June 24, 2020
 

We are so excited to welcome you to Phase 2 at your Y on Wednesday, July 1.

Phase 2 expands our programs and services while maintaining health and safety procedures and sanitization practices. Your Y still closely follows guidance from the CDC, Oregon Health Authority and Lane County Public Health.

Your Y is open July 1 for:
  • Group Exercise classes in the gym and Movement Center--- BY RESERVATION ONLY (details below). Space is limited to account for ample physical distancing.
  • Lap swim or individual water exercise times available in the big pool--- BY RESERVATION ONLY (details below). Space is limited to adhere to state and local guidelines, including the Oregon Health Authority and CDC. 
  • Doubles play for tennis in the Tennis Center by reservation. No doubles pickleball due to physical distancing rules. (More information and reservations HERE .)
  • Stay tuned for outdoor Group Exercise class announcements!
You will be able to continue WITHOUT RESERVATIONS:
  • Cardio and strength training in the Health & Wellness Center and the gym.
  • Stretching and floor workout space in the gym or Movement Center.
Reserving your Group Exercise classes:
  • Held in the Movement Center (12 people max) and ½ the gym (31 people max).
  • Spaces are limited in order to follow physical distancing guidelines and our new operating hours.
  • Group Exercise Reservation times will open 72 hours in advance.  Reservations will open at 6 a.m.
  • Group Exercisers must be 15 years or older.
Making a reservation:
  • Reserve online. Once in your account, click on "Programs".
  • In your Daxko App, select "Programs" and reserve a class spot.
  • Call your Y: 541.686.9622.
  • To cancel your reservation, e-mail membership@eugeneymca.org
Reserving your Lap Pool time:
  • Three individuals (lap swimmers or individual water exercisers) are allowed in the pool at a time for 45 minutes in order to follow physical distancing guidelines and our new operating hours.
  • One individual per lane. Your Y's pool will have 3 available lanes at these times.
Monday-Friday
Saturday
6-6:45 a.m
7-7:45 a.m. 7-7:45 a.m.
8-8:45 a.m. 8-8:45 a.m.
9-9:45 a.m. 9-9:45 a.m.
10-10:45 a.m. 10-10:45 a.m.
11-11:45 a.m. 11-11:45 a.m.
12-12:45 p.m.
1-1:30 p.m.*
CLOSED FOR CLEANING

3:30-4:15 p.m.
4:30-5:15 p.m.
5:30-6:15 p.m.
6:30-7:15 p.m.
7:30-8 p.m.*

*Please note that these are 30-minute lap lane reservations and the facility closes at the end of this reservation. Please leave the pool area expeditiously. Locker rooms will not be available for showering.  
  • Lap Pool Reservation Times will open 72 hours in advance. Reservations will open at 6 a.m.
  • Swimmers or Individual Water Exercisers must be 15 years or older.
  • Members may sign up for ONLY 2 Lap Pool Reservation Times per week.
  • All Lap Pool users will be asked to enter the Pool Area through the door by the Family Changing Rooms (NO Pool Access from the Locker Room).
  • All Lap Pool Users will be asked to SHOWER using the Pool Deck Shower.
  • Swimmers and Individual Water Exercisers are asked to stay in the middle of their assigned lanes in order to maintain proper social distancing protocols.
  • Pool Equipment will be available for use and cleaned regularly, however, members are encouraged to bring their own equipment (i.e. kickboard or aqua jogging belt) if they own it.
  • Reminder: There is no towel service, so please bring your own towel.
  • Chairs will be available on the pool deck for your belongings while you swim.
  • Small pool and hot tub not available at this time.
Making a reservation:
  • Reserve online. O nce in your account, click on "Programs."
  • In your Daxko App, select "Programs" and register for a Lap Pool Reservation.
  • Call your Y: 541.686.9622.
  • To cancel your reservation, e-mail membership@eugeneymca.org
Using the locker rooms
  • A limited number of DAY USE lockers will be available (11 in women's room and 14 in men's locker room). Except for members' rented lockers, all others will be inaccessible.
  • Please wipe down DAY USE lockers before and after use. Bring your own lock.
  • A limited number of showers will be available (5 in women's locker room and 8 in men's locker room) to provide for physical distance. Remaining showers have been disabled.
  • Members must follow 6-foot physical distance rules while changing and using the locker rooms. 
  • Y staff will regularly check locker rooms to ensure occupancy does not exceed 10 people in women's locker room and 16 in men's locker room.
  • Steam and sauna rooms remain closed.
General required protocols:
  • Sign an online  COVID-19 Waiver of Claims and a Covid-specific Code of Conduct . A waiver must be signed prior to your access to the facility. Please do so in advance to expedite your return. Please make sure to share our Code of Conduct with anyone on your membership. We only require one member of a household to sign the Code of Conduct.
  • Bring a mask or face covering for your nose and mouth to wear at check-in and when walking through the facility (NOT required during your group exercise class, individual workout or swim time.)
  • We will take your temperature via a touchless thermometer upon arrival and ask you to answer 4 health questions regarding COVID-19 exposure and symptoms at every visit before entering the facility.
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer before entering and exiting the facility (at a provided hand washing/sanitation station.)
Y staff members will be wearing face coverings, cleaning and sanitizing high-use areas and enforcing 6-foot physical distancing requirements.

