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PHASE THREE TIGHTENING OF CERTAIN TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS DUE

TO NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

November 12, 2020 Updates


ROCKY MOUNT YMCA GUIDELINES

PHASE THREE HOURS:

Monday-Friday 6:00AM-7:00PM

Saturday 7:00AM-3:00PM

Sunday 1:00PM-5:00PM

The following procedures/amenities will be ADDED/CONTINUED during phase 3:

Mandatory temperature checks upon arrival
Mask must be worn by staff and members when not working out
Locker Rooms will open back up on July 6, 2020 (to finish painting)
Family Rooms will be open July 1, 2020
Studio 1 will be used for Yoga (capped at 5 participants)
Location Capacities:
o Program pool-13
o Lap Pool-30
o Flex Gym-6
o Studio 1&2-(6) includes instructor (right now we will only be opening studio 1)
o Cardio Area-29
o Weight Room- 13
Aquatics: Family swim - (kids 13 and under) starts July 1, 2020 - 12:00PM Monday through Friday and is allowed all day Saturday and Sunday. Classes - program pool participation will increase to 13 participants and 30 for lap pool classes!
Basketball: solo shooting or family (covid family counts) time only. Allowed any time there is not a class in session.
New Classes: (Starting July 1, 2020)
o Monday's - 8:00 AM Y-Rev with Tammy - a mix of drums and cardio
o Tuesday's - 8:00 AM Fit and Fab followed by 9:00 AM Yoga with Mittie
o Wednesday's - 8:00 AM Yoga-Lates with Tammy.
o Friday’s – 9:00 AM Cycle with Ashley
The following procedures/amenities will NOT be used during phase 3:

 

Child Watch
Saunas
Reservations
Visitors/Reciprocity


SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE YMCA GUIDELINES

PHASE THREE HOURS:

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-7:00PM

Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM

Sunday CLOSED

The following procedures/amenities will be ADDED/CONTINUED during phase 3:

Mandatory temperature checks upon arrival
Mask must be worn by staff and members when not working out
No reciprocity or guests allowed
Access Advantage will return! Fees for new/returning users: $35 initial setup fee, $20 replacement card fee, $10 annual maintenance fee.
Basketball: solo shooting or family (covid family counts) time only. Allowed any time there is not a class in session.
Pickleball: One on One only. Will be limited to 1 court that can be scheduled for the day prior. This will be when there are no classes taking place in the gym. If there are no basketball players 2 nets may be set up. The non scheduled net must leave if basketball players come in. You may only sign up for a court - not a different name with the same players for additional hours. Pickleballs will no longer be provided by the YMCA. We will sell the current stock or keep them for the next tournament.
Tennis: One on One only.
Racquetball: 2 players only. Space restrictions will not allow for more.

The following procedures/amenities will NOT be used during phase 3:

Child Watch
Reservations


State Regulations - Fitness and Exercise Facilities
Fitness centers, gymnasiums, recreation centers, sports facilities, and exercise facilities
may continue to operate indoor and outdoor activities, provided such businesses comply
with the Guidelines for All Business Sectors and the sector-specific guidelines for fitness
and exercise facilities expressly incorporated by reference herein. Such guidance includes,
but is not limited to, the following requirements:


a. Patrons, members, and guests who are not Family members must remain at least
ten feet apart during all activities except where necessary for the physical safety
of an individual.


b. Instructors and all participants of group exercise and fitness classes who are not
Family members must maintain at least ten feet of physical distancing between
each other at all times, with the exception of swimming lessons, where parents or
guardians may support a participant during class, and instructors may have
contact with swimmers when necessary.


c. Occupancy must be limited to 75% of the lowest occupancy load on the
certificate of occupancy.


d. The total number of attendees (including both participants and instructors)
in all group exercise and fitness classes cannot exceed the lesser of 75% of the
minimum occupancy load on the certificate of occupancy or 25 persons.
e. Hot tubs, spas, splash pads, spray pools, and interactive play features, except water
slides, must be closed.


f. Outdoor and indoor swimming pools may be open, provided occupancy is limited
to no more than 75% of the lowest occupancy load on the certificate of occupancy
and all swimmers maintain at least ten feet of physical distance from others who
are not Family members.


g. Employees working in customer-facing areas must wear face coverings over their
nose and mouth at all times. Lifeguards responding to distressed swimmers are
exempt from this requirement.


h. Employers must ensure cleaning and disinfection of shared exercise equipment
after each use.

i. Businesses must promote frequent and thorough hand washing, including by
providing employees, customers, visitors, the general public, and other persons
entering into the place of employment with a place to wash their hands. If soap
and running water are not immediately available, provide hand sanitizers.


j. If any such business cannot adhere to these requirements, it must close.

