On March 12, 2020, the Chief Medical Officer of Public Health for Ontario, Dr. David Williams, recommended the immediate suspension of all significant events and public gatherings of over 250 people to eliminate the spread of COVID-19. Our top priority is the health and safety of our members, families, volunteers and staff. Moreover, as a socially responsible community organization we have determined that it is important that we help with public efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Yesterday, following the announcement that Ontario schools would close we had to make several decisions about many of our YMCA programs. Today, we have decided to close our Health, Fitness and Aquatics centres until April 6 inclusively. At this time, all of our YMCA programs are also suspended until April 6. This decision will also allow our employees to take care of their families while schools and childcare are closed.
These are extraordinary circumstances and we thank you for your patience and understanding.
The municipal facilities and recreation centres in Niagara Falls, Grimsby, St Catharines, Port Colborne, and Welland have all closed for the same period of time. When we re-open we will review your account and adjust your next payment to reflect a credit for the period of closure.
For more detailed information, please call your local branch between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Please note: We will also continue to monitor social media and update our website as this COVID-19 situation unfolds.