Since the Governor's announcement on Monday, our volunteer-run Board has been working hard to understand the proposed regulations and the impacts to our swim club operations. These regulations include limitations on the pool's capacity, as well as guidelines for cleaning and sanitation. Willowdale will follow the NJ Department of Health guidelines and the board is excited to open the Club to our members on June 22nd. We want to make sure we are prepared to provide a fun AND safe summer for our Willowdale families.
While we don’t have everything worked out yet, we wanted to share what we know. A strict cleaning schedule will be implemented. All high contact surfaces will be cleaned hourly. Masks must be worn in closed areas, such as bathrooms, and are encouraged when walking around the Club. Tables and chairs will be strategically placed throughout the Club to comply with social distance guidelines and picnic tables will be reserved for families in the same household. Most importantly, parents are responsible for their children's adherence to the Club's social distance rules and regulations. Social distancing will be self monitored.
Please keep in mind these regulations are required as part of our re-opening plan for the State. While we hope we can relax these guidelines, our members must remain flexible and understand the board will work quickly to implement any changes necessary for the safety of our staff and members.
Over the past several weeks, with the announcement of summer camp closures, the board has received an increase in the number of requests for new memberships. We strongly encourage our regular members who are planning to return to sign up as soon as possible, so we can allow new families to register and you don't miss out. We will limit new memberships for the 2020 season and if we should reach our capacity, we will post a notification on our website and Facebook, and a waitlist will be created.
We thank you for your support and patience during this time. We will continue to keep you informed and we look forward to seeing you soon!
The Willowdale Board