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Coronavirus Updates

MORE POOL ACTIVITIES TO RESUME

June 24, 2020

We continue to be very pleased with how our reopening plan is going. We remain committed to our phased approach. We believe our added health and safety measures and the diligence of members in adhering to our protocols are the driving factors behind the success we are experiencing. We are excited to add a few more programs in the upcoming weeks:

  • Some Water Exercise classes will resume Monday, June 29
  • Group Swim Lessons will start Tuesday, July 7
WATER EXERCISE CLASS INFORMATION & PROTOCOLS
  • Wet ‘N Wild water exercise classes will be offered from 9-9:45am Monday-Friday. This is a high-energy class for total body conditioning that primarily uses shallow water. Arthritis Water Exercise will be offered from 11-11:45am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This class will help you gain range of motion in your joints as well as build strength in all major muscle groups. Some cardiovascular conditioning included.
  • Members will have to reserve a slot for all water exercise classes. (Please follow the same procedure we are using for other pool reservations.) Each class is limited to 15 people. The lap lanes will be in the water and no more than 3 people can be in each lane. Water Exercise class spots can be reserved 23 hours in advance. You will have to set up your online member account before reserving a spot in a water exercise class.
  • Water exercise classes are for members age 13 and up. No guests are allowed at this time.
  • We prefer if you come dressed for class and leave in your suit. However, our adult locker rooms are available. Please be courteous and use proper social distancing in the locker rooms.
  • Members will enter the building via the main Arch Street entrance.
  • Members must wear masks into the building, sanitize their hands at our sanitizing station once in the building and answer our screening questions at the front desk before scanning in.
  • If anyone has not yet signed a waiver, you will have to do that before going any further. The waivers take time to fill out so plan accordingly if you are not bringing a hard copy with you (download below).
  • After completing the check-in procedure, members can proceed to the pool and then wait in the hallway outside the pool corridor until the pool has been cleared from the previous session. Do NOT enter the pool until a Y staff member directs you to enter. Please be courteous and use proper social distancing while waiting.
  • Once the pool is available, members will enter and place any belongings on the bleachers, remove their masks and enter the pool. Remember, only 3 people can be in each lane.
  • No Y equipment will be available for members to use during water exercise classes. Members may bring their own equipment to use during classes if they wish.
  • Classes will end promptly at 9:45am and 11:45am. At that time, please exit the pool, dry off, gather your belongings and exit the pool area to either the locker rooms or the building exit. You may not congregate in the pool area or other shared spaces.
  • All ladder rails, door handles and bleachers will be wiped down in between each class. Equipment will be sanitized after each use. Staff also will fog the pool area to sanitize at the end of each day.

Please note that members who do not abide by these protocols will be asked to leave and will not be allowed to use the facility at this time.

CLASS SCHEDULE
SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION OPEN!

We are excited to be able to return to teaching group Swim Lessons beginning Tuesday, July 7, 2020! Lessons will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for 2 weeks. You can choose morning or evening lessons. Space is limited to 10 children in each session so sign up today to get your spot!

Summer Swim Lesson Sessions:

  • July 7-16
  • July 21-30
  • August 4-13

More information about safety protocols will be sent out closer to the start of lessons.

REGISTER FOR SWIM LESSONS
Y CLOSED SATURDAY, JULY 4

The Carlisle Family YMCA will be closed Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Have a happy and safe holiday!

MOBILE APP UPDATE

As part of our transition to our new membership and program registration software, our mobile app will be discontinued beginning July 1. If you currently use our app to scan in at the Y, you can take a screen shot of the bar code in the app and save it to your photos to be able to continue to sign in with your phone.

