YMCA Membership

 Policy Updates


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SAFETY COMES FIRST

To ensure the safety of our members, staff and community, individuals entering this facility may have their temperature checked. Per the latest executive order of Governor Polis, effective Friday, November 27, 2020 El Paso County will be moving to level red. Please review our updated wellness policies and capacity availability at each location before visiting our facility. We will continue to required all individuals to wear a medical or non-medical face-covering (mask) while in a facility to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This will include being in and working out in all indoor YMCA-operated facilities. You do not need to wear a mask while swimming. However you will need to wear one on the pool deck or anywhere inside of the facility. The only exemptions to this order are: Individuals ten (10) years old and younger; or individuals who cannot medically tolerate a face covering. 


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EXPECT SOCIAL DISTANCING

All members will be required to practice social distancing while inside the YMCA. In some cases, the availability of equipment, features and space will be limited to ensure members are able to maintain the recommended six feet of separation. Signage has been placed throughout the building to assist you in maintaining safe distances.


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Access May Be Restricted

In order to comply with the CDC's recommendations, we may at times need to limit the number of people inside the facility or prohibit access into a specific area. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding.


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Please be respectful of others

We want to keep our doors open for as many members as possible, which means taking safety seriously. Please note that any member who fails to comply with YMCA policies may be asked to leave the facility.


Frequently asked questions

Health Screening Questions

How is the Y screening members entering the facility?

  • All members will have a temperature check done before entering the facility, as well as answer our wellness questions.

Important: If you answer YES to any of the following questions, you should not enter our facility:

1. Are you currently experiencing: 

  • A fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or a sense of having a fever.
  • A new cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition.
  • New shortness of breath that cannot be attributed to another health condition.
  • New chills that cannot be attributed to another health condition.
  • New sore throat that cannot be attributed to another health condition.
  • New muscle aches that cannot be attributed to another health condition or specific activity (such as physical exercise).

2. Are you currently under quarantine?

3. Have you been exposed to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days?

What is the Y doing to keep me safe?

  • Traffic Flow - We will maintain a single entry/exit point and regulate traffic flow where possible.
  • Temperature Checks - Staff & members will receive temperature checks before entering the facility.
  • Why are you taking temperatures? What happens if my temperature is over the 100.4? - We are taking temperatures as recommended by the CDC to ensure anyone with a fever does not enter our facilities. If your temperature is over 100.4, you will be required to leave the facility and return after being symptom free for 72 hours.
  • Personal Protective Equipment for All Staff - All staff will be required to wear masks while serving members.
  • New Spacing - We have rearranged our equipment and environments to support social distancing.
  • Cleaning - We have deep cleaned the facility and updated our cleaning procedures.
  • How often is the Y and the equipment being cleaned? - Staff will clean and disinfect all high touch areas frequently. Members will be asked to clean machines and equipment before and after each use. Staff will clean all areas between reservations. A deep clean of all areas within the YMCA will take place every night after closing.

What should I bring with me?

  • Workout towel
  • Water bottle (Only bottle fillers will be available at this time. Drinking fountains will be closed.)
  • Mask all individuals are required to wear a medical or non-medical face-covering (mask) while in a facility to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks must still be worn while entering and moving around all indoor YMCA-operated facilities. You do not need to wear a mask while swimming. However you will need to wear one on the pool deck or anywhere inside of the facility. The only exemptions to this order are: Individuals ten (10) years old and younger; or individuals who cannot medically tolerate a face covering. 

How did you make decisions about your safety protocols?

  • The safety and well-being of everyone in our community is our top priority. We are following all national, state and local guidelines. We’ve ensured our facilities meet the highest standards for cleanliness and safety, and we have modified our policies and programs to facilitate safe social distancing practices.
  • We are requesting that all members make a reservation at their local YMCA for lap swimming, and/or taking a group exercise class. Reservations can be made here. You can also check the center capacity limit here before you visit the YMCA.

HOW ARE YOU ENSURING THE CENTERS DO NOT BECOME TOO CROWDED?

  • We are requesting that all members make a reservation at their local YMCA for lap swimming, and/or taking a group exercise class. Reservations can be made here. You can also check the branch capacity limit here before your visit the YMCA.

What safety protocols are staff required to follow?

  • Staff are required to wear masks when interacting with members or other staff.
  • All staff are having their temperature checked and will answer our wellness questions before entering the facility.
  • Staff work areas are frequently cleaned and disinfected.

Facilities

Can guests utilize the facilities during this time? 

  • At this time, guests and day pass users are not able to utilize the facilities. 

Are we providing facility tours at this time?

How will i know what facilities are at capacity? 

  • Please check facility capacity HERE

How can i stay updated on reopening plans?

  • We will be sending out regular email communications. You are also encouraged to follow us on social media! You can also visit ppymca.org/wellnessmatters for our latest updated information. 
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