Leisure businesses reopen under Kansas' Phase 2

Posted at 4:16 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 18:42:45-04

SHAWNEE, Kan. — As part of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's modified reopening phase 2, all businesses in the state can re-open Friday with the exception of bars, nightclubs and swimming pools.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Shawnee reopened Friday to a line of eager families.

Vice President of Park Operations Lesley Galloway said the business is taking many steps to protect jumpers and employees.

"We are taking temperatures of all of our team members, we're asking quests fill out a questionnaire to make sure that they haven't been exposed in any way prior to coming into the park," Galloway said. "Throughout the park there's sanitizing stations, we're cleaning between games if they're touching any balls or anything like that so we're really going that extra mile."

The business also reduced its capacity to about a third of its regular operations.

Workers will be limiting how many jumpers are on a court at a time to avoid contact.

"We're going to do everything we can to maintain that social distance and make parents feel comfortable bringing their kids to Sky Zone," Galloway said.

Dulinda Rudaitis brought her grandsons to the park as soon as it opened Friday.

"Usually there's 200 kids in here and hardly any room to turn around let alone breathe without getting on each other so I think they're doing a wonderful job of trying to protect everybody," Rudaitis said.

Galloway said the park has added several new attractions during the time it was closed.

"We've been working for months," Galloway said. "As you can see when you walk around the park it looks and feels different than before."