Updated Mask Policy
Thank you for being a part of the YMCA family and staying with us throughout the pandemic. It is hard to accept that we are still dealing with Covid-19 as well as managing our business model around public health advisories and ever changing circumstances.
The SDYMCA Leadership Team met this week to discuss our response to current circumstances. We decided to refer to the NH state data for Covid-19 decision making, and specifically, the Rockingham County data collected by the Seacoast Public Health Network. Currently, this data shows we are RED, meaning substantial spread of Covid-19 is occurring. Substantial spread requires masks be used to cut down on spread and keep beds open at the hospital.
As we are a family and youth-serving organization, and children are ineligible for the vaccine, we have decided that as of Monday, August 16th we are requiring masks in the building in all common areas and while walking around the facility. At this time, we are mask optional while you are exerting yourself exercising (on machines, in group exercise class, playing basketball), but please know that we will continue to monitor the situation and are prepared to return to 100% mask usage as the situation warrants. Masks continue to be required for all non-vaccinated members at all times in the building.
If you have concerns, our door is always open for member feedback.
Thank you for your cooperation.
With thanks and gratitude,
Southern District YMCA