Updated 03/31/2021

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 hr@akronymca.org or call 330-376-1335.

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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Staff (updated 02/10/2021)

We encourage staff that wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccination do so; especially those working in child care programs.  Vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19 and help protect those around you. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

Common side effects of the vaccine will not require you to Isolate or quarantine if occurring within 3 days of receiving the vaccine (more info).  These side effects range from mild to moderate depending on each individual’s reaction.  The YMCA encourages staff to work their normal schedules if they are able to do so; however, we understand this may not be appropriate in all cases.  Each staff person should coordinate their work schedule with their supervisor.

•    Common Side Effects (more info):  Pain or Swelling at injection Site, Fever, Chills, Tiredness, Headache
•    CDC Guidance:  What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Safety Protocols (Updated 11/19/2020)

Do I have to wear a facial covering? (updated 11/19/2020)

Yes. All employees must wear facial covering while at work. There are a few exceptions.

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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.

Layoff & Unemployment Info (updated 07/10/2020)

Mass Layoff & Unemployment Account Number (updated 07/10/2020)

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.

Where are the COVID-19 Testing Centers? (updated 06/15/2020)

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 hr@akronymca.org.