YMCA Covid 19 Facility Closure

Dear Y Members/Participants,
Effective as of Tuesday March 17th 2020.
 
NOTICE OF FACILITY CLOSURE 
We are implementing measures at our YMCA facilities to limit exposure and maintain a safe environment.  We regret to inform you that the YMCA of McDonough County and the Bushnell Program Y Fitness Center will be CLOSING today Tuesday March 17th at 5:00PM until further notice as per the Governor's, CDC, Health Dept instruction and guidance. The Health and Safety of our Members, Participants, and Staff in this community and surrounding areas is our most important priority. These are difficult and unprecedented times thank you for your patience and understanding during these circumstances and we will update you as we know more information. You will get an update on payments and memberships tomorrow Check back at our FB page, and your email for these continued updates. 
 
Child Care
The Day Care is going to stay open and we will put someone at the front door  
to take children from the parents, so we do not have additional people coming
into the center.  Our Child Care Center will remain OPEN preferably to only First
Responders and those in the Medical Field and single parents who have to work.
 
 
Senior Center 
At this time our Senior Center is still currently taking appointments and
continuing home delivered meals only. (309) 837-5733.
 
 
We deeply appreciate your understanding as we navigate the challenging and ever-changing circumstances related to COVID-19 virus. This is a difficult time for our McDonough County community. Please know we are following the guidance of the Governor, Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and area school systems. At the Y, everything we do is guided by our mission of strengthening communities, and we have an obligation to do all that we can to limit the spread of Coronavirus.  
The CDC has recommended social distancing and avoiding large groups as an important line of defense in slowing the spread of COVID-19. We invite you to carefully consider your social interactions, which includes participation in group activities.  We also ask you to act to protect yourself and others in our communities, and we trust you to use your best judgment.
Regarding Health & Safety 
We ask that all community members and staff continue to follow the guidelines set forth by federal, state and local agencies related to this virus. If you are at a higher risk (age, compromised health, etc.) for serious illness from COVID-19, it is important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of exposure. If you are not feeling well please stay home if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms: including cough, fever, and shortness of breath please stay home rest and contact your medical provider.
 
As the situation continues to evolve, we will put out updates. For additional information, please contact the YMCA of McDonough County 309-833-2129 or at staff@macombymca.org. 
 
Thank you for helping our communities stay safe and healthy. Together, we will get through this crisis.
 
Sincerely,
Carla Teslicka, CEO