WHAT TO EXPECT

STAYING SAFE TOGETHER

The Lake County YMCA is implementing the following safety protocols in an effort to reduce the health risks for members, staff, and other visitors to our facility.  Please watch the video below for full details.

WHAT THE Y IS DOING

  • Regular Temperature Checks: Staff will receive temperature checks before being allowed to start their work shift or to check-in.  We ask all members to take their temperature at home before coming to the Y.
  • PPE for Staff: Staff will be required to wear face coverings/ masks and other personal protective equipment in accordance with Ohio Department of Health Guidelines.
  • Self-Scan: Members will be asked to self-scan to allow for limited contact entry.  At this time, we will not be offering Belly Rewards for visits.
  • 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.

HOW WE’RE ASKING MEMBERS TO HELP MAINTAIN SAFETY

The YMCA appreciates members’ adherence to the following safety precautions during their visits:

  • Stay Home if You’re Sick: Members should stay home if they have shortness of breath or cough, or any sign of illness. The CDC and state public health officials encourage seniors and members of vulnerable populations, including those with underlying health conditions, to stay at home.
  • Temperature Checks: All members should take their temperature prior to coming to the Y.  If your temperature is over 100.4, or you have had a fever in the past 48 hours, please stay home. We will also ask you to review these five health screening questions upon entering the building.
  • Keep the Kids at Home: We are unable to provide child watch service at this time and recommend you not bring children and other family members with you as common area seating will be extremely limited.
  • Bring a Towel, a Mask, and a Water Bottle: Members will be asked to bring their own water bottle and a workout towel (towel services will not be provided). The Y strongly recommends that members bring a mask and wear it whenever possible.
  • Keep Your Distance: Please exercise on designated equipment only and respect all signage regarding social distancing. Strive to maintain at least six feet between you and others whenever possible.
  • Expect Reduced Capacity: To ensure proper social distancing, our facilities and wellness areas will have a limited capacity. At times of full capacity, you will be asked to wait in a designated area until space is available.
  • Limit Your Time at the Y:  Please help us manage limited capacity and limit your time in the building to 90 minutes and limit your time on a piece of equipment to 45 minutes.
  • Remember to  Wipe Down Equipment:  Please help us reduce the risk of exposure by wiping down all equipment, weights, mats, etc. with the provided cleaning materials.

     

    AREAS OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS


    • Cardio and strength areas open with significant restrictions on capacity and activities
    • Group Exercise rooms
    • Indoor Pools
    • Only designated bathrooms will be open
    • Only no touch bottle filling available (water fountains closed)
    • Seating areas significantly reduced to prevent gathering
    • Furniture re-positioned to be at least six feet apart
    • Locker Room access restricted to restrooms only
    • Track open dependent on branch operations

    POOL TIME AVAILABLE

    Indoor pools are open for lap swimming, water walking, and aquatics group exercise one adult per lap-lane unless they live in the same household. Pool access may be limited due to classes.  We ask you to be ready to swim upon arrival as locker rooms are not available.  Bins will be provided on the pool deck for you to store your belongings. Lanes are on a first come first serve basis.  Chairs or benches will be provided if there happens to be a wait for a pool lane.  Only kickboards and fins are available in pool and will be disinfected between uses.

    FAMILY TIME AVAILABLE

    Family Time is available Monday- Friday 6-8pm Saturday 12-2pm in the Gymnasium and Pool only with reservation. Members of the same household can schedule time to play together during this time. Youth 15 and under may use the facility only during these times and must be directly supervised by an adult at all times.