BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME


  • Reserve your spot in a group exercise class, Child Watch, open swim, or lap swim at www.ymcadallas.org/reservations - due to capacity limits, these will require reservation.

  • Bring a towel, mat, and water bottle - gym bags are not allowed at this time.

  • Bring your mask - Per an updated order from local public officials, we will be adopting a CDC recommendation requiring everyone 2 years or older to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in a public place where it is difficult to keep six feet away from other people.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Towel service is temporarily unavailable.

  • Water fountains are bottle fill only.

  • Showers and locker rooms are open with limited capacity.

  • Coffee will be temporarily unavailable.

  • Reduced capacity - At times of full capacity, you will be asked to wait in a designated area until space is available.

WORKING TOGETHER FOR A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

WHAT THE Y IS DOING

  • Opening In Phases: On June 1st we began by opening 7 YMCAs, followed in subsequent phases until all of our Ys were open. This approach allowed us to prepare our facilities and train staff while helping members get comfortable with new routines.
  • Regular Temperature Checks: Staff will receive temperature checks before being allowed to start their work shift or to check in.
  • Face Coverings for All Staff: All staff will be required to wear masks.
  • Self-Scan: Members will be asked to self-scan to allow for limited contact entry.
  • Designed for Social Distance: All open areas inside the Y have been evaluated and redesigned where necessary to help ensure social distancing between members. Signage will be placed prominently throughout the facility to drive awareness of this requirement. We are also spacing out equipment, alternating our treadmill and cardio usage to every other machine, limiting capacity in the facility and in classes so everyone has the recommended 6 feet of space.
  • Preparing Our Staff And Facilities:  Our staff will be wearing masks and they are training to follow guidelines that the CDC, Dallas County, and City of Dallas officials have put in place. That includes deep cleaning at night and making sure equipment is sanitized after each use and having an ample amount of EPA-approved disinfectant wipes and sanitizer near high touch points throughout our facilities.
     

For the safety of members, volunteers and staff, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas requests immediate notification if you have been in our facilities/programs and are experiencing new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19, have had known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19, or if you have tested positive for COVID-19.
 

WHAT CAN MEMBERS DO

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STAY HOME IF YOU'RE SICK

Members should stay home if they don’t feel well. The CDC and state public health officials encourage seniors and members of vulnerable populations, including those with underlying health conditions, to stay at home.

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MASK REQUIRED

Per an updated order from local public officials, we will be adopting a CDC recommendation requiring everyone 2 years or older to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in a public place where it is difficult to keep six feet away from other people.

Click here to view our Mask Up Transmission Chart

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EXPECT REDUCED CAPACITY

We have prepared our branches for social distancing by spacing out equipment, alternating our treadmill and cardio usage to every other machine, limiting capacity in the facility and in classes so everyone has the recommended 6 feet of space. At times of full capacity, you will be asked to wait in a designated area until space is available.

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KEEP YOUR DISTANCE

Please respect all signs regarding social distancing. Stay at least six feet away from others wherever possible.

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WIPE DOWN EQUIPMENT & MATS

Cleaning materials will provided. Please wipe equipment, as well as your mat, before and after your workout.

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PROPERLY DISCARD USED EQUIPMENT

Look for areas to discard equipment and accessories after use.  We will have signs directing members to red bins to place used equipment and accessories for proper sanitation by YMCA staff. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT QUESTIONS

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN VISITING THE Y

MINIMIZING RISK

WELLNESS