Local YMCA locations begin reopening

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Local YMCA will begin to open their doors this week. Gyms and fitness centers were forced in March to shut down due to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s orders to close all non-essential businesses to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Under Phase 3, which began Friday, gyms and fitness centers can begin to reopen with restrictions.

The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne will begin doing that on Tuesday.

Only members will currently be allowed in and they will be given their own individual spray bottle to use while working out. Some machines will be closed to enforce social distancing and there will be signs to encourage guests to keep a distance.

As for the pool, there will be no more than two people will be allowed in a lane. The hot tub and saunas will remain closed for the time being.

Courts will only be for staff-led activities.

The saunas, hot tubs, and steam rooms aren’t open right now.

“Some of you will be waiting at the door next Tuesday, but many of you will be hesitant. I encourage you to come by and see what is different. One thing you will see that is the same is a group of dedicated, caring staff who are there to support and encourage you,” YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne President and CEO Chris Angellatta said in a letter to members.

“Schedules and available activities will be changed as restrictions are lifted and attendance increases. So please check the mobile app and the website at fwymca.org to stay up to date.”

There will be many restrictions and changes to child care. Check with your individual Y for details.

They put together a video for members to be better informed: