Y Re-opening Plans

Monroe County Y Re-Opening Plans

Welcome back to the Y!
Like many organizations, the outbreak of COVID-19 has placed Monroe County Y in financial strain. We realize we are not in a unique situation, and it’s been humbling to have so many members continue to pay their membership fees to support our services while our Ys remained closed in 2020. However, we’ve been forced to make several difficult decisions about our programs and facilities in an effort to sustain our organization. We want to be there for you and our community as we all recover from this pandemic, and the following updates will help us accomplish that as we take steps to slowly and safely return to normal.

Please note our temporary facility and program updates:

  • Our Wellness Centers, weight rooms, basketball courts, pools, locker rooms, and tracks are available; however, masks are required to be fully worn over your mouth and nose while inside the Y facilities, unless you are engaged in a form of indoor exercise that is incompatible with wearing a face covering, including swimming, per the COVID-19 Health Order issued by the Monroe County Health Department, effective August 5, 2021.
  • Specific policies for programs have been made available in respective areas. Please review our program updates: 
    • Play and Learn is open for children ages 6 weeks-6 years old, and as long as children ages 3 and older wear a face covering. For the health and well-being of your child and our staff, please ask your child to use the bathroom prior to visiting Play and Learn. If a child’s diaper needs to be changed, the parent or guardian will be paged and asked to change the diaper. 
    • Select Group Ex classes are being held in-person and online. 
      • You can register for these select live virtual classes on our website and app by looking under the "Studio" column to see "OR Virtual" listed, which designates our virtual class options. Or, find several on-demand classes here.

Thank you for your support as we navigate through this together!

We are continuing to work with our Board, Y-USA, local health departments, and other stakeholders in order to develop the best strategies for addressing these challenges. Please visit our website, Facebook, and Instagram, or download our app for the most up-to-date information. 

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Y!

Prior to returning to the Y, we encourage you to watch our updated cleaning policies and procedures video (above) to see how we're working hard to maintain a healthy environment at our Y.