covid-19
safety guidelines

AT NYA

We have re-opened!

At NYA Sports & Fitness Center, we strive to build stronger communities by providing an environment that supports healthy living. Because YOUR welfare and safety are of the upmost importance, we have diligently implemented sanitizing and safety procedures, in accordance with the State and regulatory guidelines regarding Covid-19. NYA offers a number of services and activities that will be phased-in over the course of the coming weeks and months. These include, but are not limited to: Kidzcare, some youth programs, and some sports programs.

We understand some of you may not be ready to join us at this time, and we support that. We will be here when you’re ready, so please stay connected through our emails, website, and social media platforms.

Ready to get back to working out at NYA? Start by MAKING YOUR ACCOUNT HERE to enroll in special activities!

Here are our new safety guidelines

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NYA Sports & Fitness Center re-opened our doors on Monday, June 22nd, 2020.  Our goal is to resume our full suite of offerings as quickly as possible, as the State allows, and without compromising Health and Safety. This is new for all of us, thank you for your patience!

The following includes steps NYA has taken to ensure the health and safety of our team, members, and the community.

Health Assessments

  • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or are at risk, STAY HOME!
  • All staff, members, and visitors will receive a health screening via questionnaire and touch-less thermometer that must record below 100.4 to enter the building.

Social Distancing

  • Operating hours have been adjusted.  Monday – Friday, the facility is CLOSED from 10:00am – 10:30am and 2:00pm – 2:30pm and Saturday / Sunday 11:30am – 12pm for a thorough facility-wide cleaning.  You can find the most current schedule HERE.
  • As of July 6th, Members do not need to book appointments to reserve a workout space. Walk-in members may be subject to club capacity.
  • Gym equipment has been properly spaced to support 6 Foot social distancing guidelines.
  • Building Entry and Exit points have been modified to facilitate 1-way traffic flow.

Group Fitness

  • Group Fitness classes have resumed as of Monday, July 6th, with a modified schedule to allow for safe social distancing.  Pre-registration for classes will be required through the EZ Facility Self Service Portal.

PPE

  • Staff are required to wear masks.
  • Members and visitors are required to wear masks while in the facility.
  • Trainers and Instructors will provide guidance on whether you can remove your mask while working out under their supervision and maintaining the required 6 feet social distance guideline in specified locations.
  • Plexi barriers have been installed at our reception areas.

Reservation Process

  • Members are no longer be required to pre-register for Gym use. The temperature readings and screening questions will still take place before entering the building.
    Registration for Pickleball and Group Fitness classes is required to ensure capacity limits are met.  You can register through the EZ Facility Portal.

Special Activities

  • Pickleball Doubles play will now be allowed. Players are expected to exercise “distance discipline” and follow the guidance from the USAPA found HERE.
  • Pickleball play will now be sold as a “package.” Packs of 20 (days of play) will be sold for $50. Packages can be purchased through the EZ Facility Self Portal HERE. Court availability will be reflected on the EZ Facility Self Service Portal so players can view open court times. Previously purchased pickleball memberships will still be valid through their expiration date. Any player who “drops-in” will pay the General Facility Day Pass rate of $10.
  • The Bocce courts will be open for play. A NYA Bocce Membership will be required to reserve time on the courts. Memberships can be purchased through the EZ Facility Self Service portal. Players who registered for the NYA 2020 Bocce League have been rolled over to the seasonal Membership.
  • Tennis court rentals will continue to be booked by calling the Front Desk to reserve at 203-426-0088. Players will be expected to follow the USTA guidelines for safe play.

Cleaning & Sanitation

  • A deep cleaning of our facility has been conducted prior to the re-open date..
  • Staff has been trained on proper hand washing protocol and cleaning procedures prior to re-opening.
  • Members are expected to practice proper hygiene and wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • Increased availability of cleaning and disinfecting stations throughout the building.

Additional Safety Measures and Guidelines

    • Requirement that team members report any illnesses or cases of COVID-19 in their household to a supervisor.
    • Staff are empowered to address concerns of guidelines not being followed with peers, members, and guests.
    • Updated waivers recommended by the State will be collected upon re-entry.
    • Members are expected to bring their own towels and water bottles (any water bottles left behind will be discarded at the end of each day).
    • Showers and lockers will be closed until further notice per State guidelines.
    • Building ventilation has been increased by our professional service provider as recommended.
    • Increased signage has been placed throughout the facility to support current guidelines.

Membership Billing

  • Membership billing will resume for the month of July. We understand services and access have been modified, so we are applying a 10% discount to membership fees for the month of July.
  • We greatly appreciate your flexibility and commitment through these times. We are very thankful for the support our Members show by keeping their memberships active. These are challenging times for many individuals and organizations, and we are not exempt. Again, thank you! Every membership dollar counts and has a HUGE impact on our ability to serve the community and fulfill our mission!

our New Hours

As of June 29, 2020, we will be changing the operating hours. We will be removing the 30-minute closure periods throughout the day and transition to 2 (1 on the weekends), 1-hour closures for cleaning. This will limit the number of interruptions for members.

Monday – Friday {6:00am – 8:00pm}
– 6:00am – 10:00am = Open
– 10:00am – 10:30am = Closed For Sanitization
– 10:30am – 2:00pm = Open
– 2:00pm – 2:30pm = Closed For Sanitization
– 2:30pm – 8:00pm = Open

Saturday and Sunday {7:00am – 5:00pm}
– 7:00am – 11:30am = Open
– 11:30am – 12:00pm = Closed For Sanitization
– 12:00pm – 5:00pm = Open

camp safety guidelines

Health Screening

  • All staff and children will be screened daily for any observable illness.

Masks

  • All staff will wear a face mask while in the workplace.

Group Size

  • Campers will be broken into groups no larger than 14.

Hygiene and Disinfecting

  • Frequent hand washing will be directed and thorough disinfecting will take place as surfaces/equipment are used. 

NYA’s camp operations have been reviewed and licensed by the State of CT. The health and safety of your child is our #1 priority!

CT Re-Open Self Certification

Ian Yorty Executive Director NYA
We greatly appreciate your flexibility and commitment through these times. We are very thankful for the support our Members show by keeping their memberships active. These are challenging times for many individuals and organizations, and we are not exempt. Again, thank you! Every membership dollar counts and has a HUGE impact on our ability to serve the community and fulfill our mission!

Ian Yorty, Executive Director