With the move to the Bridge to Phase 5, the B.R. Ryall YMCA will be making some modifications (outlined below) to our COVID facility guidelines effective immediately. As always, the safety of our members, program participants and staff will remain our top priority.
Temperature checks will no longer be required. Please self-monitor and do not come to the Y if you have a fever, are not feeling well or have been in contact with someone who was diagnosed with COVID in the last 14 days.
The Y has more than 100 children in our facility each day for child care, and soon that number will more than double with our summer campers. As these children are not eligible to be vaccinated, we ask that members, program participants and staff continue to wear masks when entering and exiting the building, in common areas (hallways, lobby), and anywhere in close proximity to children when socially distancing is not possible.
If you are fully vaccinated, you do not have to wear a mask in program areas.
We will no longer require reservations for the Wellness Center. At this time, we will keep reservations for the pool, group exercise classes and racquetball.
To ensure social distancing, we will keep equipment spaced at least six feet apart.
Please also note that we are continuing to keep our ventilation units set to increase the intake of outside air and are utilizing MERV13 filters—proven to reduce exposure to airborne COVID-19.
Please continue to pick up a spray bottle on your way into the building and clean all equipment and surfaces before and after use.
Staff will continue to clean equipment and high touch surfaces throughout the day, and we ask for your continued support in our efforts by cleaning as well before and after contact. In addition, our facilities team will continue to deep clean and sanitize nightly using the Clorox 360 electrostatic sprayer, which has an EPA-registered kill claim against COVID-19 and is on the EPA’s list N of Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19.
Per state guidelines, saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools must remain closed during the Bridge to Phase 5.
If our region’s metrics continue to trend in the right direction, we hope the state will be able to move to Phase 5 next month and hopefully bring more changes toward a return to normalcy. As state guidelines are modified, we will continue to communicate how changes will impact the Y.
Over the last 14 months, it was only with your support that we were able to keep our facility, members, staff and program participants safe. Thank you! As we move forward and navigate more changes to guidelines and protocols, we appreciate your continued patience and cooperation.