We are grateful to you for staying with the Y during this challenging and uncertain time. During our closure, we have been hard at work making improvements to our facilities.

We have introduced several new safety protocols to adhere to guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health, CDC and YUSA in the interest of protecting the health of our members and staff, and will continue to review and update our guidelines to ensure we remain in line with governmental guidelines.

Thank you for staying with us. We’re so happy to welcome you back!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is open in Phase 4 Expanded Services?

  • Most group activities for land and water fitness with reduced class sizes
  • Cardio equipment (no reservation necessary)
  • Stack weight and free weight equipment (no reservation necessary)
  • Outdoor group exercise classes
  • One-on-one personal training
  • Lap swim & water walking
  • Indoor Track (walking only)
  • Racquetball (2 person)
  • Free parking at the Downtown Y

* Available times and spaces are limited. Members can reserve a spot by clicking on the appropriate button below.

What is unavailable during Phase 4 Expanded Services?

  • Badminton
  • Pickleball
  • Basketball courts (for programming only)
  • Youth lobby areas
  • Towel service
  • Coffee service
  • Drinking fountains (bottle fillers remain open)

What is happening with my July dues?

As a reminder, we did not charge dues in April, May or June.  Dues will resume with the July 5, 2020 draft.   If you are having difficulty continuing your membership due to financial reasons, you may qualify for financial aid.  Click  here for more information about financial aid.

What should I bring with me?

  • Towel from home (towel service is unavailable)
  • Water bottle – water fountains will not be in service, but water filling stations will be available
  • Members are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings, but it is not mandatory.

What is the Y doing to keep me safe?

Traffic Flow – We will maintain a single entry/exit point and regulate traffic flow where possible.
Temperature Checks – Staff  and all who enter our facilities will receive temperature checks.
PPE for All Staff – All staff will be required to wear masks while serving members.
New Spacing – We have rearranged our equipment and environments to support social distancing.
Cleaning – We have deep cleaned the facility and updated our cleaning procedures.

Health Screening Questions

  1. Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19?
  2. Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat?
  3. Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
  4. Have you had new loss of taste or smell?
  5. Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?