YMCA of Bristol to Idle During Recommended Closure

Bristol, Tenn. — In line with the Center for Disease Control’s recommended policies concerning the spread of COVID-19, the YMCA of Bristol will be closing on Monday, March 16, at 9 p.m. and tentatively re-opening Monday, March 30, 2020.

The YMCA Board of Directors and CEO Rick Matthews announced the decision Monday.

“As an organization rooted in social responsibility, we must do our part and take the steps needed to help slow the spread of this virus,” Matthews says. “Our decision to temporarily close the facility is based on the advice of state and national government and health agencies, and has one central goal in mind – to protect the health and well-being of our community and staff. We will continue to monitor the situation so that we make the most informed and thoughtful decisions throughout this unprecedented event.”

Matthews notes that the staff is employing intensive maintenance and sanitation policies throughout the facility, and also preparing alternative healthy living resources for members to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. These resources will soon be available on the YMCA of Bristol website, www.bristolymca.net.

###

About the YMCA of Bristol

The YMCA of Bristol is a leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA’s mission is to strengthen the community by improving the quality of life and inspiring individuals and families to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.

For more information about the YMCA of Bristol, contact (423) 968-3133, or visit www.bristolymca.net.