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Covid-19 Communication And Updates From YMCA Staff

Published 03.21.20 5:00 pm



Dear YMCA Members, Families and Friends,
As our staff is formulating plans for re-opening, we would appreciate your response to the following survey questions to help us continue to meet the need of our members and community.
Our "Y" staff team is working hard to ensure the safety and highest quality experience for you and your family.
Some of the changes include: Installed hand sanitizers throughout the building and plexiglass at member reception area, signage with health guidelines, and a thorough cleaning. During the closure we also conducted our annual building maintenance: cleaning and repairs to the swimming pool, installation of new pool pumps, re-grouting locker room shower areas, floor refinishing and painting.
We've been carefully planning to re-open our facilities and reactivate key programs and services in the safest manner possible.
On June 29th the "Y" will be permitted to open its summer day camp programs at the YMCA building in Nyack. as well as Krucker's Campgrounds in Pomona. We are hoping to receive approval from the Department of Health to open our building for our members by mid July when Rockland County reaches Phase 4. You will receive more information soon on new operating hours and schedule for the pool and fitness center which may be used on a reservation basis. We miss you and are looking forward to having you back at the YMCA to stay active and healthy in spirit, mind and body.
If you have any questions, please contact Erica Dsouza, Membership Manager at
Chuck Maze
Rockland County YMCA
YMCA Member Survey
As our team prepares to reopen we want to hear from you! We ask that you please take 10 minutes to complete this online survey to let us know how you feel about returning to the YMCA.
This information will be critically important as we plan to ensure the safest and highest quality experience for you and your family while we navigate the impact of COVID-19.

Click here to take the survey




The Rockland County YMCA is participating in #GivingTuesday on May 5th. Let’s come together to create a wave of generosity, citizen engagement, action from businesses and philanthropy, support for communities, YMCAs, and non-profits locally and around the world.
During this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis our buildings may be closed, but the Y is Always OPEN FOR GOOD.
New York’s YMCAs continue to serve communities across the state and here in Rockland County.
  • We are providing childcare for emergency workers and essential personnel at elementary schools in Upper Nyack and West Haverstraw.
  • We’re offering Virtual live and on demand Y 360 Exercise Classes for our members from teens to seniors.
  • Our staff are reaching out by phone to conduct wellness checks, to make sure that our seniors are safe and supported.
  • The YMCA is sponsoring the first ever statewide Virtual Youth and Government Conference involving local high school students.
And we continue to partner with other organizations to make sure that the needs of our communities are served. Please consider a donation to support our YMCA’s vitally needed programs and services for our members and community.


Thank you for all you do to make our community a better place!
Chuck Maze


ZOOM Workout Beginning Monday April 13, 2020
Dear YMCA family,
We would like to invite you to participate in our Fitness to Healing workout beginning on Monday April 13, 2020.
We are looking to hold Enhanced Fitness every Monday; 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. and Total Body Conditioning every Wednesday 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
Please kindly copy and paste the link below:
We are looking to connect with you remotely as often as we can in the coming weeks; until it is safe to gather together at the Y as a family again.
Dudley Alcidas
Fitness and Wellness Coordinator
Rockland County YMCA
35 South Broadway
Nyack, NY  10960



Rockland sets up school-age childcare for first responders amid coronavirus epidemic - Click Here for FULL ARTICLE

First responders and medical workers can now connect with school-age childcare in Rockland County during the coronavirus epidemic.

The YMCA of Rockland County, Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc., and local school districts have joined efforts to ensure essential workers have access to school-age care.

So far, two public schools have opened space — Upper Nyack Elementary and West Haverstraw Elementary are hosting one class each.

Attendance varies, depending on workers' needs. "We're there for them even if they want to come one day a week or two days a week or three days a week," said Charles Maze, CEO of the Rockland County YMCA.

The childcare is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

"We would welcome children of parents (from) anywhere as long as they work in Rockland County," Maze said.

Families can register at Child Care Resources of Rockland,, by following the COVID-19 link and filling out the child-care needs survey or calling 845-425-0009 extension 0 between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Children in the emergency child care program at the Upper Nyack School created a rainbow for the Facebook 845 Rainbow Hunt. Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Rockland County YMCA and Child Care Resources of Rockland are providing the state mandated school-age childcare for first responders during the coronavirus shutdown of schools. (Photo: Submitted Photo)




Dear Y Members, Families and Friends,
During this time of distress for everyone, we appreciate all the encouragement and support shown by so many of our members, friends and donors.
I hope all are safe and staying healthy, and you are able to use our virtual workout link and participate in the many exercises posted online. Also, with the weather getting better, use the opportunity to be outside taking short walks, but maintaining social distance. Please take advantage of our newly updated link of at home virtual workouts and what the YMCA is doing in the community.
Unfortunately, based on the updated recommendation from the CDC, our state and local health officials have extended the stay at home guideline through April 29th; therefore, the YMCA facilities and programs continue to remain closed.
At the Rockland County YMCA, everything we do is guided by our commitment to nurture the potential of children, support your health and well-being, and provide support for our neighbors and the community. We’re so much more than a gym. And here, at the Y, you’re much more than just a facility member. At our YMCA, you’re a part of our purpose and you’re a partner in strengthening the foundations of our community.
As this remains a changing situation, we will routinely keep you informed on its impact on the YMCA Once again, thank you for your patience, understanding and ongoing support of the Rockland YMCA.

