Several Upstate YMCAs issue changes due to COVID-19 concerns


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SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Several Upstate YMCAs have issued changes due to COVID-19 concerns.

Cherokee County Family YMCA will be closed until March 29, according to their Facebook page.

YMCA of Greenville, which includes Prisma Health Family YMCA, Eastside Family YMCA and George I. Theisen Family YMCA, released the following statement:

Image may contain: possible text that says 'the FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT® FOR HEALTHY LIVING RESPONSIBILITY SPRING SPORTS NOTIFICATION At this time, the YMCA of Greenville has made the decision to suspend all sports practices and games through Friday, March 27, 2020. At that time, we will reassess and determine next steps for the remainder of the season. Please contact your YMCA branch's Sports Staff Team with any questions concerns. you for your support as this situation. continue to navigate'

Additionally, you can check on the latest status of YMCA of Greenville here.

Following Governor Henry McMaster’s school closings announcement Sunday, the Laurens YMCA canceled childwatch, the complimentary nursery, until further notice.

Greenwood Family YMCA and Gray Court YMCA and Laurens YMCA also released the following:

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YMCA of Greater Spartanburg and Middle Tyger Family YMCA have suspended youth sports programs, including all recreational and challenge leagues, swim team, swim lessons, group exercises, events and onsite childwatch. The hot tub, steam room and sauna have all been closed.

Beginning Thursday, March 19, they will temporarily suspend facility use at both branches. The Board of Directors will re-evaluate on April 1.

In the meantime, online classes will be offered. The YMCA will also continue to provide services for our current after school program participants until other arrangements can be made.

Pickens YMCA announced Sunday they will be offering After School In-Service at the Easley and Powdersville YMCAs. Children can be registered for the program by clicking here.

They following programs have been suspended through the end of March:

  • LiveStrong at YMCA
  • Pedaling 4 Parkinson’s
  • Fit 4 Life classes
  • Youth Sports, including Lil Rookies, Soccer, Baseball, Volleyball
  • Community Zumba at the Easley YMCA
  • Saunas & steam rooms will be closed
  • Coffee service at the member services desk

Clinton Family YMCA has suspended all games and practices for the Dixie Youth Baseball and Dixie Softball until April 4, according to their Facebook page. The Y also changed their hours Monday – Friday to 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. Hours will remain the same for Saturday and Sunday.

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