Community Center reopens to members with limited access

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

With the guidance of Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, the Osceola Community Center has re-opened to the public with limited access.

According to OPAR Director Michael Ephlin Phase 1 of the re-opening does include several safety precautions and guidelines.

Phase 1 will include:

•Screening for staff and members.

•Temperature check for staff.

•Face coverings for staff and members, except when exercising.

•Due to the 12 foot distancing rule – Only five members will be admitted to the downstairs weight room and five members in the upstairs weight room at a time. Again everyone must adhere to the 12 foot distancing rule at all times.

•You must be 18 years of age or older to use the downstairs and upstairs weight rooms.

•Members must sanitize their workout equipment before and after use. Gym wipes are available for members to use.

•Hand sanitizer is available throughout the community center.

•Both basketball gyms will be available for walking and aerobic classes only. No personal contact and no loitering of anyone not participating.

•The basketball gyms will be closed to basketball playing. This is due to the 12 foot distancing rule and mass gathering rule.

•All upstairs showers will be closed for use.

•There is no building rentals.

•There is no entry for recent travelers to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Orleans or overseas. No entry for those with fever, symptoms, or recent contact with COVID-19 patients. No entry for anyone with compromised immune systems or chronic diseases.

“These policies adhere to the governor’s directives,” Ephlin said. “As restrictions are relaxed, OPAR will look at the local situation and attempt to follow suit if it is appropriate.”

All members of the community center, using the facility, must sign a form agreeing to the rules outlined. Violation of these rules could be lead to removal from the premises.