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Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

At the Two Rivers YMCA we take your health and the safety of our community very seriously. We are adhering to the guidelines set forth by the Illinois Governor in the Restore Illinois Plan.

In alignment with the State of Illinois's Phase 4, the Y is currently operating in Phase 2 of its own Reopening Plan as of June 26th, 2020.

Phase 4
As of January 25, 2021 our region of the State (Region 2) has successfully moved out of Tier 1 Mitigation down to base level Phase 4. Please see recent changes to our prevention procedures as noted with "UPDATE"

Details from the state can be found here:
Please note: If COVID positivity rates increase in Region 2 the state may require face coverings for all activities again.

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



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.
  • UPDATE: Face coverings should be worn 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.



  • Men's and Women's Locker Rooms are open to all members and guests 18+. Saunas, Whirlpools, and Steam Rooms will remain closed.
  • 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.



  • Group Exercise class sizes are limited, must reserve your free spot through the mobile app. We will continue to offer some Virtual Classes. See our app for the schedule and virtual classes or visit our new Virtual YMCA for live and on-demand classes! 
  • UPDATE: Face coverings should be worn over the nose and mouth whenever not exercising.



  • Lanes in the Cool Pool are limited to 2 lap swimmers each. Swimmers must rest at opposite ends of the pool. Must make a free reservation through the app.)
  • Use of the warm pool is also by reservation through the app.
  • Group Swim Lessons are available with limited capacity, and parents/guardians must be in the pool with children who are unable to swim unassisted. Swim instructors will wear a face shield (except during a demonstration that requires the face to be in the water).
  • Aquatic Group Exercise class size is limited to allow for social distancing. Reservations through  the app are required to save your spot. Purchase and use of a Punch Pass is required for participation.



  • Group Youth Sports are available with restrictions. Please see our Youth Sports page for more details.
  • Reservations are required to use the basketball gyms, please call the front desk at 309-797-3945.
  • Use of the Sports Courts for Racquetball, Handball, etc require a reservation through the app.
  • Pickleball is available. See  the app for schedule and to make your free reservation.
  • UPDATE: Face coverings should be worn over the nose and mouth whenever not exercising.


  • Reservations are required, please call 309-797-3945.
  • Children ages 3+ must wear a mask. Children must wash hands in the bathrooms outside of the Kids Adventure Center upon arriving at the Y. Staff will be wearing masks and equipment in the KAC will be thoroughly cleaned after each shift.
  • Please see our Kids Adventure Center page for more details.


Creating a safe and worry-free environment.

  • UPDATE: Face coverings should be worn over the nose and mouth whenever not exercising.
  • Signage to assist in social distancing
  • Non-automatic doors are propped open to reduce contact
  • Drinking fountains are closed off. Please bring a water bottle which can be refilled at our bottle filling stations
  • 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



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

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


When will the Sauna/Whirlpool/Steam Room reopen?

While in Phase 4 (which is the current phase Illinois is in) "Ancillary accommodations (e.g., saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms) should be closed" as per

Phase 5 (which is the end of all restrictions) would be when the saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools can reopen.

Post-pandemic: Vaccine, effective and widely available treatment, or the elimination of new cases over a sustained period of time through herd immunity or other factors.


Phase 2 - Reopening Plan Outline

The Two Rivers YMCA moved into Phase 2 of its reopening plan on June 26th. Phase 2 aligns with the State of Illinois's Phase 4.

[LAST UPDATED: January 25, 2021]



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