BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ All locations of the Somerset County YMCA, including the Somerset Hills YMCA location at 140 Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge, will be closed as of Monday, March 16, due to concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, the organization has announced.
All Greater Somerset County YMCA facilities will be voluntarily closed and all programming and events temporarily suspended through March 29, according to an announcement on the Greater Somerset County YMCA website that was posted on Sunday, March 15.
This includes all programs and services provided at or through Bridgewater YMCA, Hillsborough YMCA, Plainfield YMCA, Somerset Hills YMCA, and Somerville YMCA.
The announcement said that the YMCA will reassess the situation and will update members no later than Sunday, March 29, regarding the status of facilities and programming from that point forward.
"Although no member or staff at our facilities have tested positive for COVID-19, we believe that continuing to operate and run programming during this time would be counterproductive to the protective social distancing measures that have prompted area K-12 schools to temporarily close in response to growing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic," the announcement said.
During the scheduled two week-closure, there will be deep sanitizing cleaning conducted, the announcement said.
As of Sunday night, the announcement did not specify whether membership fees would be credited during the closure.