In order to best ensure the health of our entire Y community, we are complying with Governor Mike DeWine and closing our branches, main office, part day pre-schools, and camps, effective at 9 p.m. March 16.
We are operating (4) Pandemic Childcare Centers in Summit County and opening a portion of our Kohl Family Y as a respite for Summa Health personnel. Our Camp Y-Noah is also assisting as a respite facility, as needed by the City of Green and Jackson Township fire and law enforcement personnel.
We do not yet have an opening date for our fitness facilities, including summer day camp or overnight camp at Camp Y-Noah or Rotary Camp for Children with Special Needs.
During this closure, we will provide updates and information directly to staff,members and participants via email. We will also be posting information to our website, AkronYMCA.org and our AkronYMCA Facebook pages.
Keeping your health and sanity during this time of self-distancing can be difficult. Please visit the Y360 Youtube page to stream a growing number of video fitness classes for free.
True, the coronavirus has created enormous uncertainty; however, how we manage it is in our control. Join us in creating a history that demonstrates how we came together and served those who needed us the most.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I'm a staff person where can I find info?
We have a staff specific page for you: Click Here
When will the Y open again?
We are awaiting the OK from Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton.
Have any Akron Area YMCA members tested positive for COVID-19?
No. At this time, we are not aware of any staff, volunteers, members or participants who have tested positive for COVID-19.
How will my membership dues be effected?
There will be no drafts on April 1st or 15th. Dues will be collected in May. If we are not open in May, we are respectfully requesting that Members consider their dues to be donations to defer our operating costs. Members wishing to put their Memberships on HOLD until we do reopen are asked to contact their home branch, by phone. See the May letter.
What’s going to happen to the workers at the Y?
Most of our part-time staff has been laid off. We are working to support our remaining staff team through this unforeseen time.
Child Care & Pandemic Care Centers?
The by order of the Governor, we've closed our childcare centers. But there's great news, the YMCA has partnered with the State to open 4 Pandemic Care Centers to serve our medical and emergency workers in the area. The 4 centers and their contact information is listed below. To find out if you qualify, contact that location:
Hartz Early Care & Education (Formerly Bethany Childcare)