KEEPING YOU INFORMEDCoronavirus (COVID-19) Information
UPDATED: 1:00pm, 3/27/20
Check this page for updates regarding the YMCA of San Diego County and COVID-19.
Visit our virtual YMCA page to find resources, activities and information to help us stay connected.
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: March 26, 2020
How can I reach a YMCA staff person?
The best way to contact staff at the Y is via email. For general questions, write to [email protected] or contact your branch here:
Beach and Bay Family YMCA
Border View Family YMCA
Cameron Family YMCA
Copley-Price Family YMCA
Dan McKinney Family YMCA
Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA
John A. Davis Family YMCA
Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
McGrath Family YMCA
Mission Valley YMCA
Palomar Family YMCA
Rancho Family YMCA
Shepherd YMCA Firehouse
South Bay Family YMCA
Ryan Family YMCA
Toby Wells YMCA
YMCA Overnight Camping
How long does it usually take to hear back?
You can expect to hear back within two business days. We appreciate your patience during this time of transition when our staff members are working from home.
When will the Y reopen?
The YMCA of San Diego County is following the state mandate for shelter in place. Due to the fluid nature of this scenario, we are not able to predict how long our facility closure will last
It remains our mission to support your health and well-being. We’ve partnered with industry group fitness leaders to offer you unlimited streaming exercise videos you can enjoy in the safety of your own home absolutely free of charge.
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At the YMCA of San Diego County, the safety and well-being of our members, staff, volunteers and the broader community have always been, and will always be, a top priority.
We have been diligently monitoring all national and local updates surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. In light of recent developments and to do our part in maintaining a healthy community, we have voluntarily closed our YMCA branches and overnight camps countywide. This is in addition to the youth-serving programs we discontinued to align with school district closures.
The decision to close our facilities was made to best ensure the safety of everyone in our community. We anticipate this being a two-week closure, but will adapt our plan as new guidance is received. We will do our best to keep you updated on this page and a variety of local social media channels.
FOR OUR STAFF
As one of the region’s largest employers, recognize the burden this may cause to our staff. As such, we made the important decision to assist them during this temporary shutdown. We are committed to the over 5,500 staff who bring our mission to life every day and have implemented an immediate wage continuation plan for our staff through March 27 or April 3, 2020 (based on their classification).. For benefits-eligible employees, all benefits will continue as usual.
FOR THE COMMUNITY
The Y is providing FREE online services that include activities for all ages, abilities and interests. They can be played from any device in the comfort of your home.
- Studio Sweat: www.studiosweatondemand.com/ymca-sdc
- More resources to come!
Through our important Community Support Services, we’re also offering enhanced childcare referrals. we are offering enhanced referral services through our YMCA Childcare Resource Service. This includes a specialized search within our database of licensed family child care homes and centers.
- San Diego County families looking for care can call 1-800-481-2151 to discuss their child care needs with an adviser.
- Advisers are available Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
- Families can also conduct online searches by visiting our child care referrals page.
- YMCA CRS is committed to supporting health care, first responders, law enforcement and military professionals.
- Families may call (619)952-0242.
- If the phone line is busy, YMCA CRS will return calls as soon as possible.
For additional information and updates, please see YMCA Childcare Resource Services updates.
FOR OUR FUTURE
We are asking everyone to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, as well as local County of San Diego guidance, and take their own measures to protect themselves: including not putting themselves in situations with large crowds or where they come in close contact with others, staying home if they do not feel well, frequently washing their hands with soap and water and covering their coughs and sneezes.
We are grateful for the outpouring of support many have expressed. We are committed to doing everything possible to secure the future of the Y, and its services, in these uncertain times. Closure for any length of time represents a significant threat to our nonprofit organization. If you are so inclined and in a position to help: please consider making a donation to the Y fund to support our efforts in the community during this challenging time. We understand this may not be feasible for all households and may cause a hardship.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this evolving and challenging situation. Our doors will reopen soon and we will be ready to serve, to help our community get back to normalcy.