We found out Tuesday, June 23 that we are not able to reopen on Friday, June 26 as we had anticipated and been planning for.

We are ready to serve you. This is not just about reopening a gym; it’s about reopening your community space.   We have a comprehensive reopening plan designed to ensure the lowest risk possible to our staff and community.  We have redesigned our facilities to allow for social distancing, creating spaces and protocols that exceed the health and safety best practice guidelines from the CDC and New York State Department of Health.

We have been closed for 15 weeks and we, like all businesses and organizations are feeling the economic impact of this shutdown. Our membership revenue has dropped to almost one third of what it was. The decision to not allow us to reopen results in even further financial strain.  To be frank – like many in our community, we are exhausted both mentally and financially.

Your support is keeping the YMCA alive

The most significant support we have received during our closure has come from our Sustaining Members. We cannot express to you just how truly important this support has been, and how very grateful we are for you.

This is uncharted territory for everyone, including us. We do not know what to expect as Phase Four is rolled out, and we have received no indication from our state government as to when we can expect to reopen. Our last beacon of hope is for our members to stay with us as Sustaining Members if able. If you are unable, we understand. Please contact us and we can discuss other options.

If you have placed your membership on HOLD, please know that it will NOT be reinstated until we can officially reopen.

Many of you have asked how you can help. The Governor’s decision to prohibit YMCAs from reopening at the beginning of Phase Four is completely unwarranted given the progress that New York State has achieved.  If you feel compelled to contact the Governor or another official below, please implore them to immediately release the guidelines for reopening gyms and to set a firm date to resume operations:

Governor Cuomo: Email or (518) 474-8390
Melissa DeRosa:   Melissa.DeRosa@exec.ny.gov  or (518) 474-4246
Howard Zucker:   Howard.Zucker@health.ny.gov or (518) 474-2011
Rob Mujica:           Robert.Mujica@budget.ny.gov or (518) 474-2300

Senator Pam Helming:     helming@nysenate.gov or (315) 568-9816

Assemblyman Brian Kolb:      kolbb@nyassembly.gov or (315) 781-2030

We know you want us to open. Believe us – we want to open, too. As soon as we can share more information with you, we will. Thank you for your continued support; we are eternally grateful.

YMCA Reopening Has Been Paused

Plans on Hold as Y Waits for Guidance from Governor


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Geneva, NY 14456

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