KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY HEALTHY

Dear Y Members and Participants,

As you know, we take the health and well-being of all we serve very seriously. Our leadership team has been monitoring the ever-changing dynamics of the COVID-19 virus and listening to the advice of Federal, State, and Local government and health officials. Based on what we learn, we are making regular adjustments to our policies and operations.

We will be providing updates and relevant information on a regular basis through our website and email communications.

The operational decisions we are making are in alignment with the idea of “flattening the curve” of the virus spread so that our hospital systems can be responsive to those who are sick in a timely and reasonable manner. We have a duty to help slow the spread of the virus while serving the community in a healthy way. We are working with all our partners to ensure we protect at-risk populations and our YMCA members.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we monitor and respond to this health crisis. While we don’t have all the answers today, we are committed to providing regular updates.

In these unprecedented times, please know that we will do everything we can to help in whatever way we can.


 

June 15 Update:

We are excited to move into the next phase of services as of Monday, June 15th. The details are outlined below.

Association Wide

Facility Hours:

  • Starting June 15th, we will open at 5am Monday through Friday. Weekend hours will remain as-is at this time.

 Facility Access for Children:

  • Children under 13 will be allowed in the building beginning June 15th if they are with a parent and in a reserved space or a registered program.
  • Children ages 10-12 that have already completed a wellness orientation are permitted to use the cardio area with a parent.

Locker Rooms:

  • Locker Rooms will remain closed except for restrooms and hand washing.

 

YMCA at Pabst Farms

Reservations:

  • Reservations will no longer be required for the cardio and weight areas – all other spaces will continue to require reservations.
  • When capacity in any given Wellness Center space is high, we kindly ask that you limit your workout to 60 minutes or less. Signage at the Welcome Desk will indicate the current traffic status in these spaces.

Group Exercise:

  • Some classes will be moving back into their original group exercise spaces (and out of the gym) – locations will be indicated on the Group Exercise schedule. Outdoor group bike rides will also be added to the group ex schedule starting next week.

Gym:

  • Gym usage will be available by reservation only for activities such as basketball, baton twirling, kicking a soccer ball, etc.
  • One person OR family unit per reservation. Please keep activity within one hoop area, two other reservations will share the court space. Bring your own equipment as it will not be provided. For basketball, no game play is permitted.
  • Pickleball will be offered Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings by reservation. Please bring your own paddle.

 Summer Program Offerings:

  • We will offer several summer programs for youth with a session running July 6th - August 22nd. Click here for details!
  • Camp Sunshine will begin June 22nd.

 Swim Lessons:

  • Regular swim lessons will be offered beginning July 6th. Click here for the summer swim lesson chart. Registration opens June 15th for Y members and June 25th for CPs.
  • Private and semi-private swim lessons will be available for scheduling beginning June 15th.
  • Family Locker Rooms may be used for members with aquatic reservations.
  • Therapy pool will be available by reservation only for family swim time. One reservation needed per family unit. (A family unit includes family members living in the same household.)

Watertown Area YMCA

Reservations:

  • Reservations will no longer be required for the cardio and weight areas – all other spaces will continue to require reservations, with the exception of walking in the gym during designated times.
  • When capacity in any given cardio and weight area space is high, we kindly ask that you limit your workout to 60 minutes or less. Signage at Member Services will indicate the current traffic status in these spaces.

Gym:

  • Gym usage will be available by reservation only for activities such as basketball, kicking a soccer ball, etc.
  • One person OR family unit per reservation. Please keep activity within one hoop area, two other reservations will share the court space. Bring your own equipment as it will not be provided. For basketball, no game play is permitted.
  • Designated times will be available for walking in the gym. Mon-Thurs 12:30 - 4:30pm; Friday 12:00 - 8:00pm; and Saturday 11:00am - 1:00pm. No reservation required.
  • Pickleball will be offered Monday - Friday, 9:00 -11:00am, by reservation. Please bring your own paddle.

Summer Program Offerings:

  •  We will offer several summer programs for youth with a session running July 6th - August 22nd. Click here for details!