthington.org.

updated member information needed

Attention members! January 1st 2018 we moved to all YMCA member information to be distributed electronically. So, if you have not heard from us, or received our information we may not have your correct email address.
 
During the time when we have suspended operations, we are sending updates and messages through emails. Having correct emails also comes into play when registering online for programs. If there is no email on file or an incorrect email is listed registration online is not possible or effective, and duplicate accounts may occur within our system causing long term confusion.
 
How can we work together to correct this? Send us an email with your name, date of birth, and ALL emails that are associated with your account!
 
 
If you have any questions about this please contact one of the management staff for assistance. We are still working to help serve you now and continuing to prepare to serve you in person again when we open our doors.
 

Worthington FC Travel Soccer Update 4/13/20

The Minnesota Youth Soccer Association is following the effects of this virus as well as the orders by Governor Walz. The plan of action as of April 3rd is that play will resume May 4th. About the same time MYSA will release the game schedules for the leagues with games beginning June 1st and concluding by July 15th with no change to State Championship dates.

We will continue to follow any updates coming from MYSA and let our participants and parents know as soon as possible. If we are able to resume operations on May 4th we will schedule a meeting with all players and parents to hand out practice and game schedules. Please follow here and our facebook page for updates. A letter has also been sent out on 4/15/20 to all participants which outlines the timeline published by MYSA.

Regarding the Recreation Summer Soccer program, we are continuing to see if it will still be a possibility to run this program. We will continue to plan this program and let all registered participants and parents know about any changes that arise.

If you have any questions regarding Summer Soccer please contact Program Coordinator Jordan Balster at jordan.balster@ymcaworthington.org.

Youth programs update 4/6/20

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and follow guidelines from our government and health officials, we are working diligently to keep you updated, as well as providing programs and services to members of our community as we navigate this unknown territory. 

With the increase in impact that the coronavirus is having, we had to cancel all spring youth programs. If you have paid your program fee, a credit will be applied to your account for use toward a future program or event, and no further action is necessary. Programs that had started have received a pro-rated credit and programs that had not yet started have received a full credit.

These programs include Youth Basketball Session 2, Homeschool Gym (HYPE), Spring Soccer, Mini-Kickers, Kids Night Out April 10th, Girls Night Out April 18th and Swimming Lessons.

We are still planning all of our youth programs for this summer! Keep an eye out for flyers, facebook posts, and the Youth Development section on our website with information on the summer programs we have available. Check back with us here and on facebook for updates and announcements.

Any quesitons regarding youth programs, please contact us at 507-376-6197.

childcare update

The Worthington YMCA is proud to announce, in collaboration with other YMCAs across the state, that we will be offering a Learning Camp during this time of crisis, beginning Monday March 30th. Prioritization for Tier 1 & 2 workers children will take precedence for enrollment. Cost is $30 per day and will include dedicated time for distance learning for students as well as snacks, lunch, physical activity and crafts.
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For the full Learning Camp Flyer, Click Here. Espanol.
 
Register online under our registration tab on the top of your web page; or Click Here. Financial assitance is available, please contact the YMCA for more information. 

Staying Safe and healthy

As there are growing concerns about the potential spread of flu and respiratory illnesses including coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, we want to share how the Y, with your help, is keeping you and your family and friends safe. 
 
With the flu and other illness commonly circulating publicly during the winter months, we are closely monitoring information from public health officials and other experts in the fields and follow their prevention guidelines to help keep our YMCA sites clean and safe for everyone. The Y uses products approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), follows cleaning processes by the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) and adheres to all health and safety recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Minnesota Department of Health. 
 
Here are some of the safety steps we always take: 
  • Frequently clean all surfaces and "high-touch" items 
  • Diligently clean all areas used by everyone throughout the day and night
  • Provide ample handwashing sinks, hand sanitizer stations and wipes to members, participants, and staff
 
We encourage people experiencing symptoms affiliated with these illnesses to take care of themselves, keep distant from others as not to spread illnesses and encourage them to visit with their medical provider. 
 
In addition to these efforts, we recommend these tips which are consistent with health officials' recommendations to help prevent the spread of germs for yourself and others: 
  • Clean all fitness equipment and other frequently touched objects before and after every use
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 30 seconds
  • cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Remember to stay home when you or a child are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid handshakes and hugs to greet people
  • Avoid travel if you are sick
We also encourage you to practice healthy habits by eating right, staying hydrated, exercising regularly, spending time in outdoors, and getting enough sleep. Practicing healthy habits can be extremely helpful to maintain/improve your health and wellbeing. To help ease any stress or anxiety you may be feeling find ways to relax and rejuvenate. 
 
For more information on how to prevent and prepare for flu and respiratory illnesses, including the coronavirus, we encourage you to visit the web site for the Minnesota Department of Health, the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO). 
 
We will continue to communicate with you as needed on key updates as we work closely with public health officials and appreciate your support in providing a healthy, safe and welcoming environment for everyone.  
 
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