Keeping Our Y Healthy

WELCOME BACK TO THE Y

We missed you! It was hard to be away from the people we care about but thank you for persevering and doing your part to stay safe.  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.

Y members and visitors are required to wear masks upon entry to the facility and at all times when moving around in common areas of the building. 

Your safety is our number one priority

We’re following guidance from health experts and local officials to determine the safest way to serve everyone in our community.  We’re doing everything possible to ensure our facilities meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety, and we have modified our policies and programs to facilitate safe social distancing practices.   We're in this together! As a valued Y member, we encourage you to contact a Y staff member if you have any concerns or questions about the following.  

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN VISITING

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Adult members will be asked to complete a COVID-19 Waiver upon entering your first time back at the Y.  Youth members under age 18 without a parent must bring a signed COVID-19 Waiver before entering the facility.  Click here to download waiver.  Haga clic aquí para descargar la exención en español.

  2. Children must be 8 or older may use the Y without adult supervision, unless noted otherwise.  Children 7 and younger must either be under the direct supervision of a parent or a responsible person age 14 years or older.  *COVID-19 Waiver is required for entry.

  3. Courtesy towel service will not be provided.

Membership

  • Click here for facility hours.
  • Adult members will be asked to complete a COVID-19 Waiver upon entering your first time back at the Y.  Youth members under age 18 without a parent must bring a signed COVID-19 Waiver before entering the facility.  Click here to download waiver.
  • Children age 8 or older may use the Y without adult supervision, unless noted otherwise.  Children 7 and younger must be under the direct supervision of a parent or a responsible person age 14 years or older.  *COVID-19 Waiver is required for entry.
  • Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA members, Nationwide YMCA members, Guest Pass, Day Pass and Punch Card all allowed.  
  • Members should bring their Y key tag and self-scan at the Welcome Desk.

Facility

  • Internal doors will be left open to prevent unnecessary touching and increase ventilation.
  • Staff will conduct regular cleaning & disinfecting of high-touch surfaces and equipment throughout the day.
  • We have added hand sanitizing stations and are requiring all members to clean ALL equipment BEFORE and AFTER use.
  • Increased signage throughout the building to indicate directional flow, encourage social distancing, handwashing and promote cleaning efforts.
  • Members are encouraged to wear cloth masks when it is not possible to social distance while inside the facility.
  • In some program areas, staff are required to wear cloth masks at all times.  In other areas, staff are encouraged to wear masks when it is not possible to social distance within the facility.
  • Courtesy towel service will not be provided.

Program

  • Program-specific guidelines will be outlined on program flyers & schedules.

QUESTIONS? 
Please review all of the information provided here, as well as the other resources provided in this document. If you still have other questions not answered in our communications, contact Nicki Reynolds, Member Services Director at nicki.reynolds@ymca-ywca.org.

THANK YOU for supporting our efforts as we work to combat this pandemic together. The Y is so much more than just a fitness facility, pool or place to workout. We are a community, and we will do everything we can to move past this historical event to better serve you and your family.