YMCA temporarily closes downtown Milwaukee branch due to COVID-19

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee has temporarily closed their branch in downtown Milwaukee "as a result of COVID-19." The downtown YMCA reopened on June 10 with safety measures in place.  

YMCA officials issued this statement:

"Out of an abundance of caution, we made the proactive decision to temporarily close the Downtown branch due to the concentrated spread of COVID-19 within the city limits." 

"This is NOT in response to recent exposures. We have an incredibly robust safety plan in place. This is about being proactive to get ahead of potential risks.Our decision was guided by input from top medical partners, and we will work alongside health leaders to determine when it is safest to reopen the facility. As of right now, there is no definite timetable for reopening."

"Our Rite Hite location in Brown Deer remains open as well as online classes and outdoor bootcamps. As an organization, we continue to pivot and adapt to the changing needs of the community. As more families return to work, we are also managing youth and other necessary programs safely: our Day Camp, School Age Education, and Early Childhood Education."