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Covid Notice Nov 24, 2021

By YWCA Westfield | November 25, 2021

Good afternoon, Chautauqua County is seeing increased infections, hospitalizations, and our highest rates of infection in school-aged children.  Along with the Chautauqua County Board of Health, I strongly recommend vaccination…

At the YWCA we are practicing the protocol outlined by NYS.

Anyone engaging with others in the building MUST wear a mask and practice social distancing.

As NYS progresses in reopening we will have updates to share regarding our fitness room, gym and our assembly and kitchen rentals.

OUR AIRBNB - We’re very excited that the work is complete and our airbnb rooms are beautiful and ready to book.

What this means during COVID-19: First - airbnb is defined by NYS as an ESSENTIAL BUSINESS providing essential housing to those in need as they travel and serve in their essential roles. What this means in our community is that we are here for you and that includes family members who need to come into town to care for their family members.

To meet the most stringent guidelines we have chosen to participate in airbnb’s Enhanced Cleaning Initiative and are taking every extra step to keep our guests and our staff safe. The cleaning protocol was developed by Dr. Vivek Murthy, the former U.S. Surgeon General, and by companies that helped set the standards for cleanliness in hospitality and the medical hygiene industry and is being informed and updated when necessary according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (CDC)

Managing Stress and Anxiety

New York State is partnering with Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, to offer free meditation and mindfulness content for all New Yorkers as a mental health resource for residents coping with the unprecedented public health crisis. New Yorkers can access a collection of science-backed, evidence-based guided meditations, along with at-home mindful workouts, sleep and kids content to help address rising stress and anxiety at www.headspace.com/ny.

Call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

Enjoy Life Safely

Enjoy Takeout Food and Delivery

Ordering takeout food is the right way to social distance.

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Call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

Enjoy the Outdoors:

Getting outdoors to walk, jog, hike, garden, ride a bicycle or visit a park are healthy ways to stay active, spend time with your family, and reduce stress and anxiety while engaging in social distancing strategies.

These are some simple ways you can protect you and your family from COVID-19 while enjoying the outdoors.

Everyone Must:

  • Avoid close contact with people, even when outside. Keep a distance of at least 6 feet to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Avoid games and activities that require close contact.
    Avoid frequently touched surfaces and objects. This includes playground equipment like slides and swings.
  • Don’t share equipment such as bicycles, helmets, balls or frisbees.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and discard the tissue in a closed container.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol in these instances:
    • When you return indoors, before and after eating,
    • after using the restroom,
    • after coughing or sneezing, and
    • after touching surfaces or items that may be contaminated.

If you are sick or had contact with someone who is sick in the last 14 days:

  • You should stay home.
  • You may enjoy spending time in your own backyard or other personal outdoor space but should not go into public outdoor spaces.