Due to COVID-19, YMCA and private fitness access will be situational, based on individual facility determination and as regulated by local and state authorities. Service members are responsible for coordinating and complying with their military unit/command recommendations and restrictions on facility use.
Minimum attendance reporting is waived beginning March 1, 2020, until further notice. Members that will not use the facility for 30 days or more should notify the facility as soon as known (via phone or email) and request their membership be put on HOLD status. If approved by the facility manager, the membership term may be extended by the same period of time it was on hold at no additional cost to the government.
YMCA of the USA, the Armed Services YMCA, and the Department of Defense launched the Armed Services YMCA and Department of Defense Outreach Initiative addresses the needs of military personnel who are Title 10 eligible:
- Deployed guard/reserve
- Relocated spouse
- Independent duty personnel
who live far from a military installation and require access to child development, family strengthening, and health and well-being programming.
The Outreach Initiative provides for families and individuals to receive memberships at full-facility YMCAs in their communities lasting up to six months depending on eligibility.