Updated: May 15, 2020

welcome back to the y!


It’s been so great to see many friendly familiar faces back in our YMCA this week! For those of you who have returned, we hope you are enjoying our gradual reopening with access to our wellness center and pool for lap swim. 

As we previously mentioned, we are going to be very purposeful opening our YMCA, maintaining a commitment to safety that prioritizes the health and wellness of staff, volunteers, members and program participants. When you come back to the Y, you can expect new safety guidelines. We invite you to watch the brief video below for more details.

We encourage you to read the detailed list of our Phase 1 Re-Opening Guidelines below. We will continue to update this webpage as we deliberately phase in areas and amenities as we grow back to full capacity.

    Thank you for staying with us as we transitioned our resources to meet critical needs in our community. This is an example of our community at its best and a great display of how the YMCA is more than just a gym...we are a charitable organization dedicated to strengthening our community.

    We’ve missed you and are so happy to welcome you back.

    All updates are subject to change. Please continue to check back for the latest information.


    Phase 1 Re-Opening Guidelines

    Amended Facility Hours - Updated 5/21/2020:

    Updated Limited Operating Hours:
     

    • Monday – Friday: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
    • Saturday: 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed
    **UPDATED WAIVER - PLEASE SIGN**

    All members will be required to complete a waiver upon their first visit. You can view and sign the waiver online, or you can sign at our facilities on your first visit. You will not be allowed to use our facility without a signed waiver.


    Please note: You will need your barcode number to access waiver online. Your barcode number can be located on your:
    YMCA Mobile App (open YMCA app and go to "cards"), YMCA Key Fob (on the back of your fob) or YMCA Key Tag.

    Facility Access:
    • Emergency Childcare: Monday, May 11, 2020. We have been approved by local authorities to offer limited childcare to essential workers as they continue to serve during this challenging time.
    • Tennis Center: Monday, May 18, 2020. The YMCA tennis center will open with specific guidelines in place, including scheduling court time prior to arriving. For more details, click here: www.greaternaplesymca.org/tennis.html.
    • YMCA Pool: Tuesday, May 26, 2020: Pool will re-open on Tuesday, May 26, yay! To help keep everyone safe, we ask swimmers and aquatics users to follow the recommended guidelines for safety. For complete details on our Phase 1 pool guidelines, including hours, click here: www.greaternaplesymca.org/swimming.html
    • Wellness Center: Tuesday, May 26, 2020: Capacities will initially be reduced throughout the facility to safely limit the number of people in a space to ensure appropriate social distancing.
    • Group Exercise Classes: June 8th (tentatively): Begin limited group exercise classes and will require reservation.
    General Operations:
    • We will relocate the main entrance/lobby back to its original location to help us maintain safety protocols and maintain a single entry/exit points.
    • The Y will have capacity limits. Additionally, group exercise classes, when offered, will have limited capacity.
    • June 1st: Begin personal training and individualized sports training
    • June 8th (tentatively): Begin limited group exercise classes and will require reservation.
    • Increased signage throughout the building to encourage social distance, hand-washing and remind members to disinfect equipment.
    Member Safety:
    • Members will be asked to verbally affirm they meet the screening requirements and have their temperature checked prior to utilizing the facility.
    • We are recommending if you are part of a vulnerable population please wait to enjoy the Y.
    • Members will be asked to sign an updated waiver.
    • Contactless check-in check in through the mobile app or key tag at the Welcome Center.
    • All Y staff interacting with members and program participants indoors will wear face coverings unless engaged or leading an active program or physical activity (i.e. group exercise instructor, sports leader, etc.)
    • We encourage you to wear a face covering while in our facility (not required).
    • No Guest Passes/Reciprocity Visits. To ensure the utmost safety of our members, we will limit use of our facility to members only until we are fully reopen.
    • Please plan to bring your own mat and water bottle.
    • Significant disinfecting of equipment and activity areas throughout the day
    • Group exercise classes will continue virtually.
    • Healthy spacing of fitness equipment
    • No basketball. No pickleball.
    • Locker rooms will be open, but showers will not be available.

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    Facility and Campus Update #5

    Last Update: April 24, 2020

    Facility and Campus Update #5

    We are writing to update you on what is currently happening at your YMCA.
     
    As you know, following the announcement from Governor DeSantis to close all non-essential businesses, we temporarily closed our doors on March 17th and cancelled or postponed many upcoming Y programs and events. We all miss seeing you and providing you with a safe and healthy place to learn, exercise and socialize. We hope you, your family and friends, are staying healthy.

    Facility and Campus Update #4

    Last Update: March 27, 2020

    Facility and Campus Update #4

    In order to keep our members, employees and the community safe, Governor DeSantis has issued a “stay-at-home” order effective until May 3. Please stay safe, stay home and cherish time with your family. A reopen date will be determined at a later date.

    Facility and Campus Update #3

    Last Update: March 17, 2020

    Facility and Campus Update #3

    We have made the decision to close the Greater Naples YMCA today, March 17th, at 8:00 pm. We plan to reopen on Wednesday, April 1st, at 7:00 am, with limited hours and services.

    Facility and Campus Update #2

    Last Update: March 13, 2020

    Facility and Campus Update #2

    The Greater Naples YMCA will remain open, at this time, with regularly scheduled operational hours; however, our Y will operate on reduced services, classes and programs.

    Facility and Campus Update #1

    Last Updated: March 06, 2020

    Facility and Campus Update #1

    What we know about the virus so far, what the Greater Naples YMCA is doing to prevent the spread of the illness, and what you can do.


    COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) RELIEF FUND

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has placed the Y in unchartered waters and at risk. We need the entire Y family and community to help sustain our YMCA during a time of crisis. Your donation will help us maintain our facilities, support our staff, and support our community. 


    VIRTUAL YMCA

    To keep you connected, active and healthy during our temporary suspension of Y facility access and programs, we're excited to launch Virtual YMCA. Enjoy online access to dozens of group fitness classes on the go and resources for your kids, so that they can continue to learn, grow and thrive while school's out.

    No matter where you are, we're here for you.


    Answers to your COVID-19 Questions

    At the Y, we’re here for people. That means that we’re working hard to respond to the COVID-19 crisis & keep you informed. Find answers to questions about membership, programs, and more.


    STAY INFORMED

    Together, we will help each other remain informed and well. Additional, helpful and factual information can be found at the following websites:

    If you have questions, please reach out to your Y staff.