PROVIDING A SAFE, SECURE ENVIRONMENT FOR MEMBERS AND PARTICIPANTS.
As one of the nation’s largest providers of youth and family programs, the Y long has made the safety of children and all vulnerable populations a top priority. YMCAs serve 22 million people annually, including nine million youth. Providing a safe, secure environment for members and participants is essential to the Y’s cause of strengthening community. While the Y is proud to be entrusted with the care of millions of children and to be an organization of choice for millions more people, we recognize that great responsibility comes with this privilege. Part of that responsibility is knowing who has access to YMCAs through membership, which underscores the importance of membership screening. It’s a best practice for child abuse prevention and facility safety and security..
In keeping with the best practices of the national office of the YMCA and adding an extra layer of protection for our staff, members and participants, beginning February 1, 2018, the West End YMCA will be participating in a national initiative to screen members, program participants, and staff against the National Sex Offender Registry. This screening will be done on a regular basis.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE YMCA AND CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
A Message to Members/Parents
The West End YMCA (Including the Chino Valley YMCA, Scheu Family YMCA of Upland, and Ontario/Montclair YMCA) is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone who enters our doors. There are growing concerns about the potential spread of coronavirus, and in an effort to keep you and your family healthy and prevent the spread of germs, we are sharing some important information.
Your Y is regularly cleaned by a local cleaning company and special care is taken by Y staff to meet quality standards in place year-round that keep our facility clean and safe. YMCA Staff are doing extra cleaning in high traffic areas. Additionally, we are encouraging everyone to do their part in helping prevent the spread of germs and viruses.
Hand washing remains the most effective method of preventing the spread of germs, including coronavirus. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
Frequent hand washing and use of antibacterial hand sanitizer are encouraged and practiced throughout our programs by staff and children.
We always provide and recommend using disinfectant wipes on exercise equipment before and after use.
Additional everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like coronavirus, include:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick until you’ve been free of fever for 24 hours.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
If you or a loved one are experiencing flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough and shortness of breath, please stay home, rest and contact your medical provider.
While no one can predict with certainty whether the United States will be severely impacted by coronavirus, we are monitoring the situation and preparing for the possibility that our daily program and work routines could be temporarily impacted if the situation significantly worsens. We will keep all members and participants updated with information as it develops.
We will be following the recommendations and guidance of the CDC, State and Local Governments, and the YMCA of the USA. We ask for and appreciate our members' cooperation and understanding if/when we make modifications to programming and facility availability, or cancel/postpone events. Should we elect to make any of these modifications to our service, it will be done from a place of concern for the health of our members, staff, and community.
Additionally, we encourage everyone to regularly check the CDC’s website for important updates and safety information.
- The Directors of the West End YMCA
Scheu Family YMCA Of Upland Program Update Regarding (COVID-19) March 13th - March 30th
To prevent the spread of the novel corona virus, while still allowing ourselves to serve our community, we will be making the following temporary modifications to our facility operations:
Our Y locations will be open at normal operating hours:
Kid Zone will be open normal operating hours.
Swim lessons will continue as scheduled.
Group exercise classes will continue as scheduled.
If you have any questions please feel free to visit our website or call at:
We will no longer sell day passes
We will no longer be able to accept nationwide members
The Scheu Family YMCA of Upland facility will close at 8pm Monday thru Friday instead of its normal closing time of 10pm
We will no longer offer the use of our workout props (i.e. foam rollers, mats, resistance bands) you are more than welcome to bring your own workout props
Our group exercise classes will utilize a 6 feet distance rule; this will create a limit on class sizes based on the size of the room used. Participant attendance will be on a first come, first serve basis
We have partnered with MOSSA, to provide all of our members with a free online platform for at home workouts. We encourage Y members to use MOSSA as an alternative way to workout remotely.
Please use the login information below to start your at home workouts today.
We also have YMCA home workout YouTube videos available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGt_IpceP_xQhhCMCrut_A
Our Kid Zone and facility are still open, and we are taking the necessary precautions by sanitizing areas and all equipment to ensure the safety of our members
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.
-Your YMCA Family