Following the CDC recommendations for schools, workplaces and community locations; the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington will suspend operations at all YMCA facilities located in Northern Virginia and in the District of Columbia at the close of business, Monday, March 16, 2020.
At this moment, we plan to reopen all YMCA facilities as soon as it is permitted by the government officials and upheld by the guidance of health organizations. Updates will be provided on www.ymcadc.org/stayinformed, sent to all members via email, and posted on the YMCA branch Facebook pages.
During the time that the YMCA is closed:
The YMCA will continue to conduct deep cleaning of each facility (including all branches, program centers, offsite locations and school buses). Disinfectant fogging will take place (as it already has) and will continue after we reopen to keep all YMCA spaces healthy and safe.
Staff and members are encouraged to follow all travel recommendations and restrictions issued by health organizations & government officials. Please consider self-quarantining during this time (eliminating non-essential trips from home) and teleworking to reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Virtual group exercise classes are available to members right now:
Y360: enjoy a variety of YMCA group exercise classes (Yoga, Active Older Adults, Barre, Boot Camp and more!) on Youtube (click here)
Les Mills: participate in your favorite Les Mills classes (including High Intensity Interval Training, Mindfulness, Born to Move (for families with children) and more) by clicking this link. You do not need to click on the “subscribe” button. Use the drop down button “Click Here For More” to see all of the group exercise class formats available.
Virtual personal wellness training sessions will soon be available to membersof all ages and experience levels. Visit www.ymcadc.org/stayinformed for the schedule of wellness sessions to continue to stay healthy & strong.
Educational seminars will soon be available to all members on topics such as nutrition; healthy cooking; healthy eating; wellness at home; and, seminars will be available to support the mental well-being of individuals and families. Visit www.ymcadc.org/stayinformed for more information in the days ahead.
Virtual programs for youth will soon be are available to all members through www.ymcadc.org/stayinformed. Our staff will lead interactive educational experience such as “Story Time” and healthy games and activities.
Information for volunteer support for members in need and food distribution points will soon be available at www.ymcadc.org/stayinformed.
If you have questions or for assistance, please email [email protected] or call 202-232-6700.
Yours in good health,
Your YMCA Staff
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All YMCA of Metropolitan Washington facilities are closed. The YMCA plans to reopen all YMCA facilities as soon as it is permitted by the government officials and supported by health organizations. The Y is currently supporting critical needs in each community. Learn more at www.ymcadc.org/stayinformed.