With the state of Illinois having entered Phase 5 of the state’s reopening plan, we are excited to share that the YMCA has returned to full capacity in our facilities, programs, and classes, as permitted by state guidelines.
The following facility and program modifications are in effect beginning Friday, June 11, unless otherwise indicated:
Masks and Face Coverings
In line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local, state, and federal health officials, Y members who are not fully vaccinated should wear masks or face coverings when visiting YMCA facilities. Fully vaccinated individuals who prefer to wear masks when visiting the Y are welcome and encouraged to do so.
Masks or face coverings will still be required for all children and counselors in summer day camp when indoors. Masks or face coverings will not be required for outdoor activities. The Y will continue to monitor for updates to childcare guidelines released by the state of Illinois.
Children and Y employees, who are not fully vaccinated, should wear a mask or face covering when participating in indoor sports camps, leagues, or classes. Masks or face coverings will not be required for outdoor activities.
PLEASE NOTE: YMCA programs held at offsite community locations and schools, including summer day camp and sports camp programs, will be required to follow mask guidelines set forth by the host locations. Additional information will be shared with offsite program participants in the coming days.
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.
At this time, health screenings will still be required for children in summer day camp. The Y will continue to monitor for updates to childcare guidelines released by the state of Illinois.
Because our facilities will be returning 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.
Effective Monday, June 14, Kids Corner will once again be open to children, ages 6 months and up, at the C.W. Avery Family and Morris Community YMCAs. Per guidance from the state of Illinois, masks or face coverings should be worn by children, ages 2 and up, in Kids Corner.
For updated hours, please click here.
Saunas and Steam Rooms
Saunas and steam rooms will reopen for member use on Friday, June 11.
STAYING HEALTHY TOGETHER
On behalf of the YMCA, we’d like to thank you for your continued cooperation as we have worked together to navigate through the state’s reopening plan over the past year. Because the safety of our YMCA community is our number one priority, we will continue to follow guidance from local, state, and federal health officials and will communicate with our members immediately should state or federal guidelines change.
To learn more, select your local branch below:
Thank you for your support of the YMCA. We are so grateful that you have stayed with us and look forward to seeing you at the Y very soon.