Latest Updates as of Monday, March 7, 2022.

Proof of Vaccination No Longer Required for Members & Program Participants

  • Mayor Adams announced that, effective March 7th, proof of vaccination will no longer be required for members, program participants and visitors to enter the YMCA.

Masks Recommended for All in YMCA Branches

  • All YMCA employees are required to wear masks in YMCA branches.
  • The YMCA strongly encourages all members and programs participants to continue to wear a mask while at the Y, regardless of vaccination status.
  • The YMCA requires masks for children between the ages of 2 and 4.

As a reminder:

  • If you are not yet vaccinated or have not yet received your booster shot, we encourage you to do so. You can find all of New York City’s free vaccination clinics here, including our own Flatbush Y, which is open 7 days a week and offers walk-up vaccinations. Don’t forget: All vaccination clinics hosted by NYC are offering a $100 incentive!

  • If you’re not feeling well, please help protect your neighbors and don’t enter the Y. If you’d like to get a free COVID test, you can do so at one of New York City’s COVID testing sites

If you have any questions about NYC’s guidelines or the YMCA’s protocols, please contact your branch’s Membership Director.


What You Need to Know

Following all government guidelines, we are doing everything we can to create a welcoming and clean environment at the Y. 

  • We’re cleaning and disinfecting our facilities and equipment prior to opening and throughout the day.

  • We’ve improved air quality and increased outdoor air supply wherever possible. 

  • Wipe down your equipment before and after use and wash your hands often.

Hours & Amenities


Branch hours vary. Please check your local branch’s webpage for details.


  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Indoor group exercise
  • Swimming pools open for lap swim, family swim, and swim lessons
  • Racquet sports and basketball
  • Priority access and member rates for programs
  • A welcoming community for all
  • Check branch webpages for more details