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Marshalltown Y starts phase 2 of reopening

T-R PHOTO BY THOMAS NELSON - The Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA announces its opening phases to the visiting public.

Marshalltown’s YMCA/YWCA is closer to reopening completely.

The Y is opening in phases and starting Monday the second phase will begin.

“The opening is going well,” said Y executive director Carol Hibbs.

The second phase will open the Y’s adult and youth locker rooms, drop-in child care at the Horne Henry Center and rooms on the second floor.

Earlier in May it started its first phase of reopening which included the family lockers rooms, its main fitness floor, the power lifting room, fitness on-demand downstairs, racquetball courts and crossfit 641. The adult and youth lockers rooms are still closed, as are the high intensity interval training room, childcare at the Horne-Henry Center, group exercise studio, fitness on demand upstairs and the coffee club.

People have been abiding by the restrictions, Hibbs said.

The Y and other organizations closed their doors in March.

The first phase of the reopening was the most restrictive, and more phases will be added as Reynolds changes guidelines.

Adults entering the Y will be asked to give verbal consent to a COVID-19 waiver, children between the ages of 14 and 17 will be required to bring in a waiver signed by their parents. Children under 14 need to be accompanied by a parent at all times.

The sauna, hot tub and coffee club remain closed.

The Y, like many other organizations, will abide by social distancing and encourage people to wear masks.

“Our top priority is the health and well-being of our members, staff and community, and we continue to follow procedures that ensure our programs and facilities meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety based on CDC, state and local health guidelines,” according to the Y’s news release.

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Contact Thomas Nelson at tnelson@timesrepublican.com

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