 

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We want to thank you for your support as we move through our reopening process. We're happy to announce that we will be moving into Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020!

We're a step closer to normal, but still have temporary regulations in order to ensure the safety of our members, staff, and community. Below are a list of those regulations for each location.

Phase 3 also kicks off our 100 Days of Summer Challenge! Ask a member service staff for details! 

 

ROCKY MOUNT YMCA GUIDELINES

PHASE THREE HOURS:

Monday-Friday 6:00AM-7:00PM

Saturday 7:00AM-3:00PM

Sunday 1:00PM-5:00PM

The following procedures/amenities will be ADDED/CONTINUED during phase 3:

  • Mandatory temperature checks upon arrival
  • Mask must be worn by staff and members when not working out
  • Locker Rooms will open back up on July 6, 2020 (to finish painting)
  • Family Rooms will be open July 1, 2020
  • Studio 1 will be used for Yoga (capped at 5 participants)
  • Location Capacities:
    • Program pool-13
    • Lap Pool-30
    • Flex Gym-6
    • Studio 1&2-(6) includes instructor (right now we will only be opening studio 1)
    • Cardio Area-29
    • Weight Room- 13
  • Aquatics: Family swim - (kids 13 and under) starts July 1, 2020 - 12:00PM Monday through Friday and is allowed all day Saturday and Sunday. Classes - program pool participation will increase to 13 participants and 30 for lap pool classes!
  • Basketball: solo shooting or family (covid family counts) time only. Allowed any time there is not a class in session.
  • New Classes: (Starting July 1, 2020)
    • Monday's - 8:00 AM Y-Rev with Tammy - a mix of drums and cardio
    • Tuesday's - 8:00 AM Fit and Fab followed by 9:00 AM Yoga with Mittie
    • Wednesday's - 8:00 AM Yoga-Lates with Tammy
    • Friday’s – 9:00 AM Cycle with Ashley

 

The following procedures/amenities will NOT be used during phase 3:

  • Child Watch
  • Saunas
  • Reservations
  • Visitors/Reciprocity

 

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE YMCA GUIDELINES

PHASE THREE HOURS:

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-7:00PM

Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM

Saturday 8:00AM-2:00PM

Sunday CLOSED

 

The following procedures/amenities will be ADDED/CONTINUED during phase 3:

  • Mandatory temperature checks upon arrival
  • Mask must be worn by staff and members when not working out
  • No reciprocity or guests allowed
  • Access Advantage will return! Fees for new/returning users: $35 initial setup fee, $20 replacement card fee, $10 annual maintenance fee.
  • Basketball: solo shooting or family (covid family counts) time only. Allowed any time there is not a class in session.
  • Pickleball: One on One only. Will be limited to 1 court that can be scheduled for the day prior. This will be when there are no classes taking place in the gym. If there are no basketball players 2 nets may be set up. The non scheduled net must leave if basketball players come in. You may only sign up for a court - not a different name with the same players for additional hours. Pickleballs will no longer be provided by the YMCA. We will sell the current stock or keep them for the next tournament.
  • Tennis: One on One only.
  • Racquetball: 2 players only. Space restrictions will not allow for more.

The following procedures/amenities will NOT be used during phase 3:

  • Child Watch
  • Reservations

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Greetings,

It is with some sadness but also hope for what the future holds that we are officially announcing the “closure” of the Ferrum branch of the Franklin County Family YMCA. Ferrum College plans to utilize the “fitness center” to further develop and grow their Health and Human Performance program which means that they will need to utilize the space fully. This provides an excellent opportunity for students of the program and Ferrum College. The Y is immensely supportive of anything that helps make Ferrum a stronger and more vibrant institution.

The good news is that YMCA members will still have access to the facility for the next 12 months and potentially beyond. This is in part because of Ferrum’s understanding of the value to the community health and wellness represents but also as a way to utilize the growing Health and Human Performance program as a tool to provide those wellness opportunities. The benefit to students will also be a level of professional experience that they can take into the job market.

For any questions about the immediate operations of the fitness center you can contact Karen Carpenter at Ferrum College. She will be serving as general manager for the facility.

We are immensely grateful to Ferrum for partnering to make the Y on campus a possibility since 2012 and are excited to continue to collaborate with the College to improve the health and lives of Franklin County Residents.

