Santa Monica YMCA

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July 10, 2020:   It’s Great to See Our Members Back at the Y!

 

We have been open for two weeks and it’s wonderful to see our members returning to use our facility and reconnect with others.  It is so gratifying to see everyone engaged in much needed self-care to maintain their health and well-being during these stressful times. And thank you for everyone doing your part to follow our safety protocols to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

We are happy to announce that we are adjusting our hours to stay open from 7am to 7:30pm Monday-Friday without closing in the middle of the day.  We are still open on Saturday from 9-am to 5pm.  Hand weights will now also be available for your use.

New Limited Facility Hours:

Monday-Friday      7am-7:30pm          

Saturday      9am-5pm    

Sunday        Closed

Please be assured that your safety – and the safety of all our members, program participants, staff and volunteers – is our number one priority. We continue to follow CDC, County Public Health and City guidelines to ensure that our facility meets the highest standards for hygiene and safety, and we have modified our policies and programs to facilitate safe social distancing practices.   As the Y deems it is safe to do so, we will move into subsequent phases of reopening areas of the facility and programs.

As a reminder, here are some of the new policies and safety protocols you can expect when you visit the Y:

  • Face coverings and gloves must be worn at all times in the facility.
  • Members will be limited to one 75 minute visit each day.
  • A reservation must be made up to 48 hours in advance through our new app, on our website or by calling Member Services at (310) 393-2721.  A reservation must be made for each member of the family planning to use the facility.
  • Members must self-scan upon entry.  Staff will not handle cards, phones, or key tags.
  • Facility usage is currently restricted to individual activities only.
  • No Guest Passes, Nationwide Guests, or Children under age 15 allowed at this time.
  • Members are limited to bringing personal items in a small pack/bag only.  No lockers will be available.
  • Members are advised to bring their own water filled bottle as water fountains are closed.
  • Members must bring their own towel or stretching mat if needed.  No other personal fitness equipment may be brought inside.
  • Everyone who enters will have their temperature taken with a wellness screening before entering (see questions we’ll ask here).  Please do not come if you do not feel well.
  • Members will be encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands frequently.
  • Everyone is required to maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet apart from others at all times.
  • Members will be expected to wipe down any equipment they use before and after each use.
  • Equipment will be spaced to maintain appropriate distance by restricting use of some pieces.
  • Our Safe Keeping Crew will be constantly monitoring and cleaning all areas to maintain a safe environment for you.

Areas Open with Restrictions:

Cardio and Strength Machines

Basketball Gym for individual activity only

No-touch bottle filling available for refill

Restrooms (except within locker rooms)

Areas Closed/Services Not Provided:

Locker Rooms

Seating Areas including Senior Center and Lobby

Vending Machines

Swimming Pools and Spa

Saunas and Steam Rooms

Child Watch

Group Exercise/Personal Training

Exercise Mats – please bring your own

We invite you to join us in whatever manner you are most comfortable – whether virtually through our online classes or at our facility. You are welcome to stop by to tour the facility at any time.

 

 

July 1, 2020:  WELCOME BACK, STAY HEALTHY

Welcome back to the Y!  With the growing public health concern around the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Santa Monica Family YMCA wants to assure you that our main concern is the health and safety of our members, participants, staff and their families. We are closely monitoring the County Public Health Department guidelines to ensure we are following the appropriate protocol and prevention recommendations regarding Coronavirus.

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The revised Health Department Order as of July 1 requires: 

  • Face Coverings and gloves must be worn inside a gym at all times
  • If you or a family member is ill, or has traveled to a known Coronavirus outbreak area, stay home to monitor your health for 14 days.
  • Keep a 6 foot social distance from others at all times

 

Here are the precautions we are taking at the Y: 

  • Operating under the recommended capacity. 21 spots are available by reservation every 75 minutes
  • Conducting wellness screenings with temperatures taken for members and staff.  Those with symptoms or a temperature above 100.4 are not permitted to enter for 14 days.
  • Spacing our equipment more than 6 feet apart and only individual activity is allowed including the basketball gym.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces with increased effort and frequency
  • Ensuring sanitizing supplies are available for member use as needed
  • Elevating staff awareness and establishing clear guidelines so that staff can help members stay healthy
  • Encouraging frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing

Please help us by: 

  • Staying home if you or a family member is sick
  • Washing and sanitizing your hands before and after entering workout rooms, and before and after using equipment
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow, and disposing of tissues immediately
  • Refraining from touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Wiping down machines and equipment with disinfectant after each use
  • Wear a face covering & gloves, and keep a 6 ft. social distance at all times

Please understand, in the event that we are unable to adequately or safely staff a program, we will cancel it and continue to inform you of any new Y protocols.

