Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA now open

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It’s fun to stay at the YMCA! The fitness hub is back open for business yet again in Ocean Springs, this time with new safety measures in place.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA welcomed members back today after being closed for nearly two months.

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Today a slow stream of people came to pump some socially distant iron, but before they did that, they had to follow some new guidelines to enter the gym.

All members had to have their temperature taken before entering the building and all machines are spread out six feet apart.

Each gym member is asked to only stay for one hour and if they plan on using the pool they must sign up to be assigned a lane first.

The YMCA is also taking cleaning very seriously with employees constantly cleaning the gym throughout the day. They bring in a professional crew to fog the equipment for a deep clean each night. Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA CEO Rob Kirkland said, “Everyone is super happy to be back. It has not been a heavy load so it is a good volume of people to work with. People are so appreciative and they understand it looks a little different and the flow and capacity is different, but they are just so happy to get back into the YMCA. So, everything is going great.”

If you plan to go to the YMCA in Ocean Springs, make sure you bring your own water because the water fountains are temporarily closed.  You will also need to bring your own towel if you use one.

The YMCA will be open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day.

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