As an organization that takes pride in bringing the community together, this decision has been very difficult, but these are unprecedented times. In order to support community efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of all those we serve, especially those at most risk, we’ve made the decision to temporarily close all of the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City locations effective at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Until then, branches will be open for facility access and basic services. All group exercise classes, Child Watch and other programs and services are postponed immediately. We are, however, still operating our Spring Break Vacation Care on Tues., March 17, 2020 to allow parents the time to find alternate care and for staff to determine how to move forward with childcare for the remainder of the week. We understand that the closure of our facilities may feel abrupt, however we know it is the right decision under these extraordinary circumstances. We are in close contact with local government and health officials to monitor the situation and to determine when we can reopen. We will continue to update our website to keep you informed.
It’s more important than ever to live our YMCA mission of serving and strengthening our communities. And while we can’t serve you in person, you can enjoy virtual workouts in the comfort of your own home.
We know you still have a lot of questions. We do, too. We are committed to doing everything possible to secure the future of the YMCA, and all its services, as these uncertain times continue.
Closure for any length of time represents a significant threat to our non-profit organization. We cannot express the potentially devastating impact extensive cancellations could have. We know the Y is an extension of your family and we remain honored and committed to serving you, just as we have served for the last 130 years.
Here are some things we can share with you:
• Those currently enrolled in Before and After School: Any credit will be applied toward future payments when the program resumes.
• Those currently enrolled in youth sports and aquatics have two choices: We expect programs to resume soon, but if not, you can consider your program fees a donation to the Y’s ongoing mission to serve community or take a credit toward future programming in the 2020 calendar year.
• All members also have a choice. We ask that you continue to pay your membership fee so that we can continue to provide necessary services for children, families and adults across central Oklahoma. If this is your choice – thank you. No actions are necessary. If you would like to do something different, we are able to assist you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and concerns.
Whatever you choose, we thank you for your support and understanding. Please take care of yourself and one another. Our community is strong, and together, we will get through this.