COVID-19 Updates & Information

As part of Governor Murphy’s order to close all NJ casinos, movie theaters, gyms, bars and restaurants, the Meadowlands YMCA is suspending wellness and pool operations effective at 8pm, Monday, March 16th, until further notice.

In consultation with the Bergen County Department of Health, limited childcare and the Mara Center will be available at our main facility. The Y, who has continually served the community through other trying times, will offer an emergent all-day child care program for essential workers, including first responders, healthcare workers, supply chain workers and others. To learn more about this program and to register, click here
In the spirit of collaboration, we are working with State and Local agencies to provide much-needed services including:
  • Food Distribution
  • Childcare Needs
  • Blood Donations
  • And others
BLOOD DRIVE: The American Red Cross has informed us that blood is still a much-needed resource. On Friday, March 20th, we had over 100 donors give blood. If you would like to give blood, our next Blood Drive is scheduled for April 28th. Please click here to schedule an appointment through our website.
This has no doubt been an incredibly challenging time. Without question, our top priority has been the health and well-being of our members, guests and employees – and to no lesser extent the health and well-being of the communities where we operate. We know that each decision we make has a broad impact far beyond our operations including childcare, chronic disease programs and healthy living initiatives.
Please remember that regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and boost your immune system. During this closure period, you can continue to work out using a variety of at-home exercise options included here for you to try and there are other suggestions and resources found on our Y Online page.
With the suspension of most services, your membership and Before and Aftercare fees will be put on hold and the appropriate credits will be applied to your account upon our reopening. Classes scheduled as part of our Spring 1 Program Session that were interrupted beginning March 17th with will be credited to your account.
As new information becomes available, we will post on our website and on social media platforms as well as email communication. Please know that we will do our best to answer any of your questions and concerns and appreciate your patience as our most immediate priority must be those in need of emergent childcare.
These are unprecedented, challenging times for everyone. We remain committed to supporting and strengthening our communities and will continue to navigate these unchartered waters with our members, our employees and our communities remaining our highest priority.
David E. Kisselback
President and CEO