Updated May 14
Please note this update does not apply to Child Care. Visit this page for Child Care guidelines.
As you are aware, since reopening our facilities in June 2020, we have followed both CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines related to COVID-19 safety protocols. We thank you for your support throughout this time.
Late on 5/13, the CDC announced that individuals fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no longer need to wear a mask while indoors. Shortly after the CDC announcement, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that effective immediately, anyone fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is not subject to the state Mask Order, which remains in effect until 70 percent of Pennsylvanians are vaccinated.
In accordance with this announcement, beginning Friday, May 14, members, program participants and staff of The Greater Valley YMCA who are fully vaccinated may utilize our facilities and participate in programs without a face mask.
Fully vaccinated is defined as:
- 2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
If you do not meet the above requirements, you are not considered fully vaccinated and therefore are required to continue to wear a mask when inside a YMCA facility and when outdoors on our grounds when social distancing cannot be maintained. We are counting on the integrity of our Y community to follow this guidance based on their vaccination status.
In honoring our Y core value of respect, with regards to our fellow Y members/staff, please remember individuals may continue to wear a mask because they are mid-vaccine or as an extra precaution. If you have any questions regarding the mask order while accessing the facility, please see the front desk or any Y-management employee.
We will continue to complete temperature checks upon entry into the facility, maintain social distance around our equipment and group exercise spaces, use our reservation system, and apply our enhanced cleaning practices. These additional safety precautions will remain in effect the Pennsylvania mitigation orders have been lifted on June 1, 2021.
The safety of our members, participants and staff remains our top priority. We will continue to uphold COVID-19 safety guidelines from the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health. We appreciate your care and respect for your fellow Y members as we continue to work together to maintain the safest environment possible.
The Y will continue to monitor the situation within our facilities, as well as incorporate guidance from the CDC and the Commonwealth to make adjustments as needed. We appreciate everyone's pstience as we enter the new normal together.
Beginning June 1:
Beginning June 1, temperatures will no longer be checked. We ask members to self-screen before entering our Y Branches. Reservations will still be required for all areas except for the Wellness Center. All equipment will be open but we ask members to monitor social distancing in all areas of the Y including the locker rooms.
Please contact your local Y Branch for questions about specific amenities.
COVID-19 Policies & Procedures
Please be assured that your safety - and the safety of all our members, program participants, staff and volunteers - is our number one priority. We’re following CDC guidelines ensuring our facilities meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety, and we have modified our policies and programs to facilitate safe physical/social distancing practices. We thank you for your help in keeping our facilities clean and safe for all.
Please check out this Welcome Back Video for further information:
Virtual Class Information
We've launched Y Wellness 24/7 to provide on-demand, virtual classes to Y members anytime and anywhere. This is part of all Y Greater Valley YMCA memberships. Click here to learn more and register.
CDC Screening Questions When Entering Our Facilities
Frequently Asked Questions
Progression of reopening of services is subject to change and will be based off CDC guidelines and Best Practices through our PA State Alliance and YUSA
Join the Y
Households across our community have different needs so we offer a variety of membership types. Each of our locations offer many different programs, schedules, and classes therefore offerings and fees may vary by branch.
Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. At The Y, no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay.
Financial assistance awards are assessed on a case by case basis during a one-on-one, confidential session with a staff member. Those interested in applying for our financial assistance program are encouraged to download this form in English or download this form in Spanish, or stop in to any of our branches to learn more and pick up an application.