Reopening Guide


YMCA of South Hampton Roads family centers in Virginia have reopened with safety measures in place. North Carolina YMCAs remain closed per executive order.

  • We're happy to welcome nationwide members and guests at Virginia YMCAs. Read our guest policy.
  • Locker rooms in Virginia will reopen on July 4.
  • Open Swim begins July 4 (reservations required).
  • Hours will extend beginning July 6.
  • Stay & Play reopens July 8 with limited capacity per licensing guidelines.

To help keep staff and members safe, it is vital that we all do our best to prevent the spread of illness. So, we are asking that all members take the Health & Safety Pledge to help keep others safe while at the Y.

Please check back frequently as this information is subject to change.


Which YMCAs are open in Virginia?

The following locations are open with limited hours and at 30% capacity per state guidelines. When the state of Virginia enters Phase 3 on Wednesday, July 1, capacity limit will increase to 75%. 

  • Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA
  • Dominion Tower YMCA
  • Eastern Shore Family YMCA
  • Effingham Street Family YMCA
  • Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA
  • Greenbrier Family YMCA
  • Greenbrier North YMCA Wellness & Racquetball Center
  • Hilltop Family YMCA
  • Indian River Family YMCA
  • James L. Camp Jr. Family YMCA
  • Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA
  • Princess Anne Family YMCA
  • Suffolk Family YMCA
  • Taylor Bend Family YMCA
  • The First Tee of Hampton Roads
  • YMCA at Edinburgh
  • YMCA at Town Center
  • YMCA of Portsmouth
  • YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County
  • YMCA on Granby


What amenities are open and closed in Virginia?

The following amenities are open with safety measures in place.

Reservations are required for fitness classes, racquetball, swimming and tennis. Read participation guidelines.

  • Wellness centers
  • Group fitness spaces
  • REGYMEN Fitness
  • Lobbies
  • Gymnasiums
  • Indoor pools
  • Outdoor pools
  • Racquetball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Restrooms

The following amenities will open soon:

  • Locker Rooms and showers (open July 4)
  • Stay & Play Centers open July 8 at most locations.
  • Interactive Zones open July 8 at some locations.

The following amenities remain closed:

  • Coffee stations
  • Steam rooms
  • Saunas
  • Hot tubs
  • Splash parks, wading pools, slides, hot tubs and saunas


How will the Y manage capacities?

Capacities have been set in our facility management software in accordance with current state guidelines. When you check in to the Y, your check-in will be added to the calculation of that YMCA's current capacity use. 

NEW: You will need to check out with member services when leaving the Y.

You can see how close to capacity the Y is by clicking here and viewing the current status for your location.

What programs is the Y offering in Virginia?

The following programs will be offered with safety measures in place. Reservations are required for all programs. Click the links below to access the reservation schedules or for registration info.


What's available in North Carolina?

In accordance with guidelines from the state of North Carolina, YMCA wellness centers remain closed. However, we are beginning to offer some programs listed below. Reservations are required for all programs. Click the links below to access the reservation schedules or for registration info.

Please note that memberships on hold for North Carolina locations will remain on hold unless you request to reactivate your membership.



If you placed your membership on hold, it automatically resumed when the Y reopened on June 11, unless you requested an extension. But we know that not everyone will be ready to come back to the Y yet, and have put together additional options to best serve you. Click here if you need another membership option.

Please note that memberships on hold at YMCAs in North Carolina remain on hold.

Help Us All Stay Safe

Stay Home if You're Sick


Do not enter any YMCA space if you have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.


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

Expect Reduced Capacity


According to Phase 2 guidelines, YMCAs in Virginia may open at 30% capacity. At times of full capacity, you will be asked to wait in a designated area until space is available.

Reservations are required for swimming, group fitness and racquetball.

Temperature Checks


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

Keep the Kids at Home For Now


We are unable to provide drop-in care services at this time. Children ages 8 and older may use wellness areas with a parent.

Drop-in care will reopen on July 8 with capacity limits in place. Children will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.


Keep Your Distance


Respect all signs regarding social distancing. Stay at least six feet away from others wherever possible and at least ten feet away when exercising, in fitness classes or in the pool.

Wipe Down Equipment


Use the cleaning materials provided, wipe equipment before and after your workout.

Cover Your Face


Please show you care and cover your face (except when exercising).

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.

When you first come back to the Y, you must sign the Assumption of Risk/Waiver of Liability.