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