HOW WE ARE KEEPING OUR YMCA COMMUNITY SAFE
UPDATED AUGUST 26, 2021
Because the safety of our members, staff, and our community remains our top priority, we have implemented heightened cleaning practices using EPA-approved disinfectants to ensure our facilities meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety. We have also made modifications to our policies and programs to facilitate new safety and social distancing guidelines.
To maintain a healthy environment, all members and staff will be required to adhere to the following health and safety guidelines when visiting our YMCA facility:
Masks and Face Coverings
Masks and Face Coverings- Effective Monday, August 30
Per updated guidance from the state of Illinois, both members and staff will be required to wear a mask or face covering at all times when indoors, except when using our pools, while visiting YMCA facilities and offsite program locations.
Thank you for your continued cooperation.
YMCA members will no longer be required to answer health screening questions upon entering YMCA facilities. We encourage members to refrain from visiting the YMCA if they are feeling unwell.
Because our facilities have returned to full capacity, members will no longer be required to make reservations to use the wellness centers, gyms, or pools. Reservations will still be required for group exercise and water fitness classes. Reservations will also still be required for high school and adult basketball at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA. Reservations can be made up to 24 hours in advance through the YMCA On the Go App, by calling the Y, or by visiting the Membership Desk.
To keep everyone healthy and safe, members are encouraged to continue to practice social distancing when visiting the YMCA.
ADDITIONAL OPERATIONAL UPDATES
-Members will be encouraged to scan in using their key tag or cell phone at one of our self-check-in stations.
-We will limit use of our YMCA facility to members, program participants and guests of facility members until further notice. Daily Visits will not be honored during this time.
-Coffee service is currently unavailable at this time.
Kids Corner and Supervised Activity Center
Kids Corner is open for children, ages 6 months-7 years old. Effective August 30: Masks will be required for children ages 2 and up.
Restrooms and Locker Rooms
-Restrooms and locker rooms will be open for member use. Members are asked to respect posted social distancing signs when using restrooms and locker rooms at the YMCA.
Sauna and Steam Room
Both the sauna and steam room have reopened for member use.
To ensure the well-being of our YMCA community, we will also be implementing additional safety precautions within a number of our programs, including YMCA Summer Day Camp. Additional information will be shared with registered participants. To find a full list of YMCA Summer Day Camp Health and Safety Guidelines, click here.
LET'S WORK TOGETHER
We ask for your continued cooperation as we work together to keep our members and staff safe and healthy. We want to keep our doors open for as many members as possible. Doing so means taking safety seriously. If you have any concerns or questions at any time during your visit, please speak to a member of our staff team.