Mayor Kelly opening Rec & Senior Centers June 1

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly announced on Tuesday that the city will reopen all Youth & Family Development centers and all senior centers on June 1st.

But there will be capacity limits and some face mask rules.

The Mayor’s team is presenting their re-opening plan to the city council.

That includes opening the Warner Park Pool and Splashpad on May 29 with the other pools following on June 7.

Summer camps with registration required will begin June 7 at the following YFD centers:

  • Avondale
  • Brainerd
  • Carver
  • Hixson
  • John A Patten
  • South Chattanooga

Drop-in Summer camps with no prior registration requirement will begin June 7 at the following YFD centers on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • Eastdale
  • Shepherd
  • Washington Hills
  • Westside

COVID protocols will be in place at all facilities:

  • Pools will be limited to 75% capacity
  • Registered summer camps limited to 75 children per camp
  • Drop-in summer camps will be limited based on location capacity with social distancing
  • Senior centers and YFD centers will be limited based on location capacity with social distancing
  • Masks required for unvaccinated adults
  • Masks optional for children under 18 years of age

“We are monitoring vaccination and infection rates and will keep a close eye on safety as we reopen these critical community resources,” said Dr. Mary Lambert, the city’s director of community health. “We are a long way from herd immunity, and I would encourage all residents to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible so that Chattanooga can keep moving forward.”

Mayor Kelly adds “to ensure these services remain available, it’s critical that our city’s residents take responsible precautions and get vaccinated to protect themselves and others around them.”


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