Community, COVID-19, Pennock Hospital

Pennock Health & Wellness Center announces temporary closure to prevent spread of coronavirus


March 16, 2020

Pennock Health & Wellness Center will close effective today, March 16, to help slow the transmission of coronavirus. The Health & Wellness Center will be closed beginning at 3 p.m. until further notice.

All activities and appointments at the Wellness Center, including massage services and group classes, are cancelled.

Because of the rapidly changing situation related to the coronavirus pandemic, updates and new information will be shared in real time on Pennock’s Facebook group:

Pennock Health & Wellness Center announced the following today:

  • Membership dues for this month, March 16-March 31, will be credited to members’ accounts.
  • If the Wellness Center remains closed on April 1, April dues will not be charged.
  • Dues will only resume when the building reopens.
  • Members are advised to allow 5-7 business days for credits to be processed.
  • Participants in all classes and programs will get a credit for future programs and classes.

“Out of an abundance of concern for the safety and wellbeing of our staff and our community, we have no choice but to close Pennock Health & Wellness Center to help reduce the chances of transmission of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and we will reopen as soon as Spectrum Health medical and health experts advise us that it is safe to do so,” said Dean Ford, wellness Center supervisor. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Based on the advice of health experts and medical professionals, we want to do our part to minimize social contact and assist with social distancing. The staff at the Wellness Center encourage everyone to remain active in some way to support their physical and mental well-being during this time.”

In addition, Wellness Center staff will be assigned to support community efforts in coming days and weeks.

Community members, churches, schools, businesses and others are encouraged to visit to access informational resources.


Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan. People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

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