City of Belle Fourche to begin reopening, beginning with BFACC Tuesday

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BELLE FOURCHE –– The city of Belle Fourche is moving forward with reopening procedures, beginning with the Belle Fourche Area Community Center (BFACC) Tuesday.

“We are going to do a soft open at the rec center,” Mayor Gloria Landphere said at Monday’s city council meeting, the first it has had in person in two months. “We are very, very close.”

Beginning Tuesday, BFACC will reopen with restrictions and limited hours, initially.

The center will be open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and closed on weekends.

The pool, gymnasium, and auditorium will be closed during the initial phase.

The center will also have special weight and cardio room times specifically designated for seniors, aged 60 and over, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

At this time, children under the age of 14 will not be allowed in the building. According to a statement from BFACC, currently, people under 14 do not meet the age requirements for the spaces the center is opening. However, the statement states that spaces like the gymnasium and pool should be opening in the coming weeks and those age groups would then be permitted.

Landphere said the city is putting the final touches on reopening procedures, including policies related to sanitization and social distancing, for the rest of the city buildings and are shooting for June 1.

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