Port Royal Face Covering Ordinance


Dear YMCA Members & Friends,

As you may know, the Town of Port Royal implemented a face covering ordinance that went into effect on July 2, 2020. The Wardle Family YMCA is located in the town of Port Royal. The ordinance requires all persons entering a commercial establishment open to the public in the Town to wear a face covering while inside the establishment. There are several exemptions (see  below) including  that face coverings are NOT required while engaged in strenuous physical exercise and swimming. The Y is continuing to implement our Phase 3 Guidelines which includes social distancing of at least 6 feet at all times.

Please click here to go to the Town of Port Royal website to read the official ordinance.

Ordinance Rules & Exemptions:

  • YMCA members coming into the Y to exercise will NOT be required to wear a mask while actively exercising as long as a six (6) foot distance from others is maintained. While not actively exercising, a mask must be worn.
  • YMCA members coming into the Y but not to exercise WILL BE required to wear a mask
  • Any Y member or staff outside on the pool deck or outside playing are NOT required to wear a mask
  • YMCA front desk staff will wear masks
  • YMCA childcare staff will wear masks
  • YMCA fitness will be wearing masks unless they are actively teaching.
  • YMCA Lifeguards on duty are not required to wear a mask.
  • Children attending Y camp under age 9 are not required to wear masks
  • Children attending Y camp age 9 and older are required to wear a mask while indoors and not engaged in strenuous physical activity.

While technically the YMCA is not ‘open to the public’ since we are a private membership facility, in the interests of the safety, health and well-being of our members, our staff and their families, we are going to follow the rules and implement the above requirements.

Please contact me, Mike Bostwick at the Y if you have any questions or concerns.

YMCA Phase 3 Facility Hours:
Monday – Friday, 5am – 8pm
Saturday, 8am – 2pm
Sunday, 1pm – 5pm

Pool Hours:
Indoor: Mon.-Fri. 5:30am – 7:30pm; Sat. 8am –2 pm; Sun. 1pm-4:30pm
Outdoor: Mon. – Friday 12pm – 7pm; Sat. 9am -2 pm; Sun. 1pm-4:30pm

Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry

1801 Richmond Ave., Port Royal, SC 29935 | 843-522-9622