Special to Iredell Free News

The Statesville Family YMCA will reopen its indoor wellness facilities on Tuesday, September 8.

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

“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,” said Stan Law, president and CEO of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina.

The Statesville Family YMCA will be open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The facility will be closed on Sundays.

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 YMCA 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 our 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.”


For more information about reopening, visit ymcanwnc.org/reopening.

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