COVID-19 ReOpening Guidelines-Facility Opens June 1st


As of July 10th at 5:00 p.m., All YMCA locations will now require members (age 5+) to wear face masks or coverings while entering and exiting and in all common areas including, lobbies, hallways and locker rooms.

We want to keep our members safe and protected while they use our facilities, so we are following strict guidelines from the CDC and state authorities. On June 29, we will begin reopening in phase 3, and will gradually get back to our new normal.

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.

YMCA Phase 3 Opening-Member/Facility:


  • Members must maintain minimum of 6 feet distance.
  • All staff and members will have a health check upon entering the facility.
  • All members and participants are required to sign a waiver prior to using the facility.
  • Staff will be wearing personal protective equipment (masks and gloves). Members and participants are required to wear face masks/coverings as well when not working out.
  • Members must wash hands before and after working out with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or sanitize with a product containing 60% ethyl alcohol.
  • Members must disinfect equipment before and after use.
  • No guests or unattended minors will be permitted. Access will be limited to YMCA members only and nationwide membership reciprocity will not be available during YMCA Phase 3 Reopening.


Paris-Bourbon County Y Reopening Phase Operating Hours

Monday-Friday-6 am-8 pm (Indoor Pool closes at 7:30 pm)

Saturday- 7 am-2 pm (Indoor pool closes at 1:30 pm)

Sunday: Closed

Nicholas County Y Reopening Phase Operating Hours

Monday-Friday-6 am-11 am & 4 pm-8 pm

Saturday- 8 am- 12 pm

Sunday: Closed


  • High touch areas will be disinfected regularly throughout the day
  • We will have controlled access to the facilities through one entrance.
  • Limited number of participants in the fitness areas at one time.
  • Staff will be posted at entrances to the fitness center, free weight room, and walking track to monitor occupancy requirements, machine cleaning, and social distancing.
  • Time will be limited to 30 minutes on all cardio equipment.
  • Only every other piece of fitness equipment will be used. Machines available will rotate weekly.
  • Group exercise classes will continue virtually through YMCA Phase 3. In person classes will continue on June 29 with room/area capacity limits. First Come First served.
  • No Childwatch services are available during Phase 3 Reopening.
  • The Indoor Pool will be monitored for occupancy requirements based on area restrictions during the hours of 6 am - 8 pm. Water Fitness classes with a six-foot radius between participants will be 9 am-10:00 am daily with a limited class capacity.
  • Indoor walking track is open but requires social distancing.
  • Gym Closed- We plan to continue our childcare/day camp in the gymnasium during Phase 3.
  • Locker rooms will be open, but sauna, steam room will not be available and remain closed in Phase 3 Reopening.
  • Water fountains are not available, however no-touch water bottle fill stations are available. Please bring your own water bottle.
  • Coffee will not be available.
  • Increased signage posted throughout the building to encourage social distance, hand-washing and remind members to disinfect equipment.

OUTDOOR POOL OPERATIONS: Members Only Phase 3-No Entry to Main Facility. M-Sun-Noon-6 p.m. daily

•All members must enter from the Pool House located on High Street, Health Checked upon entering and one way exit out gate located on adjacent side.

Members and participants are required to wear face masks/coverings when not swimming.

•Capacity limits will be enforced with a first come-first serve priority.

•Social distancing guidelines apply and marked deck areas are limited to one household.

•Members must bring your own chairs/towels. Limited changing area/encourage come ready to swim.

All above Member & Facility guidelines apply to outdoor pool area/spaces.