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We are open and can't wait to see you.

Over the last several months, we have worked diligently to prepare our facilities while putting your safety first. We are following all local, state and national guidelines. We are keeping our members’ and staff’s health and safety at the forefront. For more details, please review the below information, and check back here often for updates.

Hours vary by branch. View locations here. 


What to Expect and How You Can Help

  • Most importantly, if you are not feeling well or have come into contact with someone with COVID-19, please stay home! Help us keep our Y communities safe and healthy.
  • With new guidance from the CDC, NC Governor and NC Department of Health and Human Services, masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals. For those who are not fully vaccinated, masks are highly recommended. Anyone participating in or attending childcare or youth programming indoors must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Please review our member expectations by clicking here.
  • Members will be asked to sign an updated waiver before participating in any Y offerings. Waivers can be found here.
  • Cleaning protocols will continue throughout the facilities based upon CDC recommendations.
  • For your convenience, physical distancing guidelines will be highlighted via signage. Members and staff will be required to follow these guidelines.
  • All team members, members and vendors who are unwilling to comply with the Y’s COVID transmission prevention measures will be asked to leave the Y.
  • Guests may be allowed on a limited capacity, pending branch capacity.
  • At this time, we are only allowing nationwide members from North Carolina and southern Virginia.

Activities, Programs and Services

Group exercise (outside and indoors), swimming, select sports, childcare programs and more are currently being offered, based on state guidelines. Other activities will be phased in as state guidance allows.

Don't forget that you can still enjoy a wide variety of online classes on our Virtual Y and Facebook Live.

Locker rooms will be open at all facilities for those who need them. 


  • Facilities are open for indoor exercise. Hours vary by branch location.
  • Reservations are not required for indoor fitness. 
  • Drop-in childcare or drop-in basketball play are not yet available.
  • Locker rooms will be available for changing if needed.

Group Exercise & Fitness Stations

  • All classes will be reservation only. Register on our group exercise page.
  • Classes will run at a reduced capacity to support physical distancing guidelines. You must maintain 6 feet of distance at all times.
  • Please plan to bring your own mat, water bottle and towel. 


  • Pool lap lanes and family swim will be accessible, via reservation only on our Pool Schedules page. No guest passes allowed for pool swim.
  • We will maintain our 1 adult to 2 non-swimmers without life jackets.
  • We will allow 1 adult to 4 swimmers/non-swimmers as long as all children are in life jackets.
  • We will now be able to provide life jackets (upon parent request) to those non-swimmers that need one. These will be properly sanitized between guests.
  • Water fitness will be offered at select branches - contact your branch for details.

    We have limited locker room availability so please come dressed to swim, if possible. Locker rooms will be available for changing if needed.

  • For swim lessons, click here.

Pickleball and Racquetball

  • Available at select branches for distanced use. Contact your branch for details.

Tennis (Eden and Western Rockingham)

Basketball (Courts for Reservation)

  • With a focus on safety and based on guidelines from health and government officials, we will open our basketball courts for goal reservations at select locations. Learn more and reserve your goal here.

Licensed Childcare (Hayes-Taylor)

Back to School with the Y

  • Click here for information on our all-day childcare options as children return to school virtually.

Youth Sports

  • With proper safety protocols in place, we are launching select youth sports and sports camps. Learn more here.

Staff Team Safety

  • All team members are thoroughly trained on COVID transmission prevention and new cleaning protocols.
  • All fully vaccinated staff (14 days post-vaccination) will not be required to wear a mask inside YMCA facilities. Staff working indoors in childcare or youth programming must continue wearing a mask regardless of vaccination status. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to continue wearing a mask per NCDHHS requirements. All staff may continue wearing a mask if they feel more comfortable doing so.
  • All team members, members and vendors will be asked to wash and/or sanitize hands upon entry and exit.
  • All team members, members and vendors will be questioned about COVID-19 symptoms and exposure prior to entry.

On behalf of everyone in the community counting on our Y in the weeks ahead, and who has benefited from our community efforts over the last several months, thank you for staying with us. 

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about your membership.