In collaboration with the City of Yellowknife and YK1, YCS is planning on making its school gymnasiums available to public user groups within the existing Join Use Agreement. The school district considered a range of health and safety issues as part of its decision-making process, including the possibility of contamination, the provision of personal protective equipment, and the increased cleaning requirements of the facility.
YCS will be making the gyms available on Saturdays and Sundays, as of November 8, 2020, for user groups to rent through the City. The user groups will be required to follow the COVID-19 protocols which include, but are not limited to, mandatory cleaning between bookings, limits on the number of total participants, and record-keeping for the purpose of contact tracing. Priority will be given to youth groups when assigning gym times.