At this time, the IL DCFS has recommended transitioning to a mask-optional environment for all children and parents.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have always followed the guidance set forth by the CDC, IDPH, CCPD, and IL DCFS and they have moved towards a mask optional environment. The mask-optional environment means that health officials still strongly recommend masks for youth 4 years old and under because they cannot be vaccinated. At this time, we will not require face coverings per the most recent updated CDC guidance.
Our staff will fully support children wearing masks for those families that choose to still do so. In addition, our instructors will continue to wear masks in classes with this age group.
We continuously update our policies based on the recommendations and guidance and may revert back to a mask-required environment if rising positive cases become a concern within our young population.
We will continue to highly prioritize the health and safety of our youngest members and program participants and appreciate your continued cooperation in maintaining a safe environment. We respect each family’s choice on masking and hope that everyone will continue to do the same. We thank you for your continued support and patience throughout this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
The North Suburban YMCA continues to follow the guidelines of the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the CDC as the safety of our members, program participants, and staff is of the utmost importance to us.
Starting Monday, February 28, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health will no longer require people to wear masks in indoor public settings or to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to enter gyms, restaurants, bars, or other businesses that serve food.
As of 2/28/22, the NSYMCA Covid policies will be:
- Masks are not required indoors except
- classes with youth 4 years and younger
- Y-Time (Afterschool care) will align with the child’s school district policy on masks.
- Proof of Vaccine is no longer be required to enter the Y.
- Masks will be recommended, but not required.
For More information please contact the front desk or specific staff based on the programs listed below:
Front desk - [email protected]
Membership - [email protected]
Wellness/Fitness - [email protected]
Aquatics - [email protected]
Performing Arts - [email protected]
Visual Arts - [email protected]
Special Services - [email protected]
Youth Development - [email protected]