(Moncton, March 14, 2020) – As of 8 p.m. today, the YMCA of Greater Moncton will close its Health, Fitness and Aquatics Centre and suspend membership-based programs until March 30 due to the COVID-19 situation. YMCA licensed Child Care and After School programs – deemed an essential service by the provincial government – will remain open with full precautionary measures in effect.
 
“Our charity is proactively responding to COVID-19 across all of our programs,” said YMCA of Greater Moncton CEO Zane Korytko. “The health of our staff, volunteers, participants and the broader community is our priority.”
 
The following list details today’s announcement by the YMCA of Greater Moncton:
 
  • YMCA Health, Fitness and Aquatics Centre:
The Health, Fitness and Aquatics Centre will be closed until Monday, March 30. (This reopening date is subject to change.) Members have been notified that their memberships are on hold with no funds removed from their accounts in the interim. Limited staff will be available by phone to answer questions from members or the public from Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 857-0606 (Press ‘0’ for Membership Desk).
  • YMCA Child Care and After School programs:
As per the directive of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, YMCA licensed Child Care and After School programs will remain open to provide essential child care services to families and the community. Additional information is being given to our Child Care and After School families.  
  • ReConnect Street Intervention Program, SUN (Greater Moncton Supportive Housing) Program :
These programs will continue to operate as they relate to vulnerable populations in our community and the YMCA of Greater Moncton considers the services to be essential.
 
The YMCA of Greater Moncton will provide ongoing updates via its website – www.ymcamoncton.ca and social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
 
“We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate the support of our YMCA family and the community at large as we take measures to reduce the spread of this virus,” says Korytko. “We thank everyone for your patience and understanding as we all respond together to this unprecedented situation.”