We currently are exploring other options for a mobile app that will integrate with our new membership and program registration system.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • Beginning July 1, we will be accepting new memberships, but still will not be allowing guests.
  • We will be offering a membership special for college students. Pay just $66 for July, August and all breaks through April 30, 2021. You can sign up starting July 1.
  • Our current operating hours for the facility and pool will continue through August 31, 2020. Beginning in September we will transition to our normal fall and winter hours.
COVID-19 REOPENING PLAN FOR RESIDENT CAMP
REC SWIMMING PROTOCOLS
  • Member families will have to reserve a time slot for Rec Swimming. (Please follow the same procedure we are using for Lap Swimming reservations.) We will be limiting each session to four families this weekend. After that, the number of families could fluctuate depending on other activities happening in the pool. Rec Swim times can be reserved 23 hours in advance. You will have to set up your online member account before reserving Rec Swim time.
  • If your membership is currently on hold, you will have to first come off hold and pay your full June 2020 dues to reserve a time.
  • If you would like to bring friends with your family, they also must be Y members. And if they are under 18, they must have a waiver (see below) signed by their parent or guardian when you arrive. No guests are allowed at this time.
  • We prefer if everyone comes ready to swim and leaves in their suits. However, our youth and adult locker rooms will be available. Please be courteous and use proper social distancing in the locker rooms.
  • Members will enter the building via the main Arch Street entrance.
  • Members must wear masks into the building, sanitize their hands at our sanitizing station once in the building and answer our screening questions at the front desk before scanning in.
  • If anyone has not yet signed a waiver, you will have to do that before going any further.
  • After completing the check-in procedure, members can proceed to the pool and then wait in the hallway outside the pool corridor until the pool has been cleared from the previous session. Please be courteous and use proper social distancing while waiting.
  • Once the pool is available, members will enter and place any belongings on the bleachers (one family per set of bleachers), remove their masks and enter one of the designated sections of the pool.
  • The only Y equipment that will be available for members to use during Rec Swim is backpacks. Members can take a backpack from the sanitized pile before going to the bleachers. At the end of your session, all backpacks should be returned to the bin by the exit to be sanitized.
  • Members may bring their own water toys to use in the pool during Rec Swim. Please do not bring the following: water wings, snorkels or any inflatable toys.
  • The lifeguard on duty will give a 10-minute warning before the end of the session. All members must give themselves enough time to get out of the pool, dry off and exit the pool deck by the end of their designated session.
  • All ladder rails, door handles and bleachers will be wiped down in between each session. Backpacks will be sanitized after each use. Staff also will fog the pool area in between groups to sanitize (i.e. lap swimming, camps, child care, rec swimming) and at the end of each day.

Please note that members who do not abide by these protocols will be asked to leave and will not be allowed to use the facility at this time.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WE REOPEN

June 13, 2020

The day we have been waiting for is almost here! We invite you to join us when we reopen our facility on Monday, June 15. We have put together a video so you can get an idea of what to expect when you come to the Y.

HOURS
  • Monday to Friday: 5am-8pm (pool closes at 7pm)
  • Saturday: 7am-5pm (pool closes at 4pm)
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm (pool closes at 3pm)
WHAT’S OPEN?
WAIVERS

Before being able to use the Y, we need all members (adults and minors) to sign our updated waiver. Adults have several options when it comes to signing the waiver:

  • Bring in a hard copy of the signed waiver and give it to the Welcome Center when checking in. (FASTEST METHOD)
  • Sign the waiver electronically on your phone or tablet when you check in at the Y. (SAVES TREES AND TAKES LESS THAN 1 MINUTE TO COMPLETE)
  • If you don’t have a phone or tablet with you, use our kiosk to sign the waiver when you check in at the Y. (TAKES THE MOST TIME, BUT STILL SAVES TREES)

All minors will need to bring a hard copy of the waiver signed by their parent or guardian before being able to use the facility. If they do not have the signed waiver or a parent with them to sign it in person, we can attempt to send it to a parent electronically. But if they do not get back to us, the minor will not be able to use the facility.

You can download the waivers below:

ADULT WAIVER MINOR WAIVER
NEW FITNESS CENTER PROCEDURES
  • Wearing a mask is highly recommended
  • Clean equipment before & after use
  • Observe & respect social distancing in all areas
  • Limit the number of personal belongings you bring with you
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • Only members 13 and up are allowed to use the facility at this time. The only exception is if a child under 13 is with a family during a reserved rec swim time.
  • Tours will be given by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling the Welcome Center.
CONSTRUCTION FORCES CHANGES IN SOME Y PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

When the YMCA reopens from COVID-19 closure, Child Watch and the Exergame Youth Room will not be available. They already were planned to be suspended during the second phase of our construction schedule, which is fast approaching. We will not have space to offer these programs once the former school building is demolished.

