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In accordance with the City of Westfield Mask mandate the following is in effect at the YMCA as of 12/20/2021.



  • Masks are required to enter the YMCA facility.  Masks are also required in all common areas such as hallways, lobby, bathrooms, locker rooms etc.
  • When six feet of distance cannot be maintained masks must be worn while working out in weight rooms, nautilus/matrix, and the TRX/Functional training room
  • Masks can be removed while using cardio equipment such as treadmills, ellipticals and bikes.   The cardio equipment is arranged to maintain 14 feet of physical distance.
  • Masks can be removed during group exercise classes.   Six (6) feet of physical distance must be maintained for masks to be removed for any type of exercise.
  • Masked can be removed while using the pool.   Lifeguards will not be required to wear a mask as long as six feet of distance can be maintained in the pool area.
  • According to the City Mask Mandate masks are highly recommended for Basketball

As a community, we’ve ALL been doing our part to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. In July 2020, we opened with safety protocols that helped prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Thank you for your part in keeping our community safe!

With new guidance from the CDC and the state of Massachusetts we are making a few updates!

  • Staff will no longer be taking temperatures or completing attestation forms.
  • We will continue enhanced cleaning throughout the facility! We will continue to provide hand sanitizer and cleaning solution. We still ask that members clean equipment before and after use.
  • Reservations are no longer required for Family Swim, Adult Open Swim or Going Strong Classes.
  • Reservations are still required for all Pool Fitness Classes that take place in the Small pool.  We have increased the capacity limit to 10.  These classes include Pool Fitness, AOA Pool Fitness, Poolates and Deep End Poolates.
  • We will maintain 14 feet distance in group exercise classes when possible. We still ask that you register for any class that you participate in.
  • There will no longer be capacity limits by area.

We will be following the state of Massachusetts and CDC guidelines and recommendations around masks

  • Fully vaccinated: mask is your choice
  • Not fully vaccinated: We ask that you wear a mask. Although we will not ask your vaccination status, we hope that that you will be considerate of all populations we serve, including children and high-risk populations who are unable to get vaccinated.
  • We will leave it up to parents/guardians as to whether or not they want their child (12 and under) to wear a mask while participating in YMCA programs.
  • Please be respectful of individual choice concerning mask wearing.  There are many different reasons why people will continue to wear a mask after the mandate is lifted.
  • Staff will be required to follow the same guidelines as members.


  • Equipment will remain spaced at a comfortable distance.

Other Amenities

  • Steam room will open on June 7th, please note that masks should not be worn in the steam room and we recommend that you maintain appropriate social distancing. The steam room will be shut down daily for cleaning.  Please check the Steam Room Schedule.
  • Towel service is permanently discontinued
  • Child Watch will remain closed at this time. We will re-evaluate for September.
  • Basketball and Racquetball can resume without restrictions.  
  • Guest passes will be reinstated.  Reciprocity has not yet been reinstated. Drop-in Fees for Teens and AOA are still on pause.

Our policies have been made with consideration of ALL the populations we serve. We will share any policy updates as soon as possible as the situation continues to evolve. If you have any further questions please reach out to us. 

Thank you for your continued commitment to keeping our community safe, together.