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Valued Members and Families,

We are taking the next step toward the new normal at our Y. Restore Illinois Reopening Plan guidelines state that we can reopen our facility on Friday, June 26 with certain limitations.

We have developed a three-phase Reopening Plan in adherence with statewide COVID-19 guidelines. We are ready to roll out our Phase 2 on Friday, June 26, which aligns with the State of Illinois Reopening Plan Phase 4.

State Guidelines limit building capacity to 50%. While general Wellness Center usage will no longer require reservations, everyone must check in and out to assist in maintaining an accurate capacity count.

Wellness Center is available for members ages 16+. Youth ages 8-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Youth ages 8-14 must also have completed a Youth Wellness Orientation.

Certain activities will still require reservations to ensure we don’t exceed capacity limits. These activities include (but are not limited to) group exercise classes, warm and cool pool activities, and basketball court usage.

All activities that require reservations can easily be accessed through the Two Rivers YMCA app. If you do not have access to the app or encounter difficulties you can call the YMCA at 309-797-3945 to set up a reservation.

Group Exercise Classes will be available indoors and outdoors with limited class sizes depending on room/area location. Class reservations will be available to active members 48 hours in advance on the Two Rivers YMCA app or by calling the YMCA.  

Cool Pool lap swim will be limited to two people per lane and will require reservations. Other pool activities that can be reserved include aquatic group exercise classes and family/open swim.

Members may access belongings in rented lockers. Use of the locker rooms and showers are available for swimmers only starting Saturday, June 27, with social distance signage in all areas of the locker rooms and showers. To allow for thorough sanitation, members 18 and older will be directed to alternate daily use of the Adult and Youth & Family Locker Rooms. Youth 17 and under will be directed to use the Individual Shower Rooms.

Drinking fountains continue to remain unavailable. Please bring a water bottle and use our refill stations.

All Phase Two details are outlined here. This document contains a lot of information but rest assured a great deal of thought was involved in creating a plan that provides the most access in the safest way for everyone and in accordance to our state’s restrictions. All Phase 2 details will be reviewed and updated weekly. Please check the Weekly Updates Blog for any new information.

Thank you to all our members, volunteers, families, and community members who have supported us during these challenging times. We look forward to welcoming our members back and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we all navigate this new normal together.


With respect,

Two Rivers YMCA

 – UPDATED 6/25/20 AT 4:00 PM

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