Youngstown YMCA to Reopen in Phases Beginning June 1

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The YMCA of Youngatown today announced that it will reopen the Central and Davis Family branches in a “phased approach” beginning June 1.

Phase One welcomes back staff and members in accordance with COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines. The YMCA said it has delivered its reopening plans to Erin Bishop, Youngstown health commissioner, and Ryan Tekac, Mahoning County health commissioner, for their review. Meetings are scheduled to take place this afternoon with both departments.

“Phase one will be the cardio and weight rooms,” says Tom Gacse, president and CEO of the YMCA, “and all equipment will be adjusted for social distancing. We’re hoping to get the approval of both boards of health to reopen our indoor pools for limited use.”

Gacse said more details of the reopening plans will be communicated to members and the public once they are approved.

“The health and well-being of our members and staff are our No. 1 priority,” he emphasized.

At the YMCA’s Camp Fitch branch in Springfield, Pa., overnight summer camps for teens and children have been canceled, he said. However, plans are in the works for the camp to open for families who would like to rent cabins and lodges for a getaway.

Pictured at top: YMCA Central Branch in downtown Youngstown.

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