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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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