Dear YMCA of South Hampton Roads/First Tee Community,
As the COVID-19 situation remains ever-changing on a global, national, state and local level, the YMCA of South Hampton Roads has made the decision to close all facilities for the next two weeks (March 16-29) for the health and well-being of our community. As an organization rooted in social responsibility, we must do our part in heeding the call from state government, national government, and national health agencies in taking the steps needed to slow the spread of this illness through social distancing. Our leadership continues to meet daily, consult with our Board of Directors, other YMCA associations, and our partners to monitor the situation so that we make the most informed and thoughtful decisions throughout this unprecedented event.
The decision to temporarily close does not come lightly, but comes with one major goal in mind—to protect the health and well-being of our community and staff. We know that members and the community depend on us for many of their needs, including healthy living programs and youth services. We are currently preparing alternative healthy living resources for our members to participate in from the comfort of their own homes, and are fervently coordinating efforts to address the concern of food insecurities due to school closures. We are working diligently to make these resources available as soon as possible.
I know these moments are challenging. Thank you for your continued loyalty and commitment to the YMCA as we work together to keep our community strong and vibrant.
President and CEO
YMCA of South Hampton Roads
AS FIRST TEE MEMBERS, YOU MAY PLAY THE GOLF COURSE AT YOUR OWN RISK BUT WE ASK THAT YOU TAKE EXTRA CARE OF OUR BEAUTIFUL FACILITY DURING THIS CLOSURE.