REOPENING WITH CARE

MEMBERSHIP PROTOCOLS

We are very much looking forward to when we can all be together at the Y again! We recognize how important it will be to follow current health guidelines and implement new practices to ensure a healthy and safe environment. You will see new cleaning routines, signage to assist with social distancing, and limited activities where social distancing or guidance tells us it is not yet safe. Please keep in mind, these guidelines are subject to change based on new information or additional guidance from health officials.

MEMBERSHIP REOPENING GUIDE: WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT


REOPENING DATES AND HOURS

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  • Slight adjustments to facility hours due to anticipated lower member usage.
  • During our initial reopening period, Ys will be open to members 10 years and older (with an adult).
  • Guests and Nationwide members will be not be allowed access in an effort to practice safe physical distancing. Facility use will be for members only.

Use the links below to see the modified hours for your YMCA facility.

BRANCHES REOPENING ON MAY 26

BRANCHES REOPENING ON JUNE 1

NO REOPENING DATE ANNOUNCED

Reopening dates for the Bullitt County Family YMCA and Middletown YMCA have not been announced.

WHAT ABOUT MY JUNE MEMBERSHIP DUES?

If your membership was on hold or if you elected to donate half of your membership dues as a tax deductible donation during closure, your regular membership dues will resume with your June draft. If your local Y remains closed and you previously requested a hold, you will remain on hold at this time unless you request otherwise.

If you have any questions regarding your membership, please call us at 502.587.9622 or email membership@ymcalouisville.org.

WHAT IS THE Y DOING TO KEEP ME SAFE?

CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT THAT ALLOWS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Floor markers at check in
  • Touch-free check in using your phone or key tag
  • Protective barriers (sneeze guards) at check in kiosks and individual membership desks
  • Gathering spaces, including lobby furniture and pool deck seating, will be removed
  • 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.
  • Guests and Nationwide members will not be allowed access in an effort to practice safe physical distancing. Facility use will be for members only.

ENHANCING FACILITY CLEANLINESS

  • Cleaning and sanitizing equipment, locker rooms, and shared spaces will occur frequently throughout the facility.
  • Various spaces within the facility may be closed briefly for cleaning and sanitizing on a rolling basis between 2 pm and 4 pm daily.
  • Slight adjustments to facility hours to allow for daily, after-hours facility-wide cleaning

INCREASING NUMBER OF HEALTH AND SAFETY STATIONS

  • Additional safety stations with wipes, paper towels, hand sanitizer and other cleaning supplies will be available.

SUPPORTING AND MONITORING OUR STAFF WELLNESS

  • Staff members will receive a temperature check and health screening prior to starting their shift each day.
  • Staff will be asked to wear appropriate masks while on duty and gloves when engaged in equipment or facility cleaning.


HOW CAN I HELP KEEP MYSELF AND MY COMMUNITY HEALTHY?

  • Arrive at the Y dressed to workout. By doing so you reduce touch points and help increase social distancing.
  • Wash/sanitize hands frequently, especially upon entering the Y.
  • Wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • Maintain social distance. Please exercise only on designated equipment and respect all signage regarding social distancing. Strive to maintain at least six feet between you and others whenever possible.
  • Cloth face coverings or masks are recommended for members while in our YMCA facilities.
  • Please do not come to the YMCA if you have a fever, are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or have been in close contact with someone who is ill.


WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

  • Please bring your own workout towel, yoga/stretching mat, lock for a locker, water, coffee, etc. during this reopening period. Access to towel services, lock exchanges, and vending will be unavailable to reduce touch points.
  • Cloth face coverings or masks are recommended for members while in our YMCA facilities.


WHAT AREAS WILL BE AVAILABLE?

  • Wellness Centers with proper social distancing in place
  • Indoor tracks
  • Lap pools will be open for lap swim only. We will follow state guidelines to allow for appropriate social distancing in pool area, which may include limiting the number of available lanes and number of swimmers allowed per lane.
  • Lockers will be offered in limited capacity to promote social distancing.
  • Virtual group exercise classes and other virtual family programs will continue at this time.
  • Group fitness classes (land) will begin on June 15.
  • Kids' Club will reopen on June 15.


WHAT FACILITY AREAS, PROGRAMS AND AMENITIES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY?

A reopening date has not been announced for the following facility areas, programs and amenities.
  • Family and therapy pools at all locations will not be open.
  • Showers
  • Saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools, as a minimum safe distance of six feet cannot be maintained
  • Gymnasiums for basketball and pickleball, as well as racquetball courts and climbing walls
  • Towel service and lock exchanges
  • Coffee service and vending
  • Family, senior, small group and one-on-one programs will not be available in the first phase of reopening.
Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.