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Covid19 forces closure of Duneland YMCA

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The Duneland YMCA has announced that, due to the Covid-19 virus, they will be closing through March 31 at the earliest

The YMCA’s statement reads, in part: “Dear members and friends of the Duneland YMCA,

At the Duneland Family YMCA, the safety and well-being of our members , staff, volunteers and the broader Duneland communities have always been a top priority.

“We have been diligently monitoring all national and local updates surrounding the Covid-19 situation. In order to best ensure the health of our entire Y community, we have decided to close our facility to the public effective 6:30 p.m. March 17 through at least March 31.”

During the closure, regular updates will be provided via email, the Y website and social media channels Facebook and Twitter.

The Y will also provide on-line, home base exercise classes and youth enrichment activities. All the details are spelled out on the Y website and Facebook page.

The press release continues: “Thank you for supporting our mission of providing programs and services that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. As a nonprofit organization, your membership allows us the ability to enhance the quality of life for more than 10,000 individuals a year. This is a very challenging and unsettling time for all of us. We are hopeful you will continue your membership during this two week hiatus so that when we reopen, we will be able to continue to serve the needs of our community.”

Duneland YMCA Chief Executive Officer Dave Kasarda expressed his gratitude for the ongoing community support for the Y.

“I am hopeful that these significant precautions will help stem the spread of the virus and that we can begin to return to our normal routines soon. I truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this evolving and challenging situation, Kasarda said. “Thank you for your on-going support of the Duneland Family YMCA.”


Posted 3/18/2020




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