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YMCA of Northwest North Carolina begins reopening indoor wellness facilities for first time since march

Branches begin reopening as early as Saturday, Sept. 5

WINSTON—SALEM — The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina has announced that its indoor wellness facilities were reopening as early as Labor Day weekend.

The YMCA is able to reopen its doors to its members after Gov. Roy Cooper announced last week that indoor fitness centers can reopen as part of the state’s Phase 2.5 of easing COVID-19 restrictions.

Stan Law, president and CEO of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, said: “We can’t wait to welcome our members back inside our buildings — for the first time since mid-March. We’re working hard to prepare our facilities for reopening while putting the safety of members and staff first.”

Our YMCAs will reopen as follows:

Opening Saturday, Sept. 5:

Robinhood Road Family YMCA

  • Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

Opening Tuesday, Sept. 8:

Jerry Long Family YMCA

  • Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

Statesville Family YMCA

  • Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday, closed

Stokes Family YMCA

  • Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday, closed

William G. White Jr. Family YMCA

  • Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a m -4 p.m.
  • Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

Wilkes Family YMCA

  • Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday, closed

Opening Monday, Sept. 14:

Alexander County Family YMCA

  • Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday, closed

Davie Family YMCA

  • Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday, closed

Kernersville Family YMCA

  • Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday, closed

Winston Lake Family YMCA

  • Monday-Friday, 8-11 a.m.
  • Saturday, closed
  • Sunday, closed

Yadkin Family YMCA

  • Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Sunday, closed

While excited to welcome members back inside the buildings, staff at the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina know that the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 isn’t over yet. Staff at the Y Association have spent weeks preparing to reopen facilities responsibly to ensure the safety of employees and participants.

In the meantime, Outdoor Group Exercise Classes — as well as virtual classes — will continue to help keep the number of people inside YMCAs small. Swimming pools will remain open, as well.

“The pandemic has hurt many, including our Y,” Law said. “Because of our donors and members who stayed with us, our Y has remained on the front lines, serving the most vulnerable members of our communities.”

Law continued to say: “We’re thrilled to welcome you back inside our Y, but not because you’re reconnecting to a gym. You’re reconnecting with a cause. Welcome back to where you belong.”

For more information about reopening, answers to questions and more, go to ymcanwnc.org/reopening.