COVID-19

Naval Station Great Lakes COVID-19 Update


This is your one stop for current operating information. 
Last Updated on October 19, 2020

Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR)

All MWR facilities have detailed reset/recovery plans in place and upon approval from higher authority, we will open back up again when it is safe for both our staff & customers.  The following MWR programs and services are open back up, at least on a limited basis.  Please continue to check back for frequent updates.


SPORTS & FITNESS


FIELDHOUSE - BLDG 440 GYM
Open for Active Duty Military Staff & Students Only

Hours: Mon-Fri: 5:30am-8pm; Sat, Sun & Holidays: 9am-5pm
Click here for all the details. (Updated Oct. 19)

 

BLDG 440 INDOOR POOL 
Open for lap swim for Active Duty Military Only

Expanded Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:30am-1:30pm; Sat: Noon-4pm; Mon & Wed 4:30-7:30pm
Click here for all the details. (Updated Oct. 19)

 

BLDG 4 COURTS PLUS

Open for Active Duty Military Staff & Students Only

Hours: Mon-Fri: 4-10pm
Click here for all the details. (Updated Oct. 19)

 

SPORTS & FITNESS EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Available for Active Duty Military

Hours: Mon-Fri: 5:30am-8pm; Sat, Sun & Holidays: 9am-5pm

Walk-up or Email Reservations: Contact Sports and Fitness via Email: grlkmwrsportsand.fct@navy.mil for a reservation, or walk into front entrance of the Epicenter, Bldg. 525 during the hours listed above. All equipment is checked out for a maximum of 24 hours except on weekends, which has a max of 72 hours. For more details and a list of what is available, click here.


TICKETS & TRAVEL OFFICE
Open By Appointment Only

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm 
Click here for full details. 
Click here for current E-Ticket Pricing. (Updated Oct. 5)
Click here for Disney/Universal Ticket FAQ’s.


LIBERTY CENTER (The LOFT, Bldg. 2A)

Available to Active Duty Military E1-E6
Hours: Mon.-Thurs.: 4-7:30pm, Fri: 4-9:30pm, Sat: 1:30-9:30pm, Sun: Noon-7:30pm

For available services Click Here (Updated Oct. 19)


THE EPICENTER
Epicenter is currently only open to A & C School students. 
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 4-8pm; Fri: 4-10pm; Sat: 2-10pm; Sun: 2-8pm

Expanded Operations: Click Here for all the details.

 

BOWLING
Open for Active Duty A & C School Students Only

Come bowl a game or two, relax, grab a bite to eat with your friends while social distancing!
Click Here for all the details.
 

MOVIES

Active Duty Only
Show times: Sun.-Thurs.: 5:30pm, Fri. & Sat.: 7pm
Theater capacity reduced to 
accommodate social distancing. Only pre-packaged concession items for sale.
For movies currently showing 

 

SPINZ RESTAURANT
Delivery and Pick-up
 Full Menu Available! 
To order: Call 847-688-7898 or Download our “Dine On The Go - Midlant” App by texting DOTGMA to 33733.
For menu and details: Click Here

 

LEGENDS SPORTS CLUB
Serving a full SPINZ menu

Come relax and grab a refreshment or bite to eat with your friends while social distancing!


LIBRARY EXPANDED SERVICES
Open to active duty staff and students only.

Hours: Mon.-Thurs.: 9am-8pm, Fri.: 9am-4pm, Sat., 10am-2pm
For details on available services Click Here (Updated Oct. 14)

LIBRARY CURBSIDE PICKUP

Open to all eligible library users: active duty, dependents, DoD civilians and contractors, reservists and retirees. Click here for all the details. 
Our online catalog: https://eosfcweb01.eosfc-intl.net/N30012/OPAC/Index.aspx


MARINA & OUTDOOR RENTALS

Enjoy the lakefront!
Hours: Sun.-Sat.: 8:30am-4:30pm 
Click here for the limited services and rentals that are available. Please review them thoroughly prior to arriving.


