The Lake County YMCA is implementing the following safety protocols in an effort to reduce the health risks for members, staff, and other visitors to our facility.  Please watch the video below for full details.


  • Regular Temperature Checks: Staff will receive temperature checks before being allowed to start their work shift or to check-in.  We ask all members to take their temperature at home before coming to the Y.
  • PPE for Staff: Staff will be required to wear face coverings/ masks and other personal protective equipment in accordance with Ohio Department of Health Guidelines.
  • Self-Scan: Members will be asked to self-scan to allow for limited contact entry.  At this time, we will not be offering Belly Rewards for visits.
  • Designed for Social Distance: All open areas inside the Y have been evaluated and redesigned where necessary to help ensure social distancing between members. Signage will be placed prominently throughout the facility to drive awareness of this requirement.


The YMCA appreciates members’ adherence to the following safety precautions during their visits:

  • Stay Home if You’re Sick: Members should stay home if they have shortness of breath or cough, or any sign of illness. The CDC and state public health officials encourage seniors and members of vulnerable populations, including those with underlying health conditions, to stay at home.  Additionally, if you have been asked by a medical professional or the health district to quarantine, please do as directed.
  • Temperature Checks: All members should take their temperature prior to coming to the Y.  If your temperature is over 100.4, or you have had a fever in the past 48 hours, please stay home. We will also ask you to review these five health screening questions upon entering the building.
  • Bring a Towel, a Mask, and a Water Bottle: Members will be asked to bring their own water bottle and a workout towel (towel services will not be provided). Masks are mandatory when traveling throughout the facility.  Please be sure to bring your mask.
  • Keep Your Distance: Please exercise on designated equipment only and respect all signage regarding social distancing. Strive to maintain at least six feet between you and others whenever possible.
  • Expect Reduced Capacity: To ensure proper social distancing, our facilities and wellness areas will have a limited capacity. At times of full capacity, you will be asked to wait in a designated area until space is available.
  • Remember to  Wipe Down Equipment:  Please help us reduce the risk of exposure by wiping down all equipment, weights, mats, etc. with the provided cleaning materials. 


  • Cardio and strength areas open with significant restrictions on capacity and activities
  • Group Exercise rooms
  • Child Watch (Reservations Only) LEARN MORE
  • Indoor Pools
  • Designated bathrooms will be open
  • Only no touch bottle filling available (water fountains closed)
  • Seating areas significantly reduced to prevent gathering
  • Furniture re-positioned to be at least six feet apart
  • Locker rooms and showers are available  
    • Showers are open on a limited basis from open to close. Individual shower stalls are available and must be disinfected between each use: Staff will disinfect stalls every hour/ more frequent sanitation during high traffic times, disinfectant spray will be available for members to use; Communal showers unavailable.
  • Track open dependent on branch operations


Indoor pools are open for lap swimming, water walking, and aquatics group exercise. Pool access may be limited due to classes.  We ask you to be ready to swim upon arrival, however, locker rooms with select lockers are available to change and store your belongings.  Bins will be provided on the pool deck for you to store your belongings. Lanes are on a first come first serve basis.  Chairs or benches will be provided if there happens to be a wait for a pool lane.  Only kickboards and fins are available in pool and will be disinfected between uses.


Family Time is available based on branch availability and schedules. Members of the same household can schedule time to play together during this time.

We are restricting facility access to individuals 12 years and over at this time and providing time for families, seniors and immunosuppressed individuals. Children under the age of 12 need to be supervised by an adult in the facility at all times unless they are participating in a YMCA program. 

Youth ages 12-15 may use the wellness center unaccompanied after successful completion of a teen orientation with a wellness coach.  These orientations can be scheduled by calling your branch and asking to speak with the healthy living director. Open teen time in both the pool and gymnasium/field house are available based on branch availability.

Youth of all ages may access the facility with an adult for Family Time and during a scheduled youth class.


We are offering reciprocity for Nationwide Membership, Military Outreach Y Members, as well as guest passes for those 18 years and older.  Some exceptions may apply, see below.

  • WEST END YMCA: Beginning February 16, 2021, guest passes are NOT AVAILABLE after 1:00pm, Monday through Friday


The YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been accused or convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse, is or has been a registered sex offender, has ever been convicted of any offense relating to the use, sale, possession, or transportation of narcotics or habit-forming and/or dangerous drugs, or is presently or habitually under the influence of dangerous drugs or chemicals, narcotics, or intoxicating beverages. The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests.


  • RESPECT and follow all rules and policies
  • HONESTY and inform staff if equipment is broken or in need of repair
  • RESPONSIBILITY and keep our Y clean by throwing away garbage and keeping hallways and other areas free of clutter
  • CARING attitude and use language appropriate for all ages
  • RESPONSIBILITY and use equipment properly
  • RESPECT towards other people and their property
  • RESPONSIBILITY and lock up all valuables. Quarter lockers are available if needed