COVID-19 Re-Opening Plan

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YOUR YMCA REOPENED ON JULY 6, 2020

For Membership questions, contact Kaytlin or Barbara at 413-773-3646 x0 or [email protected]
For Fitness related questions, contact Jayne at 413-773-3646 x448 or [email protected]
For Pool / Aquatics related questions, contact Sarah at 413-773-3646 x427 or [email protected]
For COVID-19 specific questions, contact Kara at 413-773-3646 x452 or [email protected]

Please print, sign and submit the listed forms required to participate at the Franklin County’s YMCA and program activities within or outside of our facilities. Each adult and each minor must have a signed copy on file.

Adult 18+ Waiver of Liability (.docx)
Minor 17 and Under Waiver of Liability (.docx)

SAFETY COMES FIRST To ensure the safety of our staff, members and community, we are implementing new personal safety measures based on CDC, state, and local guidelines: 

  • We ask that ALL members or staff who are feeling ill, have a cough or fever not enter the Y. 
  • Staff will be required to have their temperature taken and will be sent home if over 100.4°. 
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn by staff and members. Please bring your own mask. 
  • All returning Y staff has been through a Y-USA COVID-19 Safety Training.

FOCUS ON CLEANLINESS We are adhering to rigorous cleaning and sanitization standards in our facility. 

  • Help us stop the spread of germs by wiping down all equipment BEFORE AND AFTER use. 
  • The Y will be cleaned every night by an outside cleaning company. 
  • Hand sanitizers and disinfectants are available throughout the Y for your use. 
  • Wash your hands often. 
  • Additional staff will be brought on to clean rooms and spaces throughout the day.

EXPECT PHYSICAL DISTANCING All members will be required to practice physical distancing while inside the YMCA. Signage has been placed throughout the building to assist you in maintaining safe distances. Reservations will need to be made in advance for certain workout areas and classes.

  • Workout areas will have posted room capacities and reduced equipment availability reinforced by staff. 
  • The pool will be open for lap swim, Water Fitness On Your Own and Water Fitness Classes. 
  • Boxing Room will be limited to one participant. 
  • Group Exercise / Wellness Classes will have size limits to promote physical distancing. Most Group Ex / Wellness classes will be taped live for those that can not join a class. A few classes will remain virtual only.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION We want to keep our doors open for as many members as possible. We ask that all members do their part to take safety seriously. Any member who fails to comply with personal safety and physical distancing policies may be asked to leave. 

Yes! We reopened on Monday, July 6.

Yes. Masks or face coverings must be worn by MEMBERS and STAFF when in the building.

Members using the Pool are not required to have them on in the water – but must have when in on the pool deck and in the locker room. 

Members in our Cardio Center need to wear a mask when not on a machine.

Members taking any Group Exercise class need to wear a mask until they are safely in their spot.

Please make sure to bring your own mask (we do have extras if you forget).

Per state mandates, members and staff may be required to have their temperature taken prior to entering the Y and will be refused admittance if running a fever. 

We are asking that ANY member or staff who are feeling ill, have a cough or fever not enter the Y.

We will be adhering to rigorous cleaning and sanitization standards in our facility. The Y will be cleaned every night by an outside cleaning company. Hand sanitizers and disinfectants are available throughout the Y for your use. Additional cleaning staff has been brought on to clean rooms and spaces during the day. 

To meet physical space guidelines, we will limit participants per room, appropriately space all equipment & personal workout areas, and require reservations for certain activities to encourage social distancing. 

Face Mask – Masks or face coverings must be worn throughout the building

Water Bottle – Water fountains are for refilling water bottles only – no drinking from spout allowed. Please bring your own refillable water bottle.

Exercise Mats / Equipment – We will not be supplying yoga, exercise mats or foam rollers, please bring your own.

Towel – We are suspending all towel services, including bath and workout towels.

Monday – Friday:    5 am – 9 pm
Saturday, Sunday:  7 am – 2 pm

Yes! In all of our locker rooms:
• A face covering is required.
• You MUST clean your locker after use. Disinfectant spray bottles are available throughout the Y.
• Physical Distancing of 6ft will be required.
• Phase 3 Step 2 MA State guidelines now allow all members to use the showers.
• Per MA State guidelines sauna, steam room and hot tub will be closed until phase 4

Family Locker Room All members, all ages, private changing stalls, lockers and showers available.

Special Needs (Adaptive/ Inclusive) Locker Room All members, all ages, no lockers, showers available.

Men’s Main (formerly Silver Locker Room) Boys and men only, age 15+, lockers and locker rentals can be used, showers available.

Girls’ Locker Room Girls and women only, all ages, lockers and locker rentals can be used, showers available.

Men’s Prime (formerly Gold Locker Room) Men only, age 19+, lockers and locker rentals can be used along with showers. Steam Room currently unavailable

Women’s Prime (formerly Gold Locker Room) Women only, age 19+, lockers and locker rentals can be used along with showers. Sauna currently unavailable

Boys’ and Women’s Locker Rooms will remain closed until further notice.

Reservations will be required for Lap Swim, Water Therapy, Water Fitness on your Own, Group Ex classes, Cycling Classes, Boxing Room, and Orientations to the Fit Life Center and Nautilus Strength Training Center. Reservations are also necessary for our Youth Programs (Basketball Skills & Drills, Gymnastics, Parkour, etc).

With our new membership software you can log in and create your own online account to reserve your spot. You can also call the Welcome Center at 413-773-3646 to reserve your spot as well. 

For more information click here

Entering and exiting the Y will be through both the Main St. and Hope St. Entrances. Members are to check in at either Welcome Center location. Members MUST have signed waivers (provided by Redwoods Insurance) on file to enter the Y, this can be done in person at the Y the first time you return. If there is a line, please adhere to 6ft physical distancing. 

Our Main Street entrance will be open when the Y is open. The Hope Street Entrance will be open from 7 am – 8 pm, Monday through Friday, and will be closed Saturday and Sunday. Please use our Main Street Entrance when Hope Street is closed. 

No. The following programs/areas will not be open until guidelines permit us to do safely:

  • Gymnasium Group activities (ex. PickleBall, Basketball). The gymnasium is currently used for Group Ex classes and for our ChildCare Programs
  • ChildWatch
  • Hot Tub, Sauna, Steam Room
  • Game Room
  • Towel Service
  • Water Fountains
  • Coffee Hour
  • Sale of Day/Guest Passes and Reciprocity Members

Members 12 and under are not allowed in the facility at this time unless enrolled in an instructional class or program.

When you are ready to come back, contact Kaytlin Skiathitis at 773-3646 x419, email [email protected], or call the Welcome Center.