Unprecedented times often call for extraordinary actions, and the YMCA has a history of responding to community needs in a variety of ways. We have responded to the recent pandemic by taking action to protect the health, safety and well-being of community members. These efforts include offering no cost emergency childcare for healthcare workers where schools and other child care providers have closed; making virtual programming available and social connectivity during times of physical isolation; delivering groceries to our Senior Citizen members who are self-quarantining; hosting blood drives; closing the facility and programs to protect the most vulnerable; and more.
At this time in our organization’s history, as we have so many times in the past, we will evolve to meet the demands of the day and look toward the future with positivity allowing us to employ a thoughtful, community-centered approach to reopening our Y. Although it is natural to want to return as quickly as possible to pre-pandemic operations and traditional Y programming, understanding the post-pandemic reality calls for restrictions. It is important that our Board of Directors and senior leadership team chart a thoughtful course of action through strategic planning and visioning. On April 28th, Governor Lee announced guidance for gyms and exercise facilities on how to safely reopen.
Under the guidance of the Governor and the CDC, guidelines for our reopening are as follows:
The Y is dedicated to the health and safety of our members, staff and community. We also believe that exercise and social interaction are key to health and happiness. The Y aims to help members meet their physical, social and emotional needs while adhering to the guidelines passed down by the State of Tennessee. Thank you for staying with us!
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