Lenoir reopens facilities

Carmen Boone, News-Topic, Lenoir, N.C.
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Apr. 21—The city of Lenoir will reopen facilities to the public, with some restrictions, starting on Monday.

City Hall and the Lenoir Police Department will still require temperature checks, face masks and social distancing, according to a city press release.

At Mulberry Recreation Center, most rooms will be limited to having no more than 20 people at a time. In the game room, the limit will be 10, and in the gym the limit will be 25. Social distancing and masks will be required.

At the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, a maximum of 25 people will be allowed in the multi-purpose room and the gym, four people will be allowed in the computer lab, and four people in the weight room. Social distancing and masks will be required.

The Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center will require masks and social distancing for those who are not in the pool. A maximum of 25 people at a time will be allowed inside the facility. Visitors may only swim laps, and only one swimmer is allowed per lane. Water aerobics will take place across the entire shallow end of the pool to allow space for social distancing. Only five people are allowed in the weight room, and only two people are allowed per racquetball court. The hot tub will remain closed.

Outdoor facilities at the aquatics center will require social distancing That includes on playgrounds, tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts and ball fields. Facilities will not yet be available to rent for classes or special events.

City staff also hope to hold city-sponsored events such as concerts, festivals and fourth of July celebrations now that Gov. Roy Cooper has announced plans to end the mask mandate and limits on mass gatherings starting June 1.

Reporter Carmen Boone can be reached at 828-610-8723

Reporter Carmen Boone can be reached at 828-610-8723