At the YMCA, our greatest priority has always been protecting the health and safety of all who enter our doors.
While we don’t yet know when we will be permitted to reopen by the State of Pennsylvania, we’re getting ready to welcome you back as soon as possible!
As soon as you arrive at the Y, you’ll notice changes—all designed to protect your health and well-being.
Have questions about your membership, programs or how you can help? Visit our frequently asked questions.
Enhanced Cleaning & Disinfecting
We are implementing the latest cleaning protocols from the CDC using our EPA-registered solution. Areas of our facilities will have rolling, brief closures throughout the day and branch hours will be reduced to allow for additional disinfection. We’ve adjusted our air handling units to ensure an even higher turnover of fresh air into our branches.
Our staff is being retrained on the latest cleaning and disinfection protocols provided by the CDC and will be focused on continual sanitization of all areas of our facility. Additionally, each branch will have a Health & Security Associate who will oversee and enforce all safety and security protocols, including requiring members to wipe down fitness equipment before and after use.
We've reconfigured spaces to allow for social distancing and added clear directional signage throughout our branches to direct the flow of traffic. You'll find fitness equipment spaced out, lobbies free of excess furniture and markers on the floor to make social distancing easy.
Additional hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout our branches.
You will need to wear a face mask when entering the YMCA and when in common areas of the YMCA. Masks may be removed during cardio workouts and group exercise classes.
All staff, members and visitors will be temperature-checked prior to entering the facility. Anyone exhibiting a temperature of 100.4 or higher or showing signs of illness will not be permitted to enter.
Single Entry/Exit Points
To maintain our safety protocols, all YMCA branches will maintain single entry and single exit points. Our doors will be clearly marked with signs.
To protect your health and safety, we will likely not be able to reopen all amenities immediately and we ask for your patience. This could include but is not limited to saunas, steam rooms, pools, locker rooms and more. As soon as we are confident we can open these areas safely, we will.
Member Tag Scanning
As always, all will be required to scan in at the welcome desk to access the facility. Stationary scanners will be available for contactless scanning. Plexiglass shields have been installed at our welcome desks so that you are able to safely talk with staff.
To protect everyone’s health, water fountains will not be available. However, you will be able to use the bottle fillers.
Special Hours for Seniors & Those Who Are High Risk
Special hours for seniors, as well as those who are at high-risk for COVID-19, will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm should they feel more comfortable using the Y at a time when it is less crowded.
Updated Member Code of Conduct
An updated Member Code of Conduct will be in place to ensure we all work together to protect one another's health and safety.