Cranston Y reopens After closing its facilities due to the governor's stay-at-home order, the Cranston YMCA reopened its fitness center and pool on June 8. "e;The Cranston YMCA has served the community for more than 65 years, during which we have made it
After closing its facilities due to the governor’s stay-at-home order, the Cranston YMCA reopened its fitness center and pool on June 8.
“The Cranston YMCA has served the community for more than 65 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 Andrea Champagne, executive director of the Cranston YMCA. “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 Cranston YMCA has been following guidelines from health experts and local officials to ensure all components of facilities, including fitness equipment and areas, locker rooms, child care, visitor areas 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 distancing practices.
In addition to sanitation and social distance guidelines, the Y will also limit the number of members allowed in its facilities. Members will be required to schedule an appointment 24 hours in advance at bookaspot.org. Workouts will also be limited to 60-minute blocks for fitness and 45-minute blocks for the pool.
“When we closed our facilities in March, we did so to protect the health and well-being of all our staff, volunteers, members and participants. As we now reopen our facilities, we do so with that same commitment to keeping everyone who enters our doors safe,” Champagne said.
For more information, visit www.gpymca.org.