We are focused on the safety and well-being of all who visit our YMCA. With limited class sizes, social distancing and enhanced safety protocols, you can feel safe joining us at the Y!
Learn more about our commitment to keeping our community safe.
WORKING TOGETHER FOR A SAFE ENVIRONMENT
Based on guidelines put forth by the Governor as well as recommendations by the CDC and local officials, we will observe the following in our YMCA centers:
RESERVATIONS: Reservations are required for group exercise classes, swimming pools, Child Watch and other select amenities. Reservations are not required in the Wellness Center (ie. areas with cardiovascular and strength training equipment). Social distancing guidelines will be observed in these areas and some equipment may not be available. Reservations can be made up to 72 hours in advance. Reserve your spot
TEMPERATURE CHECKS: Temperature checks will be required in Child Watch but will not be required for members and guests in other area of our facility. Persons with a temperature of 100.4 F or more will be asked to submit to a recheck. If temperature is maintained, they may not enter the facility.
Temperature checks will be required in our Y Learning Centers. YMCA After School Child Care will follow all school district guidelines.
MASKS: Masks are required for individuals age 10+ in common areas, locker rooms, hallways and when an individual is not engaged in indoor exercise as well as for youth ages 10+ in Child Watch. Masks will not be required while a member is actively engaged in exercise.
Masks will not be required when members or participants are on an outdoor pool deck or outdoor sport fields.
Staff are required to wear face masks while serving members or interacting with others unless teaching a group exercise class or lifeguarding.
Members who are at an increased risk as outlined by the CDC, as well as those who feel more comfortable wearing a mask are encouraged to do so. We ask that all members and guests continue to practice social or physical distancing and stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from their household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
OPENING IN PHASES: To protect our YMCA staff and members, we will be reopening amenities and programs in phases.
DESIGNED FOR SOCIAL DISTANCE: Modifications have been made inside of our facilities so participants can maintain at least 6 ft. distance between each other.
CLEANING: Our staff team will continue to ensure the highest standards for cleaning in all areas of the facility as well as follow all health and safety guidelines that are currently in place. We encourage our members to be a part of the process and clean their equipment before and after use for your safety.
Restrooms, locker rooms, and commonly touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected frequently. Pool decks will be cleaned daily. We have added extra hand sanitizing stations, cleaning supplies and staff in addition to a system to ensure that equipment is cleaned and sanitized between uses.
EQUIPMENT: The health and safety of our community is at the forefront. We are focused on no-touch or low-touch interactions. We ask that members please bring their own towel, mat, water bottle, pool equipment, locks and athletic equipment as these items will not be available.
STAY IN THE KNOW, ON THE GO: Download the YMCA of Greater Houston App for digital card use, schedule, and updates. Members will be asked to self-scan with the YMCA of Greater Houston app or their membership card. Watch a quick video to learn more.
UPDATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT: Please take a moment to update your agreement before returning to the Y. UPDATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT
KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE:
Any person answering YES to any questions below should not visit the YMCA:
- In the past 14 days have you (or any member of your immediate household) traveled to a country with a Level 3 Travel Health Notice as identified by the CDC?
- In the past 14 days have you (or any member of your immediate household) traveled to an area of the United States with widespread community transmission?
- In the past 14 days, have you had known contact with any person with either a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19?
- Do you or any member of your immediate household have any of the following symptoms:
- Fever (100.0 or greater in the last week),
- Cough (even a slight cough), OR
- Shortness of breath?
WHAT CAN MEMBERS DO?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
AMENITIES AND OFFERINGS
These have been difficult and uncertain times for our country, our city and our YMCA. Due to the many challenges this pandemic has placed before us, unfortunately we have been unable to fully reopen some of our YMCA locations for our Y family. The decision to not reopen those facilities at this time is not one we have taken lightly and we are unsure as to when we will be able to reopen.
The sustainability of YMCA services is vital in your community and we are committed to meeting the needs of all who call the Houston area home. In June we launched our Appreciative Community Building process designed to deepen our commitment to and impact in the communities we serve. We prioritized the communities where our facilities are currently closed due to COVID to inform our strategy of serving that community in the most relevant, impactful and sustainable way possible. We are committed to completing this process with all of our YMCA locations that are currently closed by the end of the year.
All YMCA of Greater Houston members have City-Wide access at no additional cost. If your location is closed, view our map to find the closest location. view all of our locations here.
Please check our programs page for updates on all our programs. We continue to bring back many of the programs you love at the Y in a safe manner.
All our classes are available for viewing online or by downloading the YMCA of Greater Houston app to view classes.
The easiest way to reserve a spot in class is to download the YMCA of Greater Houston app and filter by offering. You can also RESERVE YOUR SPOT in the class by going to our website and selecting our scheduler. There will be a capacity by class/amenity. Reservations will be required in advance in many areas. If you have more than one person attending, you will need to make multiple RESERVATIONS.
Due to social distancing and taking extra measures in disinfecting, cleaning, we will be running a limited schedule throughout the day. We are continuing to add additional classes to the schedule and are offering many classes virtually. VIEW CURRENT SCHEDULE
ACCOUNT SERVICES AND UPDATES
The Y is drafting membership dues at all facilities that are open for membership services. As other facilities open, communication will be sent via email regarding the reopen date and the continuation of drafting membership dues.
Your membership will remain on hold until your facility is reopened. However, all Houston Y members have city-wide access now so if there is another facility you want to utilize, you may remove your hold to return to the Y,
Staff will be available at Centers that are offering Day/Teen Camp programs Monday-Friday 7am-6:30 pm.
We are taking this opportunity to update our waiver for all members because we felt it was prudent to add language regarding communicable disease, viruses, etc. UPDATE YOUR AGREEMENT here prior to returning to the Y.
We are looking forward to seeing you, but we understand if you may not feel ready to come back yet. Please follow this link MEMBERSHIP HOLD OR TERMINATION REQUEST or contact us and we can help you find the best solution for your membership.