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YMCA branches close in Rowan, Cabarrus counties

SALISBURY — All branches at the Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA closed March 16 at 9 p.m. to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, caused by coronavirus.

The branches will be closed through March 31, said Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA CEO Jamie Morgan. At the end of the month, Morgan said, the YMCA would re-evaluate options for reopening.

During this time, your YMCA will be deep cleaning, sanitizing and performing maintenance and updates that typically would interrupt service to our members,” Morgan wrote in a letter to members. “We are also working with local leaders to best serve the needs of our community as those needs evolve rapidly.”

The closure will apply to the J.F. Hurley YMCA in Salisbury, the J. Fred Corriher YMCA in southern Rowan County and the Saleeby-Fisher YMCA in Rockwell.

“This difficult decision will impact our beloved Y family greatly,” Morgan wrote. “At this time, we ask you to join us in our efforts to be here, just as strong, when we reopen our facilities. We ask that you prayerfully consider continuing your support of the YMCA by keeping your membership active, as we pour into our local communities during this difficult time. Help us look back when this passes and tell the story of how this community came together and served those who needed us.”

He said the YMCAs in Rowan and Cabarrus counties would open as soon as possible.

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