Sincerely,

 

Kevin McAlexander

CEO

Franklin County Family YMCA

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Rocky Mount, Va. (May 21, 2020) – In accordance with phase one guidelines, the Franklin County Family YMCA is now offering outdoor, instructor lead group exercise classes. Since shutting its doors mid-March due to COVID, the YMCA has been working hard to keep members healthy by making video content and exercise routines available on their website and social media platforms.

When talks of phasing back into normal operating hours began, Y staff got busy preparing for social distancing and occupant limitations that they anticipated may be set forth by the governor. “We were hopeful that we’d be able to open at the beginning of the first phase as long as we spaced machines, calculated occupancy and took the proper precautions. Although we still aren’t able to let members use any indoor facilities at our branches, we are excited to be able to offer outdoor group exercise,” says Andrea Fansler, Smith Mountain Lake Branch Director.

The Y started offering outdoor group exercise on May 15th at both the Rocky Mount and Smith Mountain Lake locations. These classes are being held Monday through Saturday and include bootcamp, cycling, yoga, and Zumba.

“We are so excited to be able to offer group exercise classes again! We believe exercise is foundational to our health: spirit, mind and body. We are taking all precautions necessary, including spacing everyone 10 feet apart, using little to no equipment and sanitizing any equipment used both before and after classes. We hope you come and see what we have to offer and hope to open the doors to the YMCA soon,” says Abigail Jamison, Fitness Director at the Rocky Mount YMCA.

Class sizes are limited to 10 people including the instructor.  During the early phases of reopening, the Y will not be able to have visitors or members of other Y’s participating in outdoor group exercise classes.

The outdoor group exercise schedules can be viewed on the Y’s website www.franklincountyymca.org or on the Franklin County Family YMCA Facebook page. For any questions about this or other fitness programs please contact Abigail Jamison (Rocky Mount) at ajamison@franklincountyymca.org  or Andrea Fansler (Smith Mountain Lake) at afansler@franklincountyymca.org.

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Rocky Mount, Va. (May 20, 2020) – The Franklin County Family YMCA and Franklin County Public Schools teamed up to work closely in an effort to support critical members of the workforce and provide safe child-care alternatives for their families.  Camp Hope began serving Franklin County families with children in grades K - 5 on April 6th and since then eligible students have participated in an assortment of activities and instruction.

Staff assisted all children in not just completing online assignments provided by FCPS, but taking one on one time to make sure all lessons were fully understood. “We didn’t just want to make sure the assignments were done. It was important to all staff that each child understood the information. We’re happy to say that each child passed their designated grade with flying colors,” says Jamie Stump, YMCA School-Age Childcare Coordinator.

Camp Hope also provided physical education and fun activities, all while following strict spatial distancing requirements and group size limitations. Some of the activities included cleaning up flower beds at Rocky Mount Elementary, planting new flowers, multiple cooking projects and even music lessons. In addition to scheduled activities participants received free USDA-approved breakfast, lunch and snack.  “Having fun and keeping the children safe was one of our main priorities,” says Stump.

The summer session of Camp Hope will begin May 26th, 2020. Due to limited capacity for this program, eligibility will be prioritized, therefore, for now, we encourage families who are not “essential personnel” to remain at home to care for their children. This will help ensure spaces for essential personnel in need of childcare as they directly support the COVID-19 response effort.  

Essential personnel are the first-responders, health care workers, and others who help maintain the health, safety, and welfare of the Commonwealth's residents. Here are examples of essential personnel:

  • Providers of healthcare including, but not limited to, workers at clinics, hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), nursing homes, long-term care and post-acute care facilities, respite houses, designated agencies and emergency medical services;
  • Essential government employees including public health employees and employees who oversee or support all the other functions included in this list;
  • Criminal justice personnel including those in law enforcement, courts, and correctional services;
  • Police, firefighters, and military;
  • Employees who operate shelters or other essential services for adults, children and families;
  • Employees who ensure continuity of basic services such as electricity/gas, water, internet, plumbing, sanitation and garbage removal;
  • Employees who ensure essential transportation including public transportation, trucking and health care-related transportation;
  • Employees who ensure essential food, pharmaceutical and supplies access (e.g., grocery, food bank, feeding programs, drug store, hardware store); and
  • Staff and providers of child care and education services (including custodial and kitchen staff and other support staff) for children of other essential personnel.

“We care about all of our families and hope that you are staying well during this unprecedented time. Our hope is to be back serving ALL of our families as soon as possible,” says Stump.

For questions about this program or to register, please contact Jamie Stump, School-Age Childcare Coordinator at jstump@franklincountyymca.org.

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