CEO Chris Johnson shares about a COVID-19 exposure at the Y.

Here's what you need to know.

July 6, 2020

YMCA CEO sitting in an office

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It saddens us to inform you that one of our Camp Staff onsite June 29 and 30 has tested positive for COVID-19. The law prevents us from sharing the identity of that person, but we want to assure you we will continue to support this employee as they heal from this virus and will welcome them back once it is safe to do so, as determined by the Warren County Health Department.  

Individual campers and staff who were in direct contact with the individual who tested positive have been communicated with directly by phone and email, but we felt it important to share this news with our members so that you can make the best decisions for yourself and your family.

Unfortunately, the reality of life during this pandemic is that while we are doing everything within our ability and resources to keep our campers and members as safe and healthy as possible at the Y, we cannot 100 percent guarantee the virus won't enter our facilities or  programs. 

We can reassure you that we were prepared for this possibility, and we are responding appropriately, as directed by the Warren County Health Department.

Our commitment to your health and safety is our top priority. We are committed to providing a safe environment for all our employees and our members.Please stay safe and take care of yourself. We want to see you in the Y as often as possible!

Questions and Answers to this Announcement

If you have any questions or concerns not answered here, please feel free to contact CEO Chris Johnson. 

To withdraw from camp and receive a refund or voucher for any incomplete weeks of camp, email Camp Director JaMarcus Gibson at


The health and safety of campers and staff is our top priority. We will continue to utilize the guidelines provided by the CDC and the state of Ohio including wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing, and sanitizing facilities to help prevent the spread of this virus. 
We are following instructions from the Warren County Health Department, and by continuing to follow their directions and the guidelines set by the state of Ohio, we are confident in our safe operation of summer camps.
We are following instructions from the Warren County Health Department, and per their directions we have notified the appropriate staff who need to quarantine.
We are following the guidelines set by the CDC and the state of Ohio, and our staff are required to wear masks. There are exceptions about when a mask is not appropriate/safe based on certain department job requirements per guidelines from Responsible RestartOhio. We encourage campers and members to wear them as well to help stop the further spread of COVID-19. 
By law we cannot share the identity of the person who tested positive for COVID19 or other details that might lead to a violation of their privacy. We are following instructions from the Warren County Health Department, and per their directions we have notified the appropriate people who need to quarantine.



To cancel your membership, please email and state your request to cancel. Within 48 hours you should get a reply email confirming your membership cancellation. If you do not receive that confirmation email, please email again. You will need the confirmation email as proof of membership cancellation. If you cancel because of coronavirus concerns, we will waive the joiner fee when you return. We will do all we can to make this process as seamless as possible.



Here's What Our Employees Are Doing Every Day to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

  • Employees are required to wear masks or other facial coverings when moving within the Y or when interacting with members.  (There are exceptions by department based on job requirements when a mask is not appropriate/safe.)

  • Employees are required to maintain six feet of social distance from others at all times.(There are exceptions defined by Responsible ReStartOhio for situations when social distancing is not feasible.)

  • Employees must diligently wash their hands and otherwise use hand sanitizer (which we are providing in intervals around the Y).

  • Employees are temperature checked upon arrive at that Y and will not be allowed to work if they have a fever over 100.

  • Employees must self-assess their own health before reporting to work, and no employee is permitted to come to work if they have any of the known symptoms of COVID-19.

  • We are deep cleaning the high use areas of the Y daily.

Here's What You Can Do Every Day to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Please self-assess daily for your own potential COVID-19 symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms, we encourage you to seek medical advice and to not return to the Y until you are healthy again.  

  • fever or chills

  • cough 

  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • fatigue

  • muscle or body aches

  • headache

  • new loss of taste or smell

  • sore throat

  • congestion or runny nose

  • nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

For the health of others we encourage you to wear a mask in our public spaces and when you are interacting with staff, although members are not required to wear a mask while exercising.

Wash your hands or use our sanitizing stations often. 

Participate in cleaning and disinfecting the equipment you use while at the Y. Rest assured your efforts are an addition to our cleaning protocols, which meet the guidelines from health experts and local officials.

Follow physical distancing throughout the Y.