WELCOME BACK

Bookmark this page for important information related to COVID-19 and the membership branch at 400 West Washington Street in phases.

GENERAL OPENING INFORMATION

You will note some new procedures as we go forward:

Our top priority is keeping our members as safe and protected as possible while using our facilities. We will be opening in phases while following strict guidelines from the CDC, state and county authorities. You will notice that some equipment has been rearranged to facilitate social distancing and frequent disinfecting. At this time, we are able to welcome only members of the Ann Arbor YMCA (no reciprocal members or guests).

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult while in the building. Access will be by reservation only: contact the Y online (www.annarborymca.org/reservations) or by phone (734.996.9622) to make a reservation for your workout time. During Phase one, the gymnasium, indoor health and wellness and aquatics center will be in operation. While we’re excited to begin operating at our full capacity, currently we are unable to offer access for child watch, towel service or saunas.

Facility Hours
  • Monday – Friday:  6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday:  7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed
**Members are to have exited the building no later than 15 minutes after our closing time. This includes our midday, evening and weekend closures.**

Mandatory facility check-in procedures include:

  • Temperature check and health screening: Your temperature will be checked by trained Y staff before entering the facility. We will also ask a series of health screening questions when you enter the facility.
    Hand-sanitization: you will be asked to sanitize your hands with a touchless dispenser.
  • Signed waiver: You will be asked to sign a waiver stating that you understand that COVID-19 contagion remains a threat in our community and releasing the YMCA of responsibility should you become infected.
  • Valid reservation time:
    • Reservations may be made up to two days in advance.
    • Walk-in reservations are available only if the current hour has capacity.
  • Mandatory face covering: Masks covering mouth and nose must be worn the entire time that you are in the facility
  • Social distancing: Inside the building we will enforce the CDC-recommended social distancing guidelines of six feet between people. There will be signs posted to help you remember these hygiene and distancing protocols, as well as staff available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
REQUIRED AGREEMENTS

Please watch your inbox for an email with a link to electronically sign these forms below before your first visit back to the Y. If you did not receive an email – please allow time to electronically sign these forms during your first check-in back to the Y.

VIRTUAL Y: Continue to engage with the Y online.
  • Register for in-person and/or virtual classes and workshop

CURRENT PROGRAMS/SERVICES


Based on guidance from health officials, government leaders, Y-USA and subject matter experts, the Ann Arbor YMCA will make informed decisions about new standard operating procedures and carefully weigh the benefits and risks of which programs and services we could resume as safely as possible. Some programs and services may be subject to additional protocols not mentioned here. This information may be subject to change based on new guidance from health officials and government leaders.
General Facility
  • Health and Wellness Floor & Track will be open (No studio availability)
  • Gym – Courts 1 & 2 will be available. Court 3 will be used for cardio equipment
  • Preschool and Youth Swim Lessons
  • Outdoor Health and Wellness Classes and Virtual Classes
Aquatics – Adult Classes, Youth Swim Lessons, Swim Team

Pools are open for lap swimming, adult programming and open swim. Barracudas and Masters Dry Land will be offered virtually. Registration for in-person swim lessons can be found HERE.

Child Development Centers

The YMCA’s Ann Arbor, Glacier Hills and Ypsilanti Child Development Center are all currently open. Hours may differ due to Covid protocols. Please call the center to find out their current hours of operation  Click on highlighted text for additional information.

Child Watch

Child Watch is NOT currently available.

Drinking Fountains

Members and participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. The drinking fountain portion will be closed/turned off, but the water filling stations will remain available.

Gymnasium

The gym will be open for small group advance registrations with accommodations for up to 4 people per area. Members are required to follow distancing protocols while using the gym. Sanctioned activities include skill-building drills and conditioning. No competitive play is allowed. Open gym and noon-time basketball will not be allowed at this time. Reserve your time here: www.annarborymca.org/reservations.

Indoor Health and Wellness Floor

The Wellness Center will be available for cardio equipment use and strength training.

  • In-person outdoor group exercise will be limited by capacity and remain socially distant. Virtual wellness opportunities remain available.
  • Virtual personal training and in-person personal training (indoor and outdoor) will continue to be available.
Locker Rooms

All locker rooms are open and available for member usage. Sauna usage is still not permitted. Restrooms are also available on the second and third floors.

Playgrounds

YMCA Playground usage will be limited to YMCA Child Development program participants.

