As of Friday, November 20, we will be moving into Tier 3 Mitigations for the Restore Illinois plan.
Here is the good news...1) Gyms are not required to close and 2) We are not reverting back into a past phase of the Restore Illinois Plan. We are just adjusting some details in the phase we are in to suppress the spread of the virus and ensure our hospitals do not become overrun. We are doing our part to keep you safe and healthy. This is TEMPORARY, but we don’t know exactly for how long. But if we all do our part (wear a mask!) this Mitigation can end sooner than later.
Did you know the Department of Public Health is reporting in our region of the state that gyms and fitness centers rank near the bottom of the list for outbreak locations? At our Y we know that’s due to strict cleaning regimens and dedication to following the guidelines mandated by the Governor. We have detailed prevention procedures in place with many factors including mask wearing, sanitization, and air flow considerations.
While the Tier 3 Mitigation plan does not allow for in-person group exercise, our Y is still here for you and your health! We are offering live and on-demand classes through our Virtual YMCA. We will also be launching virtual group classes on Zoom next week! When you pair our app with your membership you get access to all these great virtual options. You can still participate in your favorite class with your favorite instructors! We are #bettertogether.
For more details on these Tier 3 Mitigations, COVID-19 precautions, and procedures in our facilities, please see our Reopening Guide.