Updates Effective Tuesday, June 1
Starting Tuesday, June 1, you will no longer need a reservation to use the Main Pool or Instructional Therapy Pool. Be sure to check out our new pool schedules at bathymca.org/schedules.
At this time, we still require you to use our online reservation system to use the Hot Tub and Racquetball Courts.
Updates Effective Monday, May 24
Dear Valued Members and Program Participants,
As you are aware, since reopening our facilities in June 2020, we have followed both CDC and State of Maine guidelines related to COVID-19 safety protocols. We have done so through the lens of our values: HONESTY, CARING, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and we are grateful to everyone for your continued support.
On May 24, the State of Maine has decided to adopt the U.S. CDC’s New Covid-19 Guidance, read the full article here.
In accordance with this announcement, beginning Monday May 24, members, program participants and staff of the Bath Area Family YMCA and Landing YMCA who are fully vaccinated may utilize our facilities and participate in programs without a face mask.
Fully vaccinated is defined as:
• 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
• 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
We are recommending visitors continue wearing a mask when inside a YMCA facility if they have not been fully vaccinated. We are counting on the HONESTY of our Y community to follow this guidance based on their vaccination status.
The new guidance on masks is directed to the public, not to child care or school settings, where groups of unrelated children and adults are together. We recognize our RESPONSIBILITY to this group, therefore based on recommendations received from the Early Resource Learning Center of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, children aged two and older and adults providing care or interacting with them, including those who are fully vaccinated, will wear masks indoors while in any child care setting. This will include parents and guardians who are picking up and dropping off children.
In honoring our Y core values and respecting your fellow Y members, please remember individuals may continue to wear a mask because they are mid-vaccine or as an extra precaution. If you have any questions regarding the mask order while accessing our facilities, please see a member of staff.
We will continue to maintain social distancing around our equipment and group exercise spaces and apply enhanced cleaning practices.
The safety of our members, program participants and staff remains our top priority. We will continue to uphold COVID-19 safety guidelines from the CDC. We appreciate your CARE and RESPECT for your fellow Y community members as we continue to work together to maintain the safest environment possible.
In addition, the following will also be effective Monday, May 24:
• Reciprocity and Nationwide memberships will now be accepted.
• Reservations are no longer required to sign up for group exercise and mindfulness classes.
• At this time, please continue to use our online reservation system for the following programs and activities and must be made within 26 hours of the appointed time:
> Main Pool
> Instructional Therapy Pool
> Hot Tub