After closing their facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the YMCA of Coastal Carolina will be opening both facilities on Monday, May 18, after being closed for 60 days.
Both Georgetown County and Claire Chapin Epps facilities will welcome back patrons will new safety guidelines in place under the guidance of state and local health authorities.
The YMCA has been following guidelines to ensure all components of facilities, including fitness equipment and areas, locker rooms, child care, visitor areas and office spaces, are cleaned and sanitized to meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety.
"We have also modified policies and programs to facilitate safe social/physical distancing practices," CEO Ryan Finney stated in a press release.
Finney said that the public's input in the survey was taken into consideration with the revisions for Phase 1.
Here are some of the adjustments to expect during the first phase of reopening:
- Staff & members will have temperature taken immediately upon entering the facility
- Members will be limited to a one-time, 60-minute visit per day
- Guests will not be permitted
- Members & staff must maintain minimum of 6 feet distance
- Staff will be wearing personal protective equipment
- When feasible, members should wear cloth face coverings when around others
- Workout time(s) will be limited on all cardio equipment
- Land-based Group Exercise classes will be limited and modified
- Pool will be open for individual exercise only (i.e. lap swimming, water walking, etc.)
- Reservations are strongly encouraged for classes and for pool lanes
- Only the Family Locker Rooms will be open with no access to showers
- Coffee/water services will not be available
- Open play in gymnasium will not be available
- Child Watch and Programs may reopen in Phase 2
"We are so incredibly grateful to the people who have stayed with us throughout these challenging times. You were here for your community when it needed it most, and we remain here for you."