East Tawas Community Center Reopening

With the issuance of the Governor’s recent orders 2020-175 and 2020-176 allowing the reopening of gyms and fitness centers, the East Tawas Community Center plans to reopen on Monday, September 14 in a limited capacity. The facility will be open for track and gym floor use only, Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Due to the extensive sanitation requirements, use of all exercise equipment will be prohibited until further notice.  Facility usage guidelines are below:

Monday thru Friday only from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Due to stringent sanitization requirements, the Circuit training room and exercise equipment on the track will not be available at this time.  Track and floor activities only at this time.

There will be no facility rentals due to the 10 person limit on indoor gatherings.

There will be limited capacities (15 on the track at one time, 12 on the gym floor at one time and 10 in the Multi-Purpose room waiting to go in).

According to the Governor’s order, face masks must be worn at all times, even while exercising (including when walking, playing pickleball, playing basketball, etc.)

All patrons will be required to practice social distancing while in the Community Center/City Hall Facility.

Patrons will be required to fill out and sign a “health screening form”, a sign-in sheet and allow staff to take their temperature.  All patrons will be required to sign in and out (as required in the Governor’s order) in order to aid in contact tracing.

Failure to comply with these requirements could result in the closure of the facility.


The East Tawas City Park Campground is now open to all RV customers.  We have limited restroom and shower facilites available at this time.  Due to the coronavirus and for everyone's individual safety, we encourage everyone to use the restroom and shower facilities in their own RV's.  Please be sure to follow CDC guidelines for the prevention of the spread of coronavirus while in the campground and day parks.

As you all know, we are in the middle of a worldwide health pandemic unlike anything most of us have faced in our lifetimes. The City of East Tawas and the East Tawas City Park are committed to the health of our residents and visitors and are taking precautions to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus with guidance from state and county health officials.

While we understand these measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 may cause some frustrations, we are committed to keeping our employees and the public safe while still delivering essential services. We will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation in consultation with health officials to determine if further changes to operations are needed.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time.



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