A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
For over 100 years, we have always been an organization that walked in the direction of a challenge. Today we find ourselves faced with a rapidly evolving response to combating the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland.
As of 5:00 today the Y will be closed. We plan to restore full operations once state, county and local officials deem it is prudent to do so. If you wish to stay updated, please go to our website as all of the most updated information will be posted there.
In the near term, we are pivoting our resources to best support the most pressing needs in our community. We are aligning with our community partners to see how the Y can best serve the community during this difficult time.
If you are enrolled in the Y’s Early Childhood Learning Center at the Y, The Center will remain open regular hours and your child will continue to receive care by trusted teachers.
Because of the closure of Washington County Public Schools, our Before and After Care services have been halted. We are currently working on a plan to offer childcare services for essential workers which includes health care professional and first responders. We are aligning with our community partners to serve parents who must work and need a safe and reliable place for their children.
To support your health and well being goals, we are offering two online options for you and your family to stay fit during the shutdown. Y360, is an on-demand fitness program for adults and kids to do at home. You and your family can exercise together and have some fitness fun! You can access it today at Y360 On-Demand. We also encourage you to visit the Les Mills at Home website for some of your favorite classes.
As you can see through these various programs and services, your Y is committed to be there for those who need us most and we ask that you join us in the effort. We ask that you continue to invest in your membership so that we can maintain vital life-changing and life-saving programs at the Y. If you prefer to put your membership on hold, please contact us and we will do that for you. But, we invite you to join us in service to others needing our help. We know your membership is meaningful to you and that meaning lies in the relationships you have built at the Y. Those relationships are based upon how much you care about our community and want everyone to have the opportunity to thrive – no matter what our world is facing. Thank you for joining us.
We are closely working with community leaders and will continue to communicate with you on when we will reopen the facility to serve everyone.
In the meantime, we hope that you will join us in our efforts to serve those in our community who need us most. Thank you for your support as we work diligently to ensure the health and safety of our community.
Maria Rubeling, CEO