Amid the evolving circumstances around COVID-19, we have decided to postpone or cancel many of our programs. The health, well-being, and safety of our members, program participants, and staff is our top priority and canceling programs gives us time to plan and adapt to be as safe as possible. In light of these changes, we invite you to update your membership preferences HERE.
Messages from YMCA President & CEO
The global and national spread of COVID-19 is affecting every one of us, and, as your community resource, the Y is committed to being a leader in social responsibility. Please see the latest message from YMCA President & CEO, David Duro below.
Extended Facility Closure
- The Treasure Valley Family YMCA has extended the facility closure until further notice.
Closed, postponed, canceled, or rescheduled programs
- If you are currently enrolled in programs that are being postponed or canceled, or dedicated staff members are working on reaching out to you with details available.
Virtual Group Exercise Classes now open!
- Stay healthy and connected with Group Exercise, brought to you by our YMCA Health and Well-being staff. Be sure to join all our facility’s Group Ex Facebook pages for more workouts, advice, and support.
- Check it out HERE!
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Treasure Valley Family YMCA COVID-19 FAQs
In the short time since this pandemic was announced the impact on your Y has been significant. In addition to the closures and cancellations described in this document, staff have been told to shelter in place in their homes, all business travel is canceled, all meetings are virtual and fundraising has slowed considerably.
Now more than ever, the Y needs your support. We are providing child care to emergency medical workers, offering virtual exercise platforms for members to stay active while socially isolated (seek out the Treasure Valley Family Y on social media!), providing virtual reading activities for kids and families, and contacting our older active adults for wellness checks during this time. We are adapting to meet critical community needs and your continued membership allows us to do this. Thank you for standing alongside us, we’ll get through this together.
The Y is constantly monitoring the situation and our goal is to balance meeting the needs of the community with the safety of our members and staff. The decision to open branches and conduct programs will be informed by consultation with health authorities, our ability to maintain social distancing guidelines, sufficient staff support, and member visitation. Until that time, we will remain closed.
In addition to closing all facilities until further notice, all programs have been suspended and child development sites have been closed with the exception of sites serving our health care professionals at St. Alphonsus’ and St. Luke’s. Program fees can be applied as a credit to your account and are critical to maintaining operations when activities are rescheduled. More details about each program will be distributed to enrollees shortly.
Thank you for being part of the Y. We appreciate your concern about staying healthy and the inability to access facilities due to closure in this uncertain time, and we understand your interest in canceling your membership at the Y. Please consider retaining your membership as this allows us to serve the community now, and in the future. This would be considered a contribution while facilities remain closed; we would hate to lose you. Please update your membership preferences HERE.
Thank you for the positive feedback. In a situation as uncertain as this one, it can be a challenge to strike the right balance between caution and serving the community; your comment helps us understand community sentiment around our actions. Thank you for being part of the Y, we appreciate you!
No testing results have been shared with the Y. However, If you have not been contacted by a public health authority, you are not considered at risk of being exposed.
This language is directly from the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
“If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home.
At this time, the CDC doesn’t recommend testing of people who do not have symptoms. Because of the limited number of tests, there is a need to preserve them for the sickest and those with the highest risk of infection.”
If you have not been contacted by a public health authority, you are not considered at risk of being exposed.
Because there remain significant needs the Y can help address we will continue with our Annual Fundraising Campaign in a fashion that doesn’t put anyone at risk. We can’t afford not to do it.
Out of an abundance of caution and through extensive consultation with health authorities, the Y closed all branches until further notice to reduce the risk of exposure.
We appreciate your interest in knowing the results of the COVID-19 test of the individual referenced in the Y COVID-19 update issued on March 13. If you have not been contacted by a public health authority, you are not considered at risk of being exposed.