Reopening Guidelines - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Reopening Guidelines

We are excited to to have reopened our facilities. We plan to follow all local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines to re-open our facilities in the safest way possible as that information becomes available and/or changes. We will reopen in phases and gradually get back to our new normal. To keep our members and staff safe and protected while using our facilities, you can expect the following guidelines.

YMCA Changes Starting May 24th

Facility Access

  • If you’ve been notified by the Department of Health of exposure to COVID-19, do not use the Y until 14 days after your exposure.
  • If you or anyone in your household are showing symptoms of Fever, Cough, or Shortness of Breath, please refrain from using the Y until fever-free for 72 hours.
  • Staff will take temperatures at the front door with an infrared, non-contact thermometer. Anyone (members, staff, or program participants) with a temperature > 99.8º will not be permitted to enter.
  • No sales/redemption of guest passes or nationwide membership access will be allowed.
  • No one under the age of 14 allowed without a parent/ guardian.
  • Members should have their YMCA scan card ready.
  • 6ft social distancing will be maintained throughout the building.
  • Both facilities will be open 5AM – 9PM M-Th, 5AM – 8PM Fri, 6AM – 6PM Sat, and 12PM – 6PM Sun.
  • Additional signage will be placed throughout the building to encourage social distancing, hand-washing, and cleanliness.


Locker Rooms

  • We encourage you to come ready in your workout clothes. Locker rooms will be limited to 12 persons at a time.
  • Please bring your own lock, try to use every fourth locker and try to position yourself relative to others for social distancing.
  • Towel service will not be available. We encourage you to bring your own towel.
  • Wash your hands often and before exiting the locker rooms.
  • Saunas will not be available.



  • Gymnasiums will be available for Individual Basketball Play only, no game play and a limit of 3 Persons or 1 Family per basket/goal.
  • Pickleball play is available.


Wellness Center

  • Wellness areas will be limited to 75 people at a time.
  • Do your part, stay 6ft apart, and keep a machine in between.
  • Members should wipe down machines before and after use with cleaning spray (which will be given to you upon entering) and paper towels.
  • Use hand sanitizing stations and/or wash your hands after use.



  • The track will be limited to 12 users at a time.


Cycle Studio

  • Studios will have 8 bikes available for 30-min virtual classes only.



  • Pools open May 29th for lap swimming and water walking (Dunigan) for individuals 14+ years old. Limited to 2 people per lane. Click here for pool schedules >>
  • Lap lanes or walking lanes can be reserved in one hour intervals for 45-minutes of activity (lap swimming, water walking, etc) during designated times on the pool schedule. This will allow transition and cleaning protocols in between swimmers. We are accepting reservations 72 hours in advance. Requests will be reviewed Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Please try to reserve at least 24 hours in advance or if you are reserving for the weekend, please send in your requests by Friday at 5pm. This is to ensure we have time to receive and process your request. Walk-ins are welcome, however reservations will take priority. Click here to make a reservation >>
  • Equipment such as kickboards, fins, etc will be available for use. These will have a specific return bin and be sanitized each hour.
  • Paddleboard and Hydrorider classes will start June 1st. We ask that participants do not arrive early to limit the number of people on deck. Other water fitness classes will return at a later date. Click here for pool schedules >>
  • Towel service will not be available. We encourage you to bring your own towel.

YMCA Changes Starting June 15th

The following changes are contingent on the Indiana Governor moving us to stage 4 so these plans are subject to change.

Group Exercise

  • A limited class schedule and class capacities to ensure 6ft social distancing will be available.  Click here to view Ascension St Vincent YMCA Schedule. Click here to view Dunigan Family YMCA Schedule.
  • Members will be required to sign in at the beginning of each class so we can monitor capacity.
  • Equipment will be cleaned before and after each class.
  • We will not be providing mats, towels, hand wraps, or boxing gloves at this time.
  • There will be NO Hot Yoga, Aerial Yoga, or Active Older Adults/Silversneakers classes at this time.
  • Virtual classes will continue to run LIVE on our Facebook Page and for playback on our Virtual Y website

Youth Activity Centers

  • Dunigan Family Youth Activity Center will be open M-TH 5:15pm – 7:45pm, SAT 8:00am – 12:00pm, and closed on FRI & SUN
  • Ascension St Vincent YMCA Youth Activity Center will be open M-FRI 8:00am – 11:am, M-TH 3:00pm – 7:00pm, SAT 7:00am – 11:00am, and closed on SUN


Services That Are NOT Available at this Time

  • Child Watch is not be available.
  • Coffee service or social areas such as lobbies and lounges are not available.
  • Open Swim is not available in the pool.
  • The outdoor Splash Pad at the Dunigan Family YMCA is not available.
  • The outdoor playground at the Dunigan Family YMCA is not available.


A Clean Environment

  • Staff are required to wear PPE like face masks while interacting with members/participants and while cleaning/disinfecting surfaces and areas.
  • Additional barriers like sneeze guards will be placed at the membership and wellness desks.
  • Contact with surfaces will be limited as much as possible including members scanning their own YMCA cards and ongoing sanitation of shared/community materials like pens.
  • Shared surfaces such as countertops, phones, computer keyboards, and touchscreens will be cleaned throughout the day.
  • Machines and equipment (such basketballs and kickboards) will be cleaned before and after use. Members will be given a bottle of cleaner at the wellness desk when they enter the Wellness area. Equipment (in gym or pool) will be sanitized by staff before and after use.


We will continue to review these guidelines regularly and communicate through email, our website, and social media to meet federal, state, and local guidance. We will continue providing virtual resources for our members who are still sheltering at home.

Updated: July 1, 2020