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Statewide Mask Mandate

Per Governor Evers' Executive Order 82, declaring a public health emergency, and corresponding Emergency Order 1 requiring face coverings in the state of Wisconsin, the Glacial Community YMCA will begin requiring face coverings for individuals inside our facilities beginning Saturday, August 1.

Effective SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020, the YMCA at Pabst Farms and Watertown Area YMCA is requiring face coverings for everyone inside our facilities except:

  • Children under the age of 5
  • Individuals who have trouble breathing, especially during accelerated physical exertion activities
  • Those with medical conditions that prevent wearing of a face covering
  • Those who have mental health conditions, sensory sensitivities or developmental disabilities
  • While swimming, using aquatics facilities, or showering
  • On-duty lifeguards
  • While eating or drinking
  • When an individual is speaking while leading an activity as long as they remain 6 feet from others

We understand that some people will not be wearing a mask in the facility due to some of the exemptions in the executive order and/or underlying conditions and we will respect the privacy of our members by not questioning them.

Based on guidance from the FAQs released with the governors orders, members who are not wearing a mask will not be approached or questioned.

We encourage, but do not require, those outside our facilities (athletic fields, parking lots, etc.) to:

  • Wear face coverings except children under the age of 5
  • Maintain an appropriate distance, six feet or more, from all other parties
  • Limit contact to infrequent or incidental movement within fitness activities

Please note:

  • Masks will be required while indoors in our youth programs for all participants ages 5 and older. Our instructors, teachers and coaches will help children know when it is okay to remove their masks during appropriate activities.
  • Summer camp staff and campers (ages 5+) are required to wear face coverings unless in an activity outdoors where physical distancing is possible.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation in keeping our communities safe and healthy.

To review a list of FAQ's issued from the State of Wisconsin, click HERE.