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 UPDATE: 2/5

Cook County has announced that we are moving into Phase 4 and we are able to expand some of our programming and member benefits.

We will continue to keep our high level of sanitary practices and work with the Cook County Department of Health, IDPH, and the CDC to ensure the safety of our members, program participants, and staff. 

 

Changes as of 2/8/21:

Since Cook County has returned to Phase 4 we are able to expand some of our programming and member benefits.
We will continue to keep our high level of sanitary practices and work with the Cook County Department of Health, IDPH and the CDC to ensure the safety of our members, program participants, and staff. 
 
·        Masks - Masks will continue to be required in all locations throughout the building except while lap swimming in the water and while working out on a machine in the fitness center on the main level.
  • This includes locker rooms, pool deck, hallways, switching machines in the fitness center, in the gym and in all youth classes.
  • Masks in Group Exercise classes – To ensure there are options for all of our members, some classes will require mask usage and some classes it will be optional. Mask usage will be designated on the group ex schedule & NSYMCA app.
  • Masks in Weight Room – Due to proximity of spotting exercises and in the interest of maintaining social distance, masks ARE REQUIRED in the Strength Training and Track area.
·        Reservations will still be required for all areas of the building
·        To ensure that we are keeping everyone safe, we ask that members don’t linger in any areas and leave promptly after their appointment.
·        Open Gym – To accommodate all of our members we will be bringing back a modified version of open gym. On both sides, masks must be worn.  During open gym times:
  • ½ the gym will be available for 2 teams of 5 people maximum – all participants must register, wear masks while playing and social distance when not playing
  • ½ the gym will be available for reserving hoops for up to 2 people per hoop.
  • Morning men’s basketball will resume – Reservations and registration will be required.
·        Pickleball – will be offered Monday/Wednesday/Fridays from 6:30-7:30 am and Sundays from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Reservations must be made and masks must be worn while playing. 
·        Racquetball- doubles are allowed to play. Reservations must be made and masks must be worn while playing. 
·        Childwatch reopens – We will reopen childwatch/babysitting available to members while you work out.
  • Children must be 2 years old and wear a mask.
  • Reservations must be made through appointment king
  • Hours M-F 8 am-11:30 am
  • No snacks
 
·        Sanitization will happen after all appointments and will continue in high touch areas every 2 hours.
 
 
 
VIRTUAL Y will continue to keep you connected beyond our walls.
Virtual Y, the Y that you can take anywhere, will continue so that you can workout with your favorite instructor from home or while traveling. This is a great option for those who still need to remain home or are unable to return to the building.

 

For More information please contact the front desk or specific staff based on the programs listed below:

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