NEW UPDATES TO YMCA POLICIES

Dear Y Members and Friends,
 
We are thrilled to announce some changes coming next week to our usage and reservation system. We want to make sure it’s as easy as possible to use your YMCA. As we prepare for some adjustments, please be assured that your safety – and the safety of all our members, program participants, staff, and volunteers – is our number one priority. We will continue to follow guidelines from health experts and local officials to ensure that our facilities meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety. In fact, since re-opening on June 1, the county health department has lifted us up as bringing members back in a safe way.

Beginning on Monday, August 24th, we will be making the following adjustments to our usage policies:

  • No more reservations required for the Wellness Center. Come at any time. We will maintain a capacity of 30 members in the Dahl Wellness Center and 40 members in the Houser Wellness Center. Check in at the front desk gate when you arrive.
  • Reservations are still required for the pool but two individuals per lane will be allowed, opening up more opportunities in a high demand area. Please limit your time in the pool to a 30-minute or 60-minute reservation per day.
  • The overall one-hour time limit for visiting the Y will be removed. However, we still recommend that you limit your time at the Y but you are welcome to participate in multiple activities.
  • The time limit in Y Child Watch has been moved back to 2 hours. A reservation is still required by the hour (i.e. if you want the full 2 hours, you can reserve 2 – one hour time slots for each child). We will now allow 15 children per hour. Please drop your child off when we are open and enjoy some “you” time at the Y.
  • The gymnasium will be open for use during designated times. Reservations are not needed but there will be 20 members max allowed in the gym at one time. Designated open gym times can be found on our website by clicking the ‘reservation’ button (even though no reservation is needed). Bring your own ball. Pick up games are not allowed at this time. A gym supervisor will be onsite during open gym times.
  • Children ages 7-13 will be allowed to use the gymnasium during designated times while a parent or guardian is in the facility (parent can be working out in the Wellness Center but must remain in the facility). No reservation needed but a capacity total of 20 youth and adults will be maintained. Designated times can be found on our website by clicking the ‘reservation’ button (even though no reservation is needed). Teens ages 14 and older can continue to use the Y without a parent or guardian in the facility.
  • Singles (one-on-one) racquetball matches will be allowed. Please continue to reserve your court online. Reservations will be in 1-hour time increments for Court A and for Court B (to be labeled soon). Only 1 member needs to reserve a court. Both members should check in at the front desk gate.
  • Virtual Fitness at the Y will not require a reservation. Virtual Fitness at the Y will be on-demand with over 1,000 classes to choose from at your convenience.
  • Masks are still required (per state guidelines) for all members 5 years of age and older.
As a nonprofit dedicated to keeping our community healthy, safe, and thriving for all, Y members like you make our impact possible. For our members who have stayed with us during these challenging times, thank you! As we reflect back on the past five months, it’s with an incredible sense of gratitude that we say thank you to our members, donors, and the community. 
 
As you continue to support the Y through your monthly membership dues and through donations, I want to encourage you to think about the Y in terms of our ability to positively impact 30,000 of our neighbors annually (during normal times), and that we have been strengthening our community for 137 years. Your support has made our programs and services available to all members, young and old, and for generations. It’s not just what the Y can do for you today, but rather, what has the Y meant to our community for all these years.
 
Of course, the Y is a great place to be active and healthy, but it’s so much more. Your continued membership support and donations mean programs for teens, mental health support for our community, programs for cancer survivors, safety around water for young children, and more. Please stay with us! We need to ensure that the Y is here in the coming months and years.
 
Again, thank you for being members of the Y and for your continued support. We look forward to seeing more of you back at the Y in the coming weeks.
 
Best regards,
 
Bill Soper, CEO