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Grand Traverse Bay YMCA Closes For Cleaning After Coronavirus Exposures

By Beth Milligan | July 5, 2020

The Grand Traverse Bay YMCA will be closed today (Sunday) for a professional deep cleaning after members who had used the gym tested positive for coronavirus.

According to the Grand Traverse County Health Department, members who tested positive for the disease were at the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA on the following dates/times:

Monday, June 29 - 8-9am Wellness floor: General
Tuesday, June 30 - 11:30am-12:15pm Wellness floor: Free weight area
Wednesday, July 1 - 1pm-3pm Wellness floor: Free weight area
Thursday, July 2 - 12-1pm Studio B only

Any gym members who were in any of the listed areas/times are asked to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days from the date of possible exposure. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, repeated shaking with chills, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell. The gym will reopen on Monday at 5:30am.

"Since reopening on June 15, the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA has adhered to strict cleaning protocols," the gym said in a statement. "On a nightly basis, we contract a commercial company for deep cleaning along with implementing daily rigorous cleaning protocols, including the use of our two electro-static spray machines, as well as the appointment of dedicated cleaners on our wellness floor and in our common areas at all times of operation. Additionally, several member access cleaning and hand sanitizing stations have been added to enhance the cleaning efforts here at the Y. We ask that you continue to self-screen before entering the facility, follow our mask wearing requirement as posted throughout the facility, and adhere to all social distancing recommendations."

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