Coronavirus:
YMCA Update as of April 27, 2020

YMCA Updates from our CEO

March 16, 2020 – Temporarily Closed

March 22, 2020 – Please Stay with Us

April 27, 2020 – Membership Update

For Your Information Corner

Virtual Wellness

At the YMCA of Springfield, we are committed to our members with Virtual Wellness opportunities for your convenience, anytime, anywhere.

Continue Your Support

We will put your membership on hold and will not draft membership dues on April 5, 2020.  When the facility reopens, your membership draft will resume. If you are able to continue your draft and want to consider it a donation, please click on the button below. We are a 501C3 and your donation is tax deductible.

Keep Your Family Busy During the Quarantine

There are only so many games you can play and so many movies you can watch. We know you might be running out of ideas. Let the YMCA of Springfield help! Click on the button below and check out these fun activities to keep you and your family entertained during the quarantine!

Is the YMCA of Springfield offering Emergency Child Care?  

During these difficult times, the YMCA of Springfield is prepared to provide childcare to essential personnel within our community. We will be operating under guidelines established by CDC, Department of Health, and YUSA in regards to cleaning and group sizes. Click here for the Emergency Child Care form

I have an April 5th draft, how will this draft be handled?  

We will put your membership on hold and will not draft membership dues on April 5, 2020.  When the facility reopens, your membership draft will resume. If you are able to continue your draft and want to consider it a donation, please CLICK HERE. We are a 501C3 and your donation is tax deductible.

When will the YMCA of Springfield re-open?

The current plan is for the YMCA to open after the expected quarantine date, which is Tuesday, April 7. Please check this website for future updates on any extensions.

Will you still have an outdoor soccer season?

Yes. We will continue to accept mailed in spring soccer registration forms with NO LATE FEES for the next two weeks. We anticipate starting the season on schedule.

Will the YMCA still have indoor baseball?

Right now, indoor baseball is cancelled, but the season will extend for two extra weeks to compensate for program interruption.

How will you handle the disruption with the current program session? 

While we urge you to support our mission of service to our community through uninterrupted payment of program fees, we do have other options.  We can provide a credit to be used at a later time.  CLICK HERE.  With limited staffing, we ask you to have patience while we work through these requests as efficiently and precisely as possible.

Questions about scholarship membership? 

For any questions regarding scholarship memberships please contact DeWayne Williams at dwilliams@springfieldymca.org for the Downtown branch and Dana Kuhn at dkuhn@springfieldymca.org 

Were your questions not answered in the FAQs?

Please contact the YMCA at info@springfieldymca.org 

At the Y, the health and safety of all who walk through our doors has always been our top priority. The Springfield Board of Directors, with advice from public officials and the National YMCA, have decided to close our branches effective Monday March 16. We will continue to monitor the fast-changing environment and respond to the best of our ability. At this point we plan to be closed until Monday March 30. This includes all programs and services provided at or through YMCA of Springfield. We are exploring alternative ways to meet community needs during this time, in partnership with health officials and other community leaders.

Although no member or staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at our facilities, we believe that continuing to operate and run programming during this time would be counterproductive to the protective social distancing measures that have prompted area K-12 schools to temporarily close in response to growing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic. The priority is to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 virus so that our hospitals do not become overloaded.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank our members for their patience and understanding. We remain committed to supporting and strengthening our communities. We believe this is the socially responsible thing to do and we do not take this measure lightly.

Our Y leadership teams remain in constant contact with state and local agencies and we will continue to communicate with members in a timely and transparent manner. The Y will reassess the situation in conjunction with prevailing recommendations from federal and local officials,. Please check our website regarding the status of our facilities and programming moving forward.

Remember, the CDC recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID- 19 and the flu, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick and return to the Y when you are feeling better
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available

Thank you for working with us to ensure our YMCA community remains safe and healthy.

YMCA Temporarily Closes Facility Due to Concern over Coronavirus – Press Release 03.15.20 

CANCELLED YMCA PROGRAMS & EVENTS

  • Saturday Strikers Bowling (Until further notice)
  • State Swim Meet and National Swim Meet
  • State Gymnastics Meet

Informational Resources from the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) provide up-to-date information about coronavirus and offer guidance and resources for responding to this and other types of widespread illnesses. Please visit these sites often as the situation is evolving. Below are some helpful links:

Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

School and Child Care Programs

Community and Organization Readiness