Thank you to all of our YMCA staff who continue to help the YMCA serve our communities during the temporary disruptions brought to us by COVID-19. Below, please find our most recent information for all of our staff including staff information memos and a FAQ that will grow with your questions. If you have any questions please email us at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the COVID-19 Testing Centers?
YMCA Branch & Program Reopenings
When will YMCA branches and programs reopen?
In all areas of YMCA facilities and programs we are following the Sector Specific Operating Requirements provided by the State of Ohio and all local and state Health Department guidelines. In most cases this means greatly diminished capacity limiting the number of members allowed in facilities, and participants in classes. For the most up to date information visit our main home page at akronymca.org.
We’re following guidance from health experts and local officials to determine the safest way to serve everyone in our community. The YMCA will comply with all industry specific safety protocols provided by the State of Ohio as they are made available. The saftey of our staff and members is our highest priority. The following protocols are in place:
Do I have to wear a facial covering (mask)?
Yes. All employees must wear facial covering while at work. There are a few exceptions.
- When you are working alone in your office. When leaving your office or when you have a guest in your office, you must put your facial covering on.
- All other exceptions must be approved by Human Resources BEFORE being allowed.
Can I work from Home?
Many jobs to do not lend themselves to working from home; they simply cannot be done remotely. If you have work that can be done remotely, you must gain approval from your supervisor to do so. Do not assume that previous authorization to work remotely constitutes ongoing permission. Talk to your supervisor to gain approval and establish a schedule that is appropriate for your role. New Telework policies are forthcoming.
Do I have to complete a Daily Health Assessment?
Yes. Every day when you report to work you must complete the Daily Health Assessment regardless of your work environment. When possible another staff person should conduct the health assessment; but if this isn't possible you can conduct the health assessment yourself. You must do this daily at the time you report to work; you cannot backfill the assessment for previous dates or an earlier report to work.
If an employee reports YES or has a tempurature at or over 100.4 degrees they must leave immediately and cannot return until the defined conditions are met.
- He or she has had no fever for at least three days without taking medication to reduce fever during that time; AND
- Any respiratory symptoms (cough and shortness of breath) have improved for at least three days; AND
- At least seven days have passed since symptoms began.
Employee may return to work earlier with a doctor’s written release confirming the cause of the symptoms is not COVID-19.
Employees diagnosed with COVID-19 must provide a doctor’s written return to work release and be approved by Human Resources before returning to work.
Are Employee Health Assessments legal?
Yes. The EEOC has issued guidance that during a pandemic employers may conduct health screenings based on the symptoms of that pandemic and that a medical professional is not required to take tempuratures. Additionally the guidance states that employers can send symptomatic employees home. Documentation of these health checks should be treated as protected health information and take appropriate confidentiality measures.
What if an employee does not follow these guidelines?
Employees who do not follow the saftey protocols will be subject to the the Y's disciplinary proceedures up to and including suspension and/or termination.
Hiring - Early Care & Education Centers
Most of our Early Care and Education programs are hiring (Hope, Cascade Village, and WYDACA). Apply online at www.akronymca.org/jobs.
Most of our Early Care and Education programs have reopened. Most of our Day Camp programs have also resumed. However, due to Department of Health guidelines, we have significantly reduced capacity in all of these programs. Because of these reduced capacities we are limited to the number of staff that can work in these programs.
We do not yet have information about fall Before and Aftecare programs. Each school district will have a different approach to addressing group size limits and ratios. We do not yet know what BASE programs will be like and expect them to be different for each school. We will work on staffing plans for these programs as we learn more from each school district
Pandemic Childcare Centers
The pandemic childcare centers have been closed and reopened as traditional childcare centers once again.
Layoff & Unemployment Info
Due to the economic impact of COVID-19 and mandatory facility and program closures, the Akron Area Y has been forced to implement measures to ensure our financial stability for the long haul. we must make some very difficult personnel decisions, in the form of layoffs. Most Part Time Positions are affected by this layoff starting on 04/04/2020.
Mass Layoff & Unemployment Account Number
All Ohio employees laid off due to the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic should provide the following mass-layoff number - 2000180 - when applying for benefits.
For more information, please see the ODJFS Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Employee Resource Hub.
- Mass Layoff #: 2000180
- Federal Tax ID #: 34-0714727
- UC Account Number: 0831808-00-9
- Address: 50 S. Main St. Suite LL100, Akron, OH 44308
Should I apply for Unemployment? (updated 04/01/2020)
Laid off employees and employees with a reduction in hours may be eligible for unemployment benefits under these circumstances. Your earliest possible effective date is 04/04/2020 because you will be paid through 04/03/2020.
Please view these resources from Ohio's Unemployment Insurance division of ODJFS to help you get started.
How do I find my Work Hours/Pay History?
You can get this information from your KRONOS Account at any time. Log into Kronos and go to My Info > My Pay > Pay History > Pay Statements. Your pay statements tell you the number of hours you worked and the pay received. If you click "History" you can select a custom date range. If you click "Pay Statement" on any of the pays, you'll view a detailed pay statement and you can download a PDF of that statement to save on your local computer or print.
What should I do if my unemployment claim was Denied? (Updated 05/01/2020)
The Ohio Unemployment Department of ODJFS is still working to keep up with the changes being mandated by the federal government and striving to keep up with the massive number of claims. Their systems have in many cases sent notifications that claims have been denied even though the new standards set in the FFCRA act should have allowed them. ODFJS has some recommendations in their FAQ on their website. Please visit (click here) for more information. If you feel your claim should not have been denied, you should re-file or appeal your claim. Be sure to use our account number and correct address listed above.
Employee Notices & Membership Info
Laid Off Employee Membership Discount
For employees who've been laid off due to the economic impact of COVID-19 we will be extending your YMCA employee membership rate through August 31st, 2020 with no changes. This means that you'll be able to access the YMCA and pay member rates for any YMCA programs you register for; you will not get the employee rate for programs.
On August 31st we will re-evaluate your discount and your membership rate will be adjusted matching your then current YMCA employment status. If you are still not an active employee of the YMCA, the discount will be removed from your unit. If you wish to terminate your membership at that time, please discuss this with the membership director at your branch.
How do I update my Direct Deposit? (Updated 05/01/2020)
Direct deposit changes must be completed 7 days prior to your pay day. To add or update your direct deposit settings log into Kronos and navigate to My Info > My Pay > Direct Deposit. If you do not have direct deposit set up, your paper check will be mailed to you and will be subject to US Postal service delivery times.
How Do I update My Contact Information in Kronos?
It is imporant that we have your most recent contact information in Kronos so that we can stay in touch with you. If you'r home address, phone number, or email address information has changed recently, please update your Kronos account.
- Log in to Kronos
- Main Menu > My Info
- My Information > My Profile
- Update your contact information
- Click SAVE
Memos & Letters to Staff
|Lay Off Notification Of Part Time Staff (click here)||Tuesday, March 31st, 2020|
Updates & Clarifications (click here)
|Thursday, March 19th, 2020|
|Branch Closures & Pay (click here)
||Monday, March 16th, 2020|
I have a question not addressed here
We are working hard to make decisions in this environment that is changing daily. We won't be able to make every decision to suit every situation, but we are trying. If you have a question, please check in with your supervisor or send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.