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COVID Update July 30, 2021

Updated: Aug 6, 2021

Dear Waldo County YMCA-ers,

Two days ago, the CDC released new strategies for preventing the spread of COVID-19. We are monitoring these changes carefully and doing everything in our power to prevent the spread of this community-crippling virus while pursuing our mission of strengthening the community.

According to the CDC, “vaccination remains the most effective means to achieve control of the pandemic”. Other strategies include: Consistent and correct mask usage, maximizing ventilation and filtration of air, maintaining social distance, [frequent and correct] handwashing, & staying home when sick.

The CDC also released levels of community transmission that trigger recommended mask usage for both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Anything between 50 and 100 new cases in the past 7 days is labeled as a “substantial” transmission level. 100 and above is considered “high”.

As of yesterday afternoon, Waldo County’s transmission level is “substantial”. Masks are recommended in all indoor public settings.

At the Waldo County YMCA, we follow state guidelines: In the facility, our staff will be wearing masks during this heightened time in Waldo County, and we recommend that everyone wear them indoors; Our ventilation system is set to bring in 100% outside air, the maximum possible and we have HEPA filters in our weight room, wellness room, preschool, teen room, and community room. We recommend regular hand sanitization and have sanitizing stations throughout the facility. We will use outdoor spaces as much as we can.

We will be monitoring the CDC site and will adjust to community transmission levels each day. We will post the current status on our door.

Thank you for walking with us as we try to serve our community.



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