Sports – Adult and Youth

Adults sports are not being offered at this time. Please visit our Youth Sports dropdown menu for more information on current youth sports programs.

How has the Y’s health protocol changed?

  • Health Screening: Both staff and members will receive temperature checks before being allowed to start their work shift or enter the facility. We will also ask a series of health screening questions when you enter the facility.
  • Face Coverings: Face masks covering the nose and mouth are required for members and staff at all times, except when in the pool swimming or taking a quick drink from your water bottle.
  • Contact Free Check-In: Members will be asked to self-scan to allow for limited contact entry.
  • Health and Wellness Floor: In areas with members might congregate, signage will remind you to keep 6 feet distance from others, and some equipment will be placed out of service to enforce social distancing. Available equipment has been spaced six-feet apart.
  • Frequent cleaning: Our staff team will clean all shared spaces and surfaces and the Y will close for cleaning periods each weekday for a more thorough clean. Members will be asked to clean their equipment before and after use. Learn more about our cleaning precautions during the CV-19 pandemic here.

How Can I Help the Y Keep Myself and Others Healthy? 

The Y appreciates your support in the following precautions.
  • Stay Home if You’re Sick: Stay home if you don’t feel well. The CDC and public health officials also encourage seniors and members of vulnerable populations, including those with underlying health conditions, to stay at home.
  • Be Ready for Temperature Checks: All members will have their temperature taken prior to check in. We will also ask you five health screening questions when you enter the center.
  • Observe Physical Distance: Please stay 6 feet apart from others during your entire time in the Y.  In areas where members might congregate, signage will remind you of this requirement.
  • Expect Reduced Capacity: To ensure proper physical distancing, reservations are required.
  • Face CoveringsFace masks covering your nose and mouth are required at all times except when in the pool swimming or taking a quick drink from your water bottle.

Frequently Asked Questions

What paperwork do I need to complete prior to my first visit?
Please watch your inbox for an email with a link to electronically sign these forms below before your first visit back to the Y. If you did not receive an email – please allow time to electronically sign these forms during your first check-in back to the Y.

COVID-19 Code of Conduct (New)

May I bring a guest or use my nationwide membership?
Due to limited capacity, the Y is open to local Y members only at this time. Due to the nature of the COVID-19 crisis, nationwide membership privileges are temporarily suspended.

May I access my locker to retrieve my personal belongings?
You may contact the Membership Department and someone will retrieve your belongings for you.

How can I claim items from the Lost and Found?
The member Lost and Found process will be digitized. All lost and found items will be safely bagged. Once a member claims an item, it will be moved, in its bag, to the Membership Desk for pick up.

Why didn’t I hear from the Y during this time?
Regular communication has been sent out since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, primarily through email. If you didn’t receive messages, you may have unsubscribed from a previous email or your email address is incorrect or missing in our system. If you have a family membership, the primary person listed on the account would have received the information, not every family member. If you need assistance, please contact the Membership Department

Why have some services stopped? Towels? Newspapers/Magazines? Equipment?
We are taking all precautions possible in order to provide you with the safest experience possible. Towels and other self-serve amenities cannot be properly sanitized or managed and therefore discouraged by CDC and state guidelines. Equipment has been pared down to allow for proper social distancing and cleaning precautions.

Will reservations be required for everything?
Yes. A reservation system is employed for ALL activities. The current state guidance recommends reservations to mitigate spread by bringing together smaller groups of people.

How do I make a reservation?
The reservation system can be accessed by anyone who has a computer, tablet or smart phone at www.annarborymca.org/reservations.
If you don’t have access to any of these devices, you can call the Y at 734.996.9622 to ask a staff member to make a reservation for you.

During the pandemic, the Y . . .

  • Distributed a thousand 25-pound boxes of produce a week at 15 different Washtenaw County locations.
  • Provided Coronavirus crisis childcare to the children of medical personnel, senior living community employees and first responders during the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Order.
  • Ran childcare and in person summer day camps for the children of essential employees when they had to return to work on-site.
  • Offered our community free Safety Around Water boxes to help prevent childhood drowning incidents.
  • Held virtual and outdoor group exercise classes.
  • Presented virtual teen and family engagement classes.
  • Hosted residential family camp opportunities.
  • Met youth in community with our Y on the Fly vans for outdoor recreational opportunities.
  • Offered financial assistance to those most in need.