Governor Pritzker announced this week that the state of Illinois will be entering the Restore Illinois Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations starting on Friday, November 20.
The Mitigation guidelines are as follows:
Health & Fitness Centers
- Operate at no more than 25% capacity
- No indoor group classes
- Face coverings must be worn at all times, including while engaged in individual exercise regardless of the person or machine spacing
- Reservations required
- Locker room areas should be closed
How will these mitigation efforts impact The Edward Schock Centre of Elgin?
- Beginning Friday, November 20th registrations will be required for one of our 90-minute workout slots.
- Face coverings must be worn at all times, including while engaged in individual exercise
- 22 workout slots will be available per session
- 10 walking track slots will be available per session
- The last day of pickleball will be on Thursday, November 19.
- Group fitness classes will be canceled
- Only School based and outdoor programming will continue to run. All other programs will be canceled.
- Registration for lap swim access will remain unchanged
- No locker room access in the fitness center and aquatic center
- Restrooms will be available
- Members are encouraged to come dressed and ready to workout with limited belongings
- Bring your own towel and water bottle
Workout sessions are for members only and can be reserved online at https://centreofelgin.org and clicking the Register for Fitness Center Workouts button on the right-hand side of the page.
Time slots are open on a first-come first-served basis. Please register only for the times you need. Be sure to call the fitness desk at 847-531-7025 to cancel a session if you can't make it.
We are asking everyone to strictly adhere to these mitigation guidelines. We want to be part of the solution not the problem. We are all in this together and by working together we can get the numbers down and start to get back on track to eventual normal operation. We won't be able to get there without your help.
Here is the link that outlines the mitigation plan: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/restore-illinois-mitigation-plan
Here is the literature explaining how Pritzker and his team will decide when mitigations can be relaxed:
"IDPH will continue to track the positivity rates and hospital capacity metrics in regions over a 14-day monitoring period to determine if mitigations can be relaxed if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigation should remain in place. In order for a region to move back to Tier 2 mitigations, a region must experience less than 12 percent test positivity rate for three consecutive days AND greater than 20 percent available intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital bed availability AND declining COVID hospitalizations in 7 out of the last 10 days."