COVID-19 | Coronavirus Updates

March 18, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:               Randy Butler

                                Chief Executive Officer, YMCA of Dyer County

               

 

YMCA of Dyer County to Suspend Services during recommended Closure

 

 

Dyersburg, Tenn. — The YMCA of Dyer County will be Suspending Services on Wednesday, March 18 at 10pm and possibly re-opening on Monday, March 30, 2020 as part of the CDC recommended closure policy.

 

The YMCA Board of Directors and CEO, Randy Butler wants to reassure the Dyer County community top-notch maintenance and sanitation policies are in place to ensure the safety of our members and community.  They are also preparing alternative healthy living resources for our members to participate in from the comfort of their own homes, these resources will be available on the YMCA of Dyer County website, www.ymcaofdyercounty.org, shortly.

 

“As an organization rooted in social responsibility, we must do our part in heeding the call from state government, national government and state and national health agencies in taking the steps needed to slow the spread of this illness through social distancing,” said YMCA CEO, Randy Butler. “The decision to temporarily close does not come lightly, it comes with one major goal in mind – to protect the health and well-being of our community and staff.  And we will continue to monitor the situation so that we make the most informed and thoughtful decisions throughout this unprecedented event.”

 

 

 

About the YMCA of Dyer County

The YMCA of Dyer County is a leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA’s mission is to strengthen the community by improving the quality of life and inspiring individuals and families to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.

 

For more information about the YMCA of Dyer County contact (731) 676-8445, or visit www.ymcaofdyercounty.org

 
 

 

 

 

COVID-19 | Coronavirus Updates      

Dear Members & Program Participants:

Due to the growing concerns about the Coronavirus, YMCA of Dyer County will operate with limited services beginning March 18, 2020. This difficult decision was made as a precaution, and under the guidance of the CDC’s recommendations about safe social distancing. To align with social distancing precautions, we are working to minimize unnecessary contact between people. These measures include limiting the number of members and staff in close spaces in our facilities. As a result, only the wellness center will be open at YMCA of Dyer County, which includes use of our cardio equipment and weights.

Effective Wednesday March 18th, we have temporarily suspended all youth sports, child watch, group exercise classes and programming until further notice.

Following Guidance of Public Health Officials

We have been in frequent touch with the YUSA, YMCA State Alliance, & Health Department and are receiving their daily updates. We are monitoring those updates for any changes in recommendations for individuals, businesses and organizations. In addition to the guidance we’ve already provided about good personal hygiene and staying home if you don’t feel well, local officials are also recommending that ”at-risk individuals should avoid crowds and take other steps to protect themselves." “At-risk” is defined as anyone over the age of 60 or anyone of any age with a chronic medical condition including heart disease, lung disease or diabetes.
As you are aware this situation is changing by the hour, we thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult and unprecedented times.

For more information and important updates as it relates to COVID-19 please continue to visit www.ymcaofdyercounty.org or you may contact our Customer Support Center at 731-288-9622 during the hours of 8 AM to 4 PM with any questions or concerns.

Yours In Service,
YMCA of Dyer County

Randy Butler
CEO
YMCA OF DYER COUNTY