In response to the most recent health orders issued from St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and the state of Illinois, Y members and program participants who have been vaccinated will no longer be required to wear masks in Y facilities or when participating in Y programs.

As a reminder, public health officials strongly recommend individuals who have not been vaccinated to still wear masks in public.  Member safety is our top priority, and we will continue to follow public health guidelines as we have throughout the pandemic.

We are excited to see you at the Y and can’t wait to help you get back to pursuing your health and wellness goals!


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to present my vaccination card upon entrance to the facility?

The Y is following the honor system and will not be checking to see if members have been vaccinated.

What should I bring with me to the Y?

Bring your own water bottle and workout towel (towel services will not be provided).

When should I wear a mask?

If you are not fully vaccinated, we trust you will continue to wear your mask as recommended by public health officials. Even if you are vaccinated, you are welcome to wear a mask.

Are staff required to wear masks?

Vaccinated staff are not required to wear masks, unless they are working in childcare, which includes ECE and YClub at this time. 

Are youth participants in Y programs required to wear masks?

Youth program participants are strongly recommended to continue wearing a mask, but will no longer be required to wear a mask while engaged in YMCA activities (with the exception of Illinois YMCA locations).

Should my child wear a mask while in Child Watch?

In Illinois, children ages 2 years and older are encouraged to wear masks while in child watch.

In Missouri, children ages 5 years and older are encouraged to wear masks while in child watch.


Help Us All Stay Safe

The health and safety of our members and staff is our first priority. Please make sure to remember these things as you come in to our facilities.
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Wipe Down Equipment
Wipe down all equipment, weights, mats, etc. with the provided cleaning materials immediately before & after use.
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Wash your hands
Wash or sanitize your hands before and after working out.
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We continue to deep clean the facility on a regular basis.
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Stay Home if You're Sick
Stay home if you don’t feel well or if you pose a risk to others.