At the YMCA, our greatest priority has always been protecting the health and safety of all who enter our doors. In light of COVID-19, our team has been working around the clock to implement additional procedures and protocols to ensure a socially responsible environment that aligns with our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Enhanced Cleaning & Disinfecting
We have implemented the latest cleaning protocols from the CDC using our EPA-registered solutions. Areas of our facilities will have rolling, brief closures throughout the day for cleaning and branch hours will be reduced to allow for additional disinfection at the start and end of each day. We invested in electrostatic sprayers to ensure thorough disinfection and we’ve adjusted our air handling units to ensure an even higher turnover of fresh air into our branches.
Our staff has been retrained in the latest cleaning and disinfection protocols provided by the CDC and will be focused on continual sanitization of all areas of our facility.
We've reconfigured spaces to allow for social distancing and added clear directional signage throughout our branches to direct the flow of traffic. You'll find fitness equipment spaced out, lobbies free of excess furniture and markers on the floor to make social distancing easy.
Additional hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout our branches.
Masks or face shields will be required at all times in our facilities. This includes indoor group exercise classes, cardio and strength workouts and at all transitional spaces within the facility. Masks or face shields will not be required while in the pool swimming, showering or participating in outdoor activities where social distancing can be maintained.
All staff, members and visitors will review several health screening questions prior to entering the facility and will be temperature-screened. Anyone showing signs of COVID-19 or who has a temperature of 100.4 or higher, will not be permitted to enter for the safety of all members.
Single Entry/Exit Points
To maintain our safety protocols, all YMCA branches will maintain single entry and single exit points. Our doors will be clearly marked with signs.
To protect your health and safety, we will not reopen all amenities immediately and we ask for your patience. This could include but is not limited to saunas, steam rooms, pools, and locker rooms. As soon as we are confident we can open these areas safely, we will.
As always, all will be required to scan in at the welcome desk to access the facility. Stationary scanners will be available for contactless scanning. Plexiglass shields have been installed at our welcome desks so that you are able to safely talk with staff.
To protect everyone’s health, water fountains will not be available. However, you will be able to use the bottle fillers.
Special Hours for Seniors & Those Who Are High Risk
Special hours for seniors, as well as those who are at high-risk for COVID-19, will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm should they feel more comfortable using the Y at a time when it is less crowded.