Wapakoneta Family YMCA Updates to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

YMCA Members, program participants, staff and communities:


As of Monday, March 16, 2020 - the Wapakoneta Family YMCA will be closed per Governor Mike DeWine's orders.  We have no date for re-opening.  Our child care program is also closed, except to critical care employees, as of Monday, March 16, 2020. Due to this closure, most of our staff has been furloughed or reduced hours.  To access information on memberships, please click here.  You will be able to do membership changes (holds, cancellations, etc.) all on that site.  We would ask that you not call us to cancel or hold, please use the tools on the website.  We will be checking voicemails at least once per day.


With the most recent news regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases in Ohio, and updated guidelines from the Governor’s office, we want to communicate our plans with you. Please understand that we serve the highest at-risk populations in many of our programs.  Additionally, we are required to follow the guidelines set forth by the Governor’s office. 

As always, the health and safety of our staff, members and participants remain our top priority.  

We have enhanced our cleaning protocols to give focused attention to all surfaces, equipment and common areas. More specifically, we are wiping down all high-touch areas and surfaces additional times daily. We are actively reinforcing the preventative measures outlined by the CDC and ensuring that hand sanitizing stations and wipes to clean equipment continue to be available in our facility.  We are doing the same at our child care site.

This is a rapidly changing situation and we are responding as fast as we can. Please be patient with our staff and team members.

PROGRAM UPDATES

updated 4/2/20 at 9:07 am

Child Care:
  • Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in light of recent recommendations from the Governor's Office, we will be closing our regular child care program at Harvest Baptist Church.  
  • Effective, Monday, March 23, 2020, we will be providing pandemic critical child care at Harvest Baptist Church to the following families:
    • Medical personnel families (Joint, Mercy, ProMedica, etc.)
    • Nursing home/assisted living families (Manor, Gardens, Acres, etc.)
    • Child services families
    • First responder families
    • Additional "essential employees" will be accepted as space allows.
  • To inquire about pandemic critical child care, click here.
  • We will continue monitoring the news from the appropriate health agencies and communicate any changes to our plans.
Youth Programing:

Effective, Monday, March 16, 2020, in light of recent recommendations from the Governor’s Office, we will be canceling all youth programs for the remainder of the Winter 2 session.  This includes swim lessons and teen programs.   This does include private swim lessons.  Expiration dates for private swim lessons will be moved to December 31, 2020.

Registration for spring programs has been postponed indefinitely.  Once we get direction from the Governor, we will update our registration dates and start/end dates for the spring session.

We will be offering FULL credits to families that signed up for programs that are affected. If you wish to have a refund please call the YMCA at 419-739-9622.

The middle school bus to the library is canceled until school resumes (including Monday, March 16). 

Land and Water Fitness Programing:

Effective, Monday, March 16, 2020, in light of recent recommendations from the Governor’s Office, and guidelines from Auglaize Acres, we will be canceling all adult fitness programs for the remainder of the Winter 2 session.    This does include personal training.  Expiration dates for personal training will be moved to December 31, 2020.

Registration for spring programs has been postponed indefinitely.  Once we get direction from the Governor, we will update our registration dates and start/end dates for the spring session.

We will be offering FULL credits to individuals that signed up for programs that are affected. If you wish to have a refund please call the YMCA at 419-739-9622.

If we can start fitness classes back up earlier, we will update you.  In the meantime, we have several resources from other Ys for online classes to fill the void.  We will update as more become available – if you know of any please email to:  info@wapakymca.org. Here are some online resources:

YMCA of Central Ohio:  https://ymcacolumbus.org/workout-home 

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati:  https://vimeo.com/showcase/myy (password is ymca)

Online MOSSA classes:  https://www.mossamove.net/login (user:  info@wapakymca.org; pw:  wapakymca)

YMCA of Greater Houston: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGt_IpceP_xQhhCMCrut_A - available free and for a limited time.

LifeFitness:  https://go.lifefitness.com/wod

Y360: YMCA360.org

Adult Programming:

The adult volleyball league has been suspended until further notice.

The lunch & learn series is postponed. 

Adult pickle ball at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds has been suspended.

CONTINUED SERVICES

  • Pandemic critical care child care (see above).
  • At this time, all other Wapakoneta Family YMCA operations are canceled or closed.

MAINTAINING A HEALTHY FACILITY

Health officials continue to advise us on the importance of being vigilant in our  efforts to prevent the spread of illness. We  can all immediately continue to support a healthy Y and community by following these common-sense precautions: 

Should this issue escalate across the communities we serve, we will take the necessary precautions to ensure that you, along with our staff and participants, are safe.  

You can find additional resources and information on the Coronavirus here: 

Thank you for working with us to ensure the health of your fellow members, our YMCA and the community.