ATHENS YMCA
915 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, GA 30606

Programs Update

Athens YMCA Youth Programs

Spring 2021 Operational Procedures

Monday - Thursday 2:45 pm - 5:45 pm

February 22 - May 13, 2021

Staff

All staff members will be fever screened before their shift begins. Programs will follow CDC guidelines and temperature checks.

All staff will be provided with the appropriate PPE.

All staff will be trained in safety and sanitary procedures as outlined by the our insurance company, CDC and American Red Cross.

Cleaning & Policies

All participants and staff will wash their hands every 60 minutes.

Handwashing or sanitizing stations in multiple locations.

Only select water fountains in use, water bottles are encouraged. 

Door handles will be sanitized every 60 minutes.

Restrooms will be cleaned by YMCA housekeeping staff every 60 minutes.

All YMCA spaces will be deep cleaned at weekly by a contracted company.

All used YMCA spaces will be cleaned with an EPA Covid-19 chemical (Diamond Disinfectant 1000 DSV) each night.

Activities

All equipment will be sanitized after use.

Participants can wear face masks.

Program participants will stay in small groups or teams.

Checking In

Check-in for 3:30 programs ends at 3:50 pm. No participant can check in past 3:50 pm. Check-in for 4:30 pm and 5 pm programs will take place between 4:20 pm and 5:10 pm ONLY. No participant can check in past 5:10 pm.

Parents must always remain in their car.

Children being dropped off by parents: Staff members will fever screen each participant at their car. If a child's temperature is higher than 100.4 degrees, they will be sent home. They cannot return to programs until they are fever and fever medication free for 72 hours.

Children riding a YMCA or Clarke County bus: Staff members will fever screen each participant as they get off the bus. If a child's temperature is higher than 100.4 degrees, they will be sent home. They cannot return to programs until they are fever and fever medication free for 72 hours.

Checking Out

Participants must be picked up from programs between 5 pm and 5:45 pm.

No parents will be allowed to exit their vehicle while picking up their child.

We will not accept call ahead pick up requests or written notice for early pickups. Any parent needing to pick up their child before 5 pm must come to the YMCA and wait for their child to come from their designated group.