Safety Measures

We're happy to safely welcome you to the Y

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads has implemented the following safety measures in an effort to reduce health risks for staff, members, and other visitors to our facility.



PPE for All Staff

All unvaccinated staff are required to wear masks and other personal protective equipment. When in the presence of children, all staff are required to wear masks.


Members are asked to self-scan key tags to allow for limited contact entry.

Maintain Safe Capacities

When you check in to the Y, your check-in will be added to the calculation of that YMCA's current capacity use. You can see busy the Y is by clicking here and viewing the current status for your location.

Staff Training

YMCA staff members have been trained in safety protocols and continually monitor each area to ensure that safety measures are being properly followed by staff and members.



Stay Home if You’re Sick
Members should stay home if they don’t feel well. The CDC and state public health officials encourage seniors and members of vulnerable populations, including those with underlying health conditions, to stay at home.

Unvaccinated? Masks are required.
All unvaccinated visitors to the Y ages 5+ are required to wear a mask while at the Y. Masks may be removed while actively exercising or in the pool when members are able to distance 10' from others. All visitors to the Y ages 2–4 are strongly recommended to wear a mask, but children under the age of 2 must not wear a mask.

Vaccinated? Masks are required in child care and youth program areas.
Vaccinated people must wear a mask while in child care and youth program areas and while around children.

Bring a Towel and a Water Bottle
Members are asked to bring their own water bottle and a workout towel (towel services will not be provided).

Wash Your Hands When Entering & Before Leaving
Members are asked to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds immediately after checking in and before checking out.

Unvaccinated? Keep Your Distance
Please respect all signage regarding social distancing. Strive to maintain at least six feet between you and others whenever possible and ten feet while actively exercising or in the pool.

Remember to  Wipe Down Equipment
 Please help us reduce the risk of exposure by wiping down all equipment, weights, mats, etc. before and after use with the provided cleaning materials.

WARNING/DISCLAIMER: COVID-19 Pandemic is Ongoing

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing as a means to prevent the spread of the virus. 

COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. Participating in this organization’s programs or accessing our facilities could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. 

This organization in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in our programs or accessing our facilities.

When you first come back to the Y, you must sign the Assumption of Risk/Waiver of Liability form.