Potential Exposure Notice at the John W. Lindsay YMCA

The YMCA takes the safety, health and well-being of our members, participants, volunteers and staff seriously. As such we are committed to informing you of any potential exposures of COVID-19 in our facilities.

On Friday, November 13th, 2020 at 12:40pm Public Health contacted the YMCA to advise of a potential exposure of COVID-19 in the John W. Lindsay YMCA. This potential exposure was reported to have occurred on Monday, November 9th 2020 between 6am – 8am and Tuesday November 10, 2020 between 6am – 8am. Please note this is a potential exposure. We are staying in closed contact with Public Health and will advise our members immediately should any further information become available.

There is no known exposure to anyone who attended the facility outside of the specified dates and time blocks.

The YMCA asks anyone who may have visited the facility on the specified dates and times to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 over the next 14 days following Nov 9 and 10:

  • Fever or cough (new or worsening) OR
  • Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening)
    • Sore throat
    • Runny nose
    • Headache
    • Shortness of breath

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please call 811 for assessment. Please self-isolate until you receive 811 advice. Do not go directly to COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so by 811.

You can also fill the self-assessment https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/

As part of our COVID-19 cleaning protocols, we can confirm that ongoing regular scheduled disinfecting takes place throughout our facility, in all areas during our regular operating hours. Deep cleaning practices take place after closing, using an electrostatic sprayer, to further enhance sanitization. This includes high touch surfaces and equipment.

We also wish to encourage all members and participants to continue to follow social distancing practices, mask wearing and sanitization practices during your visit to our YMCA.

Our communication protocol includes posting to our website, emailing our members directly as well as contacting any non-members who were in the facility during the specified dates and times.

We remain committed to providing the safest space possible for our members and the community. We will continue to follow Public Health guidelines and make any adjustments necessary to our protocols. At this time, no changes to our protocols are required as a result of this potential exposure.