The YMCA of the Inland Northwest is committed to safeguarding the health of our members and staff. As we monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Washington and Idaho, we want to keep you informed about what the Y is doing to prevent the spread of coronavirus in our community and how you can help. We will update this page with new information as it becomes available.
At the Y, you can expect to see our staff cleaning frequently touched surfaces more often, including doorknobs, exercise equipment, phones, banisters, and handrails, etc., throughout the facility. We have added additional staff hours to ensure consistent cleaning of common surface areas.
Our cleaning and disinfectant spray has a 30 second disinfection window unlike other products that take longer.
We are monitoring closely, and following guidelines from, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Spokane Regional Health District, and the Idaho Dept of Health & Welfare.
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT COVID-19
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the novel coronavirus is part of a large family of viruses common in people and many different species of animals. The virus causes a respiratory disease called COVID-19. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
The CDC recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases including:
This video of Dr. Peter Lin may provide useful information about COVID19.