Your Y Membership During COVID-19

COVID-19 Mankato Family YMCA Membership Forms

Membership Refund Request: Click Here

Membership Restart: To restart your YMCA membership, please click here to fill out the form. See you soon!

Membership Hold: If you are interested in putting a temporary hold on your YMCA Membership, please Click Here to fill out our form. Membership payment will be restarted accordingly in the month of September 2020 as regards to your original membership payment type. If desired, you may contact us to restart sooner.

Membership Cancellation: Will you consider keeping your membership active to help keep our YMCA operational during these uncertain times? We recognize this is a very uncertain time, but we are asking you to consider staying with us as we redirect our resources to support ongoing facility operations, daily childcare operations, and other potential community support, so that we can be here for you when the time comes. Thank you for believing in our mission and our cause. Thank you for your membership, for your support, and for your loyalty to our YMCA. We hate to see you go; to complete the membership cancellation form: Click Here.

What to expect when you come back to the Y

Please note the following changes have been put in place at the YMCA in order to keep all members and staff safe.

  • Mandatory Actions upon entering the YMCA
    • All staff and members will have their temperature taken; any staff or member with a fever of 100.4 or higher will not be permitted to enter the Y and should not return to the Y until 24 hours after the fever is gone without fever reducing medication
    • Hand sanitizer or hand washing must be done upon entry to the YMCA
    • Keep a distance of 6 feet apart from other members and staff whenever possible
    • Members are required to wear a mask while inside the building; once you start working out, masks may be removed. Children ages 6 and over must also wear a mask inside the YMCA, this includes any children that are involved in programming or at Childwatch.
  • Age Policy: Youth 11 and under, who are not in a program, are not allowed in the facility without an adult.
    • All youth must have an updated signed waiver on file before they can enter the YMCA, must be completed by a parent or guardian. These can be filled out at the front desk or downloaded online to bring to the front desk.
    • Youth 12 and over can make reservations for the Wellness Center and the pool. Youth 15 and older can also make reservations for the Free Weight Room. Any youth making a reservation will need to create their own Motion Vibe member portal.
    • For any youth who want to use the Wellness Center and/or Free Weight Room, they must first complete a Wellness Center Youth Orientation. To schedule an orientation, please have a parent or guardian contact our Wellness Director, Zach at zerickson@mankatoymca.org.
    • Youth ages 10 and 11 can also use the Wellness Center if they have completed the Wellness Center Youth Orientation and a parent or guardian is also in the Wellness Center at the same time. This would require two reservation spots.
  • To help with lobby congestion, please use a membership card or the Mankato Family YMCA app for gate admittance
  • The YMCA will be required to enforce a minimum 6 feet between members in the lobby area
    • 6ft markers will be placed on the floor for reference
    • Family units are allowed to stand together
  • In order to promote social distancing, directional signs have been placed throughout the YMCA. Stairwells and hallways have been designated as one-way. Please follow the signs and arrows as you move through the building.
  • While being social is a strong component of the Y, we are doing our best to keep everyone safe and are discouraging gatherings and hanging around while inside the Y
  • Members are encouraged to continue to conduct business and communication by phone and/or email
  • Many forms have been made available online and can be completed before coming to the Y
  • Members are encouraged to call in for registrations or call in advance to make an appointment
  • Please note that we will only have one staff available to assist with in house registration needs; our other front desk staff is on duty to assist members and programs participants entering the building and with phone calls. We apologize that this may result in longer wait times.

NEW Policy Changes

The following changes have been implemented as additional safety measures. This will be in effect until it is otherwise noted.

  • Members must bring their own yoga mat for classes
  • Lockers are not available at this time
    • This includes locker rooms, racquetball, aerobics studio and lobby lockers
  • As lockers are not available, please be mindful of how valuables are kept in the Y
    • You are encouraged to leave valuables at home and not in your vehicle
    • Come prepared for your visit
    • Only bring the essentials: membership card, water bottle, phone, headphones, etc.
  • Water Fountains will be available ONLY for bottle refills
  • No towel services at this time (includes sweat and shower towels)
  • No guest and visitor passes at this time
  • No Nationwide Membership permitted at this time
  • No coffee or newspaper services at this time
  • No outside food to be permitted at this time
  • A public phone will not be available at this time; the front desk will be able to call on your behalf, if needed
  • Some programs will be using different entrances; this will be specified by each program

Addition to the Mankato Family YMCA Membership Code of Conduct

The following is the Mankato Family YMCA’s addendum to the Membership Code of Conduct in response to COVID-19. The danger of exposure to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 exists. This list outlines the safety protocols each member is expected to follow. The Mankato Family YMCA will follow CDC and State guidelines for physically distancing and cleaning protocols to ensure the safety of our members and the community. This list does not replace the Member Code of Conduct signed at the time of sign-up; it is in addition to those expectations. These expectations are subject to review and change as the mandate for safety during this pandemic change.

As a Member of the Mankato Family YMCA, I:

  • Follow all COVID19 procedures provided by the YMCA and as directed by any YMCA Staff.
  • Take responsibility for my own protections and disinfecting my hands and anything I touch in facility.
  • Agree not to come to the Y if I am feeling sick, or exhibiting any illness symptoms such as cough or fever.
  • Will be subject to a screen of my body temperature by a YMCA staff member and when asked to leave for the day if my temperature is above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, will do so.
  • Will follow all social distancing policies of 6-10’ apart and as outlined by YMCA staff members whenever possible.
  • Will wear a face covering in the YMCA building when I am not working out.
  • Will follow all cleaning procedures as outlined by YMCA staff members, including cleaning any equipment before and after use.