ND Government Executive Order Update
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.
Gov. Doug Burgum announced several mitigation measures aimed at slowing the accelerating spread of COVID-19 in North Dakota in order to protect the vulnerable, ensure hospital capacity and keep schools and the economy open.
The measures include a State Health Officer order requiring face coverings to be worn in indoor businesses and indoor public settings as well as outdoor public settings where physical distancing isn’t possible. The order, signed by interim State Health Officer Dirk Wilke, is effective from Nov. 14 through Dec. 13. It includes exceptions for children under age 5, individuals with a medical or mental health condition or disability that makes it unreasonable to wear a mask, and religious services. Burgum also signed an executive order to implement other mitigation measures effective Nov. 16 regarding community sports and activities.
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 age restrictions:
Monday-Friday our hours are 5AM-11PM
5AM-3PM: Ages 17+ only (from 2-3PM we will be deep cleaning sub-areas of the facility in 15-minute increments)
3-11PM: All Ages (Age policies in Training Center still apply)
Saturday & Sunday our hours are 6AM-9PM
6AM-3PM: Ages 17+ only (from 2-3PM we will be deep cleaning sub-areas of the facility in 15-minute increments)
3-9PM: All Ages (Age policies in Training Center still apply)
• These adjustments are effective immediately.
Only members will be allowed in the facility. No guest passes will be issued.
Per the indoor mask executive order put in place by Gov. Burgum. Masks are required for all members while entering, within, and exiting the facility. Masks are NOT required while exercising as recommended by the CDC and ND Smart guidelines.
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.
We encourage members to download the Care19 Alert & Diary Apps to assist with disease tracking efforts.
There will be no water fountains available for use as recommended by the state guidelines. Please bring water from home.
There will be no sweat towel service available. We encourage you to bring your own.
The Training Center will have some equipment blocked off to ensure social distancing on cardio and weight machines.
Basketball gyms have a capacity of 25 people or 4-5 people per hoop. No pickup games will be allowed at this time, including noon basketball games.
Racquetball courts have a capacity of 2 people per court.
The Community Room and coffee services will be closed until further notice as recommended by state and public health officials.
The locker rooms and amenities will remain open with limited capacity as posted.
The pool will remain open with limited capacity.
The In-Y Daycare and Kid’s Gym will be closed until further notice as recommended by the state and public health officials.
The Climbing Wall is open with adjusted hours: Sunday: Closed, Monday-Thursday: 4PM-10PM, Friday: 9AM-11AM (18+ only) & 4PM-10PM, & Saturday: 9AM-7PM
All Group Fitness Classes will be cancelled starting Monday Nov. 16 through Dec. 13 per the State Executive Order. Virtual LesMills classes will be available in the fitness room for members to use. Stay tuned for announcements for live classes with our instructors through FB Live. For more workouts, check out these online virtual options.
The cycling room will be closed to the public- please consider using one of the stationary bikes in the upstairs training areas.
Fall III session of group Swim Lessons & All Kids Swim (Nov 23-Dec 26) will be cancelled per the State Executive Order.
Fall III session of Itty Bitty Sports (Nov 23-Dec 26) will be cancelled per the State Executive Order.
Girls Karen Groninger Basketball Tournament on Dec. 12 will be rescheduled per the State Executive Order. Stay tuned for more information.
Minot Swim Club practices will be cancelled through Dec 13 per the State Executive Order.
North Plains CrossFit classes through Trinity Health will be cancelled until further notice per the State Executive Order. Stay tuned for more information from the Trinity CrossFit leadership.
Outdoor areas such as our fitness park, playground, 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.