Tampa Bay, FL (Mar. 23, 2020) – Based on the latest statewide executive order, the YMCAs of the Tampa Bay will remain temporarily closed through Friday, May 8*. This is an extension of policies and recommendations of health authorities, in an effort to transition the Y’s efforts to help essential care workers and do its part to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Starting today, Monday, March 23, the YMCAs of Tampa Bay are offering all-day youth relief care for essential workers at 21 Y locations (listed below) across Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Citrus and Hernando counties to help support the children of healthcare and emergency response professionals, as well as other essential workers, who are playing important roles combating the coronavirus. Together, the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, YMCA of the Suncoast and YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg is working to meet a critical need to help the Greater Tampa Bay region continue to effectively function as our schools are closed.
It is important to understand that the YMCAs are unfortunately closed across the area but are offering limited childcare for frontline essential workers like medical and health care providers, emergency service workers, utilities, bankers and grocers. If these people are not working then who would be taking care of the sick and how would we get our food. To be specific the childcare is limited to just essential workers allowing easier social distancing. The children are in separate areas and kid zones, There is curbside drop off of the children with Y staff coming out to register the children as they are dropped off.
The Y has been serving community needs since its existence and fortunately still are.
In West Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando & Citrus counties, qualified employees register here: https://bit.ly/3daGnjB
Dates: Mar. 23-27, Mar. 30-Apr. 3, Apr. 6-10, Apr. 13-17, Apr. 20-24, Apr. 27-May 1, May 4-8
Time: 6:30/7am - 6pm
Cost: $125 per week (No child is turned away due to inability to pay. Please inquire about financial aid.)
*This is a very fluid situation and dates are subject to change.
HERNANDO COUNTY YMCA
1300 Mariner Blvd
Spring Hill, FL 34609