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

Effective Friday, May 14, the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA will follow CDC guidelines and Governor’s Executive Orders no longer requiring face masks for members, guests, and participants 12 years or older who are fully vaccinated. Face masks are still strongly recommended for people who are unvaccinated. Face shields are an appropriate substitute for those who cannot wear a mask due to medical reasons.

Beginning Thursday, June 3, YMCA staff will follow the same mask guidelines.

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.

Fully vaccinated people may still wear masks as a personal health and safety choice.

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

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. Upon entering the Y, we’ll ask you three questions. If you would answer “yes” to any, please stay home:
    • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
    • Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
    • Are you experiencing:
      A new cough or sore throat
      Shortness of breath
      New muscle aches
      New headache
      New loss of taste or smell
  • Bring a towel and water bottle. Towel service is not available. Water fountains are closed but water bottle fillers are open.
  • Reservations 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Vending machines available. Our vending machines are available in the lobby. Coffee is not available at this time.
  • Locker rooms available. Showers are available.

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.