Both Child Watch and the Exergame Youth Room will return when Phase 2 is completed. Both rooms will be conveniently located on the first floor across from the Welcome Center.

Parents who still have unused Child Watch punch cards may request a refund.

LAP SWIMMING PROTOCOLS

May 29, 2020

  • Members ages 13 and up will have to reserve their time slot and lane. We will be limiting each lane to two swimmers. Lanes can only be reserved one day in advance. If swimmers under 13 are interested in swimming laps, they must contact Aquatics Director Tara Young to receive permission. No guests will be allowed at this time.
  • We prefer that you come dressed to swim and leave in your suits, however our Adult Locker Rooms are open at this time. Please be courteous and respect social distancing protocols in locker rooms.
  • Members will enter the building via the main Arch Street entrance.
  • Members must wear a mask into the building, sanitize their hands at our sanitizing station once in the building and answer our screening questions before being checked in.
  • All members also must sign a waiver before entering.
  • After completing the check-in procedure, members will wait in the hallway (spaced 6 feet apart) until the pool has been opened or cleared from the previous session.
  • Once the pool is available, members will place any belongings on the bleachers at the shallow end of the pool, remove their masks and enter their lane and begin swimming.
  • The only Y equipment that will be available for members to use are kick boards. Members can take a kick board from the sanitized pile before going to their lane. All kick boards will be returned to the bin by the exit to be sanitized.
  • The lifeguard on duty will give a 10-minute warning before the end of the session. All members must give themselves enough time to get out of the pool, dry off and exit the doors on the pool deck to the parking lot by the end of their designated session.
  • All ladder rails, door handles and bleachers will be wiped down in between each session. Kick boards will be sanitized after each use. Staff also will fog the pool area in between groups to sanitize (i.e. lap swimming, camps, child care) and at the end of each day.

Please note that members who do not abide by these protocols will be asked to leave and will not be allowed to use the facility at this time.

COVID-19 REOPENING PLAN FOR THE Y

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CLEARING UP CONFUSION: NON-PROFIT YMCA EXEMPT FROM HEALTH CLUB ACT

The Pennsylvania Health Club Act announced by PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro in early April instructed health clubs to refund membership fees once the facility has been closed for at least 30 days and stop billing members while the facility is shut down.

The Attorney General provided several exemptions, one of which is, “Bona fide non-profit religious, ethnic, community or service organizations whose functions as health clubs are only incidental to their overall functions and purposes as determined by the director.” The YMCA, a non-profit charitable organization, falls within this category and is exempt.

Recently, staff at the Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs learned that the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office stated the following: “Our consumer chief confirmed that you are correct. Ys do not fall under the Health Club Act since they are nonprofits.”

As a cause-driven organization, the Y offers programs to meet critical community needs, including Child Care, Before- and After-School Care, Summer Camp, Aquatic Programs, Swim Instruction, Youth Programs, Sports Leagues, Wellness Programs and Special Events in addition to facility access. Last year, the Carlisle Family YMCA provided $283,721 in financial assistance to enable all individuals to access our facility and programs regardless of their ability to pay.

While the Y is exempt from the stipulations of the Health Care Act, we have been in direct communication with our members and have provided them with several different options regarding their memberships, including membership holds. If you have any questions regarding your membership, please don’t hesitate to reach out through our website contact form.

We appreciate your continued support during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you soon.

FREE VIRTUAL WORKOUT OPTIONS
MEMBERSHIP TERMINATION FORM

If you need to cancel your membership, please download and complete the form above and then submit it to Jay Cattron at jcattron@carlislefamilyymca.org.

Facility Hours

Mon – Fri
5am – 8pm

Saturday
7am – 5pm

Sunday
10am – 4pm

Pool Hours

Mon – Fri
5am – 7pm

Saturday
7am – 4pm

Sunday
10am – 3pm