FRAMINGHAM – The MetroWest YMCA announced tonight, March 15, it would close through March 22.
“At the MetroWest YMCA we continue to work meet the needs of our staff, members, and many community partners, while we work collaboratively with the city of Framingham and towns we serve to help combat the threat of COVID-19. The local Boards of Health remain the primary point of contact for us. The Health Departments in each of the communities we serve are working diligently with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and local representatives from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based on their guidance and information we are receiving, we have decided upon the following: From March 16th through March 22nd all MetroWest YMCA facilities will be closed,” said the MetroWest YMCA President.
The closure includes:
- Our Framingham Branch facility and our Hopkinton Family Outdoor Center.
- The Early Learning Center at our Framingham Branch.
- All off site School’s Out programs.
- All off site meetings and programs.
The MetroWest YMCA said it would take a “week by week approach regarding these decisions and reassess the situation daily. We will of course work to communicate with you all on a regular basis,” said MetroWest YMCA President Rick MacPherson
“During this time we will work closely with community leaders offering our facilities as resources for the city and towns we serve. That could mean providing meals, offering needed space, etc. and we will be monitoring the situation to determine the best course of action going forward. COVID-19 has created enormous uncertainty; however, how we manage it is in our control,” said MacPherson.
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