COVID 19 What to Expect Stage 2

COVID-19 What to Expect When You Arrive Stage 2

The Regional YMCA is in Stage 2 of our Reopen Phases!

It’s been over a month since we reopened our doors and each day has brought us new and exciting experiences as well as challenges. We truly appreciate all of you coming in and making our days bright while helping us to adhere to all safety guidelines so that the Y can remain a safe place for all.


Stage 2 starts Monday August 3, 2020

Here’s what’s new in Stage 2: 

  • Functional Fitness room will open with limited capacity. Members will be permitted to use that space on a first come first serve basis, and may be asked to limit their time if others are waiting. Please make a reservation for Greenknoll Fitness to utilize Functional Fitness.  
  • Limited Group Exercise Classes available in half of the gym. Reservations are required and spaces will be limited.  
  • Spin bikes will be moved out of the Spin studio and into half of the gym. This will allow us to hold Spin classes indoors if it’s raining except for Saturday 9am class which would need to be cancelled in the event of rain.  This also allows for spin bikes to be available for member use at various times during the day.
  • Free weights and benches will be moved to the Spin Studio, from the gym, for member use during your time slots. Capacity will be limited and members may be asked to limit their time if others are waiting.  
  • Two Basketball hoops will be available in the gym for family and member use. Please reserve a time slot ahead of time and bring your own basketball. Hoops available for shoot around only and not pick up games. Maximum capacity is 3 per hoop and masks will be required.
  • Locker rooms will be available for changing out of wet swimsuits only. Lockers will not be available, so please continue to bring your personal items in a bag to be stored in basket at end of your lane.  
  • Social distancing pods will be created in the outdoor pool area for families to keep their belongings or sit during family swim.  

Coming in Stage 3

  • Tentative Start Date: Mid-September, 2020
  • Greenknoll Fitness Center will be open Noon – 3pm on Monday & Wednesday – no reservations needed during that time period. Usage will be available on a first come first serve basis for that area.
  • Modified Water Aerobics schedule and programming
  • Shower Facilities
  • Open Indoor Track
  • Groups Swim Lessons

The following Stage 1 guidelines will continue:  

  • Reservations for time slots in the fitness area (no limit) to ensure social distancing and capacity guidelines continue to be met  
  • Reservations for lap swim, family swim and teen swim (no limit) 
  • No sauna or steam room as per Connecticut State Guidelines  
  • No shower facilities except for rinsing off after pool usage  
  • Virtual group exercise classes 
  • Limited outdoor group exercise classes  
  • Personal & Small Group training (inside and outside)  
  • Water fountains for bottle fill only  
  • Babysitting (Kids Corner) will not be available  
  • Pickleball and Indoor Track will NOT be available 
  • Guests, guest passes and Nationwide Memberships will not be permitted  
  • Coffee Stations will not be available 
  • Please continue to bring your own yoga and exercise mats as they will not be available  


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.

*Subject to Change

Greenknoll Facility

Monday and Wednesday 6:00am-12:00pm then 4:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am- 4:00pm
Friday: 6:00am- 12:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00am-12:00pm

Youth Development and Aquatic Center (Outdoor Pool)

Monday through Friday: 5:00am-6:45am
Monday through Friday: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 6:00am-5:00pm

*Subject to Change

Importance Notes About the Reservation System:

  • There will be a reservation system in place for members to reserve a time slot to utilize the facility, pools and limited group exercise classes.
  • Reservations for time slots will be available a week in advance, and will open at 8am on Mondays for the following week.
  • Time slots have been created to allow members to utilize the facility for a specific period of time while maintaining social distancing.
  • There will be limited spots available during each time block in stage 1 of reopening. Please register for 1 visit per day.
  • Members are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to their time slot to allow time for temperature checks and cards to be scanned.
  • Members can register for one-hour time slots in the fitness center (cardio and weight rooms) and 45-minute time slots for lap swim at YDAC or indoor pool.
  • Members will be asked to leave promptly when the time slot is over to allow staff time to clean.
  • Reservations will close 30 minutes prior to the last workout time slot each day.

How to Reserve Your  Time Slot: 

  1. Select “My Account” in top right corner of web page
  2. Log into your online account using email address on file and password you created.
  3. Once logged in, select “browse programs” in top right corner
  4. Select “Facility Reservation System”
  5. This will bring you to the next page where you can select the area you wish to reserve. For example, Indoor Main Pool, Outdoor Pool, Greenknoll Fitness Center
  6. Once you select an area to reserve, all available days and times will be displayed below.
  7. You can select multiple time slots available throughout the week.
  8. Check the box for each time slot(s) you wish to register for and select “reserve”. NOTE: If multiple members are on one account, please select which member is reserving time slot.
  9. If you have multiple family members reserving for family swim, please reserve each member so we can monitor how many are reserving per time slot. As a reminder, only members may reserve time slots, there are no guests at this time.
  10. The next page will confirm what days and times you reserved. If information is correct, select “next”
  11. A green check mark will be displayed once you have successfully registered for your time slot. An email confirmation will follow.

Thanks for taking the time to review the reservation process. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions. You can call the front desk for assistance at 203-775-4444.

  • Members will be required to bring their membership card or scan in using the Regional YMCA App.
  • In accordance with CDC guidelines, before entering the Y your temperature will be checked.
  • You must wear a face covering while in common areas of the Y including lobby, hallways,bathrooms and weight room.
  • Bring a water bottle from home, as water fountains will be available for bottle filling only.
  • We have added additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility.
  • All members are required to clean all equipment before and after use.
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home and get healthy.
  • We encourage the vulnerable populations of our Y to be cautious and follow recommended CDC guidelines when returning to physical activity outsire your home.
  • If you previously chose to cancel your membership or put it on hold, please contact Megan Hebert at to reactivate your membership in order to make a reservation and use the YMCA.

There is only ONE email permitted on a family account to set up an online registration. However, once set up, all members of the family can register for time slots individually.

Camp Greenknoll Contact:

Sean Turner
Camp Director
203.775.4444 x 103