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County gyms, community centers to reopen Monday

Hawaii County late Friday afternoon announced it is reopening county gymnasiums and community centers on Monday.

The Department of Parks and Recreation also is working toward reopening its senior centers, senior congregate meal sites, and senior classes in January 2022, according to a news release.

“As case numbers continue to decline, we believe that it is time to begin our return to normalcy by getting our community back into our gyms and recreations facilities,” Mayor Mitch Roth said in the release.

“We know that active lifestyles contribute to a healthier immune system and can greatly improve our chances against the virus, and we are excited to be able to get folks back to the activities they love most, safely.

“In addition, we are encouraging organizations to apply for exemptions so that spectators may be allowed to enjoy from the stands.”

County gymnasiums and community centers will be available for scheduled, organized recreation activities, and reservations are required.

The recreation directors at each facility will work with the public on reservations, sanitization protocols, and return-to-play safety plans, the release stated.

For more information, including dates and times of availability, please contact the appropriate Parks and Recreation facility directly, or contact the department’s recreation division at (808) 961-8740.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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