YMCA of Greater Omaha Reopens Activities
The YMCA of Greater Omaha (https://metroymca.org/) reopened the doors at all Omaha branches on July 13, following months of closure due to COVID-19. As with any business, reopening looks a little different than pre-pandemic operations, so it’s important to learn what to expect before you go. With the safety of everyone in mind, the Y posted guidelines that will be in place when you return.
For starters, facilities are operating below full occupancy at all times and on a first-come, first-served basis. Members will scan in AND out. Youth ages 10 and older are allowed on the wellness floors, as long as they have completed fitness training. Child-watch and youth, teen, and family rooms are open. Registration for August 16 – September 26 swim lessons opens August 3 for members and August 7 for non-members. Lessons will be 30 minutes in length to allow for time to clean and disinfect before the next class. Group exercising, including aqua classes, has restarted, and pools are open for lap swimming, water walking, and open family swim (except for Twin Rivers YMCA and Kirn Pool, which are undergoing repairs), but be sure to bring your own towels. Cardio and weight equipment also are available, with markings for proper social-distancing in place.
The YMCA of Greater Omaha is dedicated to building healthy, confident, and connected communities through recreation and personal growth while fostering environments that encourage youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. With 10 branch locations, the YMCA provides easy access to youth and adult sports, aquatics, wellness centers, early learning and healthy living centers, group fitness classes, and so much more. For more information about the YMCA of Greater Omaha, visit metroymca.org or call (402) 341-1600.