safety protocols

safety protocols


As we prepare to reopen Membership branches June 1, 2020,  the YMCA of Greater Birmingham is implementing the following safety protocols in an effort to reduce the health risks for members, staff, and other visitors to our facility.


  • Regular Temperature Checks: Both staff and members will receive temperature checks before being allowed to start their work shift or to check-in.

  • PPE for All Staff: All staff will be required to wear masks and other personal protective equipment.

  • Self-Scan: Members will be asked to self-scan to allow for limited contact entry.

  • Designed for Social Distance: All open areas inside the Y have been evaluated and redesigned where necessary to help ensure social distancing between members. Signage will be placed prominently throughout the facility to drive awareness of this requirement.


The YMCA appreciates members’ adherence to the following safety precautions during their visits:

  • 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.

  • Be Ready for Temperature Checks: All members will have their temperature taken prior to check-in. We will also ask you to agree to health screening questions when you enter the center.

    Keep the Kids at Home: We are unable to provide Learn and Play and Drop and Go services at this time and recommend you not bring children and other family members with you as common area seating will be extremely limited.

  • Bring a Towel, a Mask (optional) and a Water Bottle (But no Bags): Members will be asked to bring their own water bottle and a workout towel (towel services will not be provided). Bags of any type or size should be left at home.

  • Keep Your Distance: Please exercise on designated equipment only and respect all signage regarding social distancing. Strive to maintain at least six feet between you and others whenever possible.

  • Expect Reduced Capacity: To ensure proper social distancing, our wellness areas will have a limited capacity. At times of full capacity this could incur wait times.

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

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