Reopening the Y

THANK YOU FOR STAYING WITH US! WE HAVE BEEN BUSY!

In Pennsylvania, YMCA Facilities may remain open with limitations

Please take a look at  the FAQ about Y Membership and Facility Reopening page for more specific information about membership and facility usage.

Beginning in October 1 we will add a NEW BENEFIT to your membership – CYEDC Branch Reciprocitythis NEW BENEFIT will allow you to visit any CYEDC Branch (Lansdowne, Ridley, Springfield). To be eligible for this benefit,  at least 51% of your Y-visits must be made to your home YMCA. Contact your home branch for more information. 


We are taking a slow and deliberate approach to reopening. Changes will be constant. Some changes you may not agree with and may be an inconvenience.  All of these efforts are being made to keep everyone safe so we can all get back to healthier living.

We can assure you that everything we are doing will enable us to continue to deliver on our core mission, doing so to the fullest “normal” extent that is safely possible.

For the good of all, it is vital that everyone cooperate. Compliance is non-negotiable.

Last updated 9/23/2020

What is OPEN?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hours of Operation will be expanded but limited to allow for more deep cleaning/sanitation time.

    •  Monday – Friday 5am – 9pm
    •  Saturday 6am – 6pm
    •  Sunday 9am – 3pm
  • School Age Child Care for children learning virtually or in a hybrid learning modality will continue to operate.
  • Fitness/Wellness Centers will be open for member use.
    • We have re-arranged equipment and taken some equipment out of service to adhere to the physical distancing recommendations and expect all members to maintain a six-foot distance from other members while using the Y.
    • To allow access to as many members as possible, we ask that you manage your workout time efficiently.Where possible, please keep your visit to one hour. We ask you to limit time on cardio equipment to 30 minutes.
    • Members will be required to clean and sanitize the equipment they use including free weight plates and dumbells.
  • We will begin Group EX classes at all branches - registration will be required
    • We will continue to offer virtual fitness classes
    • We will continue some outdoor fitness classes (weather permitting)
    • Limited Aqua Fitness classes
    • Limited Spinning classes
    • Personal Training
    • Competitive swim clinics with limited enrollment
  • Beginning in October
    • October 1 we will add a NEW BENEFIT to your membership – CYEDC Branch Reciprocitythis NEW BENEFIT will allow you to visit any CYEDC Branch (Lansdowne, Ridley, Springfield). To be eligible for this benefit,  at least 51% of your Y-visits must be made to your home YMCA. Contact your home branch for more information.
    • October 17 we will restart Childwatch/Babysitting – limited enrollment with reservations required. Contact your home branch for more information
    • Youth Programs, Swim lessons & private swim lessons -  registration required
  • The pools will be open at all branches.
    • All branches are physically different, so please check with your HOME BRANCH about how to enter and exit the pool area.
    • No reservations are required for pool use. However, we will adhere to a maximum capacity at all locations. Aquatics staff will enforce these limits, so you may experience a wait time for pool use. We will strictly follow the posted pool schedules.
    • At the Lansdowne & Ridley branches:
      • During Lap Swim times, there will be 4 lap lanes with a Maximum of 2 people per lane, with two open exercise lanes.
      • During Recreational Swim times, there will be a maximum capacity of 25 members allowed in the pool at any given time.
    • At the Springfield branch:
      • In the Lap Pool, there will be a Maximum of 2 people per lane.
      • The Activity Pool will be available for family swim and open exercise. Maximum of 10 people at any one time.
  • Locker rooms for general member use with distancing restrictions. Showers will be available for use.
  • Reservation Basketball (Springfield Branch ONLY)
  • Tennis & Pickelball
  • Indoor Track (Springfield)
  • Water fountains will continue to be bottle-fill only.
  • All interior doors that can be propped open will remain open.
  • New member tours will begin.

What will be Closed or Not Available ?

