COVID-19 Updates

Reopening Update

The Y opened its doors to members May 26, 2020, with a phased-in approach. Members will notice several changes in the facilities designed to increase safety, including cleaning protocols and physical distancing. Both members and staff will be asked to do wellness self-assessment before entering the facility. Those with symptoms are asked to please stay home.

On June 8, 2020, the Y will enter Phase 2 of reopening. In addition to the weight and cardio rooms/areas at all four facilities, the walking/running tracks at West Boise and Caldwell, the following services/areas will reopen with new guidelines and requirements.

  • Adult and Youth/Family locker rooms, please maintain physical distancing.
  • Towel Service.
  • Group Ex Classes, with reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing. Sign-up for your favorite class ahead of time using our new online reservation portal ymcatvidaho.motionvibe.com. Cycle classes are not open until a later phase.
  • Basketball Courts, shoot around only at this time while maintaining physical distancing. Noonball is tentatively scheduled to open in the fall.
  • Pickleball & Racketball courts, please maintain physical distancing.
  • Day & Sports Camps start! Summer Day Camps are the only programming allowing sign-ups for both members and non-members at this time. Additional protocols for these programs include health screening for all participants, limited camp sizes, and increased breaks for cleaning and washing hands. 
  • Recreation and Lap pools for lap swimming only. Learn about the new guidelines for our aquatic centers here. Reserve a lap lane ahead of time using our new online reservation portal ymcatvidaho.motionvibe.com. New pool hours:
    • Monday–Friday 5am–1pm | 3pm–7pm
    • Saturday 7am–12pm | 2pm–4pm
    • Sunday 12pm–4pm

Treasure Valley Family YMCA COVID-19 and Reopening FAQs

Members will notice several changes in the Y facilities designed to increase safety, including cleaning protocols and physical distancing. Both members and staff will be asked to do wellness self-assessment before entering the facility. Those with symptoms will be asked to stay home.

We have reopened the weight and cardio rooms/areas at all four facilities, in-person group exercise (virtual group exercise is still available for those who want/need it), lap swimming at our three aquatic centers, as well as the walking/running tracks at West Boise and Caldwell. 

Lap swimming and group exercise classes now require reservations, please visit our schedule page for more information. 

The initial reopening consists of the weight and cardio rooms at all four facilities.

YMCA hours of operation will be Monday–Friday from 5 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 7 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. We will be closed for one hour each day Monday–Saturday for deep cleaning. In future phases, additional areas will reopen, including aquatic centers, group exercise studios, and youth programs.

The YMCA reopening plan is contingent upon meeting Stage 2 criteria of Governor Little’s Idaho Rebounds Plan. The Y will reopen only when it is safe and responsible to do so.

  • Phase 2 of our reopening includes the following areas. 
  • Adult and Youth/Family locker rooms, please maintain physical distancing.
  • Towel Service.
  • Group Ex Classes, with reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing. Sign-up for your favorite class ahead of time using our new online reservation portal ymcatvidaho.motionvibe.com. Cycle classes are not open until a later phase.
  • Basketball Courts, shoot around only at this time while maintaining physical distancing. Noonball is tentatively scheduled to open in the fall.
  • Pickleball & Racquetball courts, please maintain physical distancing.
  • Day & Sports Camps start! Summer Day Camps are the only programming allowing sign-ups for both members and non-members at this time. Additional protocols for these programs include health screening for all participants, limited camp sizes, and increased breaks for cleaning and washing hands.
  • Recreation and Lap pools for lap swimming only. Learn about the new guidelines for our aquatic centers here. Reserve a lap lane ahead of time using our new online reservation portal ymcatvidaho.motionvibe.com. 
    New pool hours:
    • Monday–Friday 5am–1pm | 3pm–7pm
    • Saturday 7am–12pm | 2pm–4pm
    • Sunday 12pm–4pm

