YMCA Coronavirus Update | NJ

By: Greg Albers | Saturday, March 28, 2020 | Healthy Living

How to help prevent the spread of diseases.

Y Facilities Are Temporarily Closed

Due to the statewide mandates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), all Y facilities are closed until further notice. We are quickly responding to this change and will provide details on our website, and via email, as the situation changes. 

Stay Connected

Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. Even though you can't visit the Y, we want you to stay healthy. We have a variety of at-home exercise options for you to try.


We also have resources for children and families, including activities to try at home.

Impacts to our staff

The loss of revenue associated with the closure of the Y has presented us with unimagined financial challenges. We have explored many options, including reduction of expenses, deferral of payments, and suspension of capital improvements. Unfortunately, these efforts alone cannot meet our financial needs, and we have concluded that we must reduce our workforce to ensure the financial stability of the Y going forward. A reduction in workforce requires that we proceed with a temporary layoff of many of our staff members, effective March 31.

Memberships

We are grateful for the many members who have decided to keep their membership active during this time. We want to thank you for staying with us during this time and will provide your incentive once we're open. If you have already made payment arrangements with our staff, that request will be honored. To make arrangements, please contact member@metroymcas.org.

Our Child Care Centers and After-School Programs

Knowing the Governor has closed us until further notice, we will not be reopening on March 31st as planned. We have suspended all recurring payments until we’re open. If you have already paid for upcoming classes or programs like Vacation Camp and they will not run, we will provide a credit to your account which can be applied towards future YMCA programs.

For questions about tuition, please contact your branch using the corresponding email address:

How you can help

To support the Y financially, please consider continuing your recurring membership draft. When you joined the Y, you joined more than a gym. You also joined a cause. By continuing to pay your membership fee, you will allow us to maintain the financial resources needed to focus our time, people and energies to the most pressing needs in the community. Your support is needed as we work to provide needed services in the community, and so that we have the resources and tools to get back up and running when we do re-open.

Additional resources 

Thank you for working with us to ensure the health of your fellow members, our YMCA and the community. We look forward to seeing you soon. 


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