  • Coffee or snack services
  • Sauna (Lansdowne branch)
  • Steam & Sauna (Springfield Branch)
  • Towel service (Springfield branch)
  • Racquetball and Squash (Springfield branch)
  • Pick-up or League Basketball (Springfield or Ridley branch)
  • Pick-up Volleyball (Springfield or Ridley branch)

What you will continue to experience.

  • Everyone will receive a temperature check upon entering the Y. Anyone with a temperature of 99.5 or higher will not be admitted into the Y.
  • We will only be using one entrance and one exit for all facilities. If you use a membership card or the app to check in, you will check in as usual at the bar code scanner. All members will be required to have their membership cards for contact-free self-scanning.
    •  Lansdowne branch – enter/exit through the parking lot doors. The Garrett Road entrance will be closed.
    •  Ridley branch – enter/exit through the front doors. The rear entrance will be closed.
    •  Springfield branch – enter/exit through the parking garage doors. The main hospital doors will be restricted to hospital visitations only.
  • Guests, visitors or YMCA Nationwide Membership privileges have been temporarily suspended at this time.
  • We are carving out additional cleaning breaks during the day to allow for extra cleaning in our branches.
    • Specific areas of our facilities will be CLOSED to members during these times.
    • Schedules of these closings will be posted in each branch.
  • You will see staff wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) appropriate to their jobs to protect themselves and you. Members are required to follow the PA Guidelines for use of PPE important to your own safety.
  • We have expanded our maintenance and cleaning staff, schedules and protocols to maximize sanitizing efforts throughout the building during our hours of operation, during the cleaning breaks when areas of our facilities are closed.
  • We have increased hand-washing supplies and hand sanitizer stations and strongly encourage members to frequently and thoroughly wash and clean your hands.
  • We have taken several steps to minimize your contact with frequently touched surfaces or items that cannot be sanitized:
    • We have removed all lobby & locker room furniture.
    • We have removed some small fitness equipment.
    • We have removed magazines and literature throughout the building.
    • Our Lost & Found will be emptied each night.
    • Water fountains will be bottle-fill only.
    • All interior doors that can be propped open will remain open.

  • Stay home if you don’t feel well.
  • CDC and state guidelines encourage seniors and other vulnerable populations to stay home.
  • Bring a face covering and filled water bottle. (ONLY bottle filling stations will be available)
  • Keep the kids at home—no childwatch, babysitting or KidZone services are available and we encourage anyone with kids under the age of 12 yrs old to make other arrangements.

  • Enter through the main entrance.
  • Health screening questions when you enter.
  • No-contact temperature checks at check-in. Anyone with a temperature of 99.5 or higher will not be allowed to enter the Y.
  • Social distancing required at all times in the facility.
  • Masks/Face Coverings are mandatory in the Y. Please check your Home Branch for specific information.
  • Capacity for the areas in the facility will be limited.

  • Staff wearing masks and appropriate PPE.
  • Staff conducting disinfecting of high-touch surfaces and equipment regularly per CDC and local health guidelines.
  • Amenities and certain areas in every facility temporarily not available.
  • No contact payments are preferred, but we will have a drop box for cash and check payments.
  • A slow and measured approach to rebuilding full & robust program offerings.
  • In the Wellness/Fitness Centers, access to all wellness and exercise equipment (cardio, machines, weights) will be limited to maximize physical distancing; certain equipment pieces will be unavailable for use.
  • Increased signage throughout the building to encourage physical distancing, hand washing and promote cleaning efforts.
  • Masks/Face Coverings are mandatory in the Y. Please check your Home Branch for specific information.
  • We suggest that that you bring a water bottle from home. Only bottle filling stations will be available.
  • We recommend that the vulnerable populations of our Y members to be cautious and follow recommended guidelines on when to start being away from home more.

 

QUESTIONS?

Please review all of the information provided here. If you still have other questions not answered in our communications, contact Steve Smith (ssmith@cyedc.org) through email.

Thank you for supporting your YMCA. We have always adapted to the needs of our community and appreciate your continued help to stay strong and able to serve in new ways. We are STRONGER SUPPORTING EACH OTHER