(BOISE, ID) – The Y will open its doors to members May 26, 2020, with a phased in approach to reopening. Members will notice several changes in the facilities intended to increase safety, including cleaning protocols and physical distancing. Both members and staff will be asked to do wellness self-assessment before entering the facility. Those with symptoms will be asked to stay home.
The initial reopening consists of the weight and cardio rooms at all four facilities.
“We are eager to open our doors and serve the community, and to do this, we are squarely focused on how to make the Y a healthy and safe place for all,” said David Duro, Treasure Valley Family YMCA President and CEO. “The initial reopening plan will allow us to implement our new safety measures on a smaller scale in preparation for opening more areas within our facilities and programs in the near future.”
Additional hand-washing and disinfecting supplies, and hand sanitizing stations will be available for members throughout the facilities. An increased cleaning regimen is in place and high-use areas will be closed and sanitized daily.
YMCA hours of operation will be Monday–Friday from 5 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 7 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. In future phases, additional areas will reopen, including aquatic centers, group exercise studios, and youth programs.
The YMCA reopening plan is contingent upon meeting Phase II criteria of Governor Little’s Idaho Rebounds Plan. The Y will reopen only when it is safe and responsible to do so.
The Y is committed to opening its doors to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Due to the financial hardships brought about by the stay at home order, the demand for financial assistance will be greater than ever. Generous donations to our Sustaining and Annual Fundraising is the only way the Y can maintain this commitment. To contribute to the campaign and help the Y serve the community, visit www.ymcatvidaho.org.
ABOUT THE TREASURE VALLEY FAMILY YMCA
Established in 1891, the Treasure Valley Family YMCA (the Y) is a cause-driven, nonprofit organization that works to strengthen the foundation of our community by developing successful youth, engaging people in healthy living and instilling a commitment to social responsibility. Annually, it operates over 100 programs that serve 110,000 youth and families throughout its 4 facilities, 440-acre summer camp, and 24 child development sites. The Y believes all people deserve the chance to achieve their highest potential; therefore, it does not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. The Treasure Valley Family YMCA provides over $4 million in financial assistance every year so all may participate in our life-changing programs and services. www.ymcatvidaho.org