 

Your Comfort Level Matters:

If you don’t feel comfortable coming back the the Y yet, you can still participate through our virtual classes. Or come visit us and take a tour of our safety protocols to decide if you are ready to return.

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June 24, 2020:  THE Y IS REOPENING JUNE 29TH! 

We missed you! It’s been hard to be away from the people we care about, but thank you for persevering and doing your part to stay safe and stop the spread of Coronavirus.

As a nonprofit dedicated to keeping our community healthy, safe and thriving for all, Y members like you make our impact possible. Thank you for staying with us during these incredibly challenging times. Thanks to your support, the Y was able to provide child care for essential workers and host blood drives to replenish critical blood supplies. You were here for your community when it needed you most, and we remain here for you.

We are thrilled to announce that we are taking steps to reopen our facility on June 29 and reactivate key programs in the very near future.  From all our staff, we are so happy to welcome you back to the Y!

As we prepare to reopen our doors, please be assured that your safety – and the safety of all our members, program participants, staff and volunteers – is our number one priority. We’re following CDC, County Public Health and City guidelines to ensure that our facility meets the highest standards for hygiene and safety, and we have modified our policies and programs to facilitate safe social distancing practices.  To ensure a safe and successful opening, the Y will open gradually in phases beginning with a soft, more restricted opening. As the Y deems its safety protocols have been successful, we will move into subsequent phases of reopening areas of the facility and programs.

Here are some of the new policies and safety protocols you can expect when you visit the Y:

  • Members will be limited to one 75 minute visit each day.
  • A reservation must be made up to 48 hours in advance through our new app, on our website or by calling Member Services at (310) 393-2721.  A reservation must be made for each member of the family planning to use the facility. CLICK HERE to view the 2 minute reservation instructional video.
  • Members must self-scan upon entry.  Staff will not handle cards, phones, or key tags.
  • Facility usage is currently restricted to individual activities only.
  • No Guest Passes, Nationwide Guests, or Children under age 15 allowed at this time.
  • Members are limited to bringing personal items in a small pack/bag only.  No lockers will be available.
  • Members are advised to bring their own water filled bottle as water fountains are closed.
  • Members must bring their own towel or stretching mat if needed.  No other personal fitness equipment may be brought inside.
  • Everyone who enters will have their temperature taken with a wellness screening before entering (see questions we’ll ask here).  Any individual who displays any symptoms of illness may not enter the building.
  • Everyone must wear a face covering in the facility, except during physical exercise.
  • Members will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entry and encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands frequently.
  • Everyone is required to maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet apart from others at all times.
  • Members will be expected to wipe down any equipment they use before and after each use.
  • Equipment will be spaced to maintain appropriate distance by restricting use of some pieces.
  • Our Safe Keeping Crew will be constantly monitoring and cleaning all areas to maintain a safe environment for you.

New Limited Facility Hours:

Monday-Friday*   7am-Noon and 3pm-8pm   *Closed from noon to 3pm for deep cleaning and disinfecting.

Saturday      9am-5pm

Sunday     Closed

Areas Open with Restrictions:

  • Cardio and Strength Machines
  • Basketball Gym for individual activity only
  • No-touch bottle filling available for refill
  • Restrooms (except within locker rooms)

Areas Closed/Services Not Provided:

  • Locker Rooms
  • Seating Areas including Senior Center and Lobby
  • Vending Machines
  • Swimming Pools and Spa
  • Saunas and Steam Rooms
  • Child Watch
  • Group Exercise/Personal Training
  • Exercise Mats – please bring your own

The way we’ll interact with each other will be different, but at the Y, you’ll always be able to connect with people, improve your health and wellness, nurture your children’s potential and help strengthen our community. We invite you to join us in whatever manner you are most comfortable – whether virtually through our online classes or at our facility when we reopen on June 29.

Welcome back to the Y!

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8:00am to 8:00pm

6:00am to 10:00pm

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Contact Us

Santa Monica Family YMCA
1332 6th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401Phone: (310) 393-2721
Fax: (310) 451-9906Child Development Center:
(310) 451-7387
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