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COVID -19 Updates

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 as of June 15: 

  • Monday – Thursday: 5 AM- 9 PM
  • Friday: 5 AM – 7 PM
  • Saturday: 7 AM – 4 PM
  • Sunday: 8 AM – 2 PM

Pool Reopening Details (Click Here)

  •  Please click here to see the large and small pool schedule 
  • We have a six-lane pool and will be limiting swimmers to one per lane unless they are from the same family
  • Adult locker rooms will reopen. We will be sanitizing frequently, but also ask that members do their best to maintain social distance.
  • 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.
  • Water exercise will be limited to 10 per group

Group Exercise Class Details (Click here)

  • Please click HERE to see the group exercise schedule
  • Each class will be limited to 10 participants and 1 instructor to ensure social distancing and when you enter the room you will see dots on the floor that have been measured to ensure we maintain 6 feet between members.
  • We ask that everyone brings their own towel at this time. We are not providing towels at this time.
  • Please limit the personal items that you bring with you as the locker rooms are not open and the studio can get crowded with personal items.
  • The floor in studio 1 will be cleaned after each class that is held in studio 1.

Membership Information: 

  • Only Dubuque Y members allowed: No guest pass, day pass or Nationwide Membership
  • Only members who are 14+ can use the facility at this time, children 13 or under will need a parent with them at all times while in the facility.
  • Members must wear a mask while in common areas.


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.


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