COVID-19 ReOpening Guidelines-Facility Opens June 1st


All YMCA locations now require members (age 5+) to wear face masks or coverings at all times and in all areas including, lobbies, hallways, locker rooms and while working out.

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. We currently are in phase 4, 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 4-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 at all times, as well when 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.
  • Guests fees will be available. Due to COVID-19 waiver restrictions all guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 18 years and older who will remain in the facility and able to sign a waiver for the participant. *Nationwide Membership remains unavailable during Phase 4.


Paris-Bourbon County Y Current Operating Hours

Monday-Thursday-5:30 am-8:30 pm (Indoor Pool closes at 8:00 pm)

Friday- 5:30 am-8:00 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 Current 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 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 In person, classes have resumed with limited room capacity limits.
  • Childwatch is open 5-7 p.m. M-Th. Reservations must be made by 4:30 pm the same day at the front desk. No more than 2 reservations made at one time.
  • The Indoor Pool will be monitored for occupancy requirements based on area restrictions during the hours of 5:30 am - 8 pm.
  • Indoor walking track is open but requires social distancing.
  • Gymnasium will OPEN- M-F 5:30 am - 2 pm & 5:30- pm -close (it will be closed daily M-F: 2-5 pm for afterschool program). Open Sat-7 am - 2 pm. *These times are subject to change daily if school is dismissed for virtual learning program.
  • Locker rooms will be open, Sauna & Steam rooms will reopen with a one person at a time, 30 minute maximum.
  • Water fountains are available, however no-touch water bottle fill stations are recommended use. 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.