The Y is Open: Safe, Clean, and Welcoming

We’re in this fight against COVID-19 together! We want to assure you that we are doing everything possible to provide a safe place at our YMCA for members and guests. We do these things because we care about your health and well-being, and we want to remain open throughout the winter. Working together we can help to stop the spread of this disease while keeping the Y open!  

How You Can Help Keep the Y Open

If you are under an isolation or quarantine order from the health department you are not permitted to be at the YMCA until the order expires.

Wear a mask if you are 10 years old or older. 

Do a healthy self-check before you leave home and stay home if you are ill or you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Come to the Y with a purpose. Come to work out, lap swim, or attend a specific program. Our lobby furniture and café tables have been temporarily removed to prevent gathering for socializing. 

Arrive no more than 10 minutes before your class or program begins. 

Follow physical distancing
 guidelines.

Enter through the North Entrance or Main Entrance
 at Lebanon or the front Entrance at Landen. 

Have your membership card or app ready to scan for a required check-in.

Sanitize your hands upon entry. Sanitizer will be available at the entry. 

Bring your own water bottle. Our no-touch water bottle fillers are working, but vending machines are closed. 

Bring your own towel. Our towel service is currently discontinued.

Restrooms and some locker rooms are open. Some showers are also available. 

We're doing Our Part to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Since our re-opening we've been following Health Guidelines Provided by the CDC and Responsible Restart Ohio. 

  • We’re working with the Health Department to coordinate any communication necessary with those who need to quarantine if/when an exposure involves the Y.

  • We are cleaning and disinfecting the facility daily, and equipment after every use.

  • We’ve installed touchless door openers and touchless water bottle fillers.

  • We encourage handwashing and provide hand sanitizer stations throughout the building.

  • All staff are temperature checked upon arrival for their work day.

  • Everyone is wearing masks (except when exercising or swimming!).  

  • We’ve moved some fitness equipment and classes outdoors.

  • All fitness equipment is now spaced based on physical distance guidelines and class sizes now meet guidelines for social distancing as well.

  • We’re opening the air handlers and bringing fresh air into studios, CSC and other areas of the building as often as possible.

We are improving the Healthiness of Our Indoor Environment with Puradigm Air Purification 

There’s so much to do at the Y, and so many ways to stay healthy. Around our facility we’re doing all we can to provide as safe of an environment as possible. One change we've made is to install $10,000 worth of Puradigm purification solutions in the CSC and ftiness studios at Lebanon. Watch what that technology does here.

blue logo for Puradigm air filters

Puradigm offers proactive air and surface purification solutions which are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and that have proven to be safe, scalable and provide 24/7 protection to all indoor environments. Puradigm’s technology has patents around the world and has been validated by many testing organizations in the reduction of mold, bacteria, virus, and other harmful pathogens. The Puradigm technology is the most validated in the industry and can be customized for any indoor environment.  A new study from the University of Florida confirms the efficacy the Puradigm, LLC technology in inactivating SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  

Answers to frequently asked questions

If you maintained your membership with us throughout the pandemic closing of our fitness facilities, you don’t need to do anything to reactivate your membership. As long as you have your membership card or the MDOC app on your smartphone, you will be able to scan in on opening day!

If you cancelled your membership, but would like to reactivate, please email  membership@ymcastaff.org and our Welcome Center staff will reactivate your membership for you. There’s no need for you to come in, as the reactivation can be done online and by communicating via email. We want this process to be simple, safe and streamlined.

If you arrive at the Y before you reactivate your membership, you will be directed to the Welcome Center. If the Welcome Center is closed, you can still come in to exercise one time while we get your membership reactivated! To make your return to the Y simple, safe and streamlined we recommend reactivating your membership prior to your first time back to the Y.

Update: We've had some questions recently about our rejoiner fee policy. And based on member input, we've updated the policy. Any existing member who cancels their membership on or after March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 can rejoin (or reinstate their membership) with no joiner fee from now through Jan. 31, 2021.  If needed, the Y will re-evaluate this policy.

