Branches Temporarily Closed – To Keep You Healthy
Date: March 16, 2020
At the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, the safety and well-being of our members, volunteers, staff and our broader community have always been our top priority.
We have been diligently monitoring all national and local updates surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. In order to best ensure the health of our entire Y community, we are following Governor Lamont’s order to temporarily close our membership branches to the public effective, March 16, 2020.
During this closure, you can expect regular updates from us via email, on our website and in social media channels.
We are asking everyone to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and take their own measures to protect themselves, including not putting themselves in situations with large crowds or where they come in close contact with others, staying home if they do not feel well, frequently washing their hands with soap and water and covering their coughs and sneezes.
We will continue to work with the health department and local physicians to determine what other actions, if any, would be prudent on our part and when it will be safe to reopen our facilities.
Thank you for understanding as we navigate this evolving and challenging situation.
We understand that you may have questions about the temporary closure of the Y.
When will the Y open again?
We have planned a two-week closure at this time. The Y will reassess the situation and will update members regarding the status of facilities and programming.
Have any Y members tested positive for COVID-19?
No. At this time, we are not aware of any members, volunteers, staff, or participants who have tested positive for COVID-19.
What is the Y doing during the closure?
Several Y branches are working with the State of Connecticut, area hospitals and emergency personnel to provide child care services to their families. All branches are deep cleaning all areas. We will be sharing some of your favorite group exercise classes in video format and programs from our Y Personal Trainers, too.
What about my membership?
We know that you will not be able to use the Y like you did before. Therefore, we will NOT draft membership dues on the 1st or 15th if the YMCA is not open. There is no need to put your membership on hold. Once we reopen, we will again draft per our policy on the 1st or 15th depending on your schedule.
What can I do to help the YMCA continue to help our community?
Keep your membership active. If you would, we’d ask that you please email or call your Y to CONTINUE your membership. This will allow us to continue to support our neighbors who are struggling.
Donate. Our community is resilient but will look to the YMCA as a safety net. Please consider helping by making a donation to our 2020 Annual Campaign.