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Important Communication, Support, and Services for Y Members.

The YMCA has reopened all of the thoroughly cleaned and refurbished facilities, as permitted in each jurisdiction. On Monday, June 15th, the YMCA reopened facilities in Virginia. On Saturday, June 20th, the YMCA reopened facilities in Maryland. On Wednesday, June 24th, the YMCA reopened the YMCA Anthony Bowen branch in the District of Columbia. Please visit this page for updates on the status of branch operations through each phase of reopening.

 

VIRGINIA BRANCHES
YMCA Alexandria
YMCA Arlington
YMCA Fairfax County Reston
Opened on Monday, June 15th for phase two of reopening (indoor and outdoor activities & virtual programming).

WASHINGTON, D.C. BRANCHES
YMCA Anthony Bowen
Opened on Wednesday, June 24th for phase two of reopening (indoor and outdoor activities & virtual programming).

MARYLAND BRANCHES
YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase
YMCA Silver Spring
Opened on Saturday, June 20th for phase two of reopening (indoor and outdoor activities & virtual programming).

 

For the branch hours of operation, please click on the locations tab above on the main navigation bar and select your Y branch (or review the reopening guidelines below).

Please know that as decisions are made by officials in each jurisdiction across each phase, the YMCA will continue to promptly respond to the changes. The hours of operations are subject to change, so please check this page, social media and your email inbox for updates. If you are not receiving emails, kindly send an email with your full name and preferred email address to [email protected]. If you have questions, please call your local branch or email the YMCA at [email protected]. Welcome Center support is available to receive phone calls for your branch during the hours of operation.

All members are strongly encouraged to reserve their time at the Y for participation in group exercise classes, lap swimming and tennis. For more information, and to reserve your time at the Y, please click here.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington will continue reopening in stages, as permitted by the government in each jurisdiction with safety measures in place.

To help keep staff and members safe, all members are:


The branch hours of operations:

Please click here to view the hours of operation.


When your Y branch reopens in phase one:

  • Your branch will support outdoor activities and virtual programming. The YMCA facility (indoor activities) will be closed to member use.
  • Members are limited to one visit per day.
  • Due to government restrictions on the size of outdoor groups, members are strongly encouraged to reserve their time at the Y for outdoor lap swimming and outdoor wellness activities. Click here for more information.
  • Members will have access to restroom facilities for restroom services and washing hands only (not for use as a changing room or for use of showers).
  • Child Watch and Cool Kids Clubs services will be closed. Please do not bring children to the YMCA when you are planning to workout.
  • Welcome Center support is available to receive phone calls made to your branch during the hours of operation. Please click here and select your branch to see the branch phone number.

When your Y branch reopens in phase two:

  • The YMCA facility is open and your branch will support indoor activities, outdoor activities and virtual programming.
  • Members are limited to one visit per day.
  • Members are strongly encouraged to reserve their time at the Y for participation in group exercise classes, lap swimming and tennis. Click here for more information.
  • Members will have access to restroom facilities for restroom services and washing hands only (not for use as a changing room or for use of showers).
  • Child Watch and Cool Kids Clubs services will be closed. Please do not bring children to the YMCA when you are planning to workout.
  • Welcome Center support is available to receive phone calls made to your branch during the hours of operation. Please click here and select your branch to see the branch phone number.

Please check back frequently as this information is subject to change.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is implementing the following safety measures in an effort to reduce the health risks for staff, members, volunteers, and program participants.  Please note that we are unable to welcome guests and nationwide members at this time.

Your YMCA branch staff are so excited to see you again! Click here to view the latest updates regarding the program areas listed below.

Program Area Updates

  • Fitness Activities
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

During phase two, please check the weather for any activities that are taking place outdoors (i.e. lap swimming in outdoor pools, outdoor group exercise classes, tennis). Please click here to review the YMCA inclement weather policy.

The YMCA branches and program centers will continue to support critical community needs.

  • Free meals are being provided to children at our YMCA branches and program centers.
  • Emergency childcare support is being offered to essential service providers, such as community First Responders and hospital employees.
  • In partnership with the Red Cross, our staff and facilities are supporting blood drives across the Metropolitan Washington area.
  • The Y has currently developed “virtual” and limited-contact volunteer opportunities to support these efforts. Community members, like you, that volunteer to help will be vital to our success. Click here to learn more.

How you can help: we appreciate the messages that we have received from so many people in our community who have asked how they can help the YMCA at this time.

  • If you are a member, the best way to help the YMCA is to continue paying your monthly membership dues.  The membership payments that the YMCA receives during the time that the YMCA is closed will be recorded as charitable contributions to help our organization continue to serve the community during this time through meal programs, food distribution, child care for first responders, supporting isolated seniors, and working with local governments to provide emergency support.  To learn more, please read our letter to members.
  • Anyone can help the Y by making a tax-deductible donation, which will support the efforts previously mentioned and allow us to continue our community-building work during and after this crisis.  Please click this link, to find an option to support the Acts of Kindness/COVID-19 Fund, which supports our ability to continue paying part-time hourly staff through your kind and generous donations. Thank you for standing with us. 

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WHAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS?

Please use the links below to find out more information about the Coronavirus Disease including symptoms, treatment, current cases and more.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (if tissues are not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow). It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Practice good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
  • In your home and at work, frequently clean door handles and high-touch areas (while wearing protective rubber gloves) with disinfecting wipes. Also, remember to frequently clean all portable electronic devices.
  • When you are at the Y, use a disinfectant wipe to clean equipment before and after each use.
  • When you are sick, stay home. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
  • Stay informed through trusted sources, such as the WHO and CDC.

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YMCA Facility Percentage to Capacity as of 2pm: YMCA Alexandria - 8% • YMCA Arlington - 0% • YMCA Fairfax County Reston - 16% • YMCA Bethesda Chevy-Chase - 11% • YMCA Silver Spring - 11% • YMCA Anthony Bowen - Awaiting Update