Phase 1 | Reopening Guide

We're so excited to begin our phased reopening! 

In accordance with the guidelines set by the CDC and the Governor's office, we'll be providing outdoor fitness classes, outdoor lap swimming and child care during Phase One of reopening.

Please note that participation in fitness and swimming activities is only available to active YMCA of South Hampton Roads members. During this phase, we are unable to welcome guests and nationwide members. Memberships on hold will remain on hold during this phase of reopening, unless you request to reactivate or need another membership option.

To help keep staff and members safe, it is vital that we all do our best to prevent the spread of illness as we reopen amenities and programs. We'll continue to follow the guidelines set by the CDC and the Governor's office, and provide updates here as those requirements allow us to open more areas of the Y. Please check back frequently as this information is subject to change.

Help Us All Stay Safe

Temperature Checks


All members will have their temperature taken prior to check in, and staff will also receive daily temperature checks.

Keep Your Distance


Respect all signs regarding social distancing. Stay at least six feet away from others wherever possible. Outdoor fitness class participants will space 10' apart.

Expect Reduced Capacity


Capacities for swimming and fitness classes will be limited.

Wear Your Mask


While not required, the Y requests that members wear their masks whenever possible, especially in common areas.


Do not wear a cloth mask while swimming.

Stay Home if You're Sick


Please do not participate in YMCA programs and activities if you are feeling unwell or have a fever.


CDC and state guidelines encourage seniors and other vulnerable populations to stay home. 

Keep the Kids at Home For Now


We are unable to provide drop-in care services at this time, but will be providing weekly child care through a program called Camp Hope beginning May 26.


WARNING/DISCLAIMER: COVID-19 Pandemic is Ongoing

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing as a means to prevent the spread of the virus. 

COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. Participating in this organization’s programs or accessing our facilities could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. 

This organization in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in our programs or accessing our facilities.