Updated May 21, 2020
Yesterday we learned that gyms will not be included in NC’s phase 2 of easing restrictions. We are disappointed because we know that our fitness centers improve health and give us the opportunity to connect face-to-face with people we care about. However, it’s the love we have for our members and communities that compels us to follow the path that our state has provided to reopen with safety at the forefront.
While the doors of our fitness centers remain closed, other doors are opening even wider. We are working with our local health department, and look forward to welcoming you back to our pools soon. We are also kicking off a series of outdoor group exercise classes while continuing to provide virtual classes you can enjoy at home. Our child care program will expand into summer day camp between now and June 15th, allowing more kids to return to the Y for some fun and adventure. We will continue to share more details on these programs soon.
We know that for a while longer, visits to restaurants, stores and even our Y will feel a bit different. We’ve worked with health experts and our local health department to prepare our Y for your safe return. We’re grateful for your understanding and for the concern you’ve shared for our staff who stepped up during this pandemic to provide emergency child care, deliver meals to children and families, and make wellness calls to seniors feeling isolated. We remain grateful to our members and donors for continuing to #StayWithUs as we continue to serve our neighbors when they need us most.