 

COUNTRYSIDE YMCA | LEBANON

Monday – Friday

5:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday

7:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our North Entrance and Main Entrances are open. The Lower Level Entrance remains closed.  

Main Entrance Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday Noon - 6:00pm  

COUNTRYSIDE YMCA | LANDEN

Monday – Thursday

5:00am – 9:00pm

Friday

5:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday

7:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday

12:00pm – 6:00pm

All of our pool schedules are available here

Check holiday hours of operation here

 

 

No. If you are under an isolation or quarantine order from the health department you are not permitted to be a the YMCA until the order expires.

  • Members Age 10 + are welcome to come on their own and enjoy the open activities at the Y!

  • Members age 9 and under are welcome if they are with a supervising parent, are participating in a program, or are signed into the Motion Zone. Check here for Motion Zone hours.

  • Members ages 6- 9 years must have a supervising parent in any pool area and members age 5 years and under must have a supervising parent in the water within touch-distance in any pool.

  • Lap swimming is for members ages 13 and over.  Due to lap swimming capacity restrictions, lap swimming is not available for members ages 6-12.

  • Child Watch is available for children 6 weeks old to 9 years old. Check here for child watch hours. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COUNTRYSIDE YMCA | LEBANON

 

Family Gym - click HERE for updated guidelines on using the Family Gym.  
Game Room - click HERE for updated guidelines on using the Game Room.  
Motion Zone
Starter Fitness Room - From 1pm - 2pm every day, masks are required in the Starter Fitness Room. This provides the opportunity for those who feel safer in a mask environment to enjoy exercising at the Y. 
Child Watch
North Entrance by the Cardio Strength Center
Cardio Strength Center
Competition Pool for lap swimming only. Learn about the new lap swim procedures here.
Instructional Pool for water walking
Group Fitness and Water fitness: You will need to reserve your spot for fitness classes. Learn how here.  
Indoor tracks - From 1pm - 2pm every day, masks are required on the track over the  main gym. This provides the opportunity for those who feel safer in a mask environment to enjoy exercising at the Y. 
Nature Trail
Disc Golf
Girls’ and Boys’ locker rooms – limited locker access; no showers
Family Changing Rooms
Restrooms
Welcome Center
We have court time avaialable for basketball, racquetball, and pickleball. Check here for details.
Climbing Wall
Gymnastics Classes
Summer Camp
Cool lap lanes will open in the Family Aquatic Center.|
Stolle Center pool, locker rooms, and lobby are all open! Learn more here!
General pool reopening guidelines can be found here
View all the pool schedules here

 

COUNTRYSIDE YMCA | LANDEN

Cardio Strength Center
Group Fitness 
Locker rooms – limited locker access; showers are open
Restroom - open
Child Watch

Watch this video to learn how it will be different at the Y now that masks are mandated.  

Masks are required at the Y for everyone 10 years old and older except: 

  • when you are actively exercising

  • while in a swimming pool

  • while seated at pool deck furniture

  • From 1pm - 2pm every day, masks are required in the Starter Fitness Room and the track above the main gym. This provides the opprotunity for those who feel safer in a mask environment to enjoy exercising at the Y.  

We are also requiring children ages 5 and older to wear masks while they are in Child Watch. 

*Department of Health Facial Covering Guidelines

Under the order, masks are required in all indoor locations (not a residence); outdoors when social distance of six feet or more from persons who are not part of the individual’s household is not possible; or when waiting for, riding, driving or operating public transportation, a taxi, a private car service or a ride-sharing vehicle, unless:

  • the individual is under ten years of age

  • a medical condition, mental health condition or disability contraindicates the wearing of a facial covering

  • the individual is alone in an enclosed space, such as an office, and the space is not intended for use or access by the public

  • the individual is actively engaged in exercise in a gym or indoor facility as long as six or more feet of separation between individuals exists

  • the individual is actively participating in athletic practice or competition as permitted under a separate order

  • the individual is actively engaged in a public safety capacity (police, fire, EMT)

  • the individual is seated and consuming food or beverage in a restaurant or bar

  • facial coverings are prohibited by law or regulation

  • facial coverings are in violation of documented industry standards

  • facial coverings are in violation of a business’s documented safety practices

  • the individual is actively participating in broadcast communications

  • the individual is an officiant of religious services

We are requiring children ages 5 and older to wear masks while they are in Child Watch. In addition, masks are required at the Y except: 

  • when you are actively exercising

  • while in a swimming pool

*Department of Health Facial Covering Guidelines

Under the order, masks are required in all indoor locations (not a residence); outdoors when social distance of six feet or more from persons who are not part of the individual’s household is not possible; or when waiting for, riding, driving or operating public transportation, a taxi, a private car service or a ride-sharing vehicle, unless:

  • the individual is under ten years of age

  • a medical condition, mental health condition or disability contraindicates the wearing of a facial covering

  • the individual is alone in an enclosed space, such as an office, and the space is not intended for use or access by the public

  • the individual is actively engaged in exercise in a gym or indoor facility as long as six or more feet of separation between individuals exists

  • the individual is actively participating in athletic practice or competition as permitted under a separate order

  • the individual is actively engaged in a public safety capacity (police, fire, EMT)

  • the individual is seated and consuming food or beverage in a restaurant or bar

  • facial coverings are prohibited by law or regulation

  • facial coverings are in violation of documented industry standards

  • facial coverings are in violation of a business’s documented safety practices

  • the individual is actively participating in broadcast communications

  • the individual is an officiant of religious services

Each open shower will have a spray bottle of cleaner and we ask that you spray down the shower after use. Also, please spray surfaces where your personal items may have touched, like your towel or gym bag. For this cleaner, you do not need to wipe the surface after spraying. Our housekeeping staff will also be disinfecting the showers.
The open showers will be in the Men's and Women's locker rooms, FAC lovker rooms,  Stolle Center locker rooms and the upstairs Family Changing Rooms.

In addition:  

  • The boys and girls locker rooms remain open, but without showers for now.
  • The outdoor pool restrooms are open, but those showers are still closed.
  • For now, saunas, steam room, and whirlpools in all locker rooms are still closed.

We aren’t quite ready to open these spaces or run these programs yet. We will announce the start dates for these things as soon as we can ensure that these areas of our facilities meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety, and our staff is well-trained to maintain the mandated safety and cleanliness requirements.

Physical Desk
Hot Tubs
Steam Rooms
Sauna
Chapel

We are excited to announce that as of November 2, 2020 reciprocal members are now able to come back to Countryside YMCA! 

Y-USA has put the Nationwide Membership program on hold through the pandemic, but we have opted to welcome reciprocal members back now.

Our Y members can bring guests with them. Guests must enter with a member and use a current guest pass, or they can purchase a guest pass at the North Entry, but that is a cash only purchase.No credit accepted.

At our Lebanon facility, the following pricing applies for guest passes:
Youth one-day pass - $7
Adult one-day pass - $10
Family one-day pass - $15 

At our Landen facility, the following pricing applies for guest passes:

Youth Pass 
$ 4 (one day)
$ 12(consecutive weeks) 

Adult Pass 

$ 5 (one day)
$ 15 (consecutive weeks) 

Family Pass
$  8 (one day)
$ 24(consecutive weeks)

We are excited to announce that as of November 2,2020  reciprocal members are now able to come back to Countryside YMCA!  Y-USA has put the Nationwide Membership program on hold through the pandemic, but we have opted to welcome reciprocal members back now. 

 

Virtually all of our programs are running, although at limited capacities due to COVID-19 restrictions. Check out what's being offered and register now for classes! 

Swim Lessons
Water Fitness Classes 
Creative Arts Classes 
Gymnastics
Ninja Zone Classes 
Group Fitness 
Sports and Leagues 

Go here to search all our programs. 

Yes. We are limiting spectators at youth activities to one spectator per child. This applies to swim lessons, gymnastics, dance, and sports. This policy is in place until at least the end of December.

