YMCA Full Facility Reopening Paused

June 24, 2020

We are dismayed by the sudden news announcement that we would not be allowed to open at the beginning of Phase 4. We have been working towards the light at the end of the tunnel, and it is unfortunate to now learn that we will have to continue to put our reopening on hold.

We can’t simply flip a switch and reopen, that would be irresponsible and unsafe. As Phase 4 drew closer, our YMCAs carefully planned every aspect of reopening to ensure the lowest risk possible to our staff and community. We have been re-training our staff, and preparing to safely welcome our community back. We have been safely running essential services like childcare and housing programs during the pandemic. We know how to operate in a manner that minimizes the risk to our staff and community.

Since closing our fitness operations in March, we have renovated facilities, adjusted our cleaning protocols, and physically redesigned our spaces in order to create an environment that exceeds the health and safety best practice guidelines from the CDC and Department of Health. 

We greatly appreciate your continued support through this difficult time as we strive to serve our community.

We will keep our website and Facebook updated as we receive more information from NYS.