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Announcements:

OKMULGEE YMCA PHASE 3 OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES:

We are excited to announce the next phase of our reopening strategy. Unless something changes the Y will move into Phase 3 protocols on June 1st 2020. As we move into this next phase we are keeping our members’ and staff’s health and safety at the forefront. Therefore, we still have some adjustments within our facility and to our guidelines for facility use. While we were mandated to close quickly, we are still committed to opening slowly and keeping safety at the forefront of our decisions.

What to Expect In Phase 3:

NORMAL OPERATING HOURS

Monday –Friday 5:00 AM -9:00 PM

Saturday – 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday – 1:00 PM- 6:00 PM

AQUATICS PARK

The Aquatics Park will not open in 2020.

DAY PASSES

We will resume the availability of Day Passes on a limited basis.

In order to serve our regular membership base, we reserve the right to not issue day passes during peak facility use. Our help desk staff will monitor this and will make the decision to issue day passes based on member traffic.

FACILITY CAPACITY and WAIVERS

Number of participants in the building will be limited.

Anticipate waiting to enter the facility as the capacity will be monitored. Waiting times will vary depending on time of day and member demand.

Entrance will be on first come first serve basis- time slot reservations will not be permitted.


A Covid-19 Liability Waiver must be signed on your first visit.


TIME LIMITS

Facility use will be limited to 1.5 hours total per day to allow for as many participants as possible to have an opportunity to use the facility. During light traffic times this time constraint may be relaxed -the help desk will have final authority on authorizing extended time.

VENDING/WATER FOUNTAINS/COFFEE

Vending machines will be available. We ask that you sanitize your hands and the vending machine buttons before and after use.

Water fountains will not be available, bottled water is available at the front desk.

Coffee- will be served by help desk staff using proper safe protocols.

LOCKER ROOMS / SHOWERS

Locker rooms will be open for restrooms, changing, and showers. The YMCA staff will be cleaning and sanitizing locker rooms/showers on a regular basis.

SAUNAS

Saunas will be open, but limited to 1 person at a time with a time limit of 30 minutes. Participants must sanitize area before and after use. YMCA staff will also periodically sanitize the sauna area.

GROUP FITNESS

A limited set of group fitness classes will be offered. The number of participants in each class will be limited to 15 people. You may call in BUT are not required to.

SPIN CLASSES

A limited set of Spin Classes will be offered and participants will be limited for each class. Reservations are required for Spin Classes.

SILVER SNEAKERS CLASS

Silver sneakers class will resume, but will be limited to 15 participants and slots must be reserved in advance. Participants must adhere to social distancing protocols and be willing to have their temperature taken upon arrival. Participants are also encouraged to wear masks.

SPORTS PROGRAMS

Youth Soccer- We will complete the Youth Soccer program that was in progress when the Covid Pandemic forced us to postpone. Dates, Times, and Covid Protocols will be developed and communicated as soon as possible.

Adult Basketball League - We will complete the Adult Basketball League that was in progress when the Covid Pandemic forced us to postpone. Dates, Times, and Covid Protocols will be developed and communicated as soon as possible.

Tumbling and Cheer – We will resume the tumbling and cheer program, but specific Covid Protocols will be enforced. These protocols will be communicated prior to June 1st.

GYMNASIIUM

The gymnasium capacity will be limited to 15 participants.

3 on 3 Pickup basketball games are permitted, but participants are asked to be smart in regards to preventing the spread of Covid-19. Take frequent breaks to sanitize balls and hands. Do not participate if you feel sick.

CARDIO/ WEIGHT ROOM

Number of participants in the Cardio/Weight Room will be limited to 15.

Social Distancing of 6ft or more is required. Some machines will not be available for use in order to insure social distancing.

Participants are limited to 1.5 hours in the room and must sanitize equipment before and after use.

RAQUETBALL COURT

The court will be limited to two persons at a time. Participants must bring their own equipment, the YMCA will not check in and out racquetball equipment.

GENERAL OPERATING PROCEDURES

The information below is subject to change at any time as new information and resources become available.

  • Staff Member’s temperature will be taken on a regular basis and may not report to work if they are sick or have a fever.
  • Members will not be required to have their temperature taken before entering the facility with the exception of Silver sneakers participants.
  • All members and participants are required to sign a waiver prior to using the facility, one time only.
  • Y staff will be wearing face masks/coverings with the exception of fitness instructors during class.
  • Members and participants are highly encouraged to wear face masks/coverings as well, when not working out.
  • Social distancing, minimum of six feet, is required except where noted for sports programs and pick- up basketball.
  • High touch areas will be disinfected regularly throughout the day, with no less than one cleaning per hour.
  • Limited number of participants in the fitness area at one time.
  • Some equipment will not be available to allow for social distancing and disinfecting procedures.
  • Participants must disinfect equipment before and after use.
  • Participants must wash hands before and after working out.
  • Y staff will be stationed throughout the facility to assist with disinfecting equipment and to answer questions regarding new guidelines.
  • Group Exercise classes will be limited based on size of room to allow for at least six feet between participants.
  • Racquetball court limited to two persons and must bring own equipment.

