In order to best ensure the health of our entire Y community, we are complying with Governor Mike DeWine and closing our branches, main office, part day pre-schools, and camps, effective at 9 p.m. March 16 to April 3.  Our Licensed ChildCare Programs (early care & education, preschool and FUN DAY programs for school-aged children) will remain open until further notice from Governor DeWine.


During this closure, we will provide updates and information directly to staff,members and participants via email. We will also be posting information to our website, and our AkronYMCA Facebook pages.


Keeping your health and sanity during this time of self-distancing can be difficult.  Please visit the Y360 Youtube page to stream a growing number of video fitness classes for free.


True,the coronavirus has created enormous uncertainty; however, how we manage it is in our control. Join us in creating a history that demonstrates how we came together and served those who needed us the most.


Jill Kolesar





I'm a staff person where can I find info?

We have a staff specific page for you:  Click Here

When will the Y open again?

We have plans to open on Monday, April 6.  However, we will reassess the situation and will update members no later than Friday, April 3 regarding the status of facilities and programming from that point forward.


Have any Akron Area YMCA members tested positive for COVID-19?

No. At this time, we are not aware of any staff, volunteers, members or participants who have tested positive for COVID-19.


How will my membership dues be effected?  
There will be no drafts on April 1st or 15th. Annual membership renewal dateswill be pushed back 1 month.  Please contact your home branch foradditional information.


What’s going to happen to the workers at the Y?

We are working to support our staff team through this unforeseen time.

Child Care & Pandemic Care Centers?

The by order of the Governor, we've closed our childcare centers.  But there's great news, the YMCA has partnered with the State to open 4 Pandemic Care Centers to serve our medical and emergency workers in the area.  The 4 centers and their contact information is listed below.  To find out if you qualify, contact that location:

Cascade Village

Hartz Early Care & Education (Formerly Bethany Childcare)

Hope Early Care & Education

Riverfront Family YMCA