Coronavirus: YMCA taking steps to keep members safe

Coronavirus: YMCA taking steps to keep members safe
Fitness equipment and other items at the Xenia YMCA were moved Friday to the organization's new home at the 75,200 square-foot REACH Center, 336 S. Progress Drive. The facility on Church Street was closed Friday night, but it will be open for new membership sales through the weekend and holiday. The YMCA for Greene County is scheduled to reopen at its new location at 5 a.m. Jan. 2, 2019.

The YMCA of Greater Dayton has stepped up efforts to keep its members safe amid fears of spreading the coronavirus.

Dale Brunner, the YMCA President and CEO, says the efforts apply to all ten YMCAs in the Dayton area, as well as the Auglaize-Mercer County YMCA.

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Brunner says people are stationed in all areas of the Y to clean and wipe down surfaces every 30 minutes.

He says doors are being kept open to prevent hands from touching doorknobs and signs are posted asking anyone who has been sick or had the flu in the last two weeks to please stay home.

In addition, the Y has cancelled Free Thursdays for the time being and tomorrow night’s annual board meeting has been cancelled.

Brunner says the YMCA is trying to be proactive in order to stay open and keep members healthy.