Welcome back to the Y!
We’re excited to announce that Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA is reopening our facility and reactivating key programs on June 1st, 2020. As we welcome our community back to the Y, we want to assure you that safety remains our top priority. We have taken all of the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our members, program participants, volunteers and staff. This means that things will look and feel a little different.
Phased Approach Reopening Plan
To ensure your safety, our facility will be reopening through a four-phase approach. When you come back to the Y, starting on June 1st, the Operational Plan we have created is based on the State of Nebraska’s current restrictions on Dakota County.
What is a Vulnerable Population?
Based on currently available information and clinical expertise from the CDC, vulnerable populations are, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Based on what information from the CDC, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:
⭐ People 65 years and older
⭐ People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:
⭐ People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
⭐People who have serious heart conditions
⭐ People who are immunocompromised
⭐ Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
⭐ People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
⭐ People with diabetes
⭐ People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysisPeople with liver disease
Source: CDC Website
What to Expect When You Walk Into the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA:
We invite you to familiarize yourself with our reopening plan and join us when we reopen our facility on June 1st, 2020. We’re here to help you focus on what matters most: your health, your family and friends, and your community.
⭐ Health screenings before entering the main facility.Pay attention to signage and floor markings in order to safely navigate through the facility.
⭐ Face masks will be worn while entering the facility, but may be removed once participants arrive at their destination.
⭐ Adhere to social distancing guidelines.
⭐ Cover, clean, contain: Cover your sneezes and coughs, wash hands for at least 20 seconds, do not enter the facility if you or a member of your household feels ill. Avoid touching your face.
Facility Map: Phase 1
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Registration Information for Group Exercise and Fitness Pool Usage:
Registrations for pool usage and group exercise open Thursday May 28th at noon. Check the links below for more information.
It is understood that not everyone will be able to return to the facility right away, so don’t forget that our Virtual YMCA, Facebook and Instagram pages enable us to bring the YMCA from us to your living room!
As a non profit dedicated to keeping our community healthy, safe and thriving for all, Y members like you make our impact possible. Thank you for staying with us during these incredily challenging times. Thanks to your support the Y was able to:
Please allow us to share what we have been doing to help our Siouxland community since we closed our facility doors on March 16, 2020!
The Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA has since:
⭐ Offered Emergency Child Care to 15 families over the last six weeks.
⭐ Organized a Blood Drive that will help a minimum of 36 people.
⭐ Kept ALL Full-time staff to maintain their employment.
⭐ We have tackled some much-needed repairs to the facility.
⭐ Checked in and called more than 4,000 members to ask how they are coping with the COVID-19 situation and if there was anything the Y could help.
⭐ Produced over 52 videos of workouts, kid and family activities and sport drills.
⭐ Offered free group fitness platforms FREE for EVERYONE!
⭐ Restructured our social media which has included over 300 posts with access to workouts, recipes, motivation, crafts, activities, etc.
⭐ Created a virtual YMCA page on our website.
⭐ Offered a FREE ‘All in April’ wellness challenge with weekly prizes.
⭐ Reinvented our newsletters and created meaningful content twice a week.
⭐ Established a number of partnerships with area nonprofits to serve Siouxland better through the COVID-19 crisis.
⭐ FREE Community Connection Calls to anyone who would benefit from someone calling and checking in on them as a partnership with Connections Area Agency on Aging.
⭐ Donated 960 rolls of toilet paper to the community.
⭐ Y Staff filled 1,390 backpacks of food through a partnership with the Food Bank of Siouxland through their “Back Pack” program for kids.
⭐ Distribution of FREE food through community partnerships with the Food Bank of Siouxland. The Y provide a place and volunteers (ALL YMCA Staff and Board Members) to distribute food to those in need. In addition, the Y, along with traffic help from the South Sioux City Police Department, distributed:
⭐ 38,000 lbs. of FREE Tyson protein donated by Tyson, Inc.
⭐ 259,200 eggs donated by Daybreak Foods, Inc.
The Y distributed:
⭐ 220,790 meals to our Siouxland community in less than seven weeks
⭐ Impacting more than 32,000 individuals, including 12,776 children in Siouxland.
We were there for you then, and we are here for you now. Thank you for your continued support!