July 22, 2020

Dear Y Members,

We received the following information today about new state requirements for face coverings that will impact our activities:

State regulations require that, effective Friday, July 24th:

-Face coverings are required for age 5 and up

Face coverings are required when exercising indoors, plus outdoors when you can’t physically distance

This will mean that employees, members and guests will need to wear a face covering throughout our facilities, including while you work out.

We hope that these new requirements will not keep you from working out at the Y. Because this can have a dramatic effect on our operations, financial condition, and ability to operate programs in the future, we hope you will consider maintaining your membership to support us as a vital community asset.  Please call us at 541-523-9622 if you would like to discuss this situation

Thank you for your support of the Baker County YMCA.

Baker County YMCA
Phase 2 Plan

Are you required to wear a face covering?

As a business listed in the governor’s order, upon entering the facility, you are required to wear a face covering. A face covering is a cloth, paper, or disposable covering that covers the nose and mouth. This covering is to be worn when you are inside the facilities at all times. Social distancing guidelines of 6 ft are still required and enforced with the face covering addition. We are also continuing our cleaning and safety practices to protect the health and wellness of all who enter our facilities.

Fitness Center Hours

Weekdays: 5:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Closed from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM for cleaning)
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM (No closure for cleaning)
Sunday: Closed

All Workout Areas
-Six (6) feet of distance must be maintained while working out and at all times.
-Bath towels and sweat towels will be unavailable at this time. Sweat towels are available for purchase at the Welcome Center.
-All members must wipe down equipment before and after use.
-Staff will be present to ensure equipment is being properly wiped down and sanitized.
-Touch-free water bottle filling stations will be available for use.
-Personal training is available. Trainer and client must maintain six feet of physical distance and if close contact under six feet is required, trainer and client must both wear face coverings. Trainer and client should use hand sanitizer immediately before and after appointment.

Group Exercise Classes
-Group exercise classes are available on a limited basis as posted on our Facebook page and Website. We will continue to monitor and update offerings depending on government restrictions and available resources.
-Based on class format members are encouraged to bring their own props. This includes yoga mats, blankets and bolsters. We are unable to provide props at this time due to sanitation restrictions.

Moving Forward
In an effort to stay healthy and help stop the spread of COVID-19, Influenza, and other illnesses, we encourage everyone to follow the 3 C’s.
o COVER– cough (or sneeze) into the crook of your elbow or into a tissue that is immediately thrown away
o CLEAN– Frequently wash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds or sanitizer
o CONTAIN– Stay home when you are sick until you have been free of fever.

We hold the health and wellness of our staff and members as our highest priority. We recognize that this “new normal” will be less than ideal, but we will continue to work with county, state, and national entities to ensure we are able to provide the safest environment for all that choose to use the Y. We will update you as new information becomes available and as additional Y services are once again eligible to be brought back.