Covid-19 Updates

The Y is proud to be a community leader in health and safety

When you visit the Y, some of the first things you’ll notice are the practices we’ve put in place to help our members and guests stay healthy, active, and safe. Contactless check-in, significant disinfecting of equipment, and ample places to sanitize and wash hands are just a few of the measures we’re taking.

Please review the full list of protocols below. This information is subject to change at any time.

Learn more about COVID-19 and the vaccine by visiting covid19.centracare.com.

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Mask Mandate Update

Face masks are not required but are strongly encouraged for members, guests, and participants 12 years or older when moving around the building. Face shields are an appropriate substitute for those who cannot wear a mask due to medical reasons.

Children 5-11 years old and staff leading youth programming will continue to wear masks in our programs and facilities, consistent with MN guidelines.

Effective Monday, August 30, YMCA staff will once again wear a mask or face covering while working.

Important note: Members, guests, participants, and staff will not be asked to provide proof of vaccination upon entry to the Y; however, we ask that the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility remain central as you consider your visits to the Y.

What the Y is Doing

  • Self check-in AND out: Members will be ask to self check-in using the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA App on their smartphone. This allows for limited contact entry. In addition, to ensure we do not exceed the maximum capacity of 250 people recommended by the State of Minnesota, we will ask you to self-check out.
  • Enhanced cleaning: In addition to frequent cleaning and disinfecting of areas and equipment, Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization has been installed in our HVAC system. Learn more about this air cleaning system.
  • Physical distancing: All areas in the Y have been evaluated and re-configured, where necessary, to ensure members maintain 9 feet of physical distance between themselves and others. All fitness equipment has been configured to maintain 6 feet of physical distance.
  • Day passes: Sold from 5 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Age requirements: Anyone 10 and under must have a parent with them in the building.

What we’re asking you to do

  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Clean equipment before and after use. Reduce the risk of exposure by wiping equipment down before and after your workout. Additional disinfecting sprays and paper towels have been placed throughout the building for your convenience.
  • Wear a face covering. A face covering is not required but is strongly encouraged while moving around the building.
  • Make a reservation. Reservations are required for some programs and specific areas of the building. Learn more and make a reservation today!
  • Wash your hands before and after each activity. 
  • Expect reduced capacity. Per requirements and recommendations from MDH, we have reduced the capacity in the building and in many programs. Check how busy we are.

A full list of our spaces and services is included below. We will update the below information as it changes and will send members frequent updates via email and our mobile app.