UPDATE 11/06/20

Regarding the new Executive Orders impacting Gyms & Fitness Centers (https://www.maine.gov/decd/checklists/gyms-fitness-centers), the Maine DECD just released updated guidelines on Community Sports (https://www.maine.gov/decd/checklists/community-sports). 


These additional regulations have the potential to affect many of our AYCC programs, which we are reviewing at present.  As a result, all group classes and programs will be paused until our staff determines which programs can safely continue under these guidelines and under what necessary modifications.


We thank you for your continued patience and support as we work through these guidelines. If you have questions in regards to what programs are allowed to run this weekend, please do not hesitate to call us at 873-0684.

Entrance Screening

All persons entering the facilities will undergo a temperature scan and wellness questions.

  • No entry for temperatures 100.4 or greater

Screening Questions (Entry denied upon positive response to any of the following)

  • Do you have any of the following symptoms: Fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath?

  • Have you been in contact with anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

  • Have you traveled out of the approved states within the past 14 days?


Facial Coverings/Masks

Required by everyone in the facility (staff, guests, members, etc.) at all times

  • You must wear a face covering at all times throughout the AYCC facility except while swimming in the pool.

  • You must wear masks when performing anaerobic activities (weight machines, free weights, stretching, yoga, socializing, etc.).

  • Face masks must be worn when performing vigorous aerobic physical activities.

  • You are not required to wear a mask while walking on the indoor track.

  • Medical Exemption – you must present a physician’s note stating you are exempt from wearing face coverings due to a medical condition.   ADA compliant as specific conditions are not required.


Hand Sanitization

Required to wash/sanitize hands upon entering the facility. 

  • Hand Sanitizer available at entry and throughout the facility.

  • Hand washing available in lobby restrooms.

Other Measures

  • Front desk barrier in place to protect staff and members.

  • Directional markings throughout the facility must be followed to maintain distance.

  • Social seating temporarily removed.

  • Increased cleaning protocols by Facilities & Wellness Teams

  • Clean equipment before and after each use - required by everyone using equipment

Capacity limits

In order to track participation you are required to

  • Scan into the facility and indicate your area of usage at the Welcome Center.

  • Check in at the Welcome Center to change your area of usage.

  • Make reservations at the necessary areas & classes as noted below (with *).

  • When exiting the facility, scan “out.”


Area limitations

  • Lap Pool*  6 (1 per lane)

    • 60 minute blocks, sign up available at the top of each hour (see pool schedule for times).

  • Therapy Pool*  8 (1 per lane)

    • 60 minute blocks, sign up available at the top of each hour (see pool schedule for times).

  • Gym 3 – 10 (temporary Group Exercise area, aerobic use 14’ distancing)

  • Spin Studio – 5 (aerobic use, 14’ distancing)

  • Walking Track – 10  (aerobic use, 14’ distancing)

  • Fitness Center & Studio – 20 (aerobic & anaerobic use, 14’ & 6’ distancing sections)

  • Workout Lounge  – 3 (upstairs, aerobic use, 14’ distancing)

  • Outdoor Fitness Area* - 10

  • Gyms 2 & 3* - 8  (Monday – Friday 8am - 12pm for Pickleball - see schedule)


The following areas are open for scheduled classes only – no drop in use at this time

  • Karate Dojo - available with instructor permission

  • Dance Studio

  • Gronk Zone

  • Childwatch is coming soon!

We will also continue to offer Virtual Classes, Outdoor Group Exercise Classes, and 1:1 Training Sessions during this time.


Stay tuned for updates on all future offerings to keep you engaged in community and wellness!



FMI Please Call 207.873-0684

We are happy to help !

March 15, 2020


Dear AYCC Community Members:


These are unprecedented times that unfortunately call for unprecedented cation. COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a global pandemic and a national emergency that calls for each of us to take responsibility for each other.   


Our facility is a community gathering place and our programs build community and relationships. We bring people together and create personal connections as part of our commitment to individual and community health.  And now it is this very commitment that requires us to do everything in our power to prevent the spread of this virus in our community.


The recommendations of our partners, including YMCA National, is to close the facility at this time, which we agree is the best path to maintaining the safety of our valued members. 


Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 the Alfond Youth & Community Center will be closed

through March 29th, 2020.


We are presently working on a plan to provide weekday evening meals to our families in need via a drive-thru service and will be communicating the details of this plan soon.


These are unprecedented times and truly challenging for everyone.  We appreciate your understanding and support as we work together to meet this challenge and take care of each other.




Dear AYCC Community Members,


First and foremost we sincerely hope that you and your family members are safe, healthy, and managing these uncertain times as well as possible. 


Everything we do is guided by our mission of strengthening communities and empowering individuals, which includes our obligation to do all we can to limit the Coronavirus. Our decision to temporarily suspend services is our effort to help “flatten the curve,” so that we can all return stronger and more prepared than ever.


Our team is busy developing ways to continue supporting our community; from delivering afternoon snacks and evening meals, to engaging you in virtual wellness programs and providing online educational resources.


In addition, we will be accepting donations to distribute to our families in need; toiletries such as soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, Kleenex, cough drops, etc.


All programs, trips and services are still going to run, they are simply being

rescheduled to upcoming dates. 

Thank you so much for being a valued member of the AYCC Community and we hope to be seeing all of you here soon!  As always, please take care of yourself and one another. Community starts here. Those receiving assistance are our neighbors, co-workers, and the kids that attend school with your kids and grandkids. Our community is strong, and together, we will get through this.

Alfond Youth & Community Center

126 North Street

Waterville, Maine 04901



Fax: 207.861.8016

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