YMCA of Greater Montgomery is monitoring the developing situation with respect to the COVID-19 Coronavirus disease and will communicate to all members, coaches, parents and participants in the event the CDC or other public health authorities issue any specific recommendations or restrictions that would impact or apply training, practice, games or events.
At this time, unless and until there is a travel advisory or restriction put into place by the CDC or another public health authority that impacts the locations of training, practice, games or events, the YMCA will not be canceling currently scheduled games or events.
We advise that all teams, participants, coaches, parents, and players continue to monitor and follow recommendations on prevention and other factors from their local and federal public health authorities.
To assist in limiting potential transmission of any respiratory illness, the CDC is recommending the following procedures for games in the coming weeks:
~ Players should bring their own individual water or Powerade to games and trainings to eliminate potential transmission risk from sharing cups and water stations
~ Eliminate pre and post-game handshakes to avoid unnecessary personal contact
~ Have hand sanitizer available
~ Wipe down benches pre- and post-game with disinfectant antiviral wipes
~ Any players, parents, or supporters with any symptoms should not attend competition or training
Common-sense, everyday preventive actions should also be taken, including:
~ Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
~ Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
~ Stay home when you are sick.
~ Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
~ Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Here is an additional resource from the CDC and other organizations regarding the Coronavirus: