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Rob's Blog We're all in this together!

Good Morning:

As cases of COVID-19 rise, it’s a good time to remind ourselves that we don’t need to panic. What we need to do is remember that we all have a role in ensuring our own health and that of people around us. This means following public health requirements everyday. 

When you enter the Y, you will use sanitizer for your hands, review the self-screen questionnaire before you swipe in. We should all model proper safety protocols.

Once you swipe in, you see that our facilities have properly spaced equipment and machines, that there are markers on the floors for fitness classes and that in our change rooms, some of our lockers are tied off. While this reduces the number of machines or lockers available, we have done this to maintain distances of six feet. 

From the beginning of this pandemic, our childcare team has been a great example of being able to serve the needs of the community during this pandemic. Now, all our teams leading the way.

Cases of COVID will happen in our region, but we can all do our part to keep the curve in Eastern Ontario low, and encourage others to the same.

From what we are seeing and hearing at our Ys, it's clear that being open is having a positive impact on people mentally, physically, socially and emotionally.

My schedule for next week includes:

Monday - Kingston, Strong Communities campaign chair call
Tuesday - Kingston am, Brockville pm, Board meeting 
Wednesday - Brockville - Kingston Mayor community check in call
Thursday - Offsite
Friday - Brockville, YMCA Foundation meeting

This weekend, I hope to be able to get another open water swim in before it gets too chilly (Yes Vicki, I know you have swum in colder water and I'm coming off sounding like a wimp!) and have some roasted marshmallows. Declan has been negotiating the marshmallows thing ALL WEEK!! 

Have a great weekend and remember that we’re all in this together and together we can keep the COVID curve low.


Rob Adams
Chief Executive Officer