To ensure members’ health and safety, as well as enjoyment of our facilities, we will continue to review and update these guidelines regularly to remain in line with federal, state and local guidelines.

YOUTH SOCCER RESTART- COVID PROTOCOL

The 2020 Youth Soccer Program that was placed on hold will resume under the following guidelines.

• Participants/Coaches/Refs will be required to sign a waiver prior to the

season restarting.

• No one should attend practice or a game if not feeling well, has a fever,

currently under a quarantine, or has been in contact with someone with

COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Personal health and safety are the

responsibility of all players, volunteers and spectators.

• If a positive COVID-19 test is reported to the YMCA, teams impacted will be

notified, while keeping the individual’s identity confidential.

• Teams will be required to provide their own hand sanitizer and use frequently during games/practices.

• Participants and Spectators may consider wearing facial coverings.

• Coaches and Refs will be responsible for sanitizing balls/equipment on a frequent basis during the game.

• Games will be scheduled with additional transition time to allow time for

teams to clear the field and for staff to disinfect equipment. Please do not

arrive early and crowd exiting teams or interfere with staff cleaning.

• Players should not share water bottles and drink containers.

• Typical post game food and snack time prohibited.

• When off the field players should maintain social distancing.

• Encourage Parents to bring their own chairs/blankets and practice social

distancing.

• During the pregame prayer participants will spread out using

social distancing guidelines.

• After the game, there will not be any handshakes, or congratulation lines, or

We encourage teams to be creative with fun ways to say“good game”.

• Avoid having large group team meetings before or after the game. When

meeting, practice social distancing.

• Uniforms should be washed as soon as possible after the game.

• To ensure participant health and safety, as well as enjoyment of our facilities

and programs, we will continue to review and update these guidelines

regularly to remain in line with federal, state and local guidelines. Please visit

our website for up to date information.

ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE RESTART -COVID PROTOCOL

The 2020 Adult Basketball League that was placed on hold will resume under the following guidelines.

• Spectators and Participants will be required to sign a one-time Covid waiver.

• Participants and guests may consider wearing facial coverings.

• No one should attend practice or a game if not feeling well, has a fever,

currently under a quarantine, or has been in contact with someone with

COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Personal health and safety are the

responsibility of all players, volunteers and spectators.

• If a positive COVID-19 test is reported to the YMCA, teams impacted will be

notified, while keeping the individual’s identity confidential

• Game start times will be scheduled in such a way that proper sanitization can occur between games.

• We encourage only one spectator, with a maximum of two spectators per participant, when possible.

• Limited seating will be available in the gym. We ask spectators to practice

social distancing and to save seats for those individuals needing to sit instead

of standing.

• Players are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer and use during

quarter breaks, halftime, and end of game.

• Players should not share water bottles and drink containers.

• A limited number of warm up basketballs will be provided & cleaned.

Individual Players are discouraged from bringing their personal ball

to games.

• Game Balls will be cleaned at the end of each quarter, half time and after

each game by Y Staff.

• Avoid having large group team meetings before or after the game. When

meeting, practice social distancing.

• After the game, there will not be any handshakes, congratulation lines,

We encourage teams to be creative with fun ways to say“good game”.

• Uniforms should be washed as soon as possible after the game.

• Facility restrooms will follow YMCA disinfection protocol on game day.


Youth Tumbling and Cheer Restart -COVID PROTOCOL

The 2020 Youth Tumbling and Cheer Program that was placed on hold will resume under the following guidelines.

• Spectators and Participants will be required to sign a one-time covid waiver.

• Participants and guests may consider wearing facial coverings.

• No one should attend practice or competition if not feeling well, has a fever,

currently under a quarantine, or has been in contact with someone with

COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Personal health and safety are the

responsibility of all participants, volunteers and spectators.

• If a positive COVID-19 test is reported to the YMCA, those impacted will be

notified, while keeping the individual’s identity confidential.

• Classes will be scheduled in such a way that proper sanitization can occur.

• We encourage only one spectator, with a maximum of two spectators per participant, when possible.

Instructors will be modifying class curriculum as much as possible to limit participant contact.

• Limited seating will be available in the gym. We ask spectators to practice

social distancing and to save seats for those individuals needing to sit instead

of standing.

• Participants are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer and use as frequent as possible.

• Participants should not share water bottles and drink containers.

• Avoid having large group meetings before or after class. When

meeting, practice social distancing.

• Uniforms should be washed as soon as possible after class.

• Facility restrooms will follow strict disinfection protocol during class times.

As the U.S. deals with COVID-19, more foster families are needed locally and across Oklahoma. On any given day, just over 8,000 children in the State of Oklahoma are in DHS custody. Like any child, these children need to be in families and more foster families are needed across the state to give these children a safe place to live, within their own communities, while their families get the help they need. Foster parents don’t just foster children, they foster families too, which helps parents and children become healthy and whole again. If you have ever considered fostering, please do so, the need is great. Applications to foster a child are still being processed. Visit https://okfosters.org/ or call Heather Huff at 918-606-2449 for more information.