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Hanna Recreation Center plans reopening

Regulations set for Hanna Recreation Center

 

Mike Armstrong

The Hanna Recreation Center will open on June 16 with a limit of 10 people allowed at one time in the building.

The Hanna Parks and Recreation Board met at 4:30 p.m. on June 3 at the Hanna recreation center. Besides the board, Hanna mayor Lois Buchanan was in attendance.

The board last met March 4. The recreation center was closed in mid March and is still closed.

The agenda and minutes from March 4 were quickly approved by the board. The financials were approved from March.

The board approved the re-open date for the recreation center to be June 16. The days open will be Tuesday through Friday. The hours will be from 8-11 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.

No more than 10 patrons will be allowed in the building at once. To use the gym, weight room, treadmill room and pool, reservations must be called in. There will be an hour limit per patron and family.

The gym will not allow basketball for the time being. It will be used for individuals that want to walk or run inside. The weight room will require reservations and only two people will be allowed in the room at one time.

There can up to 10 people in the large pool at one time and four in the baby pool. All patrons must keep six feet apart unless, they are part of a family.

The restrooms will be limited to one person at a time with only one wash basin and stall available for women and one wash basin, one urinal and one stall for men. The locker rooms will be shut off to the public and showers cannot be used.

The pool cannot be used after the weight or aerobic rooms since sweat cannot be showered off. A patron can go to the pool first and then work out.

Staff will wear masks and gloves when cleaning and handling money or checks. Credit and debit cards will not be accepted.

All staff and patrons will be asked COVID-19 questions before being allowed to stay. The staffs temperatures will be taken before they can work.

Vivian Gonzales, Hanna Recreation Center director said these measures were being put forth to start, but as time went on, things could change. Her biggest concern is keeping up with cleaning after patrons used the rooms.

"It is going to take time to do all the cleaning required," Gonzales said.

After discussing the re-opening, the board approved the formal cancelation of King Coal Days. It is hoped that later in the summer a community BBQ with games and music will happen.

Gonzales said she would have a list of what supplies are needed to present to the town for the maintenance and cleanup of the parks around the recreation center. The baseball fields will get attention this summer and fixed up.

The next scheduled meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. on July 2 at the Hanna recreation center.

 

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