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North Bay YMCA reopening in September

'We know that the last few months have been a tremendously challenging time'
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The North Bay YMCA is preparing to re-open to the public after the Labour Day weekend on Tuesday, September 8.  

"We can’t wait to see you soon! We’re here to help you feel as comfortable and confident as possible when you return to the YMCA and a new routine," said Kendra MacIsaac, General Manager of Health, Fitness & Aquatics, YMCA of Northeastern Ontario which includes facilities in North Bay and Sudbury. 

See related: North Bay YMCA staying closed until at least September

MacIsaac, in a letter to members, says fitness classes and the Aquatics Centre in North Bay, including private and semi-private swim lessons, will open on Monday, September 14.  

"Previously, we’ve mentioned we are ensuring our facilities meet the highest standard for hygiene and safety including modifying programs and facility spaces to maintain safe physical distancing," stated MacIsaac in the release. 

"We have room capacity limits, which will be posted on signs throughout the facility. We ask that you please work with staff and volunteers to stay within those limits." 

The facility will close daily between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. as staff will do enhanced cleaning in the building.    

The YMCA in North Bay will open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Visitors are asked to wear a face-covering upon arrival to the facility.  

"We know that the last few months have been a tremendously challenging time," said MacIsaac. 

"We want to do everything we can to ensure that you can access YMCA programs and membership, and start or continue to lead a healthy and active lifestyle."

The North Bay YMCA had the option to open its facility in late July when Ontario went into Stage 3 of re-opening, and only ran its outdoor YMCA Kids Camps and maintained its daycare services. 

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