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Facility Guide for Members – Updated 6/9/2021

Facility Update

Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks at the Y unless in a childcare space. All those, over age 2, are required to mask, regardless of vaccination status if in a licensed childcare space.

ChildWatch at our Glenwood location will be closed Monday, Dec. 6 & Wednesday, Dec. 8.


Thank you so much for #StayingWithUs and for your cooperation in helping us to create a safe and healthy environment.

Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask while at the Y unless in a licensed childcare space. All people, over age 2, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask while in licensed childcare spaces in order to protect our unvaccinated children.

In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: 

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

You, of course, may choose to continue to wear a mask or face shield to protect yourself.  If you have underlying health conditions, you should consult your doctor about whether you should continue to wear a mask or face shield. 

At this time, all other efforts remain in place – including social distancing. We ask for your continued help in stopping the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to provide updates and review health guidance as it becomes available from state and local health departments and the CDC.

Erie County Department of Health Mask Mandate


Keeping You Safe

All members will be asked to update their Y participation waiver prior to their first visit back. Members without a wavier on file will be asked to sign one electronically (please allow extra time to complete this)

We’ll use a “no-contact” check in process by using your membership ID tag on your keychain or on your cell phone.

The Y is reconfiguring our physical spaces and following capacity recommendations provided by state and local officials. Signs and floor markers will be posted throughout the Y regarding physical distancing. Please stay at least six feet away from others and follow recommended social distancing capacities.

At the Y, we are committed to providing you with a healthy and safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Consisting of in-house and outside experts the Y is redefining our cleaning and safety standards. Read our full Commitment to Clean.

Y members may now bring guests with them in compliance with our Guest Policy which allows a guest to accompany a member up to 3 visits. We are also welcoming members participating in Nationwide Membership.

We appreciate you helping us to maintain a healthy environment for our staff and members. Here’s a few recommendations provided by the CDC:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Bring a towel, mask, mat and water bottle
  • Keep your distance- at least 6 feet
  • Remember to wipe down equipment before and after each use
  • Use the handwashing stations frequently
  • Cover your cough and sneeze in your elbow

The Y will follow Erie County Department of Health policies and procedures.

Facility & Amenity Information

Eastside  Location – Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Closed

Eastside Y Outdoor Pool –  Opening June 14, 2021 – click here for schedule – reservations required

Glenwood Location- Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

County Location- Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, Closed

Downtown Location – Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, Closed

YMCA Camp Sherwin- open for RV, tent and cabin rental. 

YMCA Camp Sherwin Outdoor Pool & Spray & Play Park – Open Memorial Day Weekend.

In compliance with Governor Tom Wolf’s most recent order, capacity restrictions will be removed June 1, 2021. 


In general, all Y facilities will be open beginning June 1 including: 

  • Free Weight Room
  • Wellness Center (circuit machines, cardio)
  • Running/Walking Track 
  • Indoor Lap pools (reservation required)
  • Indoor small pools (no reservation)
  • Outdoor pools (Memorial Day at Camp Sherwin, June 14 at Eastside Y)
  • Sauna 
  • Whirlpool 
  • Steam Rooms (limited capacity, social distancing)
  • Virtual group exercise
  • Indoor group exercise 
  • Indoor water fitness (Eastside & Glenwood)
  • Locker Rooms
  • Interval Obstacle Course (Eastside )
  • Basketball Courts
  • Racquetball Courts 
  • Pickleball
  • Playgrounds 
  • Childwatch (Glenwood – June 14 – Eastside remains closed due to low staffing)

Indoor group classes are now available. For a class schedule, click here. Classes no longer require a reservation as of June 14.   A number of virtual classes are offered, led by popular Erie Y instructors, on our Facebook and YouTube Channels. For additional virtual resources, click here.

Childwatch will reopen on June 14 at the Glenwood Park.  We are working hard to hire qualified staff at our Eastside location which remains closed due to low staffing.

Children ages 13 and above may use the Y without an adult (18 and above). Youth access (under age 13), at this time, is restricted to those youth that are actively participating in an activity such as basketball or swimming (given capacity) or using the fitness centers if they’ve completed the youth fitness course.

Our expectations are that parents are responsible for their children at all times. We need your support in ensuring children, youth and teens will:

  • Accept directions from Y staff
  • Show courtesy and respect for others while at the Y
  • Not use offensive/hurtful language anywhere within the Y
  • Take care of facility and equipment

Please remember that children under the age of 13 must be accompanied at the facility by a parent or adult age 18+. Children under 6 must remain with a parent or guardian at all times unless registered in a program or class. Youth ages 11 and up, that have successfully completed the Youth Fitness Course, are permitted full use of the Wellness Center and Racquetball Courts. Youth 15 and up are permitted use of the running/walking track and Strength Training Room.  Please be aware that these age guidelines are generalities and a YMCA location may have slightly different guidelines.

Log-in or create an account at ymcaerie.org

Reservations are required for indoor and outdoor lap swim at Glenwood & Eastside locations; reservations are not required for the “warm water pool”. Reservations are required for outdoor water fitness classes at the Eastside location. 

If you make a pool reservation, you’ll need to arrive ON THE POOL DECK 5 minutes prior to your reserved time. Please bring either the printed reservation confirmation receipt or the emailed reservation confirmation receipt and show it to the lifeguard

Membership Information

If your membership is currently on hold and you would like to extend your hold, you’ll need to call (814) 452-3261 or email [email protected] by the 20th of the month.

We’re here.  We’ve expanded our confidential financial assistance program during this recovery time.  Please speak to your local Y staff or you can complete a financial assistance application here. 

Branch Capacity

The dials below show the amount of members checked into the branch relative to the maximum capacity of the branch based on current guidelines.

Eastside Family Y
Glenwood Park

Contact US

For more information please feel free to call us at (814) 452-3261, email us anytime or use the form below.

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