YMCA Re-Opening May 1st
Y Members, Welcome Back!
The Y is dedicated to the health and safety of our members, staff, and community. We also believe that exercise is a proven immunity-booster and that exercise as a part of a healthy lifestyle is vital to overall health and well-being. Additionally, we understand the mental and emotional dangers of social isolation. The Y aims to help members meet their physical, social, and emotional needs while also implementing doing all we can to offer a safe and healthy environment during these difficult circumstances. Under the guidance of the Governor, County Health Department, and the CDC, guidelines for reopening will be as follows:
Guidelines for Reopening:
Facilities & Programs:
• YMCA of Dyer County will reopen their gym facilities on May 1st; opening at 5 am closing time will be 8pm Monday-Friday. Regular facility hours will apply to Saturdays and Sundays.
• Facilities will be limited to 5 people per 1,000 square feet
• Social distancing of 6 feet between members will be implemented and enforced
• Child Watch will remain closed until further notice
• No outside group meetings or rentals will be allowed
• No pick-up basketball, contact basketball, or other team/contact sports will be allowed;
• Group Exercise Classes will be offered starting on May 11th but will have limited access on a first-come, first-served basis utilizing social distancing guidelines and maintaining 6 feet between members
Member Access Guidelines:
• All members and staff must wear face coverings (masks)
• All members will be required to wash hands or utilize hand sanitizer immediately upon entry
• Please limit workouts.
• We will utilize the 3-question CDC Health Questionnaire upon entry
• Access will be limited to Y Members only; guest passes will not be available
• Please use touchless scan-in using your phone or keytag scan card to limit contact between members and staff
• All staff members will be required to take their temperature prior to starting their shift
• All equipment will be cleaned both before and after each use (treadmills, weights, etc.)
• Additional staff will be scheduled whose sole responsibility is to clean and sanitize equipment, locker rooms, and shared spaces
• Utilized Servpro to disinfect facility before opening.
• Approved disinfectants are used throughout the facility to ensure cleanliness
• Nightly deep-cleaning and sanitizing
Consumer Protection Expectations first visit back:
• Screen customers for illness upon entry to the gym:
o Best practice: Temperature checks for every customer. Persons with temperatures above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit should not be permitted on premise
o Minimum: Question customers regarding COVID-19 symptoms
§ Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
§ Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
§ Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
• Keep doors and windows open where possible to improve ventilation
• Post signs encouraging social distancing (visible to customers)
• Require that customers wash or sanitize their hands upon entering and leaving the facility
• Require customers to clean equipment they come in contact with using disinfecting wipes before and after each use
• Encourage customers to use only one piece of equipment at a time (i.e., no circuits or “super setting”) so that machines are cleaned after use
• Consider limiting workout length to avoid unnecessary exposure, decrease congestion, and allow for additional sanitation
• Recommend that persons more vulnerable or at-risk for COVID-19 as identified by the CDC—including those who are over the age of 65 or those who have chronic medical conditions—take extra precaution or refrain from use of the facility during Phase 1 of re-opening
YMCA of Dyer County will limit access with posted limits in workout areas to promote social distancing. Thru May 11th Cardio Equipment, Weights, and circuit equipment use only. Upstairs Gym will be closed including locker rooms, turf, and basketball courts. Day Lockers, coffee bar, child watch and lobby areas will be closed thru Phase 1 to promote social distancing. We will gradually open other areas in stages to ensure our employees and your safety. We plan to reopen upstairs and start some group classes on Monday March 11th. At this time only YMCA members will be allowed use to our facility and we ask to limit time in facility in working out and focusing on your personal fitness needs.
We appreciate your patience as we roll out our services at a slow and steady pace. We please ask your help wiping down and putting up your equipment after use. We are glad your back and looking forward in servicing your fitness needs.
March 18, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Randy Butler
Chief Executive Officer, YMCA of Dyer County
YMCA of Dyer County to Suspend Services during recommended Closure
Dyersburg, Tenn. — The YMCA of Dyer County will be Suspending Services on Wednesday, March 18 at 10pm and possibly re-opening on Monday, March 30, 2020 as part of the CDC recommended closure policy.
The YMCA Board of Directors and CEO, Randy Butler wants to reassure the Dyer County community top-notch maintenance and sanitation policies are in place to ensure the safety of our members and community. They are also preparing alternative healthy living resources for our members to participate in from the comfort of their own homes, these resources will be available on the YMCA of Dyer County website, www.ymcaofdyercounty.org, shortly.
“As an organization rooted in social responsibility, we must do our part in heeding the call from state government, national government and state and national health agencies in taking the steps needed to slow the spread of this illness through social distancing,” said YMCA CEO, Randy Butler. “The decision to temporarily close does not come lightly, it comes with one major goal in mind – to protect the health and well-being of our community and staff. And we will continue to monitor the situation so that we make the most informed and thoughtful decisions throughout this unprecedented event.”
About the YMCA of Dyer County
The YMCA of Dyer County is a leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA’s mission is to strengthen the community by improving the quality of life and inspiring individuals and families to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.
For more information about the YMCA of Dyer County contact (731) 676-8445, or visit www.ymcaofdyercounty.org.