Reopening Guide

THE BERKELEY HEIGHTS YMCA & SUMMIT YMCA ARE NOW OPEN!

REAL-TIME BRANCH CAPACITY

General visits to workout in the fitness center do not require a reservation, however members are required to check-in and check out of the building to maintain an accurate capacity count. We encourage members to please check the capacity before each anticipated visit to our Ys to minimize any potential wait time. 

The numbers show the percentage of members checked in to the Fitness Center. We have incorporated the reduced capacity requirements into this calculation. As the number moves towards 100% it means there are more members in the facility relative to the new total capacity. Only when the capacity dashboard is at 100% will you have to wait until someone leaves to enter the facility.

For visits to the Berkeley Heights YMCA, please enter through the side door (accessible via the parking lot opposite from the pool).

For visits to the Summit YMCA, please enter through the back door (accessible via the parking lot near Cedar Street).

 Branch capacity is also available via the Info Center on the SAY Mobile App.

 

 

VIRTUAL FACILITY TOUR

Virtually tour each of our facilities and see the changes we have made to keep you safe!

Berkeley Heights YMCA Facility Reopening Tour
summit YMCA Facility Reopening Tour

 

 

BEFORE VISITING THE Y

Make sure you get all the information you need before coming to the Y as certain operations have changed. 

 

 

PARTICIPATION POLICIES & GUIDELINES

Click on a button below to learn more about updated program specific participation policies, reservations, check-in procedures, safety measures, cleaning protocols and more. Please note, in this ever changing landscape, all policies and available programs may be subject to change upon short notice. Questions? Please contact us.

 

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

 GUESTS OR NATIONWIDE Y MEMBER VISITS
KID ZONE/CHILD WATCH
LOCKERS & LOCKER ROOMS
SHOWERS, SAUNAS & STEAM ROOMS
TEEN CENTER
SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMS
TOWEL SERVICE
7TH GRADE MEMBERSHIP
LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA
HEALTHY HEARTS PROGRAM

 

 

SAFETY REMAINS OUR #1 PRIORITY

With guidance from the local and state authorities, we have incorporated numerous new safety measures and cleaning protocols to help keep our members, children & staff safe and healthy. 

 WHAT TO EXPECT AT CHECK-IN

Members must check-in and checkout of the building so that we can record and maintain accurate building capacity limits.
• We highly encourage your use of the SAY Mobile App or YMCA keychain barcode to check-in and checkout of the Y and limit direct contact with staff.
• Real-time branch capacity is now available for members to view on our website and via the Info Center on the SAY Mobile App. We encourage members to check the building capacity before each anticipated visit to our Y to minimize any potential wait time.
• Please be patient at check-in and allow for an additional 5-10 minutes prior to your desired workout start time so that our staff can conduct the state mandated health screenings prior to your check-in.
• For visits to the Berkeley Heights YMCA, please enter through the side door (accessible via the parking lot opposite from the pool).
• For visits to the Summit YMCA, please enter through the back door (accessible via the parking lot near Cedar Street).
• Please maintain 6 feet of social distancing from others at all times except when getting your temperature taken by staff.
• Members and staff are required to wear masks at all times in and on YMCA property as per the Governor's Executive Order. 


DAILY HEALTH SCREENING

Upon check-in at each visit, the YMCA will conduct a temperature check and health screening on all members, participants and staff for fever and other COVID-19 related symptoms. If you have a fever of 100.4 or above, or answer positively to any of the health screening questions you will not be permitted entry to participate. State authorities require all members and staff wear mask upon entry, exit to our facilities and at all times inside our facilities where other members or staff are present with the exception of swimmers in our pools and outdoor group exercise participants, given they are maintaining social distancing requirements.

If you are not feeling well, have any COVID-19 related symptoms, have been in close proximity to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has any COVID-19 related symptoms, have travelled internationally or to any of the states on the NJ quarantine listing, we ask that you please stay home and postpone your visit to the Y.


HEALTH SCREENING QUESTIONS

Are you currently experiencing the following symptoms that are related to COVID-19?

• Fever of 100.4 or above
• Cough or sore throat
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Congestion or runny nose
• Recent loss of taste or smell
• Chills
• Headache or muscle aches
• Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea


HOW YOU CAN HELP US ALL STAY SAFE

 

    


Please note, the operation of our facilities and programming are subject to approval by the New Jersey Department of Health, therefore all policies, services and available programs may be subject to change upon short notice.

 

 

WANT TO JOIN or REJOIN?

 Join (or rejoin) online today and take advantage of our special $0 Join Fee offer, typically valued at $95!

MEMBERSHIP MEANS MORE AT THE Y

When you join the YMCA, you're not just a member of a gym, you're part of a community that is here for everyone. As a nonprofit community organization, the Y works towards providing practical and affordable answers to large-scale community issues focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, for a better us. 



CLICK ON THE BRANCH OF YOUR CHOICE BELOW TO GET STARTED

Regardless of your home branch selection, your membership includes access to all available offerings at both the Berkeley Heights YMCA & the Summit YMCA.


 

OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

As a nonprofit, we are committed to enhancing the lives of individuals and families in our community. With the generous donations of members, donors, and partners in the community, the Summit Area YMCA is able to offer financial assistance for our programs to those in need.

Financial assistance at the Summit Area YMCA can be used for membership, child care, summer camp, enrichment, wellness and/or sports programs where additional fees apply, such as soccer and swimming lessons.

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QUESTIONS?

If you have specific questions or feedback to share regarding available programs, your membership, registration, participation policies or more, please use the form below to contact us by email. We will get back to you as soon as possible!

Looking for more? We’ll update this page frequently as new information becomes available. Our latest news, membership and program announcements can be found at thesay.org/news. For specific questions please contact us directly. 

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