Skip to main content

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

As of June 11, 2021 the State of Illinois has successfully moved into Phase 5. 
Details from the state can be found here: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/phase-5

The CDC announced on May 12, 2021 that fully vaccinated individuals "can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance." [source]


As of 6/15/2021, The Y's mask requirement has been lifted for those who are fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals should continue to wear a mask in the YMCA whenever not exercising.

Have peace of mind knowing every precaution is in place to keep you and your family safe and healthy while at our Y.

The Y is for #youthdevelopment #healthyliving and #socialresponsibility


 

WELLNESS CENTERS

We have updated our wellness areas with a lot of thought and planning to maintain a safe environment.

  • All equipment has been spaced apart for social distancing. All equipment is still available but may be relocated to other spaces throughout the building. Please ask a wellness staff person if you need help finding your favorite machine.
  • Individuals who are not vaccinated should wear a face covering over the nose and mouth whenever not exercising.
  • Staff are cleaning the wellness areas thoroughly every day.
  • Sanitizing spray and paper towels are available for members to clean equipment before and after use.

 

LOCKER ROOMS

  • Men's and Women's Locker Rooms are open to all members and guests 18+. Saunas, Steam Rooms, and Whirlpools are reopened. 
  • Boys' and Girls' Locker Rooms are open to all members and guests.
  • Individual Changing Rooms are available for those with diverse-abilities or special needs and for parents/adults with children of the opposite gender who are 6 years old or older.
  • Individuals who are not vaccinated should wear a face covering over the nose and mouth whenever not exercising.

 

GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

  • Group Exercise Classes are available, please reserve your free spot through the mobile app. See our app for the schedule or visit our new Virtual YMCA for on-demand classes! 
  • Individuals who are not vaccinated should wear a face covering over the nose and mouth whenever not exercising.

 

SWIMMING POOLS

  • Lap Swim, Open Swim and Family Swim are avaiable, reservations no longer needed.
  • Group Swim Lessons are available with limited capacity.
  • Aquatic Group Exercise class size is limited to allow for social distancing.Purchase and use of a Punch Pass is required for participation, reservatons no longer needed.

 

SPORTS

  • Group Youth Sports are available. Please see our Youth Sports page for more details.
  • Use of the Sports Courts for Racquetball, Handball, etc require a reservation through the app.
  • Pickleball is available. See the app for the schedule.
  • Face coverings should be worn over the nose and mouth whenever not exercising.

 

CHILDCARE

Preschool, Summer Camp, Kids Adventure Center, and School Age Care

  • Staff and Children ages 3+ must wear a mask at all times while indoors; and outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
  • Frequent handwashing
  • Small groups and social distancing
  • COVID-19 Symptoms questionnaire for staff

 

FACILITIES

Creating a safe and worry-free environment.

  • Individuals who are not vaccinated should wear a face covering over the nose and mouth whenever not exercising.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers placed throughout the building
  • Designated staff to frequently sanitize touch points throughout the day
  • Janitorial staff equipped with cleaning solutions proven to kill COVID-19

 

STAFF

We take your health and safety very seriously, which is why we require the following of our staff:

  • COVID-19 Symptoms questionnaire
  • Mask-wearing at all times (other than in an isolated office space or leading an exercise class)
  • Frequent hand-washing

 

Get the app!

Download our app to make your reservations, view schedules, join groups, and more!

 

Get the App