CHARLOTTE, NC (Charlotte Observer) – Charlotte-area YMCAs will restart programming in June, including swimming, outdoor exercise, child care and summer camps.
North Carolina rules do not yet allow for the reopening of gyms, which is several weeks away under Gov. Roy Cooper’s plan. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte closed its 19 branches on March 17, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Six branches will start holding outdoor exercise classes June 1, using rooftops, parking decks, outdoor pavilions and athletic fields. Branches that will host these: Brace Family, Dowd, Harris, Keith Family, Lowe’s and Morrison Family.
Starting June 8, swimming will resume at eight branches in limited hours: Outdoor pools at Brace Family, Harris, Hemby Program Center, Keith Family, Morrison Family and Simmons. Indoor pools at Dowd and Lowe’s.