YMCA closes facilities, will continue programs online

Due to the ongoing concerns with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana is closing its two facilities for at least two weeks at the end of the business day today. Although the facility will be closed for the next fourteen days, the Y will continue striving to fill certain needs in the community.

Over the next few days, the Y will be making available nearly ten hours of kids exercise classes on its Facebook and Instagram pages as well as nearly an equal amount of exercise classes for adults. These classes will be available to members and non-members, at no cost to the community. 

“It is the least we can do as our families look to keep themselves and their kids healthy and active at home,” says Chief Executive Officer Gary Lash. “We will be looking for other ways as well to be a beacon of support during this unprecedented time of need in our area.” 

The YMCA will continue to monitor this situation daily and keep the public informed of its operational plans.