Three area YMCAs set to open Tuesday

Published: May. 21, 2020 at 3:23 PM EDT
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Three area YMCA's are set to open Tuesday.

Fort Meigs, Wolf Creek, and the West Toledo YMCA will be open to members only.

Employees will be required to wear masks and get their temperature checked daily. Members can choose to wear masks.

"As our members come it will be a different experience for them," Brad Toft, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Toledo, said. "We will have all of the social distancing practices that you see in most places. We will have many hand sanitation stations, and we are going to ask our members to do their part."

Group classes will be open, but members may notice less bikes in their favorite spin class.

"We will be limiting our capacity, so when you go into one of our wellness centers half of the equipment will not be in service," Toft said. "There will be half the capacity for group classes. Indoor pools will also be open to members but with restrictions."

Toft credits members of the YMCA for their support during this time.

"The support they have given us through this pandemic has allowed us to continue responding to community needs," Toft said. "The pandemic childcare centers, we've done 8,000 wellness checks on seniors, are feeding locations. We've had great impact and we could of only done it because of the support of our membership."

The outdoor pool in Sylvania will open June 8.