The YMCA of the East Valley reopened on Monday, June 15, after a 90-day closure.
Karli Maxfield, the YMCA’s marketing director, said the reopening is conducted under state and local health authorities’ guidance and will take place in phases.
The phased reopening of the Y’s campuses in Redlands, Highland and San Bernardino began with day camp and group exercise classes. Youth sports will begin in the coming weeks.
“The YMCA of the East Valley has served the Redlands community for more than 133 years,” said Darwin Barnett, CEO. “We have made it through many challenging times together, none perhaps as impactful for our community as this COVID crisis.
“We are thrilled to begin reopening all our facilities, welcoming back our members and the community and getting back to helping everyone reach their full potential.”
The Redlands Family YMCA ensures that all facilities, including fitness equipment, locker rooms, child care, visitor areas and office spaces, are cleaned and sanitized to meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety.
“When we closed our facilities in March, we did so to protect the health and well-being of all our staff, volunteers, members and our community,” said Barnett.
“As we reopen our facilities, we do so with that same commitment to keeping everyone who enters our doors safe.”
The first phase of reopening will include group exercise classes, fitness center and day camp.
The YMCA has reduced the number of participants to accommodate social distancing. Additional phases of reopening include youth sports, circus, massage, and personal training.
“We are so incredibly grateful to the people who have stood by us throughout these challenging times,” said Barnett.”
The San Bernardino County Museum reopened on Tuesday, June 16.
“We are happy to see our community back,” the museum wrote on its Facebook page. “We will look a little different, and we are less ‘touchy’ at this time, but we hope you find the museum comforting and a place of solace.”
Museum Director Melissa Russo said guests are required to wear facemasks and the Exploration Station will not be open.
The Caves & Lakes and Mastodon galleries are closed temporarily for guardrail updates.