Health and Safety Guidelines and Prevention

We are excited to see increased activity throughout our facility and will continue keeping our members, staff and program participants safe and protected while they use our facilities. As state guidelines are lifted, we will be opening more services and programs using a phased approach. At all times, we will be adhering to CDC guidelines, as well as state and local guidelines, in order to protect everyone who walks into one of our facilities. The below guidelines will be used across our facility.

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Current Facility Guidelines

  • All staff and members will have their temperature checked upon entering the facility.
  • Extensive facility cleaning, including disinfectant fogging every night.
  • Capacity limits for group exercise classes, lap swimming, hot tub, and other areas in the facility.
  • Activities such as basketball, pickleball and raquetball have resumed, and we ask that members practice safe measures through their own diligence.
  • All pools and swim lessons will operate.
  • Hot tub is open on a reservation based system.
  • Showers are open.
  • Members must disinfect equipment before and after use.
  • Members must wash hands before and after working out with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Signage throughout the building to encourage social distance, handwashing and remind members to disinfect equipment.
  • Hours of Operation will be adjusted as needed by our member’s needs.
  • Guests and Nationwide members will be accepted to enter the facility.

We will review our guidelines regularly and communicate changes as necessary. We will continue providing virtual resources for our members.

Mask Policy (updated 6/7/2021)

Since reopening the Greater Scranton YMCA facility in June, 2020, Y staff and volunteers have worked diligently to abide by all CDC and state guidelines in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our members, program participants and staff is – and always will be – our top priority.

In light of the recent updates to the state mask order released by the CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health, which will remain in effect until 70 percent of Pennsylvanians are vaccinated, the Greater Scranton YMCA is no longer requiring mask wearing for fully vaccinated individuals throughout the entire facility.

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 Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If you do not meet these requirements, you are not considered fully vaccinated and are required to continue to wear a mask at all times (except while in the pool). The Greater Scranton YMCA is relying on the honesty of our members to abide by the updates to the mask policy.

All Greater Scranton YMCA staff must continue to abide by the mask policy. 

Thank you for working together to keep the Greater Scranton YMCA a safe, healthy and welcoming environment for all.

Group Exercise Guidelines

  • Class schedule is limited.
  • Spots must be reserved in advance for certain classes.
  • Members must maintain social distance during group exercise classes per state guidelines.
  • Length of class may be limited.
  • Some classes are offered virtually.

Members and guests not adhering to our policies will be asked to leave the facility for the day. Continued violation may result in termination of membership and future guest passes. These guidelines and policies are the health and safety of our members and staff, allowing us to keep our doors open for all!