We’ve missed seeing you at the Y! Because of you, the members and donors who stood with us, the Y continued to serve others during the quarantine. Your Y served 16,000 meals to children and seniors both in our care and in food deserts, and served more than 100 healthcare families and critical infrastructure staff through pandemic childcare centers.
We will be ready and prepared to welcome you back to the YMCA on June 1. You can be here safe in the knowledge that we’ve cared for the children of healthcare workers for 10 weeks. That’s 50 days of frequent, vigilant cleaning and sanitizing efforts, keeping children safe and well cared for. We will put this essential experience into play as we re-launch all Y branches with enhanced cleaning protocols and safety standards.
Our Y will be implementing the following protocols for all members. Please familiarize yourself with these new policies so that we can all enjoy a safe place at the Y.
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Expect Social Distancing
All members and staff will be required to practice social distancing while inside the YMCA. In some cases, the availability of equipment, features and spaces will be limited to ensure members are able to maintain the recommended 6 ft of separation. Signage has been placed throughout the building to assist you in maintaining safe distances.
Protection for All
In an effort to protect everyone, we are asking members and staff to wear masks in common areas. While working out, masks are optional. In addition, we have increased our cleaning and we hope you do the same, please sanitize the equipment before and after each use.
Safety Comes First
To ensure the safety of our staff, members and community, individuals entering the YMCA will be required to have their temperature taken by a YMCA employee and may be refused admittance if running a fever.
Expect Reduced Capacity
To ensure proper social distancing, our wellness areas will have a limited capacity. At times of full capacity, you will be asked to wait in a designated area until space is available.
HERE'S WHAT IS OPEN
The safety of our staff and community are of upmost priority and as a result, things will look different at the YMCA moving forward. In order to allow us to re-open in a safe and effective way, our re-opening will occur in tiers, with programs and services opening in phases
In order to encourage social distancing, some equipment will be closed. Please sanitize the equipment before and after use. Please bring a workout towel and waterbottle with you.
Limit of two members per hoop and each member with their own ball. Members can only play games with zero contact. >>more information>>
Pools will only be available for lap swim for members, lanes will need to be reserved online in advance. Reservations will open online two days in advance. >>more information>>
Child Watch will be following limited ratios recommended by the State of Ohio. As a result, we will be utilizing the reservation system so that members can ensure their child has a place in Child Watch before coming to the branch. >>Learn More>>
Locker rooms and showers are opening for members to utilize. We ask for you to respect physical distancing while utilizing the locker room and to sanitize the showers before and after each use. The Men’s Locker Rooms at the Fairfield Family YMCA will be closed until further notice.
Hours of Operation
Beginning Monday, June 22, all branches will observe the following hours of operation: Monday - Thursday : 5:00am - 8:00 pm, Friday : 5:00am - 7:00pm, Saturday : 7:00am - 2:00 pm, Sunday : Closed, the pools close 15 minutes prior to the building closing.
Limited Group Exercise
We will be utilizing a reservation system for group exercise moving forward, with reservations opening two days in advance of the class. Please plan to arrive to class five minutes early to get checked in. >>more information>>
Due to physical distancing requirements, space will be extremely limited. Reservations will open two days in advance on our website, every person visiting the pool will each need their own reservation. >>more information>>
Warm Water Pools
Warm water pools are open for exercise and family swim, visit our webpage for more information about hours and reservations. >>more information>>
PHASED OPENING PLAN
We already have plans for future opening dates, with more information regarding these programs coming soon.
Limited Swim Lessons : July 13
Additional Programs will be opened in subsequent phases. View our current re-opening schedule here >>.
Reactivating your YMCA Membership
If you maintained your membership throughout our closure, first of all, thank you! You will not need to do anything, just bring your membership card to scan in. If you placed your membership on hold and would like to re-activate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to coming to the YMCA.
With reduced capacities, in order to ensure availability for members of the Great Miami Valley YMCA, guests and nationwide members will not be permitted.