WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

  • Please bring a mask, sweat towel, lock, and water bottle. Water fountains will be available for bottle refills only. 
  • Masks will be required at all times while inside the Y. You may remove your mask when performing moderate to vigorous exercise.
  • We will not be able to lend locks or keep your keys/belongings at the Member Service Desk at this time. Locks will be available to purchase should you need one upon arrival. Please try to keep the items you bring into the Y to a minimum.

MASK REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERS AND GUESTS:

  • YES when in any common area, locker room, or program area. This includes traveling to and from locker rooms and program areas.
  • NO when in the pool or shower, or while participating in a strenuous exercise activity.
  • YES for all youth who are safely able to put on, take off, and wear a mask without assistance.
  • NO for youth 2 years of age or younger.
  • NO for those who have genuine medical reasons for not being able to wear a mask.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?

Our building hours during Phase One of our reopening are as follows:
  • Downtown Duluth Y
    • Monday-Friday 5 AM - 8 PM
    • Saturday 7 AM - 2 PM
    • Sunday 9 AM - 2 PM
  • The YMCA at The Essentia Wellness Center
    • Monday-Friday 5 AM - 8 PM
    • Saturday 7 AM - 2 PM
    • Sunday 9 AM - 2 PM
  • Cook County Y
    • Monday-Friday 7 AM - 7 PM
    • Saturday 9 AM - 2 PM
    • Sunday CLOSED

WHAT WILL BE AVAILABLE?

To ensure all members are able to enjoy the facility, we ask that you limit your time at the Y to 90 minutes per day.
  • Wellness floor, cardio, and weight equipment
  • Walking/running track
  • Locker rooms (for changing and restroom purposes only)
  • Training Space and Olympic Platform (Downtown)*
  • Indoor group exercise classes*
  • Outdoor group exercise classes (YMCA at the Essentia Wellness Center & Cook County YMCA)*
  • Family Open Gym (limited hours, Downtown & EWC)*
  • Showers (Downtown & EWC) 
  • Pools (limited hours and by reservation, Downtown & EWC)*
  • Racquetball- 1 court (Downtown, 2 individuals or 1 household)* 
  • Pickleball (Downtown & EWC, 6 individuals per reservation) *
  • St. Luke’s Physical Therapy (Downtown)* 
  • Continuing Taekwondo (outdoors at EWC, still run through Downtown programming, register through Daxko programming) 
  • Kids Club Child Watch *

*Reservation required.

WHICH AREAS ARE CLOSED?

  • Saunas
  • Hot tubs
  • Climbing Wall
  • Towel and Kit Locker Services
  • Water Fountains (available for bottle refill use only)
  • Open Gym
  • Coffee Service
  • Lobby Seating

HELP US ALL STAY SAFE

Temperature Checks

TEMPERATURE CHECKS

Members and staff must complete a self-assessment with a temperature check prior to checking into the facility.

Wipe Down Equipment

WIPE DOWN EQUIPMENT

Please use the hand sanitizer as you enter and exit a space. Use the cleaning materials provided. Wipe down all equipment before and after your workout. 

Wear Your Mask

WEAR YOUR MASK

Protect our members and staff. The Y requires that you wear your mask whenever possible, especially in common areas such as stairwells, hallways, and locker rooms. We are not encouraging people to wear masks while engaging in vigorous activity. 

Expect Reduced Capcity

EXPECT REDUCED CAPACITY

Per the Governor's guidelines, we will be operating at a reduced capacity. At times of full capacity, you will be asked to wait in a designated area until space is available. Downtown and the EWC have mobile capacity trackers available for you to check prior to your arrival. Cook County will be requiring reservations to access their facilities at this time. At this time we are unable to accept day passes, guest passes, and nationwide visits.  

Keep the kids at home

KEEP THE KIDS AT HOME

We are unable to provide Kids Club, open gym, open swim, or rock wall at this time due to social distancing and capacity requirements. 

STAY HOME IF YOU'RE SICK

Keep our community healthy. Please stay home if you are feeling sick. CDC and State guidelines also encourage seniors and other vulnerable populations to stay home. 

Keep your distance

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE

Respect all signs regarding physical distancing. Stay at least six feet away from others whenever possible and 12 feet while working out.