Staunton-Augusta YMCA employee tests positive for COVID-19

ymcaThe Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA recently learned that a part-time employee helping prepare for the YMCA’s June 12th re-opening has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Due to healthcare privacy laws, the YMCA will not name the employee.

The employee has been quarantined, and the YMCA hired a professional cleaning crew to come in and disinfect all impacted areas. YMCA executive director Josh Cole said he is working closely with with local health department officials on how to move forward.

“Our main concern is for the safety of the individual, our staff, our members and our community,” Cole said. “We’ll follow the lead of the health department officials to make sure we are ensuring safety for everyone involved.”

To ensure staff and member safety, the Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA will now aim for June 19th as a re-opening date.

The YMCA froze all membership dues starting in April (except for members who willingly opted in to support the YMCA). The freeze will continue in June.


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