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Health & Safety at the Y

Let’s work together to keep the Y a healthy place for everyone. 

Update (November 23, 2021): YMCA Buffalo Niagara will continue to follow all local, state, and federal regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Per Erie County guidelines, masks will now be required at all our Erie County YMCA branches, effective Tuesday, November 23 at 6:00 a.m. Masks will not be required at our Lockport branch, except for those who are unvaccinated.

Please follow these Covid-19 guidelines to keep yourself and others healthy.

  • NEW: Masks must be worn at all Erie County branches
  • NEW: Saunas and steam rooms are closed at Erie County locations. Hot tubs remain open. 
  • Members need to register in advance for water fitness classes and family swim.
  • One pool lane is dedicated for single lap swim. Other lanes utilize circle swim.
  • Mask should be worn by those who are immuno-compromised or unvaccinated. 
  • Stay home when you or your child are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean all workout equipment and other frequently touched objects before and after every use.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

Please consider the health and safety of our members and of our community so that we may remain open and safe for all. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your nearest YMCA.

Thank you for your continued support of YMCA Buffalo Niagara!

Virtual YMCA


On-demand virtual fitness classes and activities are available to YMCA members who cannot visit us in person. 

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