KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY SAFE!
Updated January 4, 2022
Ready to fully serve the South Shore YMCA Community
The South Shore YMCA maintains a safe environment to welcome you, with clean, open spaces for you, family, and friends to swim, exercise, and reconnect.
The South Shore YMCA follows all federal, state and local guidelines when it comes to COVID-19. As we have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Shore YMCA maintains a SAFETY-FIRST, SELF-CERTIFICATION approach to keeping each other safe during these times, especially high-risk populations, children, and those who cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
We will use the honor system with members and guests in following any new protocols for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people who enter our facilities. We have trusted our community, and our community has demonstrated its willingness to follow protocols that protect each other’s health and safety. Thank you!
MASK WEARING INSIDE OUR Y FACILITIES
Mask-Wearing Policy as of January 2022
As of January 2022, mask-wearing for FULLY VACCINATED individuals will be optional within our Y facilities, with some exceptions.
Effective May 29, 2021 the Massachusetts Department of Public Health public health advisory advises all unvaccinated residents to continue to wear face-coverings in indoor settings and when they can’t socially distance. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks while inside our YMCA facilities and to use physical distancing whenever possible. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccine series or two weeks following a single-dose vaccine.
- FULLY VACCINATED: Mask-wearing for fully vaccinated individuals will be optional within our Y facilities.
- NON-VACCINATED: Mask-wearing for non-vaccinated individuals is required while inside our Y.
- Any members, staff or visitors may continue to wear masks if they feel more comfortable.
- Y Staff working indoors directly with children will wear a mask.
- Y Staff working in Medical Wellness programs or with high-risk / health compromised populations will wear a mask.
- Masks are required when entering any Spaulding Rehabilitation Outpatient site within our Y.
- Children ages 2-5, who are not eligible for vaccination, should continue to wear a mask indoors, per CDC and MA department of health advisory.
- Staff in our Early Learning Programs and indoor Camp programs will continue to wear masks while inside our facilities.
Of course, anyone is welcome to continue wearing a mask for personal protection. We thank our members who have worn their masks during this difficult time to help protect one another.
WHAT ABOUT PHYSICAL DISTANCING?
Our Y facilities have been reimagined to allow for clean, open spaces for you to swim, exercise and reconnect at the South Shore Y. Come and enjoy our new outdoor track, our outdoor exercise spaces, new cardio equipment placed in a more spacious layout.
WHAT ARE YOUR CLEANING AND SANITIZING POLICIES?
For your optimal member experience, we will continue to maintain enhanced cleaning programs and procedures, with staff cleaning consistently each day and professional cleaning and sanitization each evening. What’s more, filtered HVAC systems introduce fresh air to the building all day/night.
WHAT IF MY FINANCIAL SITUATION CHANGED DUE TO COVID?
Our “Membership for All” flexible pricing program allows members to potentially pay a reduced rate based on their current income situation.