Updated Mask & Social Distancing Policies - Shelby County YMCAs

December 17, 2020

At the Y, we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all participants, members, and staff.

Throughout the pandemic, the Y has been on the frontlines and has been a leader in our community in providing these safe environments for all. We are also working diligently with the SCHD to follow and implement the latest guidelines as outlined in Health Order and Directive No. 15 and the Mask Directive No. 3

FACE COVERINGS

After receiving clarification from SCHD, we will require face coverings to be worn at all times in the facility, except while swimming. This applies to all of our YMCA branches in Shelby County including: Church Health YMCA, Cordova Family YMCA, Fogelman Downtown YMCA, Millington Family YMCA, Ric Nuber YMCA, and the YMCA at Schilling Farms.

For all other YMCA branches, masks will be required in common areas, while checking in, and at all times when it is not possible to keep a 6 ft distance from others not in your household.

(This excludes children under the age of 3. Any medical exemptions are case-by-case determinations. Please see the Center Director for clarification.)

 

INCREASED SOCIAL DISTANCING:

We know that time and distance are significant factors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Everyone in the facility will be required to continue all social distancing practices and must maintain a minimum of 6 feet or more distance between themselves and others at all times. In an abundance of caution, we will increase the social distance requirements for all small group and group exercise classes to a minimum of 8 feet, and when possible to 10 feet. In addition, we are encouraging our instructors to take their classes outside when possible.

This is in accordance with the Shelby County Health Department Health Order and Directive No. 15 and applies to YMCAs in Shelby County including: Church Health YMCA, Cordova Family YMCA, Fogelman Downtown YMCA, Millington Family YMCA, Ric Nuber YMCA, and the YMCA at Schilling Farms.

 

To view all YMCA policies regarding COVID-19, please visit our Policies & Procedures page.