“We actually are attempting to stabilize financially,” Bettin stated, noting that the Y was not capable of qualify for a Paycheck Safety Program mortgage as a result of it has too many staff.
The Y’s Cooper, Copple, Fallbrook and Northeast areas supply much more courses and actions than the downtown location, which depends closely on membership charges, Bettin stated.
As a result of there are so few individuals downtown as of late, it is not financially possible to have the YMCA there open.
Todd Ogden, president and CEO of the Downtown Lincoln Affiliation, stated its most up-to-date survey of downtown companies confirmed that about 65% of their staff are nonetheless working at residence. Whereas a few of these companies plan to convey employees again within the subsequent couple of months, others plan to attend till after the primary of the 12 months.
“Downtown, from an worker standpoint, is loads quieter,” stated Ogden, who’s a member of the YMCA’s board of administrators.
“It has been powerful for the Y,” he stated. “I am actually hoping the downtown department can open sooner somewhat than later.”
Bettin stated she does not know when that can be, however there isn’t any consideration being given to closing the situation completely.
Lengthy-term plans might embrace taking a look at a special location or altering the companies obtainable, she stated, however the Y has been in downtown Lincoln for 150 years and has no plans to depart.
— to journalstar.com