Red Oak’s JBI Distributors (JBI) partnering with the YMCA to disinfect the facilities and make them ready for use by members.
Red Oak, Iowa, May 8, 2020 – Doors at the Montgomery County Family YMCA in Red Oak will be reopening Monday, May 11, but like with many businesses, changes in operating protocols will be in place. The facility will only be available to local active members, ages 16 and above, from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday and will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. The health/wellness area, track, and tennis courts will be available, but initially each member is limited to 1 hour of facility use daily. Plans are in motion to open the gymnasium in the coming weeks with a specific set of use stipulations. The swimming pool will remain closed until further notice.
As a part of its reopening strategy and to meet recommended biosecurity protocols, the Montgomery County Family YMCA has received help from Red Oak’s biosecurity firm JBI Distributors and Services . JBI has consulted with the management team to recommend appropriate measures and has sanitized the facility with Decon7, a hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectant which is included in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, to combat the novel coronavirus. JBI will continue to provide advice and will work with the YMCA for future services as needed.
“We are excited to allow our members to come back and use the facilities, but we want to be certain that we do everything we can to provide a safe environment for everyone,” said John Blomstedt, Executive Director for Montgomery County YMCA. “We are delighted to have a local firm such as JBI that has the knowledge and resources to help ensure the facilities are properly disinfected before we open the doors on Monday.”
With the YMCA being one of the first community gathering spots to reopen to the public, the facility’s staff is taking their reopening strategy seriously. Upon entering the facility membership status will be reviewed, risk status will be assessed using a checklist of symptoms and criteria, members will be encouraged (but not required) to use a face mask, will be required to disinfect hands, and will be given facility guidelines for use of health/wellness area and track.
For a complete list of the YMCA’s reopening guidelines visit www.mcymca.com.