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Spanish Fork Gun Club reopens with extra precautions

Posted at 4:24 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 12:45:33-04

The city of Spanish Fork is starting to reopen local businesses and the first to do so is the city gun club.

The Gun Club has prepared for its reopening with new precautions to keep customers safe.

After spending weeks at home, gun owners are excited to get back on the range.

"Thrilled, this is my home away from home,” Kiersten Dumas said.

Dumas, the manager of the Spanish Fork gun club says it has been hard being away, but she`s looking forward to getting back to work.

“I`ve been here so long, it was my first summer job when I was 12 so I’ve kind of grown up here and all of the customers are my extended family so it`s been really nice to see everyone again,” Dumas said.

The Gun Club has always had lots of safety measures in place, but now there are even more precautions to keep people safe.

“For the most part everyone is spaced out, as for the nature of trap shooting, but we have taken precautions as far as limiting access to the club house, limiting groups,” Dumas said.

They Gun Club has also extended rules and guidelines for larger groups and is limiting the number of customers in the store at a time and making sure to regularly disinfect everything.

Scott Aylett, public information officer for Spanish Fork City says safety is at the top of their list.

"Our number one priority is not only the safety of our employees here at the gun club but also our patrons,” Aylett said.

As for what will open next in Spanish fork —representatives say parks, playgrounds and golf courses could be next.

"So our staff both on the parks and recreation side and the administration staff are taking a close eye at what measures need to be taken so we can open up those facilities while following recommendations given not only by governor Herbert but also the CDC," Aylett said.

Some Spring events have already been canceled or postponed, but Aylett says the city is hopeful summer events will run as scheduled.