Effective 6.22.20

Phase 2 Guidelines:

  • Water exercises class size will increase to a maximum of 12 participants and transition to one-hour classes. Reservations still required.
  • Lap lanes may have up to two people from the same household per reservation.
  • Lap lane reservations will move to one hour slots and are still required.
  • Families may reserve the mushroom area of the pool for open swim times. Reservations are limited to one family per one-hour time slot. Reservations will be required.
  • Whirlpool may be reserved in 15-minute reservations and a maximum of two people may reserve at a time. Social distancing and reservations are required.
  • East side of the gymnasium may be reserved by a maximum of two families at a time when no group exercise is occurring. Any equipment must be brought in by the family, and families must socially distance from each other. Masks should be worn by those over the age of two years old. Reservations will be required.
  • Two-way traffic in the main hallway will be allowed. Masks should be worn in all travel areas of the YMCA.
  • Male and Female Locker Rooms will be open and showers will be available.
  • Family Locker Room should be utilized for families and individuals with additional needs to access the pool

Statewide Mask Mandate-YMCA OF THE NORTHWOODS*With the reopening of the YMCA of the Northwoods we required our members and staff to wear face coverings while in our facility. Allowing them to be removed while exercising or swimming. The new mandate from the Governor’s office places additional requirements on our practices. We request that all members continue to follow prior practices within the YMCA, unless a qualifying exemption per the mandate exists. Even with an exemption, we request that face coverings are worn in all common spaces as was previouslyPer Governor Evers’ Executive Order 82, declaring a public health emergency, and corresponding Emergency Order 1 requiring face coverings in the state of Wisconsin, the YMCA of the Northwoods will begin requiring face coverings for individuals inside our facilities beginning Saturday, August 1st. Effective SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, the YMCA of the Northwoods is requiring face coverings for everyone inside our facilities except:

  • Children under the age of 5
  • Individuals who have trouble breathing, especially during accelerated physical exertion activities
  • Those with medical conditions that prevent wearing of a face covering
  • Those who have mental health conditions, sensory sensitivities or developmental disabilities
  • While swimming, using aquatics facilities, or showering
  • On-duty lifeguards
  • While eating or drinking
  • When an individual is speaking while leading an activity as long as they remain 6 feet from others
  • We encourage, but do not require, those outside our facilities (athletic fields, parking lots, etc.) to:
    • Wear face coverings except children under the age of 5
    • Maintain an appropriate distance, six feet or more, from all other parties
    • Limit contact to infrequent or incidental movement within fitness activities
  • Please note:
    • Masks will be required while indoors in our youth programs for all participants ages 5 and older. Our instructors, teachers and coaches will help children know when it is okay to remove their masks during appropriate activities.
    • Summer camp staff and campers (ages 5+) are required to wear face coverings unless in an activity outdoors where physical distancing is possible.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation in keeping our communities safe and healthy. To review a list of FAQ’s issued from the State Wisconsin, click HERE.

*With the reopening of the YMCA of the Northwoods we required our members and staff to wear face coverings while in our facility. Allowing them to be removed while exercising or swimming. The new mandate from the Governor’s office places additional requirements on our practices. We request that all members continue to follow prior practices within the YMCA, unless a qualifying exemption per the mandate exists. Even with an exemption, we request that face coverings are worn in all common spaces as was previously.