COVID-19 Update March 15

March 15, 2020

A Message to Y Members and Participants,

At the Y, the health and safety of our community and all who walk through our doors is always our top priority.  In an effort to contain COVID-19 through working with community partners, including the Marshalltown Community School District, the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA will be closing temporarily beginning Monday, March 16th.  We will reassess and evaluate future plans on March 21st.  During this time all Marshalltown Y facilities will be voluntarily closed and all programming and events temporarily suspended. We are exploring alternative ways to meet community needs in partnership with health officials and other community leaders. 

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank our members for their patience and understanding. We remain committed to supporting and strengthening our community and all those we serve. The Y is a community hub for all ages and we believe this is the responsible thing to do.  We do not take this measure lightly.

Our Y leadership team remains in constant contact with state and local agencies and we will continue to communicate with members in a timely and transparent manner. The Y will reassess the situation at the end of the week and, in conjunction with prevailing recommendations from federal and local officials, we will update our members no later than Saturday, March 21st via our website, social media accounts and email regarding the status of our facilities and programming moving forward.

Please continue to check with the Iowa Department of Public Health and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the most up to date information regarding COVID-19.

We appreciate your support as we work together to ensure the health and safety of everyone we serve. 



Additional Information—We understand that you may have questions about the closure of our YMCA facilities:

When will the Y open again?  We have planned a 1-week closure at this time. The Y will reassess the situation and will update members no later than March 21st regarding the status of facilities and programming from that point forward.

Have any Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA staff or members tested positive for COVID-19?

No. At this time, we are not aware of any staff or members who have tested positive for COVID-19.

What is the Y doing during this one-week closure?

The Y will be doing a deep sanitizing clean during the 1-week closure. We will also be bringing some of our offerings to members virtually through social media. When you can’t come to the Y, we will do our best to bring the Y to you! Follow the Marshalltown Y on Facebook and stay connected to your community.

I was in the Y recently, should I be concerned?

We all need to be aware of the potential spread of the virus and monitor ourselves and loved ones for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you or a loved one develop these symptoms please stay home and speak to your healthcare provider. For more information go to the CDC information page on COVID-19 to learn What You Need To Know and What To Do If You Are Sick.