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Proof of vaccination measures will soon apply to anyone 12 and older at Lethbridge YMCA

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Changes are being made over at the YMCA of Lethbridge when it comes to proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Up until now, under Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program, any participant or visitor over the age of 18 was required to provide proof of both vaccines, a valid medical exemption or a negative, privately paid for COVID test.

As of Nov. 1, those rules will be in effect for everyone 12 and older.

CEO Jennifer Patracek-Kolb says the Lethbridge YMCA has a responsibility to help ensure the safety and wellness of the community and encourages everyone who is eligible, to do their part and get vaccinated.

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Officials say the vast majority of adult members and participants have provided proof of vaccination online so their experience at the Cor Van Raay YMCA or at a child care centre when picking up a child has been seamless.

They say that by implementing these measures for ages 12 and up, the YMCA is further demonstrating its values of responsibility, caring and inclusiveness.

Patracek-Kolb reiterates anyone who is not vaccinated can still enjoy all the facility has to offer with a negative COVID test, saying “no one is being turned away and the YMCA remains a place where all are welcome.”

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