Following Gov. Henry McMaster’s lift of close-contact service restrictions, The YMCA of Greenville started its multiphase opening May 18. The fitness organization is also implementing new safety measures for members and staff.
“We are excited to welcome back members to the Y,” said Scot Baddley, president and CEO of YMCA of Greenville. “Our team has been working tirelessly to support our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, and now we’re working to provide a safe space for members where they can focus on their health. Our staff has been trained to guide our members through this new process so we can all work together to stay safe.”
Upon reopening, the Y has implemented the following:
- Staff and members are having their temperatures taken and are asked to answer a health questionnaire to access the facility.
- Equipment has been spaced out.
- Cardio equipment usage is restricted to every other machine.
- Capacity is limited in each facility and in group exercise classes to provide the recommended 6 feet of space.
- Gyms are used for group exercise classes to provide a 10 foot by 10 foot space for participants and instructors.
- Members are requested to wear masks whenever possible.
- Members are asked to bring a filled water bottle and towel. If participating in a class, the participant is asked to bring his or her own yoga mat.
The YMCA has also reduced its hours and is closed on Sundays to allow for the deep cleaning of all facilities. In addition, programming will be limited during the first phase of opening.
For more information, visit ymcagreenville.org.