YMCA Updates and Changes Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Dear Members, Program Participants and Friends,


The Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA remains committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone who enters our doors. We share the growing concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While the outbreak is to be taken seriously, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) continues to report that the immediate risk to the general public remains low at this time.


The first priority of Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA has always been the health and safety of those we serve. We are actively monitoring updates from the CDC, the State of Illinois, Y-USA and our local health departments.


The YMCA will continue to remain open during regular business hours, however, we wanted to take a moment to communicate the steps we are taking to ensure the health and safety of our members, participants, and staff.


What the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA is doing:

§  We are cleaning more frequently and paying extra attention to high-touch areas such as door handles/pushes, tables/countertops, phones, hand rails, etc.

§  We are being vigilant in keeping the wellness center floor, machines and equipment clean.

§  We have posted signs throughout the YMCA encouraging hand washing and best hygiene practices.


As of 5:00 AM, Monday, March 16th, the following temporary measures will be in place through Monday, March 30th:

§  We will temporarily be suspending entry to all non-members and anyone attempting to use a guest pass to visit the YMCA.

§  We are temporarily limiting our group exercise classes to 25 participants.

§  The Y will not be having a school day out camp due to unexpected school closures. It would be irresponsible of us to gather large groups of children.

§  We plan to run our Spring Break Camp from March 23rd-March 27th with a limited capacity of 25 youth per day.

§  Our Lucky Charm Family 5K scheduled for Saturday, March 21 has been cancelled. If you have already registered for this event, our Y staff will be in contact with you.


Here is what you can do:

§  Please do not visit the YMCA if you are ill, out of respect to fellow members and vulnerable individuals within our community. If you have symptoms such as a cough, fever, or are sneezing we ask that you avoid the Y until you are well.

§  Avoid close contact with others – this is especially important for seniors and individuals who are at a higher risk of getting very sick.

§  Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. 


As new developments emerge, changes may take affect without advanced notice. Your patience is appreciated. If at any point we are advised to suspend additional programming or close the Y, please refer to our website at srfymca.org for the most up-to-date information.


This is definitely a unique and uncharted time and we will do all we can to stand tall in the face of this adversity. I thank you all for your support and patience as we continue to work through this process.

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