COVID-19 and Your Y

Updated: March 27 at 12:45 p.m.

 

 

These are uncertain times. It’s hard to imagine more difficult circumstances for operating our YMCA. We are a community organization. We bring people together – from all backgrounds and circumstances – and create personal connections that change lives through membership and programs.

As our state and region continue to deal with the evolving situation of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we realize the nature of this virus, and how it spreads, presents significant challenges for our Y. As members of our Y community, your safety, health and well-being remain our top priority.

In light of recent developments and decisions that other community and public entities have made to close, and with an abundance of caution, we are making adjustments to Y programs and services.

Following updated recommendations from the CDC, Governor Cooper, public school systems and our state and local health departments, we are temporarily suspending all YMCA member access, activities and programs from our branches and camps. This includes facility access, group fitness classes and wellness programs/activities in all YMCA branches.

Check back here often for updates.

A message from Todd Tibbits, YMCA of Greater Charlotte president & CEO.

 

Facilities

Following updated recommendations from the CDC, Governor Cooper, public school systems and our state and local health departments, we are temporarily suspending all YMCA member access, activities and programs from our branches and camps. This includes facility access, group fitness classes and wellness programs/activities in all YMCA branches. This will last through at least April 25 for all branches in Mecklenburg County. Lincoln County and Sally’s YMCAs are also temporarily closed through April 25.

Virtual Engagement

During this time, we want to help you prioritize your health and wellness. Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness.

Stream MOSSA classes over the next 60 days to enjoy your favorite YMCA classes from anywhere. These 30 minute workouts are more intense and similar to programming offerings in our Charlotte Y’s, including Group Power, Ride, Centergy, Fight & Core along with additional options including Athlete (similar to our Athletic Conditioning Classes), Blast (step) and Groove (CardioFunk).

Access a variety of virtual classes via Y360. Enjoy a variety of lower intensity classes similar to our Sculpt & Tone and CardioStrength classes as well as a variety of slow flow yoga classes.

Members can download our app to access workouts, and fitness challenges, goals, and more!

​​​​​​​Group Exercise

We are temporarily suspending all YMCA member access, activities and programs from our branches and camps. This includes facility access, group fitness classes and wellness programs/activities in all YMCA branches. This will last through at least April 25 for all branches in Mecklenburg County. Lincoln County and Sally’s YMCAs are also temporarily closed through April 25.

 

STAY ACTIVE

Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness.

Stream MOSSA classes over the next 60 days to enjoy your favorite YMCA classes from anywhere. These 30 minute workouts are more intense and similar to programming offerings in our Charlotte Y’s, including Group Power, Ride, Centergy, Fight & Core along with additional options including Athlete (similar to our Athletic Conditioning Classes), Blast (step) and Groove (CardioFunk).

Access a variety of virtual classes via Y360. Enjoy a variety of lower intensity classes similar to our Sculpt & Tone and CardioStrength classes as well as a variety of slow flow yoga classes.

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH CLASSES

At this time we are postponing LiveStrong, Parkinson’s at the YMCA, Enhance Fitness, StayStrong, Group Exercise for Neuromuscular Disorders, Empower (Weight Loss Solutions), YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, Seniors Group Exercise and Wellness on Wheels.

​​​​​​​Childcare & Education
  • All Before and Afterschool programs are suspended through April 25. All field trips are postponed. We will post updates here.
  • Preschool is suspended through April 25.
  • Out-of-School Days will not be offered through April 25.
  • Spring Break Camp will not be offered.
  • Y Readers has been suspended until further notice.
  • Homeschool is suspended through April 25.
  • Drop-Off and Drop-In Childcare (Y Kids) is suspended through April 25.
  • Full-Day Licensed Childcare will follow the direction of the state of North Carolina.

For the safety and well-being of all children and staff, the YMCA Health and Wellness Guidelines will be strictly enforced in all youth programs, particularly that participants must be fever- and symptom-free for at least 48 hours without fever-reducing medication before they can return to Y programs.

Overnight Camp

Y-Guides events including Princess Date Nights on March 21, 28 and 29 have been postponed. We will post updates here.

Try Camp at YMCA Camp Thunderbird scheduled for March 27-29 has been postponed to May 8-10.

Open house at YMCA Camp Harrison and YMCA Camp Thunderbird has been postponed.

Parents’ Night Out at YMCA Camp Thunderbird May 1 and 2 is still scheduled. We will re-evaluate as we get closer and will post updates here.

Creative Arts

Culinary, performing and visual arts programs are suspended through April 25.

For the safety and well-being of all children and staff, the YMCA Health and Wellness Guidelines will be strictly enforced in all youth programs, particularly that participants must be fever- and symptom-free for at least 48 hours without fever-reducing medication before they can return to Y programs.

Swim Programs

Swim Lessons, Swim Team and Master’s Swim are all postponed. We hope to resume by April 25 and will post updates here.

For the safety and well-being of all children and staff, the YMCA Health and Wellness Guidelines will be strictly enforced in all youth programs, particularly that participants must be fever- and symptom-free for at least 48 hours without fever-reducing medication before they can return to Y programs.

Youth Sports, Dance & Gymnastics

Youth sports, dance and gymnastics programs are all postponed. We hope to resume by April 25 and will post updates here.

For the safety and well-being of all children and staff, the YMCA Health and Wellness Guidelines will be strictly enforced in all youth programs, particularly that participants must be fever- and symptom-free for at least 48 hours without fever-reducing medication before they can return to Y programs.

Teen Programs

Level Up will begin on April 25 (the March 28 Level Up event has been cancelled).
Y Achievers and other teen programs are suspended through April 25.

For the safety and well-being of all children and staff, the YMCA Health and Wellness Guidelines will be strictly enforced in all youth programs, particularly that participants must be fever- and symptom-free for at least 48 hours without fever-reducing medication before they can return to Y programs.

Events

Birthday parties at all YMCA locations are postponed. We hope to resume by April 25 and will post updates here.

Check the YMCA Community Events page for more information about events.