Guidelines for All Phases.

The YMCA will develop and implement appropriate policies, in accordance with Federal, State and local regulations and guidance, and informed by industry best practices, regarding:

  • Social/physical distancing and PPE
  • Temperature checks
  • Testing, isolating and contact tracing
  • Sanitation
  • Use and disinfection of common and high-traffic areas
  • Business travel

YMCAs will monitor workforce for symptoms and will not allow symptomatic people to return, in-person, to work until cleared by a medical provider.  The YMCA will help implement a policy and procedure for workforce contact tracing following an employee COVID+ test.

Members who are considered to be part of a vulnerable population (i.e. senior population age 62 and older and/or those with underlying health issues) should take extra awareness and are encouraged to get clearance from a health professional before entering the facility. Members who are considered to be part of a vulnerable population will be allowed into our YMCA facilities and have access to a controlled area to exercise.

All facilities will implement additional sanitation procedures, wellness checks, and have staff dedicated to cleaning equipment between users. Additional facility specific changes to normal operations may include:

  • Showers will be available on Tuesday, May 26th.  Members are still encouraged to shower at home if at all possible.
  • Coffee area will be available starting Tuesday, May 26th.
  • Towel service is still NOT available at this time.
  • Some group fitness classes will begin May 26th.
  • Basketball gyms are still closed for pickup basketball.
  • Hartsville pool will be open on June 1st for lap swimming only. Reservations can be made through Daxko like a regular program. Each hour will be listed and has four available spots (4 available lanes). You can call in to reserve a lane, sign up online, or walk-in.
  • Chesterfield and Darlington pools are closed at this time.
  • Sauna/Steam rooms are still closed.
  • Personal Training can start on June 1st.
  • Guests will be allowed starting June 1st.
  • Racquetball courts are still closed.
  • Childwatch will be available starting June 8th.
  • Summer Camp will start on June 8th. Registration is now open!
  • Youth Sports are suspended until Fall of 2020.

Throughout Phase 2, the YMCA will evaluate and assess the efforts and make appropriate changes where needed. The YMCA will seek guidance from local/state leaders and health professionals and will then consider reducing restrictions and move into Phase 3.

New Hours Starting June 1