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February 1, 2021

With vaccines comes a lots of questions about members still needing to wear a mask at the Y. The answer is "yes!" The Green Bay Y mask mandate remains in effect and at this time, we have no end date in mind. The safety of our members and community remain our priority.

Effective October 7, 2020, a facial covering will be required for everyone inside our facilities except:

  • Children under the age of 5
  • Individuals who have trouble breathing, especially during accelerated physical exertion activities
  • Those with medical conditions that prevent wearing of a face covering
  • Those who have mental health conditions, sensory sensitivities or developmental disabilities
  • While swimming, using aquatics facilities, or showering
  • On-duty lifeguards
  • While eating or drinking
  • When an individual is speaking while leading an activity as long as they remain 8 feet from others

Members are encouraged to inform Y staff upon arrival if they qualify for an exception to the state of WI emergency order. If a participant removes their mask during physical activity, Y staff will assume they are exempt from the state-wide mandate. While staff may offer a mask to all participants, they can decline that offer based on their exemption.

If you fall under a state-wide exemption listed above, you will be REQUIRED to wear a face covering while entering and exiting the building, throughout the building, throughout the facility in common areas and anytime you are within 8 feet of someone else. 

We ask that all members respect the privacy of others. Please assume participants without facial coverings are exempt from the state-wide mandate. 

We encourage, but do not require, those outside of our facilities (athletic fields, parking lots, etc.) to:

  • Wear face coverings except children under the age of 5
  • Maintain an appropriate distance, six feet or more, from all other parties
  • Limit contact to infrequent or incidental movement with fitness activities

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation in the keeping our community safe and healthy.