LANSING, Mich. — After closing its facilities on March 16th due to Governor Whitmer’s stay-at-home order surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing has reopened the Westside and Parkwood YMCA locations. The reopening will be conducted under the guidance of state and local health authorities and will take place in phases.
“The YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing has served the Lansing community for more than 176 years, during which we have made it through many challenging times together, none perhaps as impactful for our community and our Y as this COVID crisis,” said Jeff Scheibel, President and CEO, YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing. “We are thrilled to begin reopening our facilities, welcoming back our members and the community, and getting back to what we do best – helping everyone reach their full potential.”
In preparation for reopening facilities, the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing has been following guidelines from health experts and local officials to ensure all components of facilities, including fitness equipment, pool areas, common spaces, and office spaces are cleaned and sanitized to meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety. The Y has also modified policies and programs to facilitate safe social/physical distancing practices.
According to Scheibel, the first phase of reopening will include two locations opening (Parkwood and Westside YMCA locations) with access to fitness equipment, track and pool for lap swim by reservation only. Staff and members will receive health and temperature screening upon entering the facility and masks are required at all times.
Additional phases of reopening will include, other YMCA locations, programs and amenities being available. More information about these phases will be made available on the Y’s website: lansingymca.org/reopening.
“We are so excited to reopen our facilities to our community. More importantly, however, our Y has always been more than a building. Our Y is about people – people from all backgrounds and walks of life who come together to improve their lives, nurture their families and strengthen their community,” said Scheibel “We are so incredibly grateful to the people who have stood by us throughout these challenging times. You were here for your community when it needed it most, and we remain here for you.”
For more information about reopening, membership renewal and reactivation, visit lansingymca.org/reopening.
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