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The Y is Open: Clean. Safe. Welcoming.


Y Facility Updates:

Last updated June 1, 2022

Masks Optional & All Restrictions Lifted

All City restrictions and vaccination/testing requirements have been lifted including the State's indoor mask mandate. While masks are *OPTIONAL at the Y, we will continue to:

  • Support anyone who would like to continue wearing a mask, and expect everyone to adhere to our core value of respect for each other's personal choices. 
  • Ask program participants, members, and staff to stay home if feeling unwell, have a fever or per CDC guidelines are recommended to quarantine. Even if program participants, members, and staff test negative for COVID-19, they may not return to the Y or programs until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours and have no or improved symptoms.
  • Encourage frequent hand-washing and/or use of hand sanitizer dispensers and cleaning per CDC guidelines

*The only exception to indoor masks will be for students and staff in Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE), City and County of Honolulu, University of Hawaii, and Nu'uanu Congregational Church programs and our Department of Human Service licensed [DHS] regulated preschools and Early Learning Centers which still required masks while indoors. We will continue to keep you updated on these guidelines.

Y Members or Program Participants Who Test Positive For COVID-19:

Y Members or Program Participants who have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 are asked to contact their health care provider or to use and follow the CDC online calculator tool guidelines which may include quarantine, testing, extended mask wearing, and other safety measures.

If the CDC tool determines that they may have exposed any close contacts at the YMCA, Members/Participants are to:
  • Notify their Y with:
    • Date of their positive test or onset of symptoms.
    • Dates they were last at the Y or in program.
  • They may notify the Y by contacting their program site director, or the Executive Director of their Y Branch, or call our Service Center at 808.678.4296, Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.
  • The Y will notify close contacts and provide:
    • The date of their possible last close contact to a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
    • Ask that they contact their health care provider or use and follow the CDC Online Calculator tool guidelines which may include quarantine, testing, extended mask wearing, and other safety measures.
    • The identity of the person positive with COVID-19 WILL NOT be disclosed.

Group Exercise Classes 

Choose the convenience of making an online reservation in advance or the flexibility of just popping into any of our more than 100 classes offered weekly in our Y facilities and pools.

Online Reservations
Reserve as many classes as you like, up to 2 days in advance starting at 8 am, using our online reservation system or through our YMCA Mobile App. Benefit? You can browse, select, keep track of, and receive class updates all in the palm of your hand via our YMCA mobile app. Be sure to check in for your class at least 10 minutes in advance to claim your reserved spot.

Walk-In 
You can also participate in classes without advance reservations. Just check in at the Welcome Center to let us know which class you are interested in joining. While most of our classes have lots of spots open, some popular classes may reach capacity. In those cases, advance reservations are recommended since priority will be given to those with reservations if a class reaches capacity.

Virtual Y: Take a Class Anywhere
Most of our group exercise classes are also available live streamed as an added value for our Y Members. Make unlimited virtual live stream class reservations. Please log in 10 minutes in advance for virtual live stream classes. 

We also offer an extensive selection of on-demand classes.

Pools

With the lifting of pandemic restrictions, we are excited to return our pools to schedules that meet the fluid and varying needs of our members. 

As of April 1, advance reservations for lap swimming, stationary water exercise, and family swim time are no longer available. Use of our pools for these activities are available during scheduled times on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance reservations for pool group exercise classes will continue to be available and recommended for those classes that may reach capacity. Reservations may be made using our online reservation system or YMCA Mobile App.

Nu'uanu Y Basketball and Pickleball Courts


Use of the Nu'uanu Y basketball court for free play is available during scheduled times on a first-come, first-served basis. View schedules here or via our YMCA Mobile App.


Pickleball court advance reservations and walk-in spots will continue to be available via our online reservation system or YMCA Mobile App.
  • Each 55-minute session is open to up to 8 members playing as doubles in 2 pickleball courts.
  • Pickleball game instructions/rules are available at the Welcome Center or can be scanned via QR Code.
  • Reserve your session via our online and/or mobile app reservation system. Pickleball court reservations are under Nu'uanu Y Branch and under the programs category.

[Pro Tip: Reserve a spot in our "Learn to Play Pickleball Class" offered Mondays at 5 pm and Wednesdays at 9 am.]

Basketball and pickleball equipment is available to check out.



Safety Guidelines

While all State and City restrictions have been lifted, these measures will continue to remain in place:

  • Y members, program participants and staff are asked to stay home if feeling unwell.
  • Y members are asked to clean equipment before and after use.
  • Frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer dispensers is encouraged.