From the onset of the Pandemic, the West Cook YMCA has committed itself to continually evaluating the data and local infection rates to inform our steps to protect our Y community and that our #1 priority would be safety. The safety of our staff, the safety of our resident members and the safety of our members and community. It is with this focus that we share our most recent update as it relates to our response to the current evaluating nature of the Pandemic.
On Friday August 6th, 2021, the Oak Park Public Health Department released a mask mandate. Citing the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases, Oak Park Public Health Director Theresa Chapple-McGruder, Ph.D., today ordered all individuals over age 2 who can medically tolerate it to wear a mask in public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
Effective today Saturday August 7, 2021 - Masks are now required while in the West Cook YMCA, whether vaccinated or not, per Oak Park Public Health Department mandate. We request that all individuals begin wearing masks immediately when inside the West Cook YMCA.