We Are Temporarily ClosedKOKOMO FAMILY YMCA CLOSING FACILITIES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS
YMCA to provide community resources, support to critical care workers
The following is a statement from the Kokomo Family YMCA:
(Kokomo) March 16, 2020 – At the Kokomo Family YMCA, the safety and well-being of our members, staff, volunteers and the broader Howard and surrounding communities have always been and will always be a 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 have decided to close our YMCA facilities to the public effective 5 p.m. March 16. The closure will affect our Delmar E. Demaree (downtown) facility, Early Learning Center, and Camp Tycony. We agree with the decision of our partners within the city and had been preparing for a shutdown to safeguard the health of our members, staff and community.
We will provide special access to virtual classes to our members and resources to the community to keep everyone healthy and active over the next few weeks. At this time, we are shifting our focus to support those local critical care workers on the front lines of this pandemic with school age childcare services.
We understand this is a very concerning situation. The Kokomo Family Y has been a pillar of the Howard and surrounding communities for more than 145 years, throughout both good and challenging times. The decision to close our facilities was made to best ensure the safety of everyone in our community. We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and will work with local officials to determine what future actions will be necessary.
During this closure, we will provide updates and information directly to staff, members and participants via email. We will also be posting information to our website and social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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.
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STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY!