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Thank you for sticking with us during these uncertain times. Your support does, and will continue to, make a difference to those in our community whom we serve. Without our loyal members, we would not be able to continue serving the Minot community and surrounding areas just as we have for the past 76 years.

Since May, YMCA's have opened safely throughout the state; with only 5 possible exposures being reported across all 4 Y's in North Dakota. As members and guest continue to visit all the ND YMCA's during this time, their visits far outweigh the exposures and represents a member visit to exposure ratio of .001%. This percentage shows us that YMCA's have been and continue to be, safe with the help of the increased sanitation, disinfecting, and cleaning protocols in place.

Following the mandates and guidelines set in place by the state of North Dakota and the CDC, we will continue a rigorous cleaning schedule every day and are adding additional staff and sanitation stations as needed. We have also installed new destratification fans that will help keep our Y environment clean and healthy, and we will continue to look into new and innovative ways to keep our facility sanitary.

Nevertheless, we are open and we hope to see you continue your wellness journey at a time when it is needed more than ever. Please read the following carefully as some of our policies have changed.

The Y will continue to have the following hours:

Monday-Friday 5AM-11PM

Saturday & Sunday our hours are 6AM-7PM

**There are no age or time restrictions at this time.**

The following guidelines are effective immediately within our entire facility.

  • Masks are recommended for all members while entering, within, and exiting the facility. As recommended by the CDC and ND Smart guidelines, people who are engaged in high intensity activities, like running, may not be able to wear a mask if it causes difficulty breathing.

  • Members must perform a self-verification of health in accordance to symptoms before entering the facility. Anyone feeling sick, displaying cold or flu like symptoms, shortness of breath, cough, or fever should reconsider entering the facility for the safety of others.

  • Each area of the Y will continue to have a limited capacity as enforced by the Y staff.

  • Water fountains and bottle fillers will be available for use starting Friday, January 8. But we encourage you to please bring your own water and bottle if possible.

  • The locker rooms, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms will remain open with limited capacities as posted.

• Training Center

  • There continues to be NO sweat towel service available. We encourage you to bring your own.

• Gymnasiums

  • Gymnasiums are open with a limited capacity.

• Community Room

  • The Community Room and coffee services are open with a limited capacity.

• Aquatics

  • The locker rooms, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms will remain open with limited capacities as posted.

  • The pool area and deck hot tub will remain open with limited capacities.

• In-Y Daycare & Kid's Gym

  • The In-Y Daycare is open as of January 11, 2021 with the following hours: M-F 9AM-2PM & M-Th 5-8PM. Saturday daycare times will be announced at a later date.

  • Parents will NOT have to reserve a spot for their child any longer.

  • Temperature checks and symptom evaluations will be taken before a child is allowed to enter the In-Y Daycare

  • The In-Y Daycare will utilize the Kids Gym to increase the number of children we are able to house due to capacity restrictions. If needed, the daycare will overflow to a gymnasium.

  • At this time the Kids Gym will remain closed to the public as recommended by the ND Smart COVID Guidelines which state that the space must be closely monitored by a staff person at all times.

• Climbing Wall

  • The Climbing Wall is open with normal hours!

• Group Fitness (Land and Aquatic)

  • We are currently running a limited Group Exercise Schedule for both land and aquatic classes which is updated frequently. Please reference our website or Mobile APP to stay up to date. Download now for iPhone or Android.

  • Cycling classes resumed as of Wednesday, January 13.

  • North Plains CrossFit classes through Trinity Health are currently running.

  • Delay the Disease classes through Trinity Health are currently running. Registration is always open. Stop at the front desk for more info.

Youth Programs

  • Group Swim lessons will resume February 1. Registration will start January 25-30. All 2021 dates will be announced at a later date.

  • Itty Bitty Sports is currently running

  • Kinder Camp, Day Camp, and Triangle Y Camp registrations began on January 1.

Outdoor Facilities

  • The outdoor playground and fitness park remains open during regular business hours.

  • The outdoor basketball court and picnic shelter are closed for the season.

As always, we want to thank you for your patience and support as we navigate through these pioneering times. We are extremely grateful for each one of you! Please continue to stay up to date by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, downloading our Daxko App, visiting our website, or opting in to text messages.

Roger Mazurek

Executive Director

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