Dear YMCA Members,
We are in unprecedented times. Because the well-being of our members, staff, volunteers, and community is our priority, we have decided to temporarily close our facility to the public because of COVID-19. This temporarily closure begins March 18, 2020, at 7:30 pm for the next 20 days; we will evaluate whether to reopen after 20 days or to extend this temporary closure as the situation develops.
We do not take this measure lightly and remain committed to supporting and strengthening our communities. During this time, we will be working with community services to ensure that we can assist local law enforcement and medical staff so our facility can meet their needs. We believe this is the socially responsible thing to do and we will get through this together.
We sincerely apologize for the short notice and for any inconvenience this may cause. Y-USA has provided online material to use during this time. You can find them on YouTube by searching YMCA 360. We understand that these online options will not give you the social benefit that our classes and programs have, but we hope they will help you maintain healthy habits in the coming weeks.
As a nonprofit charitable organization, we ask for members’ patience and your continued Y membership and program enrollment for support during this time.
Please continue to follow our website and Facebook page for more information. In the meantime, we ask everyone to follow the CDC’s recommended preventative measures:
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
-Stay home when you are sick
-Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
-Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
These are truly unprecedented times. Thank you for your continued support; the Joplin Family Y wishes everyone in our community continued health. Please take a minute to watch this video where my friend, Tim Helm, from the St. Louis Gateway Region YMCA, explains how your continued support at this time helps strengthen our community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_v3w95Rfqk&t.
Keep the faith!
Joplin Family YMCA