On Friday’s episode of “Closer Look,” Koontz told the show’s host, Rose Scott, that before each opening, each location started with soft opening first, and advisory board members, staff and selected members tried out the facilities.
“We have a fantastic operations team,” Koontz said. “And they have literally, over the past month, walked every facility and came up with a customized plan for each facility.”
During the conversation, Koontz also shared that all members are required to take an online health screening questionnaire and have their temperature taken before entering the facilities.
She also shared that YMCA of Metro Atlanta staff are required to wear a mask at all times, and members are required to wear a mask in common areas.
“We always lead with safety first with everyone that we serve,” said Koontz.
In addition to opening six more branches June 1, the organization — which prides itself on serving communities through programs and services that aim to build spirit, mind and body — will begin opening its day camp locations.