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Changes in Operations due to COVID-19

The health and safety of YWCA clients and employees is our highest priority. As we continue to actively monitor developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19) we want to assure you that the YWCA is taking all necessary health and safety precautions in accordance with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and local and state health officials. Until further notice, our building will be closed to the public and only YW staff and child care family members will have access.

To promote recommended social distancing, YWCA is suspending all group meetings and activities with 10 or more in attendance at all YWCA locations. This procedure will remain in effect until the CDC changes this recommendation. In the near future, most all YW meetings will be conducted via teleconference. Notification with meeting instructions will be sent to attendees prior to each meeting.

We have made several other adjustments in operations and facility opening hours. Below is the most current listing of those changes.

The environment is changing rapidly and shifts can occur at any time so please call or email prior to making a program referral.

Until further notice, our hours of operation will be 7am – 6pm, Monday – Friday. The building will be closed on Saturdays.

To remain vigilant during this time, the YWCA is allowing only authorized persons in to the facility.

Wellmont Child Development Center and YW Children’s Center will remain open regular business hours of 7am – 5:30pm, Monday – Friday, until advised otherwise by State or Government Officials.

TechGYRLS operates under the same schedule as BTCS and is currently suspended, until April 3.

The March Board of Directors Meeting has been cancelled. The next board meeting is scheduled for April 23, 5:30.

Junior Board meetings will be conducted via teleconference.

Emerge has been postponed until August 5, 2020

The Tribute awards banquet will be rescheduled to a later date in the Fall of 2020.

Anyone needing services related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or any other crime can contact our 24/7 YW CARES Advocates at 423-956-2300.

As class venues have mandated closure, all MOMS-R-US classes are postponed until after March 31.

MOMS-R-US Clients who are in need of supplies or other resources can call the YWCA and ask for the program coordinator.

The women’s health and fitness facility is currently closed, until April 13. Weather permitting, we will facilitate outdoor activities in groups less than 10, with our fitness instructor. For information– please contact Kateela Serrano in our Fitness Center.

The YWCA is currently not allowing any outside rentals within the facility.

In response to the State and Local directives the Bridal Station is temporarily closed to visitors effective immediately.

Any previously scheduled appointments will need to be canceled.

We will begin work today to launch an online boutique where our gowns can be viewed and purchased online and shipped for home delivery.

The YWCA will still be accepting donations. Please call 423.968.9444 prior to coming to the facility, as someone will need to meet you at the entrance of the facility to retrieve donations.

We appreciate your understanding as we continue to monitor the situation daily. Many thanks for all you do to support our mission and programs. Please stay safe!

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