Kalona, Wellman YMCA to open on May 26

Posted 5/20/20

The Washington County YMCA plans to open its facilities in Kalona and Wellman on May 26.

Washington County YMCA CEO Amy Schulte detailed the opening plan Monday.

“We have been working …

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Kalona, Wellman YMCA to open on May 26

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The Washington County YMCA plans to open its facilities in Kalona and Wellman on May 26.

Washington County YMCA CEO Amy Schulte detailed the opening plan Monday.

“We have been working behind the scenes for the past three weeks to develop a phased approach for reopening to the public,” Schulte said. “The first priority of the YMCA is to the health and wellness of our communities in collaboration with our local partners.”

Schulte said that during the initial phase of re-opening, a number of restrictions would be in place.

“There would be no 24/7 access,” she said. “We would have set hours, and only members will be utilizing the YMCA during its initial phase of opening.”

Day passes will not be available for non-members to purchase either.

However, non-members will have the option of purchasing a membership if they want to use the facilities.

“We will ask everyone to limit their usage to one hour per visit,” Schulte said. “We haven’t restricted usage like that before, but we can only have a certain number of people in the facility. We want to make sure everyone has the option to use the facility.”

All of the areas in the facilities will be limited to 10 people per space, and classes will be limited to nine participants and one instructor.

Some areas of the Kalona Community Center will be closed.

“The youth room, the Elements room and the community room would be closed off when we first open,” Schulte said. “It’s being recommended that everything that promotes gathering together should be closed off.”

In addition, drinking fountains and coffee stations would be closed off and child watch services will not be offered.

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