The coronavirus has really changed the way we do everything. It's changed the way we work, it's changed the way we go shopping, it's changed the way we vacation, and it's changed the way we take care of our kids. With so many El Pasoans working from home and kids not going to school these past two months, daycare wasn't much of a concern for a lot of families. But the state of Texas is reopening and a lot of people are going to head back to work so the question becomes, what are we going to do about our kids when we head back out?

The YMCA of El Paso is going to try and help fill that gap by slowly reopening their services to families.

Officials with the YMCA says they've been working with health experts and local officials to make sure that their facilities are cleaned and sanitized. The YMCA has also put policies into effect to maintain social distancing.

In accordance with Governor Greg Abbott's reopen orders, the YMCA will maintain a 25% capacity in all areas and rearrange their equipment to maintain social distancing in all workout areas. The locker rooms, hot tubs, steam rooms and swimming pools will be temporarily closed. As for the kids who usually go to the YMCA, for now, their child watch programs will be phased in and day camps will be opened as soon as they are allowed to be regulating agencies.

You can watch the CEO of the YMCA El Paso explain a little more about how they will reopen their El Paso area facilities by clicking here.

The YMCA will hold a virtual meeting that you can log on and attend on Monday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. or Tuesday, May 19 at 1:00 p.m. Get the link and login information by clicking here.

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