June 17 – Summer Opening!

 

Hello Newfield Membership!

After much anticipation and an unprecedented spring, we are excited to open the pool and general club campus on Wednesday, June 17th, coinciding with the beginning of Governor Lamont’s Phase II for CT reopening.

To comply with CT guidelines for social distancing at pool facilities, we will be implementing a reservation system for pool and pool deck area, using the Omnify platform (https://newfield.getomnify.com/#!/schedules/ ).  Members will be able to sign up for 2-hour blocks at staggered intervals, once per day. In between member visits, the maintenance staff will be sanitizing the chairs and tables.  We hope this will allow members to feel safe entering and leaving the facilities, and while enjoying the pool and deck.

The pool will be divided into set areas: two lanes for lap swimming; two for leisure swimming in lanes for those that prefer clear markers for social distancing; and open space (the equivalent of three lanes) for general leisure swim. Swimmers must bring their own pool equipment such as kick boards and goggles. Families are advised to bring their own pool toys for the kiddie pool as the club will not be providing them this year. 

As with the tennis reservation system, families will be able to sign up for their slots 48-hours in advance. Reservations will be available starting at 11:45 on weekdays and 10:00 on weekends, with the pool open until 8pm daily.  Limited lockers and bathroom facilities are available but showers are not available at this time.
  
Please arrive with your mask on, proceed to desk to check-in, and remain masked until you are at your chosen lounge location. Please follow all social distance floor markers and signage throughout the club. Furniture will be placed in groups throughout the club, socially distanced.  No reservation is required to come to the property, only to the pool deck and tennis courts. 

We are excited to announce the opening of the Newfield snack bar delivered this year by partnership of Oh My Gosh Foods and Piezano’s Pizza!

We are starting with a limited menu and will expand in the coming weeks as we enter phase II opening in CT.   A few announcements :

  • House accounts – Pre-payment of $50.00 will be required to set up
  • Venmo will also be available – see the snack bar team for details
  • Hours (for now) – Weekdays from 11-3  and weekends from 11-6pm.  We will adjust time depending on demand.
  • All day ordering from Piezano’s Pizza  https://www.piezanospie.com/  please use discount code  ‘Newfield’ to receive 20% off your order.  Food will be delivered to you @ Newfield.

They have many great offerings, and I’m sure many families are ready to enjoy a meal cooked for them again.  We are currently unable to open the playground, per state guidelines.  Our Newfield Kids Club plans have been put on hold until next season, as our provider has decided it was not the season to launch.
 We know that many with health restrictions will not be able to enjoy the club this summer. We have approved a special membership category known as “inactive-COVID” which will allow for the suspension of membership for the 2020 season.  This option will require the covering the  fixed costs for each membership.  Please email me directly, and we can make necessary arrangements.

Please know that we are working toward reasonable and safe solutions. The safety and health of our members and our club community is, and always has been, our first priority. We are working hard to keep our website as up to date as possible to keep members informed of all club updates. We will continue to monitor the situation and protocols and adjust accordingly.  

**Please be extra cautious in the neighborhood surrounding the club entrance and exit. As you’re likely familiar from your own neighborhoods, the bikes and scooters have ruled the roads since the middle of March. Let’s be good neighbors, and slow down, assume the kids are out!**

Stay well, and I hope to see you Wednesday!
Best,
Carol Donnelly