 

On December 2, 2020, the CDC released updated quarantine guidelines for persons exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19.  Currently, the WCHD is still recommending 14 days of quarantine.  However, schools, businesses etc. now have the option of utilizing either the 10 days quarantine or test based return options.  

Based on the Warren County Health Districts recommendation for exposed persons, Countryside YMCA will administer the following quarantine protocols:

Countryside YMCA Staff, members, and participants 

During the COVID investigation, Risk Management will assign and communicate dates for both 14 days and 10 days quarantine periods.  Exposed persons may choose one of the following:

  1. Exposed persons may choose the assigned 14 days quarantine period which requires no testing and no symptom monitoring.
  2. Exposed persons may choose the assigned 10 days quarantine period which does not require testing as long has he/she remains symptom free. The 10 days quarantine period requires the exposed person to monitor and log daily temperature and symptoms for the dates assigned for the 14 days quarantine period. 

Requirements for choosing 10 days quarantine without testing

a)   Testing – While not required, the exposed person should consider obtaining a viral test near the end of the 10 days quarantine period (day eight or later) to increase certainty that there is no infection. Regardless of the test result, the person must complete 10 full days of quarantine.

b)   Daily symptom monitoring – The exposed person in quarantine must monitor and record their temperature and symptoms twice daily for the dates assigned for the assigned 14 days quarantine period. Risk Management will provide the exposed person with a temperature/symptoms log. The exposed person may or may not be required to submit the daily temperature/symptoms log prior to returning to the YMCA.

c)    Returning to the YMCA - The exposed person may return to the YMCA on day #11 providing he/she has

o   Completed 10 days quarantine

o   Remains symptom free

o   Has monitored and recorded daily temperature and symptoms

d)   Post exposure days #11 - #14, the exposed person must continue to monitor and record their temperature and symptoms twice daily for the assigned 14 days quarantine period.  In addition, the exposed person must wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from others, wash their hands, avoid crowds, and take other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.   

e)   If symptoms appear at any time during the dates assigned for the 10 days quarantine period, the exposed person must immediately self-isolate, report their symptoms, get tested and report their test results to the Department Specific Leadership.

The state of Ohio recently posted a new website with informaiton about when and where Ohioans can get vaccines. Please check here to see that website. 

Yes. According to the Warren County Health Department any vaccinated individual who is exposed to COVID-19 still needs to quarantine. There is not enough information on the vaccine yet to warrant any changes in quarantine for those who are exposed. For other questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, call the Ohio Department of Health’s call center. Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634), or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov

 

Yes! According to the Warren County Health Department, you must wear a mask and follow social distancing rules after you get the vaccine. It takes time for the vaccine to build up in your body. We all must keep wearing masks. Doctors will tell us when it is safe to be in public without a mask.  For other questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, call the Ohio Department of Health’s call center. Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634), or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov

Need more help?

If you can't find what you need in the information on this page, email membership@ymcastaff.org and we'll get back to you soon!

*Department of Health Facial Covering Guidelines

Under the order, masks are required in all indoor locations (not a residence); outdoors when social distance of six feet or more from persons who are not part of the individual’s household is not possible; or when waiting for, riding, driving or operating public transportation, a taxi, a private car service or a ride-sharing vehicle, unless:

  1. the individual is under ten years of age

  2. a medical condition, mental health condition or disability contraindicates the wearing of a facial covering

  3. the individual is alone in an enclosed space, such as an office, and the space is not intended for use or access by the public

  4. the individual is actively engaged in exercise in a gym or indoor facility as long as six or more feet of separation between individuals exists

  5. the individual is actively participating in athletic practice or competition as permitted under a separate order

  6. the individual is actively engaged in a public safety capacity (police, fire, EMT)

  7. the individual is seated and consuming food or beverage in a restaurant or bar

  8. facial coverings are prohibited by law or regulation

  9. facial coverings are in violation of documented industry standards

  10. facial coverings are in violation of a business’s documented safety practices

  11. the individual is actively participating in broadcast communications

  12. the individual is an officiant of religious services