Schedule and Program Changes
Updated March 16, 2020
The YMCA of Frederick has been closely monitoring the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 in Maryland and beyond. We are taking the following steps to help mitigate the community spread of COVID-19. While we understand that some of these steps may cause disruption to you and your family, please note that they are designed to correlate with announced social distancing guidelines.
These measures will be in place for no less than two weeks. Since this is a rapidly evolving situation, there may be additional precautions necessary. The availability of staff and supplies are critical to our delivery of service. If at any time either of these falls below standards, additional services may be either interrupted or discontinued.
Facility: As of 5 pm, Monday, March 16, our fitness, health and wellness centers, swimming pools and classes/programs will be closed and/or suspended. At this time we plan to restore full operations on March 30 in concert with the current school schedule, however it is probable that this date may be extended.
Before and After Care at FCPS School Sites: The closure of Frederick County Public Schools made it necessary for us to cancel this program beginning on Monday, March 16 through March 27. Families will receive 2 weeks of credit and additional communication will be provided to parents and guardians of children in the BASE Program. Please visit our YMCA & Community Resources page for information regarding All Day Out program.
Early Learning Center Daycare: We will maintain the normal daycare schedule. The entrances to daycare will be limited to participants of the daycare program (ELC staff, children and their guardians). Additional communication will be provided to parents and guardians of children in the ELC.
Head Start will be closed per Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) from 3/16-3/27. HS activities will not be completed in person, please visit https://frederickymca.org/programs/education/head-start/ to complete a “preapplication.”
Child Watch in the Fun Zone: Closed.
Health & Wellness/Fitness: Closed but we will be providing online options throughout the weeks. Check out some of our online workout options:
- YMCA 360 on YouTube
- Les Mills On Demand
- If you’re registered for a paid program, we are offering a credit for the unused portion of the program that you can apply to future programs. For example, if your child was in a five-week program and has participated in four weeks, you will be credited for one week. The credit will be applied to your account once we know the length of the closure.
Workshops/Training/Special Events: All workshops, trainings, and special events are canceled. Every effort will be made to reschedule these events.
Youth Sports: Cancelled. If you’re registered for a paid program, we are offering a credit for the unused portion of the program that you can apply to future programs. For example, if your child was in a five-week program and has participated in four weeks, you will be credited for one week. The credit will be applied to your account once we know the length of the closure.
Teen Programming: Closed.
Established for more than 160+ years, we have always been an organization that has chosen to walk in the direction of a challenge. Today is no different and we must focus our resources on those who need us most during this time of crisis.