My Safe Place is at the Y

CROSSROADS YMCA IS COMMITTED TO YOUR SAFETY
Our commitment to excellence begins with a focus on safety and ‘kids and members first philosophy.'

WELCOME BACK TO THE Y!

Our carefully managed reopening with care plan comes with stringent new health, safety and hygiene procedures in place. So, as we enjoy our YMCA everyone will need to follow CDC guidelines and recommendations of health officials, and Crossroads YMCA policies.

By checking in to Crossroads YMCA, I acknowledge that any area of the building where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and despite our best efforts, we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit.


May 28, 2021

Thank you for helping us create a healthy and welcoming environment for all. After nearly 15 months of safety protocols and mask mandates, our community has lifted the mask mandates. This is welcome news for our staff and members. Thank you for keeping each other safe and for staying with us. Beginning Tuesday, June 1, Crossroads YMCA will update our mask policies for fully-vaccinated members & program participants using our facilities based on CDC guidance.*
 
Beginning June 1:
  • For fully vaccinated people, masks are optional, but we encourage everyone to wear a mask indoors for their continued health and safety.
  • We are recommending masks to be worn by those who are non-vaccinated (or those who have a pre-existing condition or feel more comfortable continuing to wear a mask) in the YMCA as follows: entering building, transitioning in building: lobby, hallways, common areas, and youth programs & activities (excluding swim lessons). Camp policies may differ, refer to Camp 2021 FAQ for full details.
  • Vaccination verification is not required.
  • People who are not vaccinated are asked to follow CDC guidelines and wear a mask in the facility, as listed above.
  • Nationwide Membership reciprocity will continue to be honored with some limits based on capacity on a site by site basis.**
  • YMCA Guest Policy will be reinstated for all our locations (with same limits and tracking as pre-COVID).**
  • Steam room and Sauna will both be open at 50% capacity. 
We will continue to:
  1. “Take 10” each hour to identify areas that may need additional cleaning/disinfecting
  2. Monitor group sizes to maintain a safe environment
  3. Use extra cleaning supplies and sanitizer available throughout the building
  4. Register for group exercise classes available through our website or Daxko app
  5. Stay home when sick
  6. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  7. Practice physical distancing and stay at least 6 feet from others and do not gather in groups
*We will continue to monitor and make changes or extensions as needed. Camp policies may differ: refer to Camp 2021 FAQ for full details.
 
Outdoor Waterpark Information beginning June 1:
 
  • The Dean & Barbara White Southlake YMCA Outdoor Waterpark is open for nationwide members for our 4:30-6:30pm time slot only. Registration is based on availability. Registration can be arranged via phone with the Southlake membership desk at 219 663 5810. Check with our welcome desk for full details.
  • Members may bring guests to the Outdoor Waterpark, as per our Guest Policy. We have limited/first come basis availability for guests of members (members must accompany their guests) at our last timeslot of the day, 4:30-6:30pm. Check with our welcome desk for full details.

 


April 27, 2021

 

Crossroads YMCA’s updated position starting May 1, 2021:

  • Although the state mandates will change, we believe the YMCA must continue to remain vigilant during this time. 
  • At this time, based on current trends we have decided to extend mask requirements. 
  • Crossroads YMCA is asking our members and program participants to hang with us a bit longer as we are going to extend our mask mandate for members through May 2021.
  • We have put in a lot of time and effort over the past year to help keep you safe. From our thermal imaging temperature checks, to capacity limits, to cleaning protocols and class size reduction.
  • Thank you for helping keep our facilities safe. We know the YMCA is an important part of your day.
  • Building capacity has limited attendance. Check out the current attendance here
  • Group Exercise classes have limited capacity. Continue to register through our Daxko app or website

April 1, 2021

Crossroads YMCA’s position starting April 6, 2021:

  • Although the state mandates will change, we believe the YMCA must continue to remain vigilant during this time.
  • Crossroads YMCA is asking our members and program participants to hang with us a bit longer as we are going to extend our mask mandate for members through April.
  • We have put in a lot of time and effort over the past year to help keep you safe. From our thermal imaging temperature checks, to capacity limits, to cleaning protocols and class size reduction.
  • Thank you for helping keep our facilities safe. We know the YMCA is an important part of your day.
  • Building capacity has limited attendance. Check out the current attendance here
  • Group Exercise classes have limited capacity. Continue to register through our Daxko app or website

 


March 1, 2021

 

We continue to adjust our capacity and offerings based on the governor's recommendations. 


Note from our CEO: 11/27/20

Members and Participants, 

As we continue to navigate through these tough times, Crossroads YMCA strives to be your SAFE PLACE. We understand that exercise and participation in programs keeps people active, connected and relieving stress during these challenging times. We will continue to align with state and local guidelines to keep you safe at the Y. Thank you for your confidence in us. 

In service, 

Jay Buckmaster
CEO at Crossroads YMCA


UPDATES Beginning November 30, 2020 
Per Lake County Public Health Order 20-02, pursuant to Indiana Code IC 16-20-1 and IC 16-41-9

As the Lake County Health Department has issued a more stringent order, here are our protocols that remain in place:

  • Thermal imaging (temperature checks) upon entry to building.
  • Staff health screening at entry.
  • Enforcement of masks wearing when in the facility but not during high exertion exercise or while in the pool.
  • We will continue to limit class size where safety practices cannot be sustained.
  • We will continue to practice physical distancing of at least six feet.
  • Reserving your spot for group exercise via DAXKO app.
  • Rigorous cleaning & handwashing protocol.
  • Steam Rooms & Saunas will remain closed

As of November 30, 2020, these are the changes that will occur:

  • Building capacity limited to 25% attendance. Check out the current attendance here.
  • Group Exercise classes limited to 25% capacity. Continue to register through our Daxko app or website
    • Step 1: View our schedule online at crymca.org or via the Daxko mobile app
    • Step 2: Filter based on your preference
    • Step 3: Look for the reservation icon or ‘Sign Up’ by your desired class
    • Step 4: Select the icon or ‘Sign Up’ link to reserve your spot
    • Step 5: Log in or create an account to reserve your spot
  • All special events through the end of the year will be postponed.
  • Sports league events will be limited to participants, staff, parents or guardians.
  • Open Gym slots will be available for reservation as indicated on the app/website. Reserve your spot on the Daxko app or our website. Multiple reservations may be limited to allow all members access.
    • Step 1: View our schedule online at crymca.org or via the Daxko mobile app
    • Step 2: Filter based on your preference
    • Step 3: Look for the reservation icon or ‘Sign Up’ by your desired slot
    • Step 4: Select the icon or ‘Sign Up’ link to reserve your slot
    • Step 5: Log in or create an account to reserve your slot
  • Open/Lap Swim will be available for first come, first serve at the Y through pool passes.
  • Guest passes will be discontinued for this time period.

Ratios & Safety practices in all areas will continue to be re-evaluated to ensure we serve members and participants safely.

Thank you for your support!


 Mask Up Hoosiers: July 2020