Entering & Exiting the facility:
  • CHANGE from Phase 1: Enter the facility through the main front doors that lead to vestibule with seating (next to the newspaper boxes and bike parking). 
  • Exit the facility at our temporary exit-only doors at the van lot near the entrance to the Health and Wellness Center. (NW corner of our facility). A Y staff member will check you out.
Note: Our check-in and check-out procedures aid contract tracing requirements if anyone tests positive for COVID-19.

Working out at the Y:
  • Wipe down equipment BEFORE and AFTER use.
  • Plan your workouts around the new gym etiquette: Once you start on a piece of equipment, you will need to complete all your repetitions and sets and then sanitize it. Working-in and supersets will not be allowed. 
  • We have spaced equipment out in the Health & Wellness Center and in the basketball gym. Some pieces were removed entirely to provide adequate physical distancing, or because they are not able to be easily sanitized. These include: both rowing machines, one of the hand bikes, the prone T-bar row, the preacher curl station, all foam rollers, sand rolls and weight belts.
  • Abide by occupancy limits. In order to provide adequate physical distance, your Y is limiting the number of people in each area.
  • Bring your own sweat towel. There will be no towel service.
  • Limit your belongings (i.e. your keys and phone). There will be no day-use lockers.
  • Allergy-sufferers: please note that windows and doors will be open.
  • Bring your own filled water bottle. Water fountains will not be in use other than the bottle-fill fountain. (Bottles of water will be available for $1, but cash is not accepted; purchases will be charged to the card on your account.)
  • Follow one-way pathways noted by floor decals throughout the facility.
Membership Information
  • If your membership is currently on Hold or you have Terminated your membership, you will need to contact the Welcome Center prior to coming to your Y. Please call 541.686.9622 or e-mail membership@eugeneymca.org to restart your membership.
  • If you put your membership on hold during the closure, your membership hold has been extended through July with an automatic reactivation date of August 1 unless you have agreed to an alternate date with a membership representative. You will need to contact us to change this date.
  • We will only offer in-person interviews BY APPOINTMENT for individuals seeking financial assistance. Schedule a financial assistance appointment by e-mail: membership@eugeneymca.org
Parking at the Y
  • While school is out, please park at South Eugene High School to access the Y's main entrance (the double doors that open to a vestibule and then to the lobby.)
  • Tennis Center users can park in the Y's lot in front of the Tennis Center.
  • Child care families can park for a few minutes in front of the main Y doors and enter at the NEW Child Care Entrance (the double doors closest to Fun Club and the vending machines) for drop-off and pick-up of their children.
Please note that your Y's Phase 2 still restricts programs and services for members. This is to ensure everyone's safety while we manage new health and safety protocols and procedures.
  • Meading Room (yoga) remains closed. Yoga will take place in the Movement Center and in our live Zoom classes. (E-mail wellness@eugeneymca.org to find out more about accessing live Zoom classes).
  • Credit/debit payments preferred to cash
  • No day or guest passes 
  • No towel/coffee service 
  • No Play Care (our drop-in child care service)
  • No small pool/hot tub (these will be phased in during Phase 2)
  • No sauna/steam rooms
  • Lobby closed to members (area will be used for staff)
  • No racquetball
  • No tours
Thank you so much for your patience and support as we navigate our reopening. We are thrilled to be able to move into Phase 2 and offer your more of what you love about your Y!

PHASE 2 EXPANDED Facility Hours:
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
3:30 to 8 p.m.
Closed for cleaning: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED 
 
PHASE 2 Tennis Center Hours 
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED
Center will be cleaned on a regular basis.
Your Y family feels safe, protected at the Y
Providing a safe space to fulfill health and wellness goals is the Eugene Family YMCA's number one priority for our community now that facilities can reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Members offered glowing reports about the Y's efforts to protect them during Phase 1.

Longtime Y member Quinn Vasbinder said that he "felt completely safe during his workout, from check-in to check-out." 

Y member Samantha Cross paused thoughtfully when asked what prompted her to return to the Y so quickly. "The Y isn't like other gyms," she said."This isn't an intimidating place." She missed the welcoming, judgement-free atmosphere as much as she missed working out.
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