FACILITY OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES

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Facility Guidelines and Expectations


FACILITY CAPACITY UPDATE - EMERGENCY ORDER #3

Effective through November 6, 2020

With the newest Department of Health Emergency Order #3, we wanted to let our members know how the Order may or may not impact you at the Y.  The order limits occupancy to 25% of a room’s capacity.  In most cases, use of the Y has remained under this limit; however, we have had to implement capacity limits for certain spaces within our facility to accommodate the new Order.  The Order is in place until November 6, 2020. 

Learn more:

MEMBER NEWSLETTER 10.9.20

FAQ & CAPACITY LIMITS 10.9.20


STATEWIDE FACE COVERING MANDATE

Effective September 22 - November 21, 2020

Governor Tony Evers declared a new public health emergency in Wisconsin and issued a new face coverings order effective immediately.  Emergency Order #1 related to requiring face masks is effective through November 21, 2020.  The Fond du Lac Family YMCA is continuing to require face coverings for everyone inside our facility.  

The following are exceptions to this requirement, as indicated in the statewide order:

  • Children between the ages of 2 and 5 are encouraged to wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible. The CDC does not recommend masks for children under the age of 2.
  • Individuals who have trouble breathing.
  • Individuals with medical conditions, intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, or other sensory sensitivities that prevent the individual from wearing a face covering.
  • While swimming.

Effective August 1 - September 30, 2020

Per Governor Evers' Executive Order 82, declaring a public health emergency, and corresponding Emergency Order 1 requiring face coverings in the state of Wisconsin, it is the Fond du Lac Family YMCA's responsibility to begin requiring face coverings for individuals inside our facility beginning Saturday, August 1, 2020.

Effective SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020, the Fond du Lac Family YMCA is requiring face coverings for everyone inside our facility.  The following are exceptions to this requirement, as indicated in the statewide order:

  • Children under the age of 5
  • Individuals who have trouble breathing, especially during accelerated physical exertion activities
  • Individuals with medical conditions that prevent wearing of a face covering
  • Individuals who have mental health conditions, sensory sensitivities or developmental disabilities
  • While swimming, using aquatics facilities, or showering
  • When a staff member is speaking while leading an activity such as group exercise or youth programs, as long as they remain 6 feet from others

We trust that our members and staff will show care for others by doing the right thing and complying to this order, unless they meet any criteria that prevents them from doing so, as listed in the order.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation in keeping our community safe and healthy, and respect of the decisions our organization must make to follow our community and state guidelines.

To review a list of FAQ's issued from the State of Wisconsin, click HERE.


REOPENING INFORMATION FOR PHASE 2

Beginning July 1, 2020 until further notice

Updates are subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Fond du Lac County health department.

Please review our guidelines and information about PHASE 2 below, before July 1st, so you know what to expect. 

PHASED REOPENING CHART          PHASED REOPENING CHART - SEPTEMBER


Updated Safety Protocols

The Y is:

  • Expanding the age guidelines.  Facility use will be open to members age 13 and up (including Nationwide Members) during Phase 2 of reopening. Youth under age 13 may use the facility if accompanied by an adult.
  •  Offering reserved gym space for basketball in the Community gym with some limitations.
  • Adding Family Open Swim, by reservation.  Three reservation areas will be available throughout the day. 
  • Opening the current channel for water walking, by reservation.  
  • Opening Child Watch; space and times will be limited for physical distancing and available by reservation only. 
  • Opening registration on July 1st for a limited number of summer camps & programs. 
  • Resuming scheduling of Youth Fitness Orientations and Equipment Orientations. 
  • Expanding capacity of racquetball courts to 4 maximum.

Phase 2 Facility Guidelines and Expectations effective July 1, 2020

OPERATION GUIDELINES

AGE GUIDELINES

WELLNESS CENTER HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES 

LOCKER ROOM HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

POOL HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES 

FAMILY GYM - GUIDELINES

COMMUNITY GYM - GUIDELINES 

CHILD WATCH GUIDELINES


Reservations for family open swim, basketball, current channel, & Child Watch can be made starting Monday, June 29th for reservations beginning July 1st, and can be made up to 3 days in advance.

Effective July 1st, reservations for water exercise, lap swim and water walking can be made up to 3 days in advance only.


FAQ's for Phase 2 (Beginning July 1, 2020)

Who will have access of the Y during Phase 2, beginning July 1?

Facility use will be limited to members age 13 and up (including Nationwide Members); children age 0-12 may access the facility if supervised by an adult and participating in an age-appropriate activity.  The Y will not be selling day passes or offering the Buddy Program.

Will the pool be open?

The Family and Lap Pool will be open with capacity limits. Reservations will be needed for lap swim, water walking, current channel and family swim.

The whirlpool, steam room and slide will remain closed.

Will the gyms be open?

The Community gym will be open for basketball with limited times and by reservation only.  Members must bring their own basketball.  Each reservation has a max capacity of 3 people per hoop and can be made up to 3 days in advance beginning Monday, June 29th.

The Family gym will not be available for basketball including open gym or adult pick-up games.  The Family Gym will continue to be utilized to offer fitness equipment for seniors and members who are considered higher risk and will have one pickleball court open throughout the day with capacity limits; members are asked to bring their own equipment.

