Reopening

On Thursday, May 13th, the CDC announced updates on their guidance for fully vaccinated people which included masking and social distancing requirements. Starting Saturday, May 15th, the South Wood County YMCA has instituted the following changes to its masking policy in accordance with the CDC guidelines:

CDC Website

Keeping You Informed

  • Those individuals who are FULLY VACCINATED WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED to wear a mask or socially distance while in the YMCA. Any fully vaccinated member may choose to continue wearing a mask.
  • Members that are NOT FULLY VACCINATED are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to continue wearing masks at all times unless in designated areas such as the pool, or cardio equipment (ie. treadmill, bike, elliptical).
  • Due to licensing requirements, adults, and children over the age of 5 will need to wear a mask in childcare and camp programs.
  • As of May 13, any one age 12+ is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 Vaccine. We will continue to require masks in the following areas until we hear further recommendations from the CDC or there is a change in vaccine eligibility.
    • Youth programming – any youth participating in Y programming such as youth sports or gymnastics) will be required to wear a mask during those activities.
    • Adventure Center / Child Watch – all children over the age of 5 must wear masks.
    • Childcare and camp programs

The Y values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility are foundational. We will expect and assume our members model these values.

For the most up to date information on the CDC please visit their website.
In the event that the COVID-19 status in the community changes, we will respond appropriately.

 

FAQ

Will members need to show proof of vaccination?

No. The Y is sensitive to members private health information. As such, we will not require proof; however, expect members to follow the honor system and the Y’s core values.

What masking policies are in place?

Those individuals who are FULLY VACCINATED WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED to wear a mask or socially distance while in the YMCA. Any fully vaccinated member may choose to continue wearing a mask.

Members that are NOT FULLY VACCINATED are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to continue wearing masks at all times unless in designated areas such as the pool, or cardio equipment (i.e. treadmill, bike, elliptical).

The Y values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility are foundational. We will expect and assume our members model these values.

Have there been any changes to any of the other COVID mitigation strategies that the Y is using?

No. We continue to remain vigilant in our cleaning and sanitizing, encourage social distancing, limiting capacities within our facilities and encourage members to stay home if they experience any symptoms.

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