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Jefferson County is now classified as “High” transmission rate by the CDC.  Following NY State Department of Health recommendations, the Watertown Family YMCA is increasing our mask requirements.


Masking Policy

  • The YMCA continues to require mask wearing for all unvaccinated adults, regardless of community transmission level. 
  • Starting September 1st, all children ages 5 to 17 are required to wear a mask at the YMCA if they are unvaccinated. 
  • All staff in programming spaces, working with youth, will be wearing masks regardless of programing ages.
  • We strongly recommend masks for all members, participants and staff, vaccinated or unvaccinated, in our health and wellness facilities. 


We will continue to revisit this as the guidance every Monday as infection rates continues to change and hope for a time in the near future when all requirements will be lifted. We will be using this website to monitor