Kids Zone hours expanded in Parkville and Platte City
he YMCA is loosening some of its restrictions beginning July 6.
Once again, the facilities are welcoming back members and the community regardless of age or membership status. Previously, since the YMCA reopened on May 18, no one under the age of 16 was allowed entry due to COVID-19 precautions.
On Tuesday, June 30, many facilities-depending on local health guidelines–reopened to all age groups.
Platte County Community Center South-Parkville and Platte County Community Center North-Platte City have expanded their Kids Zone hours and safety procedures.
The YMCA will continue to monitor all members and associates coming in and continue to take temperature checks. Plus, all toys and equipment will be sprayed with disinfectant on a regular basis. And high-touch areas will be cleaned hourly to safeguard members.
Of course, physical distancing requirements will still be in place and the Kids Zone will limit the number of children admitted into the Kids Zone to support its success.
The Kids Zone is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. -8 p.m.
On Fridays the Kid Zone is open 10 a.m. -12:30 and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.
Those additional restrictions and hours help allow the YMCA to reach its goal of reopening things back up.
YMCAs are also reopening the pools and locker rooms, including restrooms and showers. But spas, saunas and steam rooms will remain closed for now.
The reopening of the aquatics areas comes with plenty of new restrictions, like requiring members to wear a face mask on the pool deck, maintaining physical distancing while swimming or participating in group exercise classes and limiting lap swimmers to a maximum of 30 minutes. Members are also encouraged to bring their own swimming equipment rather than using the facilities.
Life vests will still be available, if needed.
In the weeks ahead, additional amenities and will be added.
“Thank you for standing by us as we transitioned our resources to meet critical needs in our community, including providing child care for essential workers, reaching out to seniors to help prevent social isolation and providing virtual tools to keep you healthy at home,” states the YMCA website.