YMCA re-opening on Tuesday

The YMCA of Vincennes will be re-opening our doors to our members on Tuesday.

The following guidelines will be followed:

Temporary new facility hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and closed on Sunday. Facility hours will be on limited days and hours as we learn how to operate with the new mandates and guidelines set in place.

Members only for individual workouts age 16 and older.

No guests or reciprocity check-ins from other YMCAs temporarily.

The following areas of the Y open to members (temporary until June 14): both gymnasiums, lap pool, warm therapy pool, weight room, cardio room, walking track, men’s genesis center (lockers, showers and restrooms only), women’s genesis center (lockers, showers and restrooms only) and locker rooms.

General facility guidelines

Vulnerable employees and members — Those 65 and over and individuals with identified high-risk medical conditions are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. This vulnerable population is strongly encouraged to stay at home.

Active encouragement of regular hand-washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, particularly at key times. Hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol will be available if soap and water are not available. Signs will be located in all restrooms and throughout the facility.

Sick individuals will be actively encouraged to stay home.

Health assessments and temperature screenings will be used and enforced for all employees and members before entry to the YMCA of Vincennes. Use of social distancing and/or physical barriers will be used to protect individuals conducting the screening. See modifications to our facility programs and services.

Health screening forms will be signed by members and employees after health assessment and entry to our facility. Forms will be kept on file.

Staff will wear face coverings (e.g. masks, scarfs, surgical masks).

Six-foot social distancing will be maintained throughout the entire building. Signage will be located throughout the YMCA of Vincennes.

All water fountains will be closed. Guests will be encouraged to bring their own drinks and towels.

The YMCA of Vincennes will comply with our local health department and follow CDC guidelines to monitor COVID-19 cases and deep clean our facility.

Capacities of areas will be dictated by social distancing guidelines.

Gyms: Twelve people per gym, six in each half. No pick-up games allowed. Individual play only.

Pools: Six people per pool. One in each swimming lane. (See Aquatics Guidelines) Swimming by appointments only. E-mail Tiffany Petts, aquatic director, at: tpetts@vincennesymca.org.

Cardio Room: Max of 12 people in cardio room practicing social distancing and using every other machine. Machines will be marked off.

Weight Room: Max of 13 people allowed. Social distancing enforced along with cleaning of equipment. No spotting allowed. Individual workouts only.

Walking Track: Max of 12 members only. Social distancing enforced. No runners allowed on track during the first two weeks.

Social areas (snack areas and lobby): Social distancing will be enforced. Any tables in the areas will be spaced apart and will have limited seating to comply with social distancing practices.

Pickleball: Pickleball games will be allowed for members only, two days a week, by appointment only, in Gym No. 2.

Members will be able to reserve a court once a week to allow others access to play. Each group will keep the same four players (no switching with other members) throughout the games. The gym divider will be down to further enforce social distancing guidelines. Times available to reserve slots will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-9:45 a.m.; 10-10:45 a.m.; and 11 a.m. to noon.

For appointments, e-mail Bill Davis at bdavis@vincennesymca.org.

Front desk check-in

Plexiglass shields will be in place at the front desk protecting front desk staff.

New signage will be available directing members through the new check-in process.

Separate entrance and exit areas will be sectioned off for ease of checking in or out of the facility.

Access to the facility will be monitored and members and staff will be screened upon entering the building. Temperature checks, verbal questionnaire completed. (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath) Members will be required to sign off upon completion of this wellness screening.

Members will be required to self-scan (touchless) into the YMCA or verbally communicate from proper social distance.

Visual cues will be used to separate those waiting in line (e.g., tape on the floor).

Front desk staff will be required to wear masks.

Staff will be grouped into shifts to reduce exposure to others. There will be morning and evening shifts, six hours each for front desk members.

Touchless payment systems will be encouraged and used as much as possible. Hand sanitizer will be available.

Six-foot social distancing will be maintained throughout the building.

Group exercise classes will not be available at first, but we will continue to provide virtual content that can be done at home at members convenience. Group exercise will be re-evaluated and re-instituted once deemed safe to do so.

Child watch, the gymnastic center and other social areas will not be available in first phase of reopening.

Facilities will be open to members only in initial reopen phase. No guest passes will be provided. Situation will be re-evaluated during phase 4 of Back on Track Indiana.

*Note: These procedures may change as we progress through the Back on Track Indiana plan.

If you have any questions please contact us at info@vincennesymca.org.

Check in virtually and gain access to our on-demand fitness classes

Members can now check in virtually by visiting https://operations.daxko.com/Online/10014/CheckIn.

After checking in, members will be directed to our on-demand fitness page where they can choose from a wide variety of online classes to participate in, right from the comfort of their own home.

Sign up for our waiting list for summer camp 2020

As local restrictions relax, and Indiana completes the steps to reopening the state, the YMCA of Vincennes will be able to add campers to our summer camp. Register online today at https://operations.daxko.com/online/10014/ProgramsV2/Home.mvc and sign up to be on our waiting list. The cost is free to be placed on the waiting list. We will be taking registrations in the order in which we receive them. For more information e-mail Bill Davis at bdavis@vincennesymca.org.

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