Coronavirus precautions at Lenexa Rec Center

Coronavirus precautions at Lenexa Rec Center
Posted on 03/12/2020
coronavirus under microscopeUpdated as of March 13, 2020

To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community, Johnson County has declared a state of emergency. Among other preventative measures, the declaration prohibits public gatherings with 250 or more people.

Starting Monday, March 16, the Lenexa Rec Center will be closed until further notice. All programming and events associated with the facility will be canceled. 

During the facility closure, your membership will be affected in the following manner:
  • Memberships are frozen during the affected period. No action is required on your part.

  • Monthly memberships will not be auto-debited on the 20th of the month until service has been restored.

  • Annual memberships will be issued a credit for the duration of the closure.

Have questions for us? Rec Center customer service will be available during regular facility hours on Saturday and Sunday, March 14–15, at 913.477.7529 or [email protected]. Starting Monday, please contact Parks & Recreation customer service at 913.477.7100 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

We will continue to update you as information becomes available. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we take precautions to keep members, visitors and employees safe.

Posted March 12, 2020

 We are taking every precaution to keep Lenexa Rec Center visitors and employees safe during the coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated COVID-19) outbreak. 

Please be assured that Lenexa city leaders are closely monitoring the situation and staying up to date with guidance from public health agencies. The City has created a coronavirus information and resources webpage and will post updates there.

For now, Rec Center hours will remain the same. Should this change, we will communicate information on our website, through social media and through emails.

We have heightened our cleaning efforts at the Rec Center and our cleaning focuses on regularly disinfecting all “high-touch surfaces.” This includes, but isn’t limited to:
  • Wiping down and sanitizing tables, chairs, counters, doorknobs, push bars and elevator buttons.

  • Providing additional hand sanitizer stations for customer use.

  • Using disinfectant bombs twice a week throughout the facility as well as a mist disinfectant product to help kill pathogens, viruses and bacteria on contact.

  • Consistent and vigorous hand washing by all staff.
We will do our part to remain vigilant and encourage every member of our community and all guests at our facility to do the same.

The following are suggested measures that all of us should heed to help contain the spread of viruses:
  • Stay home if you are sick. 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. For more information about handwashing, see the CDC Handwashing website

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow, or cover with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
Updated information on COVID-19 can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.