Our Response
to COVID-19

CEO Marie Miszewski announces the Regional Y’s reopening date, June 22.

Traveling out of the State of Connecticut or Country

In accordance with Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7BBB, effective June 25, 2020, we will require children and staff that attend/ work at our program to self-quarantine at home for 14 days upon return if they have traveled to a state with a high infection rate of Covid-19.  The State of Connecticut maintains an information page related to COVID-19 including the travel advisory and all residents are encouraged to consult it regarding their travel and any subsequent need for self-quarantine. This information can be found at:

The list of affected states will be updated on a regular basis as the situation develops across the country. The term of this policy will coincide with the travel advisory or until Executive Order 7BBB expires. In addition, families that travel out of the country will also be required to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days.

Previous Communication:

Dear Valued Y Member,

We sincerely hope you and your family are healthy and safe.
While we hoped to put off collecting your monthly membership dues until we officially reopened our doors, that financial plan has become unsustainable. By putting everyone’s membership on hold, we lost 94% of our income while still dealing with the majority of our fixed expenses. Our hope was that this situation would have only been a month or two at the most. At this time, we’ve depleted all our financial resources and are now facing increased costs to meet the additional safety requirements to reopen due to COVID-19. The reality is the Regional YMCA will not survive if we don’t begin collecting memberships dues again.
Therefore, effective June 1, we will be reinstating all of our membership drafts for monthly dues.
By maintaining your regular dues during our closure, we are able to treat those payments, beginning June 1st, as a tax-deductible donation. You do not need to take any action at this time, other than to accept our most heartfelt “thank you.” After we reopen, we will send you a statement for tax purposes confirming your total donation amount.
Our tentative reopen date if the Governor permits is June 22.
If you choose to put your membership dues on hold during the remaining closure, we fully understand. To temporarily hold your payments while the Y is closed, please email your request to Megan Hebert at by May 31. If you do not have access to email, please leave a message for Megan at 203-775-4444 x110.  When we reopen, we will resume credit card withdrawals or send a reminder if you pay otherwise.
When you belong to the Y, you belong to a community. We support each other and motivate each other. A community remains strong, even when not physically together. The Y remains fully dedicated to supporting our members, our staff, and all those who rely on us.
Thank you for your support on behalf of the entire Regional YMCA staff.
Marie Miszewski, CEO
Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut

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  • Family Activities

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