Dear Member,

Your health and safety is our top priority.

As the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak unfolds, we want you to know that we are developing contingency plans. We are actively examining ways to help our staff and our community be safe.

As some of you may be aware, the Township of Montclair has suspended senior programming. In an overabundance of caution, the YMCA of Montclair has suspended Senior lectures and activities and chronic disease programs. The Senior/Teen Room effective March 16 will be closed in the morning. COVID-19 is of special concern to people over 60 and people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions — like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes.

While no one can predict with certainty whether the United States will be severely impacted by coronavirus, we are monitoring the situation and preparing for the possibility that our daily program and work routines could be temporarily impacted if the situation significantly worsens. We will keep all members and participants updated with information as it develops.

For more information about the virus and safety, please visit the New Jersey Department of Public Health and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) .

Please note that we are providing updates on our website here: https://www.montclairymca.org/covid-19-updates/

We are all in this together.

Ann-Margaret Gutierrez
Vice-President of Operations