Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Each day, hundreds of people filter in and out of the Albany YMCA. From nine weeks to ninety years, with all those people there's always the potential for germs to easily spread.
So how are officials working to keep not only members, but employees safe from something like the Swine Flu?
There's been a mad frenzy around the globe. Where will swine flu strike next? So how are folks at the Albany YMCA working to keep people safe?
Executive Director Dave Wallace said, "Well, obviously we're concerned as a lot of people are about the situation we currently face, but we really haven't changed anything."
That's because there are already strict guidelines and schedules in place regarding how and how often equipment is cleaned. Plus, members are asked to take steps to protect others as well.
Wallace said, "We encourage our members too to take some responsibility for that as well as washing hands, no shaving in showers as well as wiping off machines after they finish using them."
There are cleaning products placed throughout the building, so members have easy access to them. But beyond the 250 members who come in of the building each day, how do Y officials make sure employees don't bring in and spread sickness to others?
Wallace said, "Well, we have a very dedicated staff and we have to insist that if they are sick, we don't want them here for a variety of reasons. Not only does it take a chance of impacting our members but it also could impact the other staff as well."
And sometimes the message may need to be blunt. "There are times we have to say you don't need to be here." To keep the people who are, safe.
Employees at the YMCA also wear safety gloves when cleaning equipment or doing laundry, and any time they may be coming in contact with bodily fluids.