YMCA Reopening June 1
YMCA of the Prairie branches in Holdrege, Lexington and Gothenburg plan to reopen to members on June 1. The phase one plan will include limited services and new social distancing rules.
While the YMCAs have been providing many community services during the past few months, the facilities have been closed since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are excited to open our facilities again and see members coming through the doors,” CEO Riley Gruntorad said.
Gruntorad said the YMCA’s top priority is the health and well-being of members, staff and the community. He and his staff are working to ensure the facilities meet the highest standards for safety.
“Our staff has been busy cleaning, sanitizing and getting our buildings ready to welcome members again,” he said.
The June 1 opening will follow the YMCA’s phase one guidelines, which include social distancing policies and limits on the number of members in certain areas. Some areas of the Y, such as social lobbies and Child Watch, will remain closed for now.
“We encourage all members to read and follow the phase one guidelines closely as each member will play an important role in helping us all stay healthy together,” Gruntorad said.
The YMCA at Gothenburg Health will provide critical child care services for hospital staff.
The Orthman Community YMCA will feature story time each weekday at 10 a.m. on Facebook Live.
The Don Sjogren Community YMCA is providing local Seniors with Sunshine care packages.
The Y continues to be your support for health and wellbeing, wherever you are. Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. Please follow your local branch’s Facebook page for information on livestreaming fitness classes offered. We also have a variety of at-home exercise options for members to use called YMCA 360. It includes everything from Bootcamp and Tai Chi to Youth Soccer drills and Youth Sports Development.
The YMCA Silver Run will be virtual. It takes place on June 20.