Kearney YMCA Announces Temporary Closures

KEARNEY – As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, with the guidance and recommendations from our Board of Directors, and state and local officials, the Kearney Family is adapting to adjust operations and has announced that the Kearney Family YMCA will be closing at 7:00pm on Tuesday, March 17 for a period of at least two weeks (March 18-31). YMCA leadership team will continue to monitor the community impact of the situation and make decisions about reopening on an ongoing basis. 

All YMCA programs, including wellness programs, youth sports, preschools, before & after school programs, and swim lessons, are also suspended until further notice. Participants will be notified via email when a time table is established for these programs to resume. 

“The Kearney Family YMCA will always hold the health, well-being, and safety of our members, participants, volunteers, and staff in the highest regard,” commented Denny Placzek, CEO of the Kearney YMCA. “Even though we have taken numerous extra steps to keep our building as safe as possible during this health crisis, we have determined that closing our facilities would be the prudent thing to do to help limit the spread of the virus. We will continue to work closely with health and government officials to make the best decisions for all those involved with the YMCA and will be communicating those changes accordingly.” 

During this time, the YMCA will continue to work hard to positively impact the community in various ways. The Y will work closely with local schools, city officials, and the medical community in an effort to provide emergency services if needed. 

Information about ways in which members can continue to utilize the Y from home and the latest updates on all YMCA facilities and programs can be found at

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