After closing its facilities on March 17 due to Governor Holcomb’s
stay-at-home order surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the Washington County Family YMCA will reopen its facility on May 24, 2020.
The reopening will be conducted under the guidance of
state and local health authorities and will take place in phases.
“The Washington County Family YMCA has served the community for nearly 20 years, during which we have made it through many challenging times together, none perhaps as impactful
for our community and our Y as this COVID crisis,” said Kristy Purlee, CEO, Washington County Family YMCA.
“We are thrilled to begin reopening our facilities, welcoming back our members and the community, and getting back to what we do best – helping everyone reach their full
In preparation for reopening facilities, Washington County Family YMCA has been following guidelines from health experts and local officials to ensure all components of facilities, including
fitness equipment and areas, locker rooms, child care, visitor areas, and office spaces, are cleaned and sanitized to meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety.
The Y has also modified policies and programs to facilitate safe social/physical distancing practices.
“When we closed our facilities in March, we did so to protect the h staff, volunteers, members, and participants. As we now reopen our facilities, we do so with that same commitment to keeping everyone who enters our doors safe,” said Purlee.
According to Purlee, the first phase of reopening will include altered facility hours and limited capacity in the Wellness Center and in Group Exercise classes.
Day Camp, in a limited capacity will open on May 26, and Child Watch will reopen on Wednesday, May 27th.
No visitors or guests will be permitted in the first phase.
Senior group exercise classes will remain virtual through the month of June.
All Y staff will be screened daily and required to wear a face mask.