Health & Safety

Health & Safety

At the YMCA, we believe our role and responsibility is twofold: to the health and well-being of our staff, members, volunteers, program participants and partners while also playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work to keep our community safe.
To that end, the Y will be utilizing this page to inform our members and participants about the efforts we are undertaking to keep everyone both healthy and safe during this constantly evolving situation.
In carefully considering every aspect of our operations to ensure the safety of our staff and members we are excited to announce YMCA of Greater Tulsa branches will open Monday, May 4, 2020.  
We will resume our normal operating hours at this time, programming will be available in a phased approach. And, our branches may look a little bit different to you as we move things around for better distancing. Below you will find our Phase 1 operational guidelines.   
THANK YOU for your sustained membership and support of the Y’s work in our community during this critical time. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you. 
YMCA of Greater Tulsa Phase 1 Operation Guidelines  
Effective Monday, May 4, 2020 
  • Members & staff maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance while in the YMCA
  • In order to allow for optimal distancing, the number of members checked in will be limited
  • Staff will have temperatures checked upon entering the facility
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment (masks and gloves)
  • Waivers for usage required
  • Guest/day passes are not permitted
  • Group exercise classes available virtually only
  • Locker rooms open on a rotating basis to allow for cleaning
  • Shower areas have additional cleaning protocols
  • Basketball Gyms, Play & Learn and social gathering areas will remain closed
  • Saunas, hot tubs, and therapy pools will remain closed
  • Pools are open for lap swim only and participation will be limited
  • Towel service not provided
  • Cardio & strength equipment is spaced to allow for social distancing
  • Equipment should be disinfected before & after use
We will continue to review these guidelines regularly and communicate changes through email, our website and social media to meet federal, state and local guidelines. We will also continue providing virtual resources for our members who are still sheltering at home.

YMCA of Greater Tulsa branches will enter Phase 2 of our operating plan, Tuesday, May 26, 2020.   This includes the opening of Group Exercise, Play and Learn Childcare, and Summer Day Camp. As the safety of our staff and members is still paramount, each of these programs are by appointment only and will run at 50% capacity. And, our branches may look a little bit different to you as we move things around for better distancing.  

THANK YOU for your sustained membership and support of the Y’s work in our community during this critical time. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you.

Effective Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Members & staff maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance while in the YMCA

In order to allow for optimal distancing, the number of members checked in will continue to be limited

Staff will have temperatures checked upon entering the facility

Staff wear personal protective equipment (masks and gloves) and we ask that members follow the CDC recommendations while in our facility for face covering and hand washing.

Waivers for usage remain required

Guest/day passes are not permitted

Group exercise, Play and Learn, Lap Lanes in the Pool, the Therapy Pool at Tandy, and the Resistance Areas of our pools will be available only by reservation through clicking here. 

Group Exercise classes will be occurring in various spaces to encourage social distancing in addition to limiting class sizes in accordance with the spaces that classes occur. With this any cycle classes that occur outside of the previous cycle studios you will be asked to not wear cycle shoes with clips into the gyms and utilize the chair next to the bike to sit and put your shoes on.  The same will be asked of you when exiting the gym to ensure that the flooring in the areas will not be damaged from the cleat on the shoes. Click here to read what to expect in Group Fitness.

As we slowly reopen our Play and Learn programs, we have implemented additional safety procedures for the health and safety of youth development participants and staff. Click here to read about what to expect in Play and Learn. Reservations are required by reserving your space as early as 24 hours in advance by clicking this link to reserve your spot.

Summer Camps at the Y with State Phase 3 moving forward June 1 will begin.  We have implemented additional safety procedures for the health and safety of youth development participants and staff.Click here to read what to expect in Summer Camp.

Locker rooms will remain open on a rotating basis to allow for cleaning

Shower areas will continue to have additional cleaning protocols

Open gym in our Basketball Gyms and social gathering areas will remain closed

Saunas and hot tubs will remain closed

Pools are open for lap swimming, water walking, and resistance walking/swimming only and participation will be limited with reservations

Water bottle fillers will be turned on in the central areas of the facility.  Not all water fountains will be turned on and only the bottle fillers will be on at this point, please visit the member services desk to ensure that you are aware of which bottle fillers are on in your building so that you may fill your water bottle.

Towel service will continue to not be provided

Cardio & strength equipment is spaced to allow for social distancing

Equipment should be disinfected before & after use

We will continue to review these guidelines regularly and communicate changes through email, our website and social media to meet federal, state and local guidelines. We will also continue providing virtual resources for our members who are still sheltering at home.

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