North Bergen pool to issue passes for individual sessions to comply with COVID-19 guidelines


Starting next week, the North Bergen Municipal Pool will open and issue passes for individual sessions to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Due to the pandemic there will be no annual memberships this summer, instead, the township will issue passes for individual sessions, the township’s official website posted today.

Only North Bergen residents will be admitted, and they will be required to register in advance to use the pool during a specific time period. Additionally, registration will be online and can be done up to 24 hours in advance.

Registration in advance is a necessity and no walk-ups will be permitted.An online registration link will be provided later this week, along with a phone number for seniors, prior to the pool opening on June 22nd.

There will be three sessions per day. The cost for each session is $5 for adults, $3 for kids, and no charge for seniors ages 62 and older.

• 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. seniors only (no younger guests)
• 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. open to all ages
• 5 – 8 p.m. open to all ages

Furthermore, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the pool, attendees will not be permitted to visit two days in a row: registration will instead be allowed every other day.

The snack bar and sports courts will remain closed, though visitors will be allowed to bring their own food

Pool staff will be maintaining strict hygiene and cleaning common surfaces regularly and everyone is expected to maintain appropriate social distance while on the premises.

On June 9th, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed Executive Order 153, allowing municipal pools to open under certain limitations as of June 22nd.

“With more of our businesses reopening, we are no longer requiring New Jerseyans to stay at home, but we are asking you to continue to be responsible and safe,” he said at the time.

“These actions will put us even more firmly on our Road Back and complement the steps we’ve already taken to begin our restart and recovery.”