KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY SAFE!
Ready to fully serve the South Shore YMCA Community
As our community prepares a return to “normal”, the South Shore YMCA will maintain 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 CDC, state and local board of health guidelines when it comes to COVID-19. As we have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Shore YMCA will have 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 in following 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 others’ health and safety.
MASK WEARING INSIDE OUR Y FACILITIES
Mask-Wearing Policy as of May 29, 2021
As of May 29, 2021, mask-wearing for fully vaccinated individuals will be optional within our Y facilities, with some exceptions.
Effective May 29, 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 still advised to wear masks indoors and to use physical distancing whenever possible. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after a second dose in a two-dose vaccine series or two weeks following a single-dose vaccine.
- Fully Vaccinated: As of May 29, 2021, mask-wearing for fully vaccinated individuals will be optional within our facilities
- Non-Vaccinated: As of May 29, 2021, mask-wearing for non-vaccinated individuals is still advised indoors, per state and CDC
- Any members, staff or visitor 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 6-11, 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 welcomed 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.
Reservations No Longer Required for Pools, Playrooms, or Basketball Courts
Members no longer need to make an online reservation for member activities at the South Shore YMCA including lap swimming, family swim, playroom, or basketball courts. Just check our schedules and hours of operation for drop-in times! Click the blue button below or visit ssymca.org/schedules for the latest schedules.Schedules
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 wide-open fitness floor layouts…and more.
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” program allows members to potentially pay a reduced rate based on their current income situation.
WHEN WILL WHIRLPOOLS, SAUNAS AND STEAM ROOMS REOPEN?
We have reopened these areas in accordance with new state guidelines.
WHEN WILL SKYTRAIL REOPEN?
Our SkyTrail indoor ropes course at Emilson YMCA should reopen in summer 2021.
WHEN WILL THE Y CAFEs REOPEN?
Our cafe’s will reopen with a new Y Cafe concept in Summer 2021.
WHEN WILL Y NATIONWIDE MEMBERSHIP RETURN?
Massachusetts YMCA’s are not yet accepting Nationwide Membership at this time, but we eagerly await the return of this member benefit soon.