We understand that the closure of our facilities might feel abrupt and unexpected. We know it is the right decision under these extraordinary circumstances because the health and well-being of you, our members, and our valued staff is very important. We are in close contact with the Oswego County Department of Public Health and other community leaders to monitor the situation and are committed to reopen as soon as possible.

The health and safety of our community is our top priority. The COVID-19 crisis has triggered an Emergency Child Care Plan to begin on Monday, March 16. The Fulton Family and Oswego YMCAs will expand childcare services to help meet the needs of first responders and other essential workers in need of daytime childcare due to the emergency-related closing of all schools in the region. Emergency Drop-In Child Care for children in grades kindergarten through 6 begins Monday, March 16.

Care will be available at Fulton and Oswego YMCA’s. Hours of operation vary by location. Costs of care will range from $34 per day for currently enrolled SACC participants to $44 per day for all others. Children currently in the School Age Child Care programs of either YMCA are eligible as are the children of workers in essential services such as police, fire, emergency medical services, nursing and health care. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis. To register for service at the Oswego YMCA, call 315-342-6082 and for the Fulton YMCA call 315-598-9622 during regular business hours.

At the same time, the two YMCAs will temporarily end all other services and activities in order to assist in preventing the spread of Coronavirus, in line with guidance received from state and federal authorities. YMCA buildings will be closed except for staff and clients in childcare classes. The date of reopening of facilities will depend on governmental guidance.

It’s more important than ever to live our YMCA mission of serving and strengthening our communities. We know you still have a lot of questions. We do, too. All of us at Y are grateful for the outpouring of support many of you have expressed. We are committed to doing everything possible to secure the future of the YMCA, and all its services, as these uncertain times continue. Closure for any length of time represents a significant threat to our non-profit organization.

We cannot express the potentially devastating impact extensive cancellations could have. We know the Y is an extension of your family and we remain honored and committed to serving you.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.