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In accordance with Gov. Reeves Executive Order, face masks are required to be worn while entering and exiting the Y and while moving throughout the facility in all common areas. This is an effort to keep everyone safe and allow the Y to stay open.

MASKS MAY BE REMOVED WHILE EXERCISING AT 6 FT SOCIAL DISTANCE.

Our staff and entire Y family have been preparing and getting ready to reopen under a new normal. Blossman Family YMCA Phase 1 Reopening will begin Wednesday, May 13, 2020 (see below for Tradition members)!

Blossman Y Hours of Operation:

We will temporarily have adjusted hours of operation for YMCA Phase I: 30% of facility capacity

  • Monday-Friday 5:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It will look and feel different in our branches due to the new social distancing guidelines in place. In preparation, all of our branches are receiving a supply of cleaning materials, personal protective equipment, sneeze guards and safety posters. We are ready to welcome you back!

Tradition Y Members:

The Tradition YMCA Phase 1 Reopening will begin Friday, May 15, 2020. The outdoor pool will open to Tradition HOA members only and YMCA members on May 22nd.

Tradition Y Hours of Operation:

We will temporarily have adjusted hours of operation for YMCA Phase I: 30% of facility capacity

  • Monday-Friday 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Closed Sunday

Blossman Y Reopening Guidelines

We are excited to begin reopening our facilities on May 13th! We want to keep our members safe and protected while they use our facilities, so we are following strict guidelines from Governor Reeves Executive Order No. 1480, CDC and state authorities. On May 13th, we will begin reopening in phases, and will gradually get back to our new normal.

Blossman Family YMCA Phase I Changes in Our Facility:

  • Members must maintain minimum of 6 feet distance.
  • The number of members in the gym will be limited to no greater than 30% of facility capacity.
  • All staff and members will have their temperature checked upon entering the facility.
  • Staff will be wearing personal protective equipment (masks and gloves).
  • We will have controlled access to the facilities through one entrance.
  • Time in the facility will be limited to 1 hour.
  • Group exercise classes will continue virtually through YMCA Phase I.
  • Locker rooms will be open to lap swimmers only, but restrooms will be accessible in the gym.
  • No towel services.
  • Coffee will not be available.
  • No guests will be permitted. Facility use will only be for members during YMCA Phase I.
  • Members must disinfect equipment before and after use.
  • Members must wash hands before and after working out with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Increased signage throughout the building to encourage social distance, hand-washing and remind members to disinfect equipment.
  • Child Watch will reopen in YMCA Phase II.

Indoor Pool

  • Members must maintain minimum of 6 feet distance.
  • Lap swimming will be limited to 20 members at a time, including lifeguards.
  • Reservations required, up to 48 hours in advance.
  • Time in the pool area will be limited 1 hour.
  • Members that require assistance may schedule up to 1.5 hours and are asked to use the outer lanes.
  • If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, please cancel your reservation at least 2 hours in advance (8 hours if your reservation starts at 6am) so that
    others can participate.
  • Members more than 15 minutes late for reservations will be considered a no-show and will forfeit their reserved lane.
  • No time extensions will be given.
  • Repeated cancellations, late arrivals and no-show are subject to temporary loss of lane reservation privileges.
  • All members and staff will have their temperature checked at pool entrance.
  • Locker rooms will be open, but access to showers will not be available.
  • No guests permitted. Facility use will be limited to YMCA members only.
  • We will have controlled access to the pool area through one entrance.
  • Please be prepared for potential pool closures due to thunder/lightning or chemical balancing.

Hot Tub and Steam Room

  • Time limit of 30 minutes per member
  • Limited to 2 members at a time in both hot tub and steam room
  • Maintain 6 ft. social distancing

Outdoor Pool

  • Members must maintain minimum of 6 feet distance.
  • The number of members in the pool deck area will be limited to 50 members at a time, including lifeguards.
  • Reservations not required.
  • Locker rooms will be open, but access to showers will not be available.
  • No guests permitted. Facility use will be limited to YMCA members only.
  • We will have controlled access to the pool area through one entrance.
  • Please be prepared for potential pool closures due to thunder/lightning or chemical balancing.

Outdoor Fitness Classes

  • Members must maintain minimum of 6 feet distance.
  • The number of members in the outdoor fitness area will be limited to 20 members at a time, including class instructor.
  • No reservations taken at this time. Spots available to the first 19 members to arrive, no holding spots for anyone.
  • Members may arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before class time.
  • All members and staff will have their temperature checked at pool entrance.
  • Enter through back gate, West of outdoor pool.
  • Personal space for each participant is clearly marked in 6 x 8 square areas.
  • Bring personal mat, towel, and water bottle.
  • No access to restroom in outdoor area.
  • No guests permitted. Facility use will be limited to YMCA members only.
  • Classes will be canceled due to inclement weather.

Blossman Family YMCA Phase 2 Changes in Our Facility:

Group Fitness

We would like to thank the City of Ocean Springs for allowing the Y to use the Ryan Youth Center for indoor group fitness classes starting June 8!

