As the winter season approaches, please make note of the following weather emergency policies for the YMCA of Central Ohio

The YMCA of Central Ohio will close only in the event of extreme weather conditions (Level III); decisions to delay or close are made based on short and long-term meteorological reports.

Recognizing that some members and employees live a significant distance from locations, use your best judgment in deciding whether or not it is safe to drive.

Snow Emergency: (As determined by the county where the branch is located)

If a Level 1 Snow Emergency is declared, YMCA’s within the affected area will maintain operation as usual.  No closings or delays will be initiated.
If a Level 2 Snow Emergency is declared, branches in affected area MAY delay opening or close early; classes/program at affected branches MAY be cancelled.  The decision to alter programs/hours will be made by the branch executive in conjunction with his/her immediate supervisor.  If open, branch executives should evaluate staffing needs and allow staff, who are not essential to keeping the building open, to leave.
If a Level 3 Snow Emergency is declared, YMCA’s within the affected area will close and all classes/programs will be cancelled.
Announcements about delays and closures will be made through the website, mobile app notifications, social media and local news stations.