Reopening Guide

It has been a long journey since our mandated closure in March, but we are proud to say — we are now officially open!

MEMBERSHIP

All memberships will begin being drafted in September now that our facilities are open. 

To place your membership on hold, please contact your local Y, or email questions@srymca.org.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Malta, Saratoga Springs, and Wilton Branches 
Monday – Sunday: 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Battenkill and Corinth Branches
Monday – Friday: 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE COMING TO THE Y

Our reopening plan prioritizes the health and well-being of our members, staff and the communities we serve, taking into account CDC guidelines and the guidelines and recommendations of state and local government authorities.

  • Mask Policy: Per New York State Guidelines, Members and staff are required to wear a mask at all times in the Y unless you are eating, drinking, engaging in aquatic activities or showering. Gaiters, bandanas, and buffs are not acceptable face coverings and not allowed to be used in the Y. Masks must be worn over the mouth and nose. If someone has a medical condition that prohibits them from wearing a mask, they must wear a face shield. (The use of a face shield must be approved by the branch upon your first visit and before exercising.)
  • Upon arrival, members will participate in a brief health screening, and then proceed to check-in, swiping your membership card or barcode on your app.
  • No guests passes or nationwide membership reciprocity will be accepted at this time.
  • The Saratoga Springs branch pool is currently open for lap lane activity (including swimming, walking, and water exercise), private swim lessons, family swim time, and adult and AOA aquatics classes. Reservations are required. The hot tub, sauna and steam room will remain closed until further notice. For more information on our pool offerings, please contact Ilene Leverence at ilene.leverence@srymca.org.
  • Outdoor group exercise classes and outdoor cardio areas, will continue weather permitting, until Monday, November 2nd, when indoor classes will begin.
  • Indoor group exercise classes at all locations will begin Monday, November 2nd.
  • KidzCare is currently open at our Saratoga Springs branch at limited hours. For more information, please call Kristi Savage, at 518-583-9622 ext. 123.
  • The YMCA has implemented social distancing practices in all operations by controlling capacity to 33% in all facilities, reconfigured traffic patterns, and re-arranged physical areas and fitness equipment.
  • All non-bottle water filling drinking fountains are currently out of use.
  • HVAC systems have been upgraded to have air filtration systems with MERV-13 filters.
  • Locker rooms are open, but showers will be unavailable at this time.
  • All locker rooms and restrooms will be cleaned every two hours.
  • Social gathering spaces are closed (including tables and seating areas).
  • Running track at our Saratoga Springs branch will be open for use with the middle lane closed for physical distancing.
  • Members are asked to clean equipment before and after each use.
  • Members must scan in and out in order to help the Y track capacity, and contact trace.
  • Coffee service will not be available at this time.
  • Tennis leagues and open court times have all resumed. Please contact our Wilton branch for more information on how you can use the courts in a safe manner.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Our reopening can and will be successful with members and Y staff working together. Help us maintain a safe environment by adhering to the following:

  • If you are sick, stay home. If you have a temperature, stay home. If someone in your house is sick, stay home. 
  • Pre-plan your workout routine and limit your visit to 60 minutes or less to allow other members to workout, due to reduced occupancy/distancing.
  • Limit the items you touch within the gyms to only the items you will use.
  • You are required to wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose at all times. You understand that gaiters, bandanas and buffs are not acceptable face coverings. If you have a medical condition that prohibits you from wearing a mask you must wear a face shield.
  • Wipe down each piece of equipment you use before and after use and dispose of the wipe appropriately.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after you leave the building. If not possible, use hand sanitizer when you enter and before you leave the building.
  • Remember social distancing requirements in locker rooms.
  • Maintain appropriate social and physical distance from other members and employees when walking throughout the gyms to the best extent possible.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING

  • Please bring your Membership ID card (or mobile app)
  • A face covering/mask*
  • Water bottle
  • If participating in pool lap lane activity or outdoor group fitness classes, please bring personal gear needed such as goggles, yoga mat, etc.

*All individuals, including employees and patrons, are required to wear an acceptable face covering at all times, with the following exceptions: 1.) Individuals may be permitted to temporarily remove face coverings while eating or drinking, so long as they maintain 6 ft. of distance from others, 2.) Face coverings should not be worn in aquatic settings (e.g., pool, individual shower).

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

We are continuing to evaluate our practices and will make necessary changes to ensure safety for everyone. We look forward to learning and growing with you as we navigate this new world and we will be communicating with you throughout the week as we get closer to our reopening.

Thank you for your continued support of the Saratoga Regional YMCA and we look forward to welcoming you back!