Policies and Procedures:
- Facility Hours: 8am to 9 pm, Monday through Friday; 8 am to 6 pm, Saturdays; 1 pm to 6 pm, Sundays. We will move back to regular hours as staff become available.
- Please do not come to the Y if you have a temperature, are feeling ill, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms.
- Members and staff will be required to have temperature checks using an infrared thermometer, complete a daily questionnaire before entering the building, and wear masks (according to the Governor's policy) into and throughout the building unless they are exercising.
- We are limited to 30% of room occupancy limits, and participants must remain 10 feet apart. Because of this policy, reservations will be required for weight room use, group exercise, the pool, and track. Members will be limited to 1 hour each, per day, in order to fairly accommodate as many of our members as possible. Please call the Y at 962-9622 to reserve your time!
- Unfortunately, we will be unable to accommodate guests, and all members must have accounts up to date. Please note that walk-ins may not be accommodated if classes and exercise areas are full.
- The Weight Room will be limited to 10 members and some equipment will be blocked off to ensure the 10-foot physical distancing requirement. Please Note: Several pieces of selectorized/guided exercise equipment are still out for refurbishing. While a staff member will be assigned to the weight room to ensure proper cleaning of all equipment, we ask that our members be prudent about sanitizing equipment before and after each use.
- Showers will not be available in Phase II. Once the pool reopens, members will be asked to shower before they come to the Y to swim.
- Restrooms will be closed periodically for frequent cleaning, and we will be sanitizing door handles, etc. often throughout the day.
- Stay and Play (formerly known as Child Watch) is currently closed.
- Towels, yoga mats, etc. will not be provided. Some exercise materials may not be available due to the inability to safely sanitize in between users. We encourage members to bring their own basketballs. A limited number of basketballs will be available to check-out at the Member Services Desk.
- In Phase II, basketball and similar types of activities will be limited to individual hoop shoots due to sanitation issues.
- We will be unable to conduct any cash transactions during this time. Snacks will be limited to those available in vending machines.
Group Exercise Options
Preventing the spread of COVID-19
WHAT CAN I DO?
Additional everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 include:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick until you’ve been free of fever for 24 hours
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
If you or a loved one are experiencing flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, please stay home, rest, and contact your medical provider.
While no one can predict with certainty whether COVID-19 will severely impact the United States, we are monitoring the situation and preparing alternate plans if the condition worsens. We will keep everyone updated with information as it develops.
LEARN MORE ABOUT COVID-19
At this time, our facilities have ceased operation until April 24th to aid in the effort of flattening the curve of the virus spread. We have a social responsibility to help protect all members of our community.
How will the Y serve members during the shutdown?
To help members remain physically active during this time, we have provided a digital platform to serve members virtually with over 100 group exercise videos, workouts members can do from home, and tips for staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How will the Y support the community during the shutdown?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our hospital workers will experience additional hardship as schools are closed, but they need to report to work to care for the sick in our community. We are working with local authorities to determine how the Y can help to provide child care for children of essential employees during this tough time.
How can I contribute to the Y to help my community during this time?
Service interruption of this magnitude does not come without significant financial impact. And we know that members of our community may also face hardship. Donating to the Y will help support those who will need financial assistance and our support during and after the pandemic.
If you have concerns or questions, please reach out to us using the form below, or contacting us on the Alleghany Highlands YMCA Facebook page.