COVID-19 Exposure at the Saint John Regional YMCA: January 4, 2021, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Public Health has advised us that there was an exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Saint John Regional Y on January 4, 2021, between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Public Health is advising staff and patrons who scanned into the Regional Y through Membership on the specified time and date — regardless of their location within the building — to self-monitor for symptoms until midnight of January 19, 2021 (i.e. for 14 days). 

Thanks to our card scanning system and online program registrations, Public Health has been contacting all members, staff, and volunteers who were in direct contact by phone.

COVID-19 Symptoms & Testing

It can take up to 14 days for someone to have symptoms after exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever (temperature greater than 38 degrees Celsius), a new cough or worsening chronic cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose, headache, feeling tired, muscle pain, or diarrhea. Some people lose their sense of taste or smell. Children can develop purple marks on their fingers and toes.

If you develop any of these symptoms, please self-isolate and visit gnb.ca and fill out the online form to get a COVID-19 test at the nearest testing assessment center.

View & Download the GNB Public Health Notice

Download Now

Our First Priority: Your Health & Safety

YMCA of Greater Saint John’s first priority is the health and safety of the children, families and staff who are part of our Y community. Since the beginning of this pandemic, the YMCA and the New Brunswick Department of Health have been in close contact, working together to ensure the safety of our participants and staff.  Public Health has reviewed our COVID-19 protocols and practices and is satisfied with all that we are doing to keep our community safe.

We are grateful for the ongoing support and direction from local health agencies and our community. Together, we will continue to work to fight against the spread of COVID-19.

At the Y, we’re committed to building healthy communities. We want to make sure you have all of the tools you need to lead a safe and healthy lifestyle.

  • You can work out from the comfort of your own home with our Y Curbside program and through our virtual membership portal, which launches tomorrow. Learn more here.
  • We have thorough cleanliness and hygiene practices, including closing our facilities daily for deep-cleaning to help prevent the spread of illness. Learn more here.
  • The Y coordinates free curbside pickup and delivery of essential items for vulnerable persons in the community. If you need a hand, please give us a call at +1-506-646-2387 and leave a message. Messages are checked frequently from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.