YMCA of Southerwestern Indiana says re-opening expected on May 4th

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The YMCA Board of Directors and leadership team have made the decision to re-open the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana facilities on Monday, May 4th. 

In a statement sent out to members, the YMCA states:

“We will have a soft re-opening with a phased approach so we are meeting again in the safest way possible. Some areas of our facilities will be available and others will be available at a later date. Here’s our plan:

  • 6ft social distancing will be maintained throughout the building
  • Wellness areas and tracks will be open but with additional social distancing and spacing
  • Our gymnasiums will be open to individual basketball play but no game play or pickleball
  • Our pools will open starting May 6th for lap swimming and open swim with proper distancing
  • In-person Group Exercise will not be available but we will continue posting virtual content on our Virtual Y that can be done at home at your convenience
  • Child Watch, Youth Activity Centers, and other social areas will not be available

More operational guidelines and specifics will be emailed next week as they are formalized. Member services and programming not available when we re-open on May 4th will return over time when it is safe to do so.”

In an additional statement from the YMCA, officials tell Eyewitness News, “We intend to follow all local, state, and federal regulations so if Governor Holcomb extends the current Stay at Home order beyond May 1st, we will certainly adhere to that order accordingly.”

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(This story was originally published on April 23, 2020)

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