When the pandemic closed down gyms in March, it didn't take long for most of them to start-up this week with many changes.

In North Adams, the YMCA has reopened, but with a number of precautions in place.

Patrons must remain six feet apart and wear a mask when using strength equipment, and 14 feet away when using cardio machines, though no masks are required there.

When they're done, users wipe down the equipment and post a sign denoting that the unit is not fully sanitized.

An attendant then sanitizes the equipment more thoroughly and flips the sign, signifying it's ready for use.

The facility's pool is also open, but only for lap swimming, and lanes must be reserved ahead of time. The locker rooms are closed, but there is space to change clothes.

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