Will Child Watch be available?

Child Watch will resume in Phase 2, offered to members age 6 weeks old to 10 years old; space and times will be limited for physical distancing and available by reservation only (online or at the Welcome Center desk), up to 3 days in advance beginning Monday, June 29th. Temperature checks administered by Y staff will be required for any child using Child Watch.

Will Silver Sneakers (AOA) classes be available?

Active Older Adult/AOA exercise classes and circuit classes are not available until further notice. The Family Gym will be utilized to offer fitness equipment for seniors and members who are considered higher risk.

Will youth programs and activities be running?

Limited youth programs and camps will be offered.  Registration opens July 1st with programs beginning July 13th.  Registration is online or in person at the Y.  Program guide information will be available soon.


REOPENING INFORMATION FOR PHASE 1.5 

Group Land & Water Fitness resumes June 15, 2020

Learn More!


REOPENING INFORMATION FOR PHASE 1

June 1 - 30, 2020

We are ready to welcome you back slowly and safely!

View our Phase 1 Hours of Operation

Please note that all members who have placed their membership on hold will resume their regular draft beginning on June 1st. Membership inquires may be sent to Heather Bell, Member Engagement Director.

Review our Membership Changes page for more information.


NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS

We have several new guidelines that detail the specifics of Phase 1 by area. Our hope in sharing these guidelines is to earn your confidence that we are proceeding with caution and abiding by all local, state and national health guidelines. We have been working very hard on our new protocols, revising the layout of our facilities, and increasing our cleaning and sanitizing regimen.

The Y is:

  • Asking members and staff to maintain a minimum of 6 feet of physical distance while in the YMCA. 
  • Encouraging members and guests to wear a face covering when entering and exiting the facility and when physical distancing is not possible. 
  • Providing cleaning materials for members to wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • Offering hand wash and sanitation stations throughout the facility.
  • Revising equipment layouts and limiting capacity in various areas to follow physical distancing guidelines.
  • Implementing increased sanitizing protocols throughout our facilities, including daily breaks for cleaning pool areas and locker rooms.

Phase 1 Facility Guidelines and Expectations

OPERATION GUIDELINES

WELLNESS CENTER HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES 

POOL HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES 

LOCKER ROOM HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES 

FAMILY GYM - GUIDELINES 

SCHEDULING LAP SWIM & WATER WALKING

LAND (STUDIO) AND WATER FITNESS CLASS GUIDELINES

GYMNASTICS GUIDELINES

 


Facility Capacity

While the Y will be limiting attendance in certain program areas such as lap swimming and group exercise classes during Phase 1 of reopening, we will not be limiting our capacity of individuals allowed in the building.

To help our members and staff better understand how many individuals are currently using our facility at any given time, we have implemented new tools that will allow our members and guests to access the number of individuals using the facility by accessing their ONLINE ACCOUNT.  You will need to know your account login information to access the current attendance.

LEARN MORE


Recommendations

Before you leave home:

  • Change into your workout attire.
  • Bring your face covering (mask).
  • Bring your own workout towel and filled water bottle. Towel service is suspended. Water fountains will only be available for touchless bottle filling.
  • If playing racquetball or pickleball, bring your own equipment.

We encourage:

  • Planning your workout ahead of time to avoid the locker room, coming dressed and ready to work out, and planning on showering at home if possible.
  • Hand washing or hand sanitizing before and after your workout.
  • Wearing a face covering when physical distancing is not possible.
  • Limiting your workout and time in the facility.

FAQs for Phase 1, June 1-30th

Who will have access of the Y during Phase 1?

Facility use will be limited to members age 16 and up (including Nationwide Members) during Phase 1 of reopening. The Y will not be selling day passes or offering the Buddy Program.

Will the pool be open?

The Family and Lap Pool will be open with capacity limits. Reservations will be needed for lap swim and water walking.  

The aquatics area will not be available for open swim. 

The whirlpool, steam room, slide and current channel will remain closed.

Will the gyms be open?

The Community gym will remain closed to Y members.

The Family gym will not be available for basketball including open gym or adult pick-up games.

The Family Gym will be utilized to offer fitness equipment for seniors and members who are considered higher risk and will have one pickleball court open throughout the day with capacity limits; members are asked to bring their own equipment and are asked to not congregate or linger near the court area.

Will Child Watch be available?

Child Watch will remain closed during Phase 1.

When will you bring back Group Exercise and Water Aerobics classes?

Group (land) exercise classes and water aerobics classes will be available beginning June 15th with limited schedules.

Class sizes will be limited based on a safe capacity of physical distancing.  More details will be coming soon.

Will Silver Sneakers (AOA) classes be available?

Active Older Adult/AOA exercise classes and circuit classes will not be available. The Family Gym will be utilized to offer fitness equipment for seniors and members who are considered higher risk.

When will you offer Personal Training and small group training?

We are able to offer Personal Training starting on June 1st and Small Group Training starting on June 15th, with a limited schedule.

Will youth programs and activities be running?

Youth programs will remain suspended (aquatics, progressive gymnastics, preschool, youth sports & activities).

Team and pre-team gymnastics will be made available with restrictions beginning June 15th.