Updated: July 21, 2020
Face Coverings Inside the Y
To help protect our members and staff and to follow suit with Collier County’s mandatory mask ordinance, effective immediately, the YMCA will require all members entering our facilities to wear a face covering in all common areas indoors where other members are present and whenever you are walking to and from the area where you will be working out.
Masks do not have to be worn outside, during your workout or group exercise classes as long as social distancing guidelines are followed.
Although we encourage face coverings as an extra layer of protection, they are not required for children under the age of 18 in our camps, youth sports and childcare programs.
While we can’t predict the long-term effects of COVID-19, we are committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure your safety.
The way we’ll interact with each other will be different, but at the Y, you’ll always be able to connect with people, improve your health and wellness, nurture your children’s potential and help strengthen our community.
Stay well and we’ll see you at the Y!
All updates are subject to change. Please continue to check back for the latest information.
YMCA Safety Guidelines
As more people begin to interact with one another across our community, the potential of coming into contact with someone who has COVID-19 is probable. We cannot stress how imperative it is for you to practice these preventative measures:
- Members will have their temperature checked prior to utilizing the facility.
- Members will be asked to sign an updated waiver.
- Wear a face covering for your protection and the protection of others. They may be removed while using equipment, during group exercise classes, while using the pool or for children in Kid Zone.
- Please plan to bring your own mat and water bottle.
- Wash your hands and use antibacterial hand sanitizer frequently.
- Maintain 6 feet of distance between you and others.
- Keep casual interactions short and brief.
- Disinfect equipment before and after use.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands.
- We recommend those with pre-existing health conditions to stay home.
Also, if you develop COVID-19 symptoms it is important that you stay home and avoid contact with others. These symptoms as defined by the CDC include fever in excess of 100.4 degrees, a cough, and/or shortness of breath. If you develop these symptoms you should call your healthcare provider.
To keep you connected, active and healthy during our temporary suspension of Y facility access and programs, we're excited to launch Virtual YMCA. Enjoy online access to dozens of group fitness classes on the go and resources for your kids, so that they can continue to learn, grow and thrive while school's out.
No matter where you are, we're here for you.