Wausau – North Central Health Care has canceled the aquatic therapy pool grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for July 16. The center’s construction was completed in June as part of the first phase of construction on the NCHC Wausau Campus.

“We are all excited to share the new aquatic therapy center with our supporters and community, however, we must place the safety of those in attendance above a grand opening celebration,” said Jessica Meadows, NCHC communications and marketing director, in a news release. “Like many other events locally, we realize we need to postpone our grand opening to when large groups can safely gather. With close to 600 generous and passionate donors from the community, local foundations and businesses, we anticipated a large turnout for this event. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic closely and explore opportunities for a future event for our community to visit the center.”

NCHC is offering scheduled individual tours of the new aquatic center for donors. If you are interested in a scheduled tour, call 715-848-4405. Only pre-arranged/scheduled tours will be provided. Virtual tours are also available online at www.norcen.org/WarmWater.

The aquatic center is open and accepting new patient referrals for individual physical therapy appointments. Only patients with scheduled appointments are allowed into the building at this time because of COVID-19 restrictions. Community and family swim programs have been cancelled.