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Happening Now: Updates and Resources

While we know how important the Y is to you and all the communities we serve, as we've said since the coronavirus first emerged in New Jersey, your health and well-being is our highest priority. The Madison Area YMCA has successfully launched many programs and activities that are in compliance with CDC, state and local government guidelines. Read what is OPEN NOW here.

Please view our Schedules page to make a reservation for our Group Exercise Classes, Indoor Studio Classes, Private Fitness and Cardio Studios, and Lap Swimming at our partner pools.

Our F.M. Kirby Children's Center is open. Learn more here.

SAFETY COMES FIRST

MADISON AREA YMCA FACE MASK POLICY

Wellness has never been more essential to our community than it is now. The YMCA is a key factor in keeping our community physically and mentally healthy by providing much needed access to exercise and programs. We believe it is our responsibility to protect our members, participants, and employees so their visit to our facilities is safe and enjoyable.

As a part of the Coronavirus response and according to New Jersey state, local health department guidelines and Madison Area YMCA policy, individuals ages 2+ years must wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth and secured under the chin by anyone who enters the Family Center except as noted below. Face shields alone are not acceptable. Instructors and class participants will wear masks/face coverings while participating in all class activities.  Social distancing guidelines will be practiced during class activities. 

Per New Jersey state guidelines for youth athletic programs, athletes, coaching staff and referees should remain 6 feet apart from one another whenever possible. Coaches and parents/guardians are required to wear masks/face coverings at all times during practice sessions. In the event of spotting a skill, coaches should remain socially distanced and move to spot only for the brief time needed to ensure athletes safety and completion of skill.  Athletes will wear cloth or disposable masks during team practice sessions. Masks/face coverings may be moved under the athlete's chin if there is any risk of vision impairment while performing a skill or risk of fainting/de-oxygenation that could occur during intense activity. Face masks should not be worn when engaged in activities that may cause the cloth face covering to become wet, like when swimming. When face coverings are not worn, efforts should be made to maintain at least 6 feet from others. We will continue to create staggered schedules to limit contact between groups and/or players.

For the safety of all of our members and staff, if you are not feeling well, please stay home and seek proper medical attention. If you are feeling well and able to visit our facility, please be considerate. Wear a mask that fully covers your nose and mouth and wipe down fitness equipment after you use it.

Members that do not adhere to this policy will not be allowed into the YMCA.

We cannot completely eliminate the potential spread of illness. Please consider your risk when entering.

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ACTION ALERT

Ask Governor Murphy to sign the unemployment relief bill today!

The New Jersey legislature has passed a measure that would provide significant relief to YMCAs, by covering 50% of the unemployment claims as a result of the pandemic. This support is crucial to our ability to continue to provide critical programs and services to our communities. Please take a minute to use this form to send a note to Governor Murphy, urging him to sign this legislation into law.