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UPDATE: 1/7/21

Updated Information on the Cook County Proof of Vaccination Mandate
 
We thank you for your patience as we navigate the constant changes of the Cook County vaccine mandate.
 
In accordance with December 31, 2021, the Cook County Department of Public Health updated Mitigation Order, everyone 19 years of age and older, are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
 
All guests, ages 2 years and older, must wear a mask at all times. The mask must be worn the entire time you are indoors over your nose and mouth.
 
VACCINE CARDS ARE NEEDED FOR:
· Adults 19+ using the Fitness Center/Group Ex/Workout or spa facilities or participating in athletic/exercise programs and open gyms must provide proof of vaccination.
 
The following are exempt and VACCINE CARDS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR
·        Members/Participants 18 years of age or younger
·        Youth and adults participating in special needs recreation activities. Which includes any special needs individuals or programs at the NSYMCA.
·        Spectators of indoor sporting events, provided that no food or drink is being served and that they remain masked at all times. This includes Parents/Guardians watching/dropping off for programs.
 
We know our services are essential to the physical, mental, and emotional health and wellness of our community; and, we want to do everything we can to keep services and programming open and operating in a safe and legally compliant manner.
 
The safety of our members and guests is our top priority and we continue to monitor and follow local, state, and national recommendations and orders put forth by health officials.
 
The NSYMCA understands that some of our participants may or may not agree with Cook County’s requirements, if you would like to share your opinions on the mandate, we suggest you contact Cook County directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Fully vaccinated:
·        Two weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series with approved COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
·        Two weeks after a single-dose series with an approved COVID-19 vaccine, such as Johnson and Johnson’s
 
Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination include:
·        A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.
·        An official immunization record from the jurisdiction, state, or country where the vaccine was administered.
·        An app that provides a digital record of vaccinations.
·        A digital or physical photo of such a card or record that includes the individual’s name, the vaccine brand administered, and the date the vaccination was administered.
 
As Cook County Department of Public Health gives more guidance we will continue to update or members and participants. The safety of our members, program participants, and staff is of the utmost importance to us.
 


 

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

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