Dubuque Community Y Reopening in a safe and responsible manner:

The Dubuque Community Y has been serving the Dubuque community since 1866 in a Caring, Honest, Respectful, and Responsible Manner. As we reopen our doors to the community, we CARE about our Members and Staff safety. We will be HONEST with you about the decisions we make in cooperation with Federal, State, and Local Leaders, other YMCAs in Iowa, and the YMCA of the USA. We RESPECT your decisions as to how you want to continue to engage with your YMCA/YWCA and your Community. And we will be RESPONSIBLE for our delivery of programs and services for the health of your Spirit, Mind, and Body.

The health and wellness of the greater Dubuque community is our top priority during this uncertain time. We know that the CoronaVirus has impacted each person and family in different ways and we want to be here to support you, today, tomorrow, and always. Check out the links below for more information and answers to questions you may have about staying active at home, your membership, and other member updates.




Building Hours: 

  • Monday – Thursday: 7 AM- 7 PM
  • Friday: 7 AM – 6PM
  • Saturday: 8 AM – 2PM
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Areas That Will be Re-Opening:

  • Gym – Pickle Ball Only – limit 4 per side
  • Racquetball Courts – Limit 2 per court
  • Wellness Center with track area – Limit 40
  • Weight Room – Limit 10 participants
  • Family Locker Rooms – 1 per room
  • Restrooms on First & Second Floors
  • Large pool for lap swim only as of May 26 at 7 am

Large Pool Lap Swim Reopening Details:

  • Lap swim will be open:
    • Monday – Thursday: 7AM – 9AM, 11AM – 1PM, 4PM – 6:30PM
    • Friday: 7AM – 9AM, 11AM – 1PM, 4PM – 5:30PM
    • Saturday: 8AM – 12:30PM
  • We have a six-lane pool and will be limiting swimmers to one per lane
  • Adult locker rooms will continue to be closed, however, members are welcome to use the two family locker rooms and the showers in those locker rooms.
  • To help ensure that everyone who wants to lap swim is able to, swimmers are limited to 30 minutes, UNLESS there is no one waiting to get in the pool.
  • No cloth or surgical face coverings will be allowed in the pool area and we are asking that people do not congregate in groups to talk and socialize to help keep all members and staff safe.

Areas That Will Remain Closed:

  • Child Watch
  • Youth Locker Rooms
  • Adult Locker Rooms
  • Coffee Club
  • Hot Tub
  • Saunas
  • Small Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Group Ex Classes
  • Cycling studio

Membership Information: 

  • Only Dubuque Y members allowed: No guest pass, day pass or Nationwide Membership
  • Only 18 and older at this time
  • Members may wear a mask while in the building
  • No Towel Service at this time

Other Programs That Will be Open: 

  • Childcare for essential workers


COVID-19 MEMBER UPDATES (Click to read.)



Do you have questions about your membership, Y programs, our reopening, or other details while we are closed? Please check out the page below for answers to many of the questions you may have.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions



Many studies have show the importance and health benefits of continuing to stay active even when life gets challenging. Check out the link below for all the opportunities to stay fit from home:

Virtual Wellness


The Dubuque Community Y is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone who enters our doors. Please know that our staff is monitoring the development and spread of the Coronavirus very carefully using information from well-accredited organizations such as the CDC, Iowa Department of Public Health, government officials, and Iowa YMCA State Alliance. We are working diligently to use this information to implement the most effective strategies and operational standards to ensure the safety of our members, program participants, staff, guests, and volunteers upon our reopening.


Primary Sources Of Updates And Information