Letter to YWCA Families

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The YWCA Lower Cape Fear cares about the safety and well-being of our members. As of today, September 28, 2020 we have a staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19.

In adherence to NC DHHS, we are closing our child care and after school facility for a fourteen day period. The aquatic center will remain open. We have asked our entire staff to quarantine for the next 14 days (September 29 – October 12). We will reopen on Tuesday, October 13. In addition, Public Health conducts contact tracing to identify close contacts and inform those who have been exposed so they can quarantine and be tested.

The recommendation for home quarantine is defined as a period of time (in this case, fourteen days) in isolation, so as not to expose or infect others. This time period is to determine whether symptoms are developed and reduces the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

For the next fourteen days while our facility is closed there will be no charge for tuition. Families who have prepaid will be credited when we reopen. If you have questions or concerns please contact childcare@ywca-lowercapefear.org.

Please continue to take your own precautionary measures and follow the three W’s — Wear, Wait, Wash.

COVID-19 Basic Tips: 

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap for a minimum of twenty seconds
  • Keep a distance of 6 feet away from other people, when possible
    • When not possible, make sure you wear a mask and it covers your nose and mouth
  • Stay away from mass gatherings. Physical distancing slows down the spread of the coronavirus, which keeps our resources available to those in need
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle as best you can with proper diet, adequate sleep and exercise, and social interaction with loved ones at home or online

Testing Centers: 

  • Expanded Testing in New Hanover County
    • Call 910-798-6800 Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, to speak with a Public Health nurse to be connected with local testing sites.
  • Find a Testing Place Near You

YWCA Lower Cape Fear is committed to protecting our members and communities and stopping the spread of COVID-19.