COVID-19 UPDATES – South Sound YMCA

COVID-19 UPDATES

Dear YMCA Members,

Governor Inslee announced on May 13, that Washington State will fully adopt the latest CDC guidelines regarding masks. The new guidance allows people who are fully vaccinated the option to no longer wear a mask indoors. Fully vaccinated is defined as being two weeks removed from a second shot of Moderna or Pfizer or a single shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

As you are aware, the Y serves a large community of kids, young staff, and members who may be immunocompromised. Because all of these populations are served under the same roof, we will take the following steps at all South Sound YMCA facilities in an effort to provide a safe place for all.

Effective Wednesday, May 19:

  • Masks will be required in all common areas regardless of vaccination status – this includes lobbies, hallways, pool decks, and locker rooms.
  • In kid-focused areas masks will be required at all times – this includes Kids Zone!, Climbing Wall, and the Adventure Zone.
  • In exercise areas – classes and equipment will continue to be set-up in a way to encourage social distancing. Those who are fully vaccinated may remove their masks in these spaces.
  • Staff will continue to wear masks at all times while on duty.
  • Staff will continue to clean and sanitize frequently using products and tools proven to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Y remains committed to creating a safe environment for everyone. We ask members to remain diligent in cleaning and sanitizing equipment before and after each use. We also ask staff and members to continue to practice social distancing when possible. We are optimistic these guidelines will be temporary as more people in our community become vaccinated, especially youth. For more information on where you can get a vaccine, please visit: Washington State Department of Health.
We appreciate your patience as we navigate the best way to implement these recommendations safely, effectively and respectfully.

Please review our COVID Updates and our area guidelines below before visiting your Y.

JAKE GRATER (He/Him/His)
Executive Director – Branch Operations

We can’t wait to welcome you back…again!

Hours of Operation

As of Monday, March 8, 2021

BRIGGS COMMUNITY YMCA

Monday-Friday
6:00 AM-8:00 PM

Saturday
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

CLOSED FOR SANITIZING

2:00 PM–3:00 PM

As of Monday, June 7, 2021

PLUM STREET YMCA

Monday-Thursday
5:00 AM-11:30 AM, 4:00 PM-7:30 PM

Friday
5:00 AM-11:30 AM

As of Sunday, April 11, 2021

SHELTON FAMILY YMCA

Monday-Friday
5:00 AM-8:00 PM

Saturday
8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sunday
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

What’s Open

In order to comply with spacing and capacity guidelines, the following programs will be limited in capacity. Reservations are no longer required to access the Cardio & Weight areas at all South Sound YMCA facilities. However, reservations are still required for all other areas in our facilities. To reserve your space in any class, simply click the link or access through the ‘classes & schedules’ section of your South Sound YMCA app. Please review the area guidelines below prior to your visit.

EFFECTIVE MARCH 29:

  • Showers will be available for members to use at their own convenience.
  • Locker rooms will be available to change in.
    • Briggs YMCA Locker Rooms: Lockers to store personal items are not available. Please use the lockers located in the hallway or weight room.

Please continue to follow all posted rules & safety procedures, practice social distancing, and wear a mask when you are in common areas regardless of vaccination status.

Reservations

EFFECTIVE MARCH 15:
In an effort to remove barriers and accommodate our member’s needs, we no longer require Y members to reserve their spot to access the Cardio & Weight areas at all South Sound YMCA facilities.

Reservations are still required for all other areas in our facilities. You can reserve your space 24 hours prior to your activity through the “classes & schedules” section of our website or the YMCA mobile app.

ONLINE CAPACITY INFO
Want to know our capacity before you visit? Let us help you!

  1. Log into your YMCA Membership Account.
  2. Click on “my account” and then “view account” in the drop-down.
  3. On the view your account page, select your facility location in the drop-down to view the facility capacity area-specific counts for first-come, first-served rooms.

Arrive ready to work out

In order to limit contact, maintain appropriate physical distance, and reduce the spread of airborne illness, please be prepared for the following when you arrive at the facility.

  • Please arrive wearing work out/swim attire.
  • Please arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to your reservation to avoid waiting in line.
  • Please see Area Guidelines below for additional information regarding specific areas.

Face masks

EFFECTIVE MAY 19:

  • Masks will be required in all common areas regardless of vaccination status – this includes lobbies, hallways, pool decks, and locker rooms.
  • In kid-focused areas masks will be required at all times – this includes Kids Zone!, Climbing Wall, and the Adventure Zone.
  • In exercise areas – classes and equipment will continue to be set-up in a way to encourage social distancing. Those who are fully vaccinated may remove their masks in these spaces.

Enhanced Sanitization Procedures

  • High touch surfaces will be sanitized frequently throughout the day.
  • All facility air handling systems have been fitted with enhanced filtration.

Area Guidelines

Prior to your visit, please review the guidelines specific to the facility area you plan to use. These guides are updated as procedures change and new programs and classes are available. Please review regularly to stay up to date and know what to expect prior to visiting.