Reopening Information July 2020

Please be advised certain programs are operating as of July 2020, but not all. New members are being accepted for the programming available, but we can't accept walk-ins, and all interested in taking membership out or registering for a program must call for an appointment so we can adhere to social distancing. Members who would like to return from their freeze status must call first too to begin the process.

We would also like to take a moment to thank all members and program participants who have donated their March fees and those who even went beyond March. We continued our commitment to serve the community even while in shut down mode by feeding the community, performing wellness checks, and virtual engagement. Your support through these difficult times are greatly appreciated. 

We are looking forward to becoming fully operational once deemed safe. Your generous donations help sustain us in these times of limitations. 

 

For now, please see our offerings below:

 

Summer Camp 

Operating with restrictions for preschool and school aged children along with specialty camps. Please see our camps menu for more information.

 

Virtual Membership

Monthly studio options for group exercise that is included in full membership fees, or a financially impacted option where anyone can purchase the links to the studio for a greatly discounted price of $15. Financially impacted memberships can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-virtual-wellness-studio-tickets-114304319296

 

Pools

Small group lessons and adult lap available. Please read policy, procedures and schedule below. 

Both pools are open! It is important to note all visits must be by appointment. Lap swim will be held at 490 Midland Ave on Monday through Friday to a limited amount of members at each booked hour. Hour time slots will be available from 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a 30 minute break between sessions for cleaning, sterilization, and to minimize contact.

33 Outwater Lane will operate Monday- Friday for 45 minute sessions with the times below. Please note one lane will be set aside for our water walkers. 

Monday-Friday

8-8:45am

9-9:45am

3:45-4:30pm

4:45-5:30pm

 

490 Midland Ave Operates on the following Schedule:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

7-8am

8:15-9:15am

9:30-10:30am

10:45-11:45am

3:30-4:30pm

4:45-5:45pm (3 Lanes)

6:15-7:15pm (3 Lanes)

 

Tuesday & Thursday

7-8am

8:15-9:15am

9:30-10:30am

10:45-11:45am

3:30-4:30pm

4:45-5:45

Before reading our procedures, please make sure to read the following downloads and print at home if possible and bring with you to your first visit:

Member Waiver

Updated Bank Draft for Monthly Members

 

If you do not bring the forms with you to your first visit, you will be asked to sign them at the front desk. Again, if you do not have a printer, please review on line to minimize time spent at the front desk.

 

Please read the procedures below and familiarize yourself with them. Please call if you have questions. 

 

Garfield YMCA Adult Lap Policy at the Midland Ave Pool

 

PREPARING TO SWIM

  • When you come to the parking lot, use the Elizabeth Street entrance.
  • Temperatures will be taken and recorded upon arrival when you enter the building and asked a few questions.
  • Every member needs to go to the front desk and update their membership and fill out a waiver.
  • Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds or longer). There will be a portable sink in the pool room for you to use.
  • If the thermometer reads 100.4° or higher and any other symptoms related to COVID, you will not be allowed to use the facility.

 

  • There will be hand sanitizers through the facility for you to use.
  •  Bring your own equipment and do not share equipment with anyone. You will not be allowed to use any of the YMCA equipment.
  • Bring a full water bottle since there will be no water fountain for you to use.
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve/arm area.
  •  Come fully dressed ready to go into the pool. There will be no locker room for you to use. Footwear is required throughout the building and  on the pool deck.
  • Arrive as close as possible to when your time slot begins – wait in your car until your time slot
  • When you are not swimming, a face mask is required to wear.
  • Do not attend adult lap, if you or a member of your household does not feel well. 
  • Do not come to the Garfield YMCA if you traveled to or from the following states as per Governor Murphy: AL, AR, AZ, CA, DE, FL, GA, IA, IA, ID, KS, LA, MS, NC, OK, NV, SC, TN, TX, UT. You need to self-quarantine for 14 days if traveled to any of these states.

 

Time Slots Call (973)772-7450

  • Please register for your time slots 24 hours in advance. If you cannot make your time slots notify the YMCA to make it available to another member.
  • One person in a lane and make sure you stay in your lane.
  • When you call the YMCA to sign up for pool time, you can sign up for 3 slots per week. The time slots are only for 1 hour and not anymore than that. If you need more time slots during the week, call the night before to see if there are any time slots available

WHEN SWIMMING

  • Do not make physical contact with others, such as shaking hands or giving a high five.
  • Avoid touching your face, sharing food, drinks, or towels.
  • Maintain appropriate social distancing from other swimmers when taking a break.

AFTER SWIMMING

  • Leave the facility as soon as reasonably possible after swimming. There will be no sauna. There will be no locker room available for you to use. You will exit the pool door that leads you into the parking lot.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after leaving the pool.
  • No extra-curricular or social activity should take place when you are done swimming.

Garfield YMCA Adult Lap Policy at the 33 Pool

 

PREPARING TO SWIM

  • Temperatures will be taken and recorded upon arrival when you enter the building and asked a few questions.
  • Every member needs to go to the front desk and update their membership and fill out a waiver.
  • If the thermometer reads 100.4° or higher and any other symptoms related to COVID, you will not be allowed to use the facility.
  • Wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and water (for 20 seconds or

     longer). There will be a sink for you to use when the front desk person is taking your temperature.

  • There will be hand sanitizers through the facility for you to use.
  •  Bring your own equipment and do not share equipment with anyone. You will not be allowed to use any of the YMCA equipment.
  • Bring a full water bottle since there will be no water fountain for you to use.
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve/arm area.
  •  Come fully dressed that you are ready to go into the pool. There will be no  locker room for you to use. Please wear some type of sandal around the pool deck.
  • Arrive as close as possible to when your time slot begins.
  • When you are not swimming, a face mask is required to wear.
  • Do not attend adult lap, if you or a member of your household does not feel well.
  • Do not come to the Garfield YMCA if you traveled the following states as per Governor Murphy announced. You need to self-quarantine for 14 days if traveled to any of these states.

 

Time Slots Call (973)772-7450

  • Please register for your time slots in 24 hours in advance. If you cannot make your time slots notify the YMCA to let us know.
  • If do not want to do laps, and just walk in the pool area, please tell the front desk person. Lane 2 will be for walkers.
  • One person in a lane and make sure you stay in your lane.
  • When you call the YMCA to sign up for pool time, you can sign up for 3 time slots at a time. If you need more time slots for during the week, call the night before to see if there are any time slots available.

 

 

WHEN SWIMMING

  • Do not make physical contact with others, such as shaking hands or giving  a high five.
  • Avoid touching your face, sharing food, drinks, or towels.
  • Maintain appropriate social distancing from other swimmers when taking a break.

 

AFTER SWIMMING

  • Leave the facility as soon as reasonably possible after swimming. There will be no sauna. There will be no locker room available for you to use. You will exit the back-pool door. You will not be allowed to go into the lobby.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly or use a hand sanitizer after leaving the pool.
  • No extra-curricular or social activity should take place when you are done swimming.