Naval Station Great Lakes COVID-19 Update

This is your one stop for current operating information. 
Last Updated on August 11, 2020

Child Development Center (CDC) Bldg. 2700 will close on Tuesday, August 4.  That facility will remain closed for 7-10 days for health precautions and deep cleaning. Bldg. 2700 operations will transition to Bldg. 3110,  starting on Wednesday, August 5 until further notice. We will continue to work this issue and will make regular updates to all those directly involved. ****Child Care operations are moving back to CDC Bldg. 2700 and the hours of (6am-6pm) starting on Monday, August 17.*****

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.


Hours: Mon-Fri: 5:30am-6pm. Click here for all the details.


Hours: Mon-Fri: 4-8pm; Sat & Sun: 2-6pm

Walk-up or Email Reservations: Contact Sports and Fitness via Email: 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.



Hours: Fri, Sat & Sun: Noon-6pm Weather and Water Quality Permitting

Click here for all the details.



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:


ZAPPERS 236, 616 & 621 are OPEN

Hours: 7:45-11:30am

Click here for all the details. 


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

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

SPINZ Restaurant at the EPICENTER: Delivery and Pick-up

Full Menu Available! 
Hours: Mon-Fri: 4-8pm; Sat & Sun: 2-8pm
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


EPICENTER PATIO - serving a full SPINZ menu

Come relax and grab a bite to eat with your friends while social distancing on our outdoor patio!
Hours: Mon-Fri: 4-8pm; Sat & Sun: 2-8pm

The Great Lakes 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.


Veterans Memorial Golf Course is OPEN

Advanced Reservation Required. Call 847-688-4593 to book a tee time!
Hours: Golf Course: Weekdays: 6:30am-7pm; Weekends & Holidays: 6am-7pm
Buckley's Restaurant: Mon & Tues: 11am-6pm; Wed & Thurs: 11am-8pm; Fri: 11am-6pm; Sat, Sun & Holidays: 10am-6pm 
For more details Click Here


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


Are you looking for something to do while stuck at home? Let us help you make your time at home more enjoyable and productive!


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

Child Care operations are moving back to CDC Bldg. 2700 and to the hours of (6am-6pm) starting Mon.. Aug. 17.


CYP operations are OPEN and at Level 2

All CDC operations are consolidated into Building 3110 and School Age Care is in Bldg. 8190.
Hours of Care: Mon-Fri: 6:30am-5:30pm


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)

The Fleet & Family Service Center Building is Closed

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


MilTax 2020 Service Member Flyer

MilLife Learning Fact Sheet

Coping with COVID-19 Financial Stress

Stress Busting Workbook

COVID Resources

Live Well Resiliency Webinar

Quick Fixes for a Bad Mood

Love Every Day Flyer

New Parent Support COVID Flyer

FFSC August Webinars

Career Fair
Life Skills
Personal Finance

Job Search

Military OneSource Homeschooling, