We can’t wait to see you again in person at the YMCA!

Over the last few months, we’ve been consulting with state and local health officials to ensure that we can offer an enjoyable, safe experience at the Y.  For your safety and the safety of our staff, we have implemented new guidelines and safety precautions in our facilities.

Please note: protocols may change based on CDC guidelines and state and local directives.

Face Coverings

Effective Wednesday, November 25 at 5:00pm, face coverings will be mandatory at all times inside the Y. This change is in response to the latest executive order from Governor Roy Cooper. All YMCA staff and participants ages 5 and older are required to wear cloth face coverings that cover your nose and mouth within the facility, and when interacting with members and participants on YMCA grounds, unless they have an exemption.

Social Distancing

The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina maintains a strict social distancing policy. Outdoor group exercise participants are required to maintain a distance of 6 feet apart from other participants, and wellness equipment has been set up to ensure that all members can have a safe, enjoyable experience.

Your Visit

Please stay home if you have a fever or don’t feel well. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. All YMCA staff and members will be asked to wash and/or sanitize hands upon entry and exit. Locker rooms and showers will be closed, however bathrooms will be available for use.

Scanning In and Scanning Out

There will be self-scan upon entry and exit. To help us keep track of the number of members in the building we will now ask you to scan out upon exiting.

Temperature Checks

We will be checking the temperature of each employee but will not be requiring a temperature check of members.

Cleaning Equipment

Please wipe down all equipment both before and after use. If you’re planning on using equipment, you will be given a spray bottle upon arrival that you will keep with you throughout your visit. (If you’re taking a group exercise class, you will not need a bottle.) Please return the bottle to the designated location. Branch staff will deep clean all areas and equipment when the branch is closed.

What to Bring

Bring your own reusable water bottle. Bottle filling stations will be available, however water fountains will not be.

Wellness Reservations

Any YMCA member wishing to attend any group exercise classes, take part in lap swimming activities, or reserve a racquetball court must reserve their spot online prior to arriving at the branch. Reserve your spot online via each branch’s schedule page, click here to access each branch’s page.