COVID-19 Update – 5/18/2020
The YMCA of Vincennes will be reopening on May 26, 2020. Please Click HERE to view our new Facility Guidelines.
Letter From Our CEO, YMCA of Vincennes
Dear YMCA of Vincennes Family,
As you are well aware, over the past week, the state of Indiana has taken significant steps to keep the public safe as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread. Governor Holcomb continues to update us all with recommendations including the closure of all bars, nightclubs, restaurants (except takeout/delivery), gyms, etc.
Upon the advice of our federal, state, and local public health authorities, we made the difficult decision to shut down operations at the YMCA of Vincennes last Saturday evening, March 14, 2020, after extensive, heartfelt deliberation. This decision was not made quickly nor easily, but it was absolutely the right decision to keep our members and staff safe and to help our health care providers flatten the curve on the potential spread of COVID-19 in our area.
Though our facilities are closed, we are maintaining a limited number of staff members to perform essential duties, especially the duties involving deep cleaning and sanitation of all areas, so that we are ready to resume normal operation just as soon as we receive approval to safely do so. During this time of closure, we are maintaining the operation of public transportation through VanGo, as this service is more vital than ever to our community. Please understand that anyone wishing to use this service will be screened appropriately, and social distancing mandates will be followed on the vehicles for everyone’s safety. We also ask for your patience as negotiated travel times will naturally be affected by the measures we have put into place for public safety.
It has been a challenging week of change for all of us. We accept that these actions are necessary to help prevent the spread of this virus. We also know that the programs that we run are important for our members and participants, and they contribute to making the community a better place. Our absolute desire was to maintain our entire staff throughout the closure. Sadly, financial limitations have prevented this from being possible. We are committed to continue the support of our staff and members in whatever way we possibly can during this unfathomably difficult situation. We ask that you please prayerfully consider keeping your membership active so that we can keep our community together and vibrant during these significant challenges. We understand that these same difficulties effect you just as they do us. We are committed to helping you get through this unprecedented event and look forward to the day that we all get to return to normalcy, as much as that will be possible. We ask for your continued prayer and support of us through this trial as well.
Thank you for your prayers and understanding.
May God bless us all,
Patrick M. Herman, CEO
YMCA of Vincennes
COVID-19 Update – 3/16/2020
At the YMCA of Vincennes, we are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all who enter our doors, while always keeping our mission to serve our community at the heart of all we do. As the response to the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, we remain steadfast in developing solutions and communicating with our members and program participants.
In the interest of promoting safe public health practices and with the recommendations from the CDC and our local Health Departments, the YMCA of Vincennes is taking action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and maintain a healthy community.
Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, the YMCA of Vincennes will be closed to our members and program participants until March 29th, 2020, where the situation will be re-evaluated.
VanGo public transportation will remain operational under limited capacity until further notice. Please continue to check our website and other social media outlets for daily updates.
The Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center will be closed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Y doing regarding the Corona Virus?
In addition to the above mentioned steps we’ve taken, we remain connected to our national office, and we are closely monitoring information provided by public health officials and the actions of our local school districts. Limited staff will be cleaning and sanitizing our facilities during this two week closure. Further disruption and changes to our programming and member services may occur without much notice. Please stay informed right here or on any of our social media pages.
Are Programs Cancelled?
All programs have been cancelled for the next two weeks including After School Care and All Day Care. Programs scheduled to start during the closure will be re-evaluated and rescheduled if at all possible. *The Community Get Fit Final Weigh-In on March 28th, 2020 is being rescheduled. Swim lessons that have already started will be made up once normal business hours continue. The YMCA of Vincennes will help with a registration fee refund if you’d like. Because the YMCA of Vincennes is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we ask that you prayerfully consider donating any portion of your registration fees as a charitable donation during this time.
How will the Y Communicate with me?
Members and program participants are encouraged to follow the YMCA of Vincennes on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), and our website at: www.vincennesymca.org for current updates and information. Scheduled newsletters and emails will also be sent out to participating members and staff.
What if I had a Party and or Rental scheduled?
If you are a member or customer who had a scheduled party or rental during this closure, we will be issuing refunds or a rescheduling of the event when we return to normal business hours.
Do I get a refund of my membership fees during the closure?
Your Y understands that any time our doors are closed, our members feel an impact to their lifestyle. Y leaders are considering the organization’s refund policy while weighing the nonprofit’s long-term health. We are hopeful that our YMCA members will continue to support the Y through their membership fees at this unprecedented time. Please know that one of our goals is to work to ensure that when our doors reopen your Y is fully operational and immediately providing the programs and services you’ve come to count on.