Saturday, March 14, 2020

Hockomock YMCA: Health Preparedness Update (COVID-19)


Dear Franklin,
As a follow-up to our communication on Wednesday, our YMCA continues to closely monitor the current public health updates regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

The CDC and our local boards of health continue to advise businesses and institutions that taking steps to slow the spread of the Coronavirus will contribute to the public health response to the outbreak.
  • We are promoting social distancing: Following the strong recommendations from the CDC and state and local agencies we are putting social distancing protocols in place in our fitness centers with select fitness equipment. 
  • Limited group exercise attendance: Group fitness classes will be limited to 20 per class. Group cycle classes will be limited to 10 per class. You may reserve your spot in class 24 hours in advance by calling your branch's Member Service Desk. 
  • Our Prescription for a Healthy Lifestyle programs such as LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, MS Wellness and Diabetes Prevention Program will be postponed until further notice.
  • Pool or party rental reservations will be suspended until further notice.
  • All Y events with 100 people or more will be cancelled or re-scheduled until further notice.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting continues to be our focus every day to protect the health and safety of our community.
  • Program and classes are running as scheduled. This is a fast-moving situation and one that we continue to assess daily. We pledge to share information with members and staff as information and decisions are made.

  • Facility signage has increased throughout our facilities and program areas, encouraging people to wash hands, clean equipment and not enter our facilities if experiencing respiratory or flu like symptoms.
  • Branch access is limited: Until further notice no guest passes will be sold.

For further information, we encourage you to visit the following websites:

We continue to monitor this rapidly evolving health crisis and will continue to update you as more information, resources or guidance becomes available.

We appreciate everyone's support as we strive to protect the health & safety of our YMCA community and work together in the days ahead.


Ed Hurley
HOCKOMOCK AREA YMCA | Foxboro, Franklin, North Attleboro, Mansfield, MA

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