ROWAN-CABARRUS YMCA REOPENING GUIDE
Governor Cooper Announces Phase 2.5
It’s time to get excited! Governor Cooper announced on Tuesday, September 1 that our indoor fitness centers can soon reopen. We can’t wait to welcome you back inside, and we’re working hard to prepare our facilities while putting your safety first.
On Monday, September 7, all branches of the Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA will reopen indoor fitness centers with limited capacity and following all local, state, and national guidelines. All branches will be open for a half-day on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th and will resume regular hours on Tuesday. For a full list of what you can expect when you visit, please contact your local branch.
While we are excited to welcome members back inside, we recognize that the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 isn’t over. North Carolina’s YMCAs have spent 24 weeks preparing to reopen facilities responsibly to ensure the safety of our employees and participants. In an effort to keep our indoor numbers small, we're continuing our exciting virtual and outdoor fitness opportunities, keeping our pools open for as long as possible and delivering programs that improve spirit, mind, and body.
The pandemic has hurt many, including our Y. Because of our donors and members who stayed with us, our Y has remained on the front lines, serving the most vulnerable members of our communities.
We hosted blood drives, delivered groceries and supplies to members, collected and distributed masks, and conducted thousands of wellness and prayer calls to our members, volunteers and staff.
We’re thrilled to welcome you back inside our Y, but not because you’re reconnecting to a gym. You’re reconnecting with a cause. Welcome back to where you belong!
THE GOVERNOR SAYS YOU CAN OPEN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4…WHY WAIT?
When our regular operations were forced to pause, we repurposed our facilities and staff to respond to the urgent and critical needs of our community. Over the past 24 weeks, our facilities and equipment have either been idle, restructured or used in ways we could have never imagined – as food prep stations, emergency child care space, supply drive storage and more.
During this time, our workforce has also been furloughed significantly. We’re working as fast as we can to prepare our facilities and people to serve you safely. We’re so eager to see you and we’re grateful for your understanding and support as we take a little extra time to do this right.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
• Face masks are required for everyone 5 and older when visiting the Y. Exceptions include during vigorous physical activity such as exercising or in a swimming pool.
• Bring your own mat and workout towel each visit.
• Bring a filled water bottle; drinking fountains will not be available.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
• We practice the 3 Ws (WAIT, WASH, WEAR). We wait 6 ft apart, we wash our hands (and provide hand sanitizer throughout the facility, and we wear face coverings over our nose and mouth (except for when vigorously exercising or in the pool).
• Please do not come to the Y if you have a fever above 100 degrees.
• Wipe down equipment before and after use.
• YMCA staff will be cleaning all equipment and high-traffic areas regularly using EPA approved disinfectant.
NEW BRANCH HOURS FOR ALL LOCATIONS
Monday - Thursday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
1:00 - 5:00 pm
* Our Saleeby-Fisher and Corriher branches will remain closed on Sundays.
We are working on our final plans for reopening our indoor facilities. Please check back or call your local branch for any updates before arriving at the Y.
Healthy At Home Resources
If you're not ready to return to the Y, that's OK! We will continue providing resources for you so you can stay healthy at home.