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COVID-19 Policies


As of 12/21/21, Model UN (High School) will be held virtually.

For more information about the virtual conference, please click here.

The following FAQs provide information on COVID-19-related protocols for CE programs during the 2021-2022 program year. All policies are subject to change, and updates will be reflected on this page.

Q: Will Civic Engagement programs be held in-person or virtually?

Model UN (High School) is currently planned to be held virtually. This was updated 12/21/21.

Middle School Model UN is currently planned to be held virtually.

No decision has been made about NJ Youth & Government at this time.

All plans are subject to change.

Model UN (High School)

Q: Why was the decision made to move from an in-person conference to a virtual conference?

After consulting with our internal and external safety and leadership teams, it was clear that the YMCA’s commitment to the health and safety of our participants far outweighed any other considerations.  


Q: When will the virtual conference be held?

The virtual YMUN 2022 will be held during the same weekend - January 7-9, 2021. The exact schedule of conference events is available here. All conference sessions will occur on Zoom and delegates will be able to obtain access to their assigned Zoom rooms via their Google Classroom. As was the case for the 2021 virtual conference, select ceremonies will again be streamed live on Facebook.

Q: What should I do with my Grapefruit COVID-19 testing kit?

Please DO NOT THROW AWAY your test kit! We ask that you use your kit at your convenience as a complimentary at-home test. Test results will not be sent to the YMCA program organizers. Test kits are hard to come by these days. Please use it or have another family use it. Do NOT waste it.


Q: Why do I have to use the kit if the program is virtual?

As you know, the Y is a non-profit organization. The Y will need to pay for any unused kits, but if the kit is used, it is free to process the test, so we hope you will help us avoid additional costs. 

Q: How do I use my Grapefruit COVID-19 testing kit?

Once you test, drop the test kit into a UPS box before pick-up time.

Grapefruit will receive it the next day, and results will be sent to you via email within 24 hours of Grapefuit's receipt of the kit.

Q: What portion of my conference fees will be refunded and how will l be refunded for that amount?

The conference fee for the virtual conference is $75 for delegates, equal to the deposit you paid at registration. Any additional amount you paid to the Greater Philadelphia YMCA will be refunded–your delegation advisor will have more information regarding any additional delegation-specific information.

Q: What if I have more questions/concerns?

Please reach out to our team at any time with any questions or concerns.

You can reach us at

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