Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Based on the latest statewide executive order, our Y centers will remain temporarily closed through Friday, May 8*. This is an extension of policies and recommendations of health authorities, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community. We understand many of you have questions regarding Y programs and your membership. We’ve included information below about adjusted scheduling plans, as well as links to access future updates.
*This is a very fluid situation and this date is subject to change. We will always keep you updated with the most current information available.
YOUR Y MEMBERSHIP
Below is a link for you to use to let us know your preference on how you would like to proceed with your membership. Our temporary closure, as well as the cancellation and rescheduling of various programs and services in and around our community, is proving to have real financial consequences for nonprofit organizations like the Y that rely on the support of our members, program participants and donors. As we use our Y facilities to serve essential care workers who are playing important roles combating the coronavirus, we thank you for your patience and continued Y membership to help support our charitable mission during this unprecedented time.
FUEL OUR IMPACT: https://www.tampaymca.org/fuel-our-impact
Please know, that regardless of your decision to put your membership on hold or to maintain your membership as a charitable gift, we appreciate you and wish you and your family health and comfort during these challenging times. The YMCA will be here for you. If you have further questions, we invite you to contact our Membership Support Team at [email protected] or 813-867-5440.
ALL-DAY SCHOOL-AGE RELIEF CARE
Starting Monday, March 23, we will offer all-day school-age relief care for essential workers at 23 Y locations across Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Citrus and Hernando counties to help support the children of healthcare and emergency response professionals, as well as other essential workers, who are playing important roles combating the coronavirus. Together, the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, YMCA of the Suncoast and YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg are working to meet a critical need that will help our Greater Tampa Bay region continue to effectively function as our schools are closed. While this situation is evolving and ever-changing, at this time the Y is working directly with employers representing essential care fields throughout our community to meet their needs. Qualified employees can register for relief care here:
FREE VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY
To help you stay active, healthy and connected in your own home, and on your own time, visit our member resources page to access free virtual fitness classes, at-home resources for you and your family and helpful tips on how to safeguard our health. We will continuously update our virtual resources so be sure to check in regularly. We will also let you know of other responses to community need.
VIRTUAL RESOURCES: https://www.tampaymca.org/tampa-y-member-resources
YOUTH SPORTS & SWIM LESSONS
Families who are registered will receive more information about new start dates and condensed seasons.We will be sure to update all our program participants about make-up vouchers and credits via email and through our website.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT (BASE) AND SUMMER CAMP
Families currently in our Before and After School Enrichment (BASE) programs will not be charged any payments until school resumes. The drafts that occurred on Monday, March 16 will be applied to the first week back to school. At this time, schedules for Y Summer Camp have not changed.
There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any Tampa Y facility. This decision to extend closure continues to out of concern for our staff, members, and the community as a whole and is currently mandated by an Executive Order by the State of Florida. If you have questions, you may contact our Membership Support Team at 813-867-5440 or [email protected].
Thank you for being part of our Y family and for your continued support as we all navigate this public health crisis.
President & CEO
Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA