YMCA REOPENING


We've missed you and are so excited to see you back into our facility!

We are excited to announce that the Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA opened the doors on Wednesday, June 17. Moving forward, we will be opening our spaces in a phased approach so the Y might look a bit different initially.

Our hours are: Monday - Friday 6:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Click HERE to read more information from our PHASE 1 member update email from 6.12.2020.

Click HERE to read more information from our PHASE 2 member update email from 7.2.2020

We're so happy to welcome you back soon. Together, we're a better us.



Phase 2: July 8 - TBD

Spaces Available:

  • Upstairs Fitness Facility (weight machines and cardio equipment)
  • Walking Track
  • Free Weight Room
  • Racquetball Courts by reservation only
  • Limited use of locker rooms (shower/change only with exception of rented lockers)
  • Evening Group Exercise Classes Monday-Thursday 5:00-6:00pm, by reservation only *Time has been updated 


Tentative Opening July 20:

  • Swimming pool for Lap Swim times, by reservation only

The Fergus Falls YMCA YMCA is currently allowed to open at 25% of space capacity.  We are allowed to welcome 45 members in the building at one time. 

Make sure you are feeling well enough to visit. If you have been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider. 

Members will be asked to:

  • Practice physical distancing
  • Wipe down the machines or touch areas BEFORE and AFTER use
  • Wear a face covering. It is not required but encouraged to wear in common areas. Masks do not need to be worn while exercising.
  • Check-in at the front door and check out while exiting through the side door
  • Come prepared. During phase 1, locker rooms/lockers will not be available.

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Will I be screened?

Before you enter the YMCA, you will be asked two questions. You must answer these questions every time you visit. If your answers determine that you cannot enter, we will ask you to return home and contact your healthcare provider.

  • Have you had one or more of the following new symptoms since the last time you were here that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
    • Fever (100.4˚ F or higher), or feeling feverish?
    • Chills?
    • A new cough?
    • Shortness of breath?
    • A new sore throat?
    • New muscle aches?
    • New headache?
    • New loss of smell or taste?
  • Have you been exposed to anyone that is sick or has the symptoms listed above or has been diagnosed with COVID-19?

 How do I make a reservation?

We will be implementing a resrvation system at some point in the near future. Until that happens, please contact the respective person via email to set up the reservation. You should receive an email confirmation.

All reservations must be make by 2pm the day prior. Reservations can only be made for the next day and only 1 slot per day. For Monday reservations, please email by 2pm on Sunday.

Racquetball reservations: 6:30am-7:30am, 10:00am-11:00am, 11:30am-12:30pm, 5:30pm-6:30pm
                    Email taylor@fergusfallsymca.org for your reservations.

Group Exercise Reservations: 5:00pm-6:00pm, Monday through Thursday
                     Email stacey@fergusfallsymca.org for your reservations.

Lap Swim in the Swimming pool:
 6:00am-6:45am, 7:00am-7:45am, 8:00am-8:45am, 9:00am-9:45am, 10:00am-10:45am, 11:00am-11:45a, 12:00pm-12:45pm, 4:00pm-4:45pm (M-Th only), 5:00pm-5:45pm (M-Th only), 6:00pm- 6:45pm (M-Th only)
                      Email taylor@fergusfallsymca.org for your lane reservations.


What areas are open?

  • Walking track
  • Upstairs fitness facility including cardio area and weight machines

 All other areas will open in a phased approach and will return gradually.

Running will not be allowed on the walking track, but IS allowed on the treadmills. The walking track and cardio/weight areas are ONE-WAY. Please walk all the way around the track when you wish to exit the area. We are working hard to avoid face to face contact.


Who can visit the Y?

All active membership units are welcome to come back and use the Y. Those memberships on hold must remove their hold status before coming back. To remove the hold status, please use the same form that was used to activate the hold status. You can find that HERE

Nationwide members are encouraged to visit their home YMCA and temporarily will not have access.

Community members and visitors wishing to buy or use a day pass are encouraged to visit during a later phase and will temporarily not have access.

While children are always welcome at the YMCA, at this time, children 14 and under are encouraged to stay active at home. 


What is the Y doing to keep members and staff safe?

The Y has taken many precautions to serve our members and keep them as safe as possible. We have:

  • Trained the staff according to CDC, WHO, and MDH guidelines
  • Increased access to hand sanitizer and equipment cleaner
  • Installed plexiglass at the front desk
  • Required staff to wear face coverings (masks) and members are encouraged to wear face coverings (when not working out)
  • Reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing
  • More space (6 feet) in between exercise equipment
  • Reduced hours to allow for thorough cleaning and sanitizing, including a mid-day closure for a deep clean.
  • Implemented a phased approach for opening various spaces and programs
  • Installed temporary partitions in front of cardio equipment
  • Regularly scheduled cleaning of available equipment.

To ensure member's health and safety, we are implementing these protocols to reduce health risks to our members, program participants, and staff. We also strongly ask that our members also do their own part to ensure their own health and safety by wiping down equipment before and after, practicing physical distancing, and paying attention to their own health. The information above is subject to change at any time.

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