By now I am sure you have heard the news about the new guidance by OHA which states: “Individuals in Oregon are no longer required to wear a face mask or physically distance, whether indoors or outdoors, two weeks after their final COVID-19 vaccination dose.”

Many members have inquired when we will begin following this guidance. Thank you for your patience and giving us time to work with our governing bodies and our insurance to discover how we can best move forward with this guidance.

As a business, we are required to check proof of vaccination for anyone who would like to remove their face covering while inside the Y. Any visitor, members or guests that are not two weeks past their final vaccination dose will still be required to wear face coverings while inside the YMCA.  This guidance currently applies to anyone five and older.

YMCA staff will continue to wear face coverings when in member occupied spaces with the exception of programming taking place outside on YMCA property, or for lifeguards actively guarding from our elevated guard stand.

This policy will be effective Monday May 24th, 2021.