Welcome Back - We Can't Wait to See You!
We have been busy preparing for your return!
Our staff is excited to open our doors which have been closed nearly three months. We will be taking a phased approach to re-opening and will be gradually rolling out programs and services.
Our top priority is the health and safety of our members, guests, volunteers and staff. We are working with the State of Michigan, the CDC, the Jackson County Department of Health and the State Alliance of Michigan YMCAs to create our phased plan and to implement guidelines to safely re-open.
Please read our "Welcome Back Flyer" in the link below for important information on our new policies and procedures and complete the COVID waiver below.
We are excited to welcome you back to the Y! Here are the answers to Frequently Asked Questions. For more information, please call us at 517.782.0537.
Who can return to the YMCA upon re-opening?
Any healthy member may return to the YMCA. We ask that children under age 16 be accompanied by an adult. You will be encouraged to wear facial coverings in facility common areas. You can also expect to sign a new waiver on your first visit back and receive a wellness screening when you come to the Y.
Who cannot return to the YMCA?
Anyone who has been in contact with someone that recently returned from somewhere outside of the United States or has been sick should avoid the YMCA for 14 days. Please do not come to the Y if you or a member of your household are ill.
Will everything be the same as when you closed?
No. To ensure we can appropriately manage social distancing and cleaning, you can expect parts of the facility to be closed and limited access to equipment. Many programs will also be suspended to ensure social distancing. We are taking a phased approach to re-opening and will gradually roll out programs and services.
Why are some services not available?
Some services like Kids Zone, Free Coffee Friday, adult and youth sports, senior and specialty programming, steam room/sauna and more have been suspended to keep members and staff healthy. Suspending these services also avoids high-contact areas and maintains social distancing requirements.
How will I be protected from COVID-19 at the YMCA?
The safety of our members and staff is our priority, and we are taking every possible step to help keep everyone safe.
- All members and staff will be screened before being allowed to enter the
- All staff who are able will wear personal protective equipment, and members are encouraged to do so as
- Hand sanitation stations are located throughout the
- Some equipment has been moved to the small gym to maximize distancing.
- The facility will be closed for one hour, 1:30-2:30 pm weekdays, for cleaning.
- We are reserving 2:30-4 pm weekdays for seniors and vulnerable populations.
- Sneeze guards are in place and minimum hand to hand transactions are.
Please feel free to contact us at 517.782.0537 with any question you may have that has not been addressed here.
What else is new?
You will see a new, one-way traffic pattern when you come to the Y. This is designed to eliminate crowding in the hallways. Signs throughout the facility will direct you where to go – and any Y staff member is happy to help you!
In addition to checking in, you also will need to check out, so we can accurately track the number of people in the building. We have modified our hours slightly and will be open 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and are closed Sundays. Our Summit Branch is closed in our first phase.
When can I expect things to get back to normal at the YMCA?
Like most businesses, things may never be exactly as they were before COVID-19. We are, however, striving to return services and facilities to a new normal safe state. We plan for this to happen in phases over several months as we monitor staff and member health. We will enhance cleaning of equipment and spaces with higher frequency.
I had left items in the locker room. How can I get them back?
Items left in day lockers were removed for facility cleaning. Most active member locker contents have not been moved, although we did have to move a few for cleaning. To collect the contents of your locker, please inquire at the front desk. Items will be held for one month after we reopen.