Masks required starting July 9

The health and well-being of our members, staff and our community remains our top priority. In support of the Governor’s #MaskUpHoosiers initiative, all YMCA of Greater Indianapolis locations will be requiring masks beginning Thursday, July 9.

As our state continues to reopen for business, the Governor is reminding us the fight against COVID-19 is not over, and wearing a face mask is one of the simplest, most effective ways to slow the spread of the virus. Thank you for joining the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis to help keep Indiana on track and allow our YMCAs to continue to serve our community.

Here’s some additional information to help you prepare for your visit:

  • Please remember to bring your mask starting Thursday, July 9. Everyone 3 years of age and older must wear a mask to enter our YMCAs. (There are specific exceptions for physical, medical or health-related reasons. Please stop at our welcome desk if assistance is needed.)
  • Masks will be required inside all of our YMCAs except when actively exercising and during brief periods of recovery (2 minutes or less) immediately after exercise or between machines during your circuit. Masks are required when preparing to exercise, when stretching, and during periods of extended rest (more than 2 minutes).
  • Masks will be required when entering and exiting our outdoor pool areas and when walking the pool deck. Masks will not be required when swimming, when seated in socially distanced deck chairs or when moving from deck chairs to the pool.
  • Masks will be required in our youth programs for all participants ages 3 and older. Our instructors and coaches will help children know when it’s okay to remove their masks during appropriate activities.

Additional Reopening Updates:

  • We’re continuing to take extra precautions in our Ys, including health screenings, social/physical distancing and enhanced cleaning protocols, with guidance from state and local authorities. Please see our Reopening Guide for additional information and stay tuned for updates as we respond to evolving guidelines.
  • Locker rooms and showers will be open in all of our YMCAs beginning Thursday, July 9, with social distancing and enhanced cleaning protocols in place. Please remember to bring your own towels.
  • Play & Learn (childcare) is open and masks will be required for children ages 3 and older beginning Thursday, July 9. Please be prepared to answer health-screening questions found in our Reopening Guide.

Thank you for your continued support for our YMCA community and our community at large, and for doing all you can to keep yourself and those you love safe and healthy.