Reopening Guidelines
  • Limited capacity at the Ryan Youth Center to meet state guidelines and CDC recommendations.
  • Ryan Youth Center capacity: 39 members and 1 instructor.
  • Members must maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance at all times.
  • All members and staff will have their temperature checked before entering the building.
  • Personal mat or large towel required. Water bottle & sweat towel recommended.
  • Members may arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before class start time. Members are asked to wait outside the building until the previous class is completed and participants have exited.
  • Please wipe down ALL equipment after use.
  • No guests permitted. Classed limited to YMCA members only at this time.
  • Indoor Cycling at the Blossman Y: Limited capacity: 7 members and 1 instructor. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance.
  • Functional Strength classes at the Blossman Y: 7 members and 1 instructor. No reservations required. Class participation will be on a first come serve basis at this time.
  • Class schedules subject to change on a weekly basis.

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


Tradition Y Reopening Guidelines

We are excited to begin reopening our facilities on May 15th! We want to keep our members safe and protected while they use our facilities, so we are following strict guidelines from Governor Reeves Executive Order No. 1480, CDC and state authorities. On May 15th, we will begin reopening in phases, and will gradually get back to our new normal.

Tradition Family YMCA Phase I Changes in Our Facility:

  • Members must maintain minimum of 6 feet distance.
  • The number of members in the gym will be limited to no greater than 30% of facility capacity.
  • All staff and members will have their temperature checked upon entering the facility.
  • Staff will be wearing personal protective equipment (masks and gloves).
  • We will have controlled access to the facility through one entrance.
  • Time in the facility will be limited to 1 hour.
  • Group exercise classes will continue virtually through YMCA Phase I.
  • Locker rooms will be open, but showers will not be available.
  • Coffee will not be available.
  • No guests will be permitted. Facility use will only be for members during YMCA Phase I.
  • Members must disinfect equipment before and after use.
  • Members must wash hands before and after working out with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Increased signage throughout the building to encourage social distance, hand-washing and remind members to disinfect equipment.
  • Child Watch will reopen in YMCA Phase II.

Pool:

  • Members must maintain minimum of 6 feet distance.
  • The number of members in the pool deck area will be limited to 50 members at a time, including lifeguards.
  • Reservations not required.
  • All members and staff will have their temperature checked at pool entrance.
  • We will have controlled access to the pool area through one entrance.
  • Restrooms will be open, but showers will not be available.
  • No guests permitted. Facility use will be limited to YMCA and HOA members only.
  • Please be prepared for potential pool closures due to thunder/lightning or chemical balancing.

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


Childwatch

We are excited to announce that CHILDWATCH will reopen June 8 at the Blossman and Tradition YMCA branches. 

We can’t wait to welcome back your kiddos with lots of fun and engaging activities in a safe environment and will continue to follow strict guidelines from Governor Reeves Executive Order No. 1480, CDC and state authorities.

Blossman Y Childwatch

We will temporarily have adjusted hours of operation for the Blossman YMCA Childwatch Phase II:

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Closed Saturday
  • Closed Sunday

Reopening Guidelines

  • Limited capacity to meet CDC recommendations on ratios of caregivers to children.
  • Total capacity: 30 children.
  • Starting June 22, no reservations necessary!
  • Walking children only – no infants.
  • No diapering – all children must be out of diapers or pull-up training pants to attend at this time.
  • Daily wellness screenings, including temperature checks, for staff and participants. Children with a fever or symptoms of illness will not be permitted to stay.
  • If your child has experience flu-like symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has symptoms, please keep them home.
  • Staff will be wearing personal protective equipment (masks and gloves).
  • We will have controlled access to Childwatch through one entrance at the outdoor pool gate (west end of back parking lot).
  • Frequent cleaning and sanitizing of hard surfaces, high traffic areas, and touch points throughout each day.
  • We have removed many toys and items that cannot be easily cleaned. Please bring only the essentials with your child. No outside toys or electronic devices; no food. A beverage in a sealed cup only.
  • Bathrooms will be sanitized after each use.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations will be added throughout the site.
  • Children who develop a fever or symptoms of illness will be removed from the group and a parent/guardian will be contacted for immediate pick-up. Cleaning protocols will be immediately implemented in any area the child was in.

Tradition Y Childwatch

We will temporarily have adjusted hours of operation for the Tradition YMCA Childwatch Phase II:

  • Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Closed Saturday
  • Closed Sunday

Reopening Guidelines

  • Limited capacity to meet CDC recommendations on ratios of caregivers to children.
  • Total capacity: 4 children.
  • Starting June 22, no reservations necessary!
  • Walking children only – no infants.
  • No diapering – all children must be out of diapers or pull-up training pants to attend at this time.
  • Daily wellness screenings, including temperature checks, for staff and participants. Children with a fever or symptoms of illness will not be permitted to stay.
  • If your child has experience flu-like symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has symptoms, please keep them home.
  • Staff will be wearing personal protective equipment (masks and gloves).
  • We will have controlled access to Childwatch through one entrance at the outdoor pool gate (west end of back parking lot).
  • Frequent cleaning and sanitizing of hard surfaces, high traffic areas, and touch points throughout each day.
  • We have removed many toys and items that cannot be easily cleaned. Please bring only the essentials with your child. No outside toys or electronic devices; no food. A beverage in a sealed cup only.
  • Bathrooms will be sanitized after each use.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations will be added throughout the site.
  • Children who develop a fever or symptoms of illness will be isolated and a parent/guardian will be contacted for immediate pick-up. Cleaning protocols will be immediately implemented in any area the child was in.

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