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Posted on: February 16, 2021

State allows increase in participants at Community Center

A young participant in the pool swimming during a private swim lesson.

Please find below a detailed look at Faribault Parks and Recreation's modified operating plans, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the State. Note that these are subject to change as State restrictions continue to evolve.

Starting Monday, Jan. 4, the Faribault Community Center will be returning to the regular hours:

•       M-Th: 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

•       Fri: 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

•       Sat: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

•       Sun: 12 - 6 p.m.

Constant mask-wearing is required, including while working out. The only time a mask can be off is when in the shower, or in the pool. Six-foot social distancing is required at all times.

All below changes took effect Feb. 16.

Fitness Room

• Parks and Recreation staff have moved some equipment from the fitness room into the gymnasium to allow for the required distancing while working out. Most cardio equipment is now located in the gymnasium while the weight-lifting machines are in the fitness room.

• The fitness room is available to 5 persons at one time, and must be reserved in 1-hour time slots. Social distancing during workouts is mandatory.

• The gymnasium, which now holds most cardio equipment, is available to 9 people at one time, and must be reserved in 1-hour time slots. Social distancing during workouts is mandatory.

• Reservations can only be made 24 hours in advance, and can be made via phone at 507-334-2064.

Mind and Body classes

• Mind and Body classes will continue to be streamed via livestream (Zoom), but we’ll also be able to offer in-person classes to those interested. This is limited to 9 people and masks must be worn at all times.

• Must call to reserve spot within 24 hours of class. No reservations prior to 24 hours of class time will be taken.

• The livestream link will continue to be emailed out to those interested. If you’d like to be removed, or added, to that list, call the Community Center at 507-334-2064.

• The cost for Mind and Body classes, whether virtual or in-person, is $20 for four punches, or $35 for eight punches.

Group Exercise classes

• Group Exercise classes are now back in-person.  This is limited to 7 people and masks must be worn at all times.

• Must call to reserve spot within 24 hours of class. No reservations prior to 24 hours of class time will be taken.

• The cost for Group Exercise classes, whether virtual or in-person, is $48.32 for 14 punches.

Racquetball

One racquetball court is open for use for singles play only. Masks must be worn at all times.

Aquatics

• Must call to reserve spot within 24 hours of class. No reservations prior to 24 hours of aquatics time will be taken.

• If possible, please leave in your swim suit via glass doors to building lobby, after drying body and suit.

• Mask-wearing is mandatory while in the building, including in locker rooms, and while waiting to enter the water. Masks should be put back on immediately after exiting the water. Masks may be removed to shower, but must be put on after. Please use family changing rooms if available.

• Patrons must shower before entering the water, per Minnesota Department of Health pool rules.

• Pool users must wait on bleachers accommodating 6-foot distancing, until lane is available or instructor indicates participants may enter. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior your time.

Lap Swim

• Limit 1 person per lane, with swimmers starting at the opposite sides of the pool. You will be assigned a lane when you reserve a time slot. Lanes will be numbered and a cone indicating your lane start point.

• Maximum of 1 hour in the pool (You will sign up for two, 30-minute time slots. Lifeguards will still blow their whistle every 30 minutes but do not need all patrons to clear the water, if they signed up for two sessions). If you arrive late, you will still have to exit the pool at the conclusion of the scheduled session.

Lap Swim Schedule

•       M-F: 6-7:30 a.m.

•       M-Sat: 11-1:00 p.m.

•       Monday: 5-6 p.m.

•       Wed, Fri and Sun: 4:30-6 p.m.

Water Aerobics

• Must sign up for either shallow or deep end and stay in that area of the pool for the entire class.

Water Aerobics Schedule:

M-F Classes

8:00-8:30 (9 Participants shallow) (9 participants in deep end)

9:00-9:30 (9 Participants shallow) (9 participants in deep end)

10:00-10:30 ((9 Participants shallow) (9 participants in deep end)

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Classes

4:00-4:45pm (9 Participants shallow) (9 participants in deep end)

Monday and Wednesday

6:15-7pm (9 Participants shallow) (9 participants in deep end)

 
7-730pm  (9 Participants shallow) (9 participants in deep end)

Cancellations

The following will continue to be canceled until further notice, as outlined by State regulations:

• Drop-in/Open Basketball

• Facility rentals

• Sauna

•Indoor Open Skate 

We're here to help, so don't be afraid to call with questions - 507-334-2064.

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