Governor Sisolak has enacted an executive order that once again requires us to temporarily place restrictions on certain areas of our operations beginning Tuesday, November 24th, for a period of at least three weeks to slow the spread of COVID-19.
So what is changing?
Beginning Tuesday, November 24th, all YMCA of Southern Nevada locations will begin operating at 25% capacity, due to a public health mandate set forth by Governor Sisolak. This includes group exercise classes, cardio areas, strength and weight areas. Please see your local branch for information on the current capacity sizes for each space/activity.
In addition, masks will be required at ALL TIMES within all YMCA of Southern Nevada facilities, during all exercises. No exceptions will be granted at this time, per the governor’s orders. Face shields will continue to be permitted ONLY for those who cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition. If an exercise is deemed too strenuous to perform while wearing a mask, an alternate exercise must be chosen. Please see your local health and wellness staff for more information on alternate exercises. Please note that masks ARE NOT to be worn while in the pool, only on the pool decks, once members have exited the water.
While this order does impact our fitness operations, gyms and pools, it does not impact our mission critical programs and virtual options – and it is through our programs that we are able to offer the services that meet our members and neighbors at the heart of where they need us most. You already know – the Y is so much more than a gym! With your continued membership, the Y will continue to operate:
The Y’s role in child care continues to be at the forefront of what so many of our members need. We are committed to ensuring that the children in our care are engaged, happy and safe. This means that all Y Cares Educational Enrichment Program and Preschool operations will continue with all appropriate social distancing, cleaning and safety protocols in effect. Hours of operation will remain the same and more information is available on our website at Y Cares and Y Preschool.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a robust virtual experience loaded with fitness content for our members of all ages and abilities to use at home. In compliance with the governor’s public health mandate, our in-person classes are operating at 25% (pre-registration required). We understand some members do not feel comfortable coming to class so we’re bringing classes to you! Our new virtual class schedule was designed with you in mind and is only accessible to active members. Please stay tuned for further information on when these online virtual classes will be available! Click here for the schedule! All you’ll need to access these classes is your Y member keycard number.
In the meantime, visit our Facebook page for live streamed workouts to get your blood pumping and your body moving at home! Classes are suitable for all ages and ability levels. Click here for a current Facebook Live schedule.
The Y is committed to creating a safe, healthy space for youth to continue to participate in sports, enrichment activities, swim lessons and teen programming. All programs will continue with appropriate social distancing, cleaning and safety protocols. Please visit THIS PAGE to see which programs are currently running and to register.
The Y will continue all Open Gym operations on their basketball courts at 50% capacity, committing to continued social distancing, cleaning and safety protocols. Reservations may be required in advance. Please check with your local branch to see if an Open Gym reservation is required and visit THIS PAGE to secure your spot up to 24 hours in advance.
As you know, the response and preventative measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community is an ever-changing, and often reactive practice. Thank you for your continued support – we realize that patience can wear thin – but know that we are truly in this together! For any questions regarding your membership, please contact your local branch’s membership team below:
Thank you for all you do to support the Y as we work to strengthen community!
Forever in service. For a better us.