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As of August 1, face coverings are mandatory inside all YMCA spaces in Red Deer, Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Wood Buffalo. Please note that anyone participating in water or physical activities are exempt. However, common areas in YMCA health, fitness and aquatics centres and community centres such as lobbies, hallways and change rooms do require face coverings to be worn.
Also, if relevant to you, Melcor YMCA Village residents, YMCA Child Care facilities and YMCA summer day camp programs are exempt from this policy as these facilities and programs have separate guidelines and extensive health and safety protocols in place that are specific to those spaces.
A face covering includes a mask, balaclava, bandana, scarf, cloth or other similar items that cover the nose, mouth and chin without gapping. Exceptions include children under two years of age, persons with an underlying medical condition or disability which inhibits their ability to wear a face covering, or while participating in physical activity.
Thank you for helping keep YMCA spaces healthy and safe for everyone to enjoy.