Chuck Maze
Rockland County YMCA

thursday APRIL 2nd - UPDATE from juliet allen

Child Care Resources of Rockland, Rockland BOCES and the Rockland County YMCA have collaborated to provide EMERGENCY CHILDCARE for essential employees🚑👩‍🔬🚓 Currently, we are offering these services at 2 locations- Upper Nyack Elementary School & West Haverstraw Elementary School.

If you are considered an essential worker, reside in Rockland County and need emergency childcare, complete the survey in this link and contact: for West Haverstraw - Juliet Allen- for Upper Nyack - Danielle Aspinall - or Lucy Reedy-


WEDNESDAY APRIL 1st - UPDATE from Tom mahoney

We thank you for your patience as we navigate these unprecedented and difficult time. We hope you and your family are doing well in spirit, mind and body, and have found ways to cope with the daily hardships the coronavirus has dealt us all. At the Rockland County YMCA, we are Here For You, and for our community, to provide much needed support.
We have been working to determine the extent of this closure and find ourselves, much like you, with limited answers at this time. As a non-profit community organization, our members are the foundation of support to the local community. We ask that you Stay With Us as a YMCA Member throughout this time and choose to Support Our Y as we Support Our Community.
As you can imagine, the community need is great at this time. We know that this is not a “one size fits all” solution. All members are currently on hold however you can still support the Y with the following options: You must click this link to submit your request via our online form or email
  • REMAIN A YMCA MEMBER AT 50% Rate: We understand that your financial situation may have changed, and we would love for you to Stay With Us as a YMCA Member. As a Thank You for your willingness to help our YMCA, we will charge 50% of your current Membership Rate while our branches are temporarily closed.
  • DONATE AND DO MORE: If you wish to make an individual donation to Support Our Y as we Support Our Community, please click on the link above and you will be contacted. We will ensure you receive the appropriate tax letter for your charitable donation.
We will continue to communicate and make decisions based on the information available to us all. Our intention is to open our branches and programs whenever possible and safe to do so. Memberships will resume and charges will occur once we reopen, as we retain positivity that this health crisis is temporary.
We remain Here For You through this global pandemic and Thank you for staying With us. In time hopefully sooner rather than later children will once again play basketball and learn to swim. Seniors will engage in water exercise, T'ai Chi, Enhance Fitness and pickelball. Adults will run on the treadmill, enjoy our indoor cycling, Zumba, Yoga and the fitness center. And everyone will be greeted with big smiles at the front desk. We look forward to seeing you when that time comes.
Until then, please stay safe and healthy and know that the Rockland County YMCA is here for you. Thank you for working with us to demonstrate the power of community and what we can accomplish when we come together to support those who need us most.
We appreciate You!
Chuck Maze                                      Tom Mahoney
President/CEO                                  VP Member Services
Rockland County YMCA                      Rockland County YMCA

TUESDAY MARCH 31st - UPDATE From ERica Dsouza


Five new videos were posted today on Y360! Today’s release includes brand new Boot camp and Kids Yoga classes along with a ‘new video’ category.

Get in on the ACTIVE fun! Stay Health-Y 600 is our FREE virtual challenge to complete 600 activity minutes over the next month. Get connected with your community; join today: YTRAAK
Visit our website for more virtual workouts

friday MARCH 27TH - UPDATE from erica dsouza




As promised, we have been working on updating our website with fitness workouts to keep you active and engaged. In these unprecedented times dealing with the global coronavirus, it remains our mission to support your health and well-being. That's why the Y's first FREE virtual fitness challenge is here!
We're challenging you to compete with other Y members from across the nation to complete 600 activity minutes in 30 days. You'll use YTRAAK, our online tracker, to log your workouts and healthy meals. Plus, you'll get to interact with and see how other Y members are staying healthy, too! Sign up now, the challenge is on!


YMCA's and our charitable organization partners are asking Congress to pass $60 billion in support for nonprofits and to pass key policy recommendations to support the efforts of nonprofits on the ground. As the Senate moves closer to a final coronavirus response bill, we must make our voices heard!

We've made it easy! Use the button below to send tweets to your members of Congress. We've written NEW example tweets for you, plus provided space for you to share your Y story with your elected officials. All you have to do is cut & paste and press send!

To log into Twitter Click here.

It is imperative that Congress take dramatic and immediate action to support the Y and other nonprofit organizations, as our efforts are needed like never before. All you have to do is click on the link below!





SUNDAY MARCH 15TH - UPDATE FROM Aquatics, James Mullen


THURSDAY March 12th - Update from CEO, Chuck Maze


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