MWR RECREATIONAL GREEN SPACES
(parks, beach, sports fields, playgrounds)

For a full listing of all the recreation and green spaces opening, click here


VETERANS MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE

Advanced Reservations Preferred. Call 847-688-4593 to book a tee time!
Hours: Golf Course: Daily: 7am-6pm
Buckley's Restaurant: Daily: 11am-5pm
For more details Click Here

 

End of Season Rates - Flat rate for 9 or 18 Holes (Updated Oct. 19)
Active Duty, Retired, Veteran & DoD: $20 / Ride or $15 / Walk 
Public & Seniors: $25 / Ride or $20 / Walk


ZAPPERS 236, 616 & 621

Hours: 7:45-11:30am

Click here for all the details. 


MWR will continue with our local virtual recreation programming and other Navy wide virtual programming via our Facebook page. To see what's going on, go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MWRGreatLakes


Are you looking for something to do while stuck at home? Let us help you make your time at home more enjoyable and productive! 
https://www.navymwrmidlant.com/athome

Child & Youth Programs (CYP) and
School Liaison Program (SLO)

CYP operations are OPEN and at Level 2

All CDC operations are consolidated into Building 2700 and School Age Care is in Bldg. 8190.
Hours of Care: Mon-Fri: 6am-6pm

 

Non-medical counseling for youth now available by video, click here for more information. 

CYP-CYES Online Resources Elementary-Secondary

CYP-CYES Online Resources Secondary

 

Great Lakes School Liaison Program

Great Lakes Community School Start Updates

As of July 30, 2020

 

Fleet & Family Service Center (FFSC)

Open Mon.-Fri. from 7:30am-4pm

For more information call 847-688-3603

 

For assistance with an urgent situation, please use the following phone numbers: 
FFSC We Can Still Help PDF

MyNavy Family App Information Sheet
 

Family Advocacy Program (FAP): 847-707-4780

Sailor Assistance and Intercept for Life (SAIL): 847-707-4780

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SAPR): 847-343-8132

Counseling; Tri-Care or Military One Source: 800-342-9647

Emergency Financial Assistance, contact the American Red Cross: 877-272-7337

 

For a full list of FFSC Resources: Click Here

 

Navy Exchange (NEX) & The Commissary

The Navy Exchange is OPEN

Currently providing modified services throughout the base.

NEX Complex Hours Update August 17
 

The Commissary is OPEN

Guests are now allowed in the Commissary Effective Sept 13, 2020. This policy may be rescinded at any time due to increasing COVID cases.

NO EARLY BIRD HOURS

SPECIAL HOURS: For elderly (60+), pregnant, and disabled: Sun/Wed: 10-11am

Sun: 11am-6pm
Mon: CLOSED
Tues: 10am-7pm
Wed: 11am-7pm
Thurs: 10am-7pm
Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 8am-7pm

Extra precautions being taken at the Defense Commissary Agency
* Sneeze guards installed at all registers to protect customers and employees
* Patrons will assist in scanning their own ID's during check out
* Additional patrons added by installation command - First Responders/Emergency Personnel
* No longer using reusable bags for customers
* Continually sanitizing all surfaces customers touch (door handles/pin pads/etc)
* Face masks required for all employees/contractors/customers/etc
* 100% ID checks
* Sanitizing carts between each use available outside

 

Galley

The Galley is OPEN

Hours:

Mon-Fri: 5-7am; 10:30am-12:45pm; 4:45-630pm & 11:30pm-1:30am
Sat, Sun & Holiday's: 6:30-8am; 9am-Noon & 4-5:30pm

Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) / Family Housing

Navy Gateway Inns & Suites and Family Housing are OPEN

 

Navy Gateway Inn & Suites
24-Hour Operation - Front Desk: 847-688-6675
Note: room service two days per week.

 

Family Housing
Housing Office closed to walk-in customers. Call: 847-688-3440
Only urgent/emergency maintenance service requests are being performed, all routine maintenance is suspended. Call: 847-689-4312.

Navy-Marine Corp Relief Society

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Great Lakes is open with limited hours and by appointment only.

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Blood Drive

Did you know there are two ways to combat Covid? Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) is now testing all qualified donations (whether through a donor center or at a mobile blood drive) for COVID19 antibodies as a public health service for blood donors. If you are positive for the antibodies, you will be notified and the plasma from your donation can be used to treat a patient battling COVID-19. 

Find a drive now at www.militarydonor.com
Combat COVID Flyer

Combat COVID - Donate Plasma Flyer