Together, we can prevent the spread of germs. | YMCA DC

Together, we can prevent the spread of germs.

WHAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS?

Please use the links below to find out more information about the Coronavirus Disease including symptoms, treatment, current cases and more.

HOW THE Y PREVENTS THE SPREAD OF VIRUSES

  • Provides hand sanitizer to the members and staff at locations throughout our facilities.
  • Schedules cleaning of door handles and high traffic areas with frequently touched pieces of equipment such as phones desks counter tops.
  • Cleans the fitness equipment more frequently.
  • Wipes down locker handles in the locker rooms on a regular basis.
  • Offers hand wipes to staff so they may wipe down work areas and phones when they start using them and when they are finished.
  • Encourages staff that are experiencing any of the symptoms above to visit a doctor or hospital asap.
  • Educates the staff and members with the facts about the flu and other viruses.
  • Makes sure the child care staff is diligent in cleaning areas used by the children.
  • Communicates with the children about how they are feeling to determine if they are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above. Pass this information on to the parents and send home sick individuals.
  • Schedules hand washing several times during the day for child care participants.
  • Makes sure the staff is wearing rubber gloves when cleaning areas and that they wash their hands after they have completed the cleaning.

GOOD HEALTH HABITS THAT HELP STOP GERMS:

  1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  2. Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
  3. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  4. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  6. Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
  7. Clean door handles counters and high traffic areas frequently throughout the day.
  8. Provide surgical masks and hand sanitizer in areas throughout the facilities.

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