For A Safer Us


For a safer us.

We are excited to welcome you back to the Y - I know you are excited and we can't wait to see you! Please take a few moments to review the updated policies and procedures when using the Y as we reopen. See you soon!



The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh’s priority is to provide wellness facilities, programs and services in a safe and effective manner. The YMCA’s Reopening Roadmap prioritizes the health and well-being of our members, staff and the communities we serve, using both CDC guidelines and the guidelines and recommendations of state and our local government authorities. To ensure all decisions are informed by the most up-to-date and relevant public health information, the Y has assembled a COVID-19 Member Services Task Force composed of branch executives, core service leaders, YMCA of USA Medical Experts, Local health experts and senior leadership representation.  This team will provide unique domain knowledge and guidance, unbiased perspectives, and critical thinking as the Y implements the outlined reopening plan.

Phase Two maintains the social and physical distance practices of phase one while opening more areas of the facility to meet community wellness needs. Phase 2 will include on-going assessment of the 6 branches open and addressing any other safety needs. As the Y’s confidence level increases in all social and physical distancing practices, more areas of the YMCA will open for use and group activities will slowly be reintroduced within social and physical distance guidelines. If any areas pose challenges for social or physical distancing or for sanitation then the area will be closed until new procedures can be implemented. 

Face mask policy (updated)

Mask are required in all areas of our YMCA, with the following exceptions:

  • If member has existing Medical Condition.
  • Mask may be removed only when exercising on a piece of cardio equipment, participating in a group exercise class, or partaking in any high intensity activity that may create a wet mask from sweat.
  • Mask may be removed when entering the pool, but are required on the pool deck.

LOCATIONS OPEN & HOURS FOR PHASE II (New Hours for August 3rd)


Monday – Thursday:
Allegheny YMCA - 6am – 6pm
Baierl Family YMCA- 6am – 7pm
Sampson Family YMCA - 6am – 7pm
Spencer Family YMCA - 7am – 7pm
Thelma Lovette YMCA - 6am – 6pm

Allegheny YMCA - 6am – 4pm
Baierl Family YMCA- 6am – 5pm
Sampson Family YMCA - 6am – 5pm
Spencer Family YMCA - 7am – 5pm
Thelma Lovette YMCA - 6am – 5pm

Allegheny YMCA - Closed
Baierl Family YMCA- 8am – 2pm
Sampson Family YMCA - 8am – 2pm
Spencer Family YMCA - 8am – 2pm
Thelma Lovette YMCA - 8am – 12pm

Sunday: CLOSED

Senior Hours: Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 2:00pm; Members are encouraged to allow this time for our vulnerable populations only
Ages: 12-14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 15-17 years old are permitted to use the facility with waiver completion.


During phase II we are working to ensure that are members and staff are maintaining a safe social distance. This includes limiting the capacity of our branches by 50%. Please use our branch capacity tracker below for up to the minute details of the current capacity of our branches. Through reciprocity, you have the option with your membership to use any of our available locations. For a safer us




PEOPLE (Members and Staff)

  • No Guest or Nationwide Membership will be permitted for the foreseeable future

  • Staffing limited to “essential staff” only (includes social distance monitors throughout facilities)

  • All staff are thoroughly trained on COVID transmission prevention and new cleaning protocols prior to working in facilities

  • Only members and vendors may enter the facility

  • Self-scan upon entry (staff will not handle cards, phones, or any other person’s belongings)

  • All staff, members and vendors will be asked to wash and/or sanitize hands upon entry and exit

  • Staff will be asked to wash their hands frequently

  • Numbers will be controlled throughout the building (not to exceed 50% of facility/area capacity)

  • Staff required to wear PPE (eg, mask, gloves for treatment); Members reuired to wear mask

  • All staff, members and vendors who are unwilling to comply with the Y’s COVID transmission prevention measure will be asked to leave the facility immediately





As we work to create a better, safer atmosphere for all, and to expedite the check-in process when you arrive back at the Y, please complete the following waiver based on your branch. For a Safer Us.


-For A Safer Us.

For a Safer Us.

The Y is reopening. Learn about our reopening phases we have laid out to keep you and your familit safe. For a stronger community. For a safer us.