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As a new strain of coronavirus (covid-19) sweeps through the world, stay up-to-date on the latest preparedness plans, school closings, changed polling locations, and more in the Tri-State.

YMCA Temporarily Closes, Transitions To Childcare During Coronavirus

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine ordered fitness centers and gyms to close on Monday, but the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati was already taking steps over the weekend. YMCA President and CEO Jorge Perez announced a plan to close fitness centers in an effort to help working families and hospital workers.

"We are transitioning many of our Y centers to support doctors, nurses, technicians, and medical staff to caring for their children during this crisis,” Perez said.

At the Blue Ash, Campbell County, Carl H. Lindner, Clermont, Gamble-Nippert, Powel Crosley, Jr., Highland, M.E. Lyons, and Richard E. Lindner team members are offering childcare and youth camps for working families and hospital workers.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the changes is YMCA of Greater Cincinnati President and CEO Jorge Perez.

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