UPDATED- June 10, 2021 

The Mattoon Area Family YMCA and Neal Center YMCA take the health and safety of our members, staff and community very seriously. In order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we have committed to following IDPH and DCEO approved safety guidelines in our facilities.

Our goal is to be able to continue to provide our community with opportunities for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, even through the pandemic. 

We will continue to follow safety guidelines that include:

  • Members sanitizing equipment before and after use
  • Frequent cleaning & sanitation by staff of equipment, touch points, locker rooms, restrooms and the facility.
  • Members & staff are asked to stay home if exhibiting any symptoms.
  • Face coverings (masks) will be worn by summer camp students and staff.
  • Reservations are required for cycling classes, hot yoga at the Mattoon Y, and pool lanes at the Neal Center Y.

At the Y, the safety of our members, staff and community are our first priority.  We are committed to supporting our community during times of health, and during times of difficulty, by safely providing programs and services to promote a healthy mind, body and spirit for all.



  • 5 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday
  • 12-4 p.m. on Sunday

As you know, these plans can change at any time, depending upon state and local health requirements. While we can’t predict whether it will be necessary to close facilities and programs again in the future, we are committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure your safety. 

Please remember that all of this information is subject to change depending on regulations set forth by state agencies. We thank you for your patience and support as we work through these phases. We will keep you informed of any changes through Facebook, email, and the YMCA app. 

If you have any questions or concerns about these reopening phases, please call (217) 234-9494 in Mattoon or (217) 235-2500 in Toledo and speak to Wendy. We’re SO happy to welcome you back. Together, we’re a better us.


Immediate membership financial assistance is available to anyone who suffered a job loss or other loss of income during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the welcome desk for a temporary assistance application.


If you have questions about your membership, please contact Hannah Robinson, Membership Director, at hrobinson@nealcenterymca.org.


Make a charitable contribution to Membership for All through our annual Member Campaign. The Coronavirus has created enormous uncertainty in every sector, but most of all for those with fewer resources. You can play a vital role in helping us meet needs and help Coles and Cumberland County residents to heal and recover when this crisis is over.  Click HERE to make a donation.


We deeply appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigated the challenging circumstances related to the Coronavirus. We want you to know that the Y is here for you and our community as we have been for the last 175 years.

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