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Updated Policies in Effect May 29th

May 26, 2021

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The West Suburban YMCA is here and ready to help you, your family, and the greater community regain health, well-being, and connection.

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 5:30am-9:00pm
Friday 5:30am-8:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 7:00am-4:00pm

Join our community! If you wish to become a member of our Y, click here!

As a community, we’ve ALL been doing our part to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. In order to best prepare for your visit, please review the following information before visiting the West Suburban YMCA.

AVAILABLE

Fitness and Wellness
✔ Group Exercise Classes - Outdoors and Indoors (Reservation required for indoor classes)
✔ Live Virtual Exercise Classes
✔ Personal Training - In-person or virtual (contact jennip@wsymca.org)
✔ Wellness Center
     - Main Fitness Floor - Weights, benches, barbells, selectorized equipment, funtional fitness equipment, strength machines
     - Cardio Machines - Located on the Cardio Deck, Gymnasium Court B, Corners of Indoor Track
     - Some equipment is now in the Stretching Room & Gymnasium Court B 
     - The Spin Studio is now utilized as a stretching room
✔ Other Fitness and Wellness Paid Programming (e.g. instructional classes, training groups, youth classes)

Pools
✔ Adult Lap or Recreation Swimming
✔ Family Swim (Reservation required)
✔ Aquatics Programming (e.g. swim lessons, Blue Waves, lifeguard training)

Facilities/Amenities
✔ New Balance Track & Field
✔ Indoor Track
✔ Men's and Women's Locker Rooms including showers
✔ Private Changing Rooms/Showers A-E
✔ Bottle-fill at Water Fountains (Drinking spouts not available)

Sports and Recreation
✔ Basketball in Gymnasium Court A and B
✔ Outdoor Basketball Hoop
✔ Squash/Racquetball Court (Reservation required)
Youth Sports Programming, including instructional classes and leagues

Childcare and Family Services
✔ Kids' Corner - Hours & Protocols
✔ Preschool Center for Youth Development
✔ Out of School Time - K-8 Afterschool Program
✔ School Vacation Programs

Creative Arts
✔ Private individual or small group music lessons (virtual or in-person)

2021 Summer Camps
✔ Day Camps: Camp Pikati and Camp Chickami
✔ Overnight Camp: Camp Frank A. Day

This table will be updated regularly. Current as of 6/1/2021.

How the Y is Helping the Community Stay Healthy & Safe

With our extraordinary health and safety precautions, the West Suburban YMCA has been able to provide our community ways to stay active and focus on their physical and mental wellbeing. View a brief overview from President & CEO Jack Fucci about how we ensure the safest possible experience when you visit the Y.

Health & Safety

We're taking extraordinary precautions to welcome our members back to the Y safely. This includes:

  • Building flow and equipment layout to promote social distancing.
  • An updated ventilation and air filtration system that is consistent with CDC/EPA recommendations, and replacement of filters occurring 3x as often as before COVID-19.
  • Rigorous cleaning with EPA registered products that meet criteria for effectiveness in killing COVID-19 and other viral pathogens.
  • Daily use of the industry gold-standard electrostatic sprayers.
  • Two new sinks for hand washing installed in the lobby to promote good hand hygiene.
  • Over 20 hand sanitizer dispensers installed throughout the building and outside.

Keeping You Informed

Our Y is working hard to keep you safe during this difficult time. We are vigilant with our cleaning/sanitizing regimen, enforcing hand hygiene, and requiring social distancing.

Along with our intense cleaning, sanitizing and other health and safety precautions, we rely on and coordinate with the local Board of Health (BOH). Should we be made aware that a visitor to our Y tested positive for COVID-19, we would immediately contact the Newton Department of Health and Human Services (NHHS). From there, NHHS would determine what level of contact tracing is required and notify those who are considered close contacts of the positive case and provide instructions regarding testing, self-quarantine, and self-monitoring. It is the role of the NHHS to develop the necessary action steps to help limit and stop the spread of the virus.

The West Suburban YMCA cannot disclose any additional information to the public or its members. The Y coordinates with NHHS which will guide us in our efforts to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

If you would like more information, there are several resources available to you:

  • Follow @MassDPH on Twitter, updated several times per day.
  • Get text updates about COVID-19 in Massachusetts sent to your phone by texting COVIDMA to 888-777.
  • Call Massachusetts 2-1-1 from any landline or cellphone.
  • Visit www.mass.gov/covid19 for more information.
  • Visit Newton Health and Human Services website.