Operating hours

 
Mon–Fri5am–8pm
(closed 2–3pm each day for deep cleaning)
Sat7am–5pm
(closed 1–2pm for deep cleaning)
Sun12–5pm
  • Train staff members on the latest CDC / national health and safety guidelines
  • Publish an updated member “Y code of conduct” as it relates to health and safety
  • Personal disinfectants (hand sanitizer and wipes) are readily available for everyone
  • Encourage all YMCA members to wear masks
  • Require all staff to wear masks, additionally, staff will wear gloves where applicable
  • Shorten the hours of YMCA facilities to allow extra time for cleaning
  • Daily overnight deep cleaning
  • Require members to sanitize equipment before and after use
  • Hire additional cleaning staff to sanitize equipment in between member use
  • Ask members to perform a wellness assessment prior to entry and to stay home if symptoms are present
  • Conduct temperature-checks for all youth program participants and prevent entry to anyone presenting a fever
  • Conduct temperature-checks for all staff and prevent entry to any presenting a fever
  • Shared water fountains are non-touch (water bottle sensor only)
  • Limit the number of participants in program areas and facility spaces
  • Establish physical distancing in all areas
  • Enable a no contact check-in process
  • Limit equipment usage to provide physical distancing (e.g. treadmills, weights)
  • Limit the number of people in the facility at one time
  • Control access to the facility through one entrance

During our closure, some of you opted to change your membership to inactive status, either as a sustaining member or an on-hold member. Now that we are reopening our doors please let us know if you are ready to become an active member again and visit our YMCA facilities. Please note: Only active members will have access to our facilities at this time.

For questions about your memberships, please email your home branch.
Caldwell YMCA | membcald@ymcatvidaho.org

Downtown Boise YMCA | membdt@ymcatvidaho.org
South Meridian YMCA | membs@ymcatvidaho.org
West Boise YMCA | membw@ymcatvidaho.org

The following areas and programs will be closed until a future phase:

  • Aquatic Center: Hot Tubs, Sauna/Steam Rooms, Kiddie Pools, and Slides
  • Kid Zone (Child Watch), Youth Activity Center, and Family Activity Center
  • Coffee Bar
  • Healthy Living Center Programs
  • We have established new facility and room capacities based on physical distancing. We will inform members when a space is full and may put them on a waiting list.
  • Members will be asked to limit themselves to a one-hour visit per day to help manage capacity.
  • Facility use will be for members only (no guests or guest pass use).
  • Only every other cardio equipment will be used.
  • We will close down high use areas once a day to deep clean and will let members know beforehand of those closures.
  • Additional hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the building for member health and safety.
  • We will have increased signage throughout the building to encourage physical distancing (including designating one-way hallways and stairways), hand washing, and the disinfecting of equipment, along with other member guidelines.
  • All staff will have a temperature and wellness check before entering the facility.
  • All staff will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, including masks.
  • All members will be required to take a wellness self-assessment before entering the facility and we ask that you not enter the facility if symptoms are present.
  • Members can request a temperature check before entering the facility. If your temperature is 100.4 °F or higher, we ask that you not enter the facility.
  • We recommend that members wear masks (and we will provide one for free at the front desk upon request).
  • Touchless check-in for all members.
  • Members must maintain a minimum of 6’ x 6’ sq. foot distance in all facility spaces.
  • Additional distancing may be required in the weight room and other movement-based locations.
  • Members must disinfect weight and cardio equipment before and after use.
  • Members must sanitize their hands before and after working out either by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or by using hand sanitizer.
  • Children under the age of 10 may not be left unattended in the building.

We recommend that members wear masks (and we will provide one for free at the front desk upon request). 

Because there remain significant needs the Y can help address we will continue with our Annual Fundraising Campaign in a fashion that doesn’t put anyone at risk. We can’t afford to not do it.

Please consider helping our community by making a donation to our Sustaining and Annual Fundraising Campaign today.

Messages from YMCA President & CEO

As we prepare to reopen on May 26, the YMCA is implementing the following safety protocols in an effort to reduce the health risks for members and staff. Please see the latest message from YMCA President & CEO, David Duro below.

  • May 14 CEO Update Transcript

Update Your Membership Preferences

During our closure, some of you opted to change your membership to inactive status, either as a sustaining member or an on-hold member. Now that we have reopened, please let us know if you are ready to become an active member again and visit our YMCA facilities. Please note: Only active members will have access to our facilities at this time.

For questions about your memberships, please email your home branch.
Caldwell YMCA | membcald@ymcatvidaho.org

Downtown Boise YMCA | membdt@ymcatvidaho.org
South Meridian YMCA | membs@ymcatvidaho.org
West Boise YMCA | membw@ymcatvidaho.org

Virtual Group Exercise Classes are continuing!

Stay healthy and connected with Group Exercise, brought to you by our YMCA Health and Well-being staff. Check it out HERE!

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