member meter

Introducing the Member Meter!

See how many people are at the Y in real-time before you visit! Percentages show the current amount of people checked in relative to COVID-19 facility capacity guidelines.


Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone entering our facilities should be symptom-free (without a fever) and pass the health self-assessment below. These questions should be posted online, in advance communication, and posted in the lobby near the Front Doors and Service Center.

Important: If you answer YES to any of the following questions, you should not enter our facility:

  • Have you or anyone in your household had a fever or taken fever-reducing medicine in the last 24 hours?
  • Have you experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms within the last 24 hours (to include loss of taste/smell, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing, runny nose)?
  • Unless fully vaccinated, have you or anyone in your household had close contact** with or cared for anyone with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 14 days?
  • Unless fully vaccinated, have you or anyone in your household had close contact** or live with anyone who has been told to self-quarantine in the last 14 days?

Regions of ongoing community transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are regularly changing. Staff should follow CDC travel guidelines at

Areas of increased transmission can be found at Harvard Global Health Institute map to identify counties and their most recent 7 day average of cases per 100,000 people in the last 7 days.  Any concerns should be discussed with their supervisor, executive, and/or DVP prior to travel.

**Close contact includes:

  • You spent a PROLONGED period of time in the same room without medical grade PPE.
    Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection)
  • You had DIRECT PHYSICAL CONTACT with the person (e.g., kissing, hugging).
  • You SHARED eating or drinking utensils with them.
  • You came into contact with their RESPIRATORY SECRETIONS (e.g., they coughed on you).
    Medical professionals treating COVID-19 patients should shower and change clothes prior to coming into our facilities.

The CDC considers people as fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or ≥2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J])

Updated March 9, 2021

  • Workout towel (Towel services will not be provided.)
  • Water bottles from home are encouraged, but drinking fountains will be open
  • Face coverings are recommended, but no longer required. (We will still require staff, sports coaches, and sports spectators to wear a mask.)


    Members are encouraged to wear masks, but they are no longer required following recent guidelines from health departments local to these locations. Although they are no longer required, they are still encouraged. We will still require staff, sports coaches, and sports spectators to wear a mask.

    • Fitness Center
    • Weight Room
    • Gymnasium
    • Indoor Track
    • Locker Rooms/Restrooms (Showers are unavailable at this time)
    • Limited child watch* 
    • Limited group exercise and water exercise classes*
    • Limited lap swimming, water walking, and recreational swimming*
    • Coffee
    • Saunas/Hot Tubs**
    • Seating in lobbies **
    • Guest passes are available for those interested in a Y Membership
    • Nationwide Y Membership access
    • Equipment Check-Out
    • Facility Rentals
    • Playgrounds
    • AOA Programs
    • Checking out basketballs, locks and other items from front desk 
    • Pickleball

    * Available times and spaces are limited. Members will be able to reserve their space up to 48 hours in advance through  our mobile app or website!

    **These amenities vary by branch. Click below to see schedules. Reservations can be done 48 hours in advance through our mobile app.

    Four Rivers
    Jefferson County
    O'Fallon Missouri
    St. Charles


    • Towel service
    • Steam Rooms
    • Traffic Flow - We will maintain a single entry/exit point and regulate traffic flow where possible.
    • Temperature Checks - Staff will receive temperature checks.
    • PPE for All Staff - All staff will be required to wear masks while serving members.
    • New Spacing - We have rearranged our equipment and environments to support social distancing.
    • Cleaning - We have deep cleaned the facility and updated our cleaning procedures.
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    We're here to help you through this season of difficulty. If you are experiencing financial hardship, and are in need of membership assistance during this time, please submit our simplified online form. 

    *Financial Assistance Form for Current Members

    If you are interested in joining the Y, but need further assistance, please complete our Financial Assistance application below.

    Financial Assistance Application for New/Interested Members

    Register your Virtual Y Account

    Your Virtual Y account is available through a website and/or a mobile app, depending on your preference.

    If you've requested a mobile app account and are having trouble accessing it, or have any questions regarding your account, please email our support team at​

    Summer Day Camp

    The safety of our campers and staff is our first priority. While we have implemented many modifications to help ensure the health and safety of everyone, families can still count on an exceptional experience for their children.

    Before & After School Care

    The Gateway Region YMCA's Y Club Before and After School Enrichment Program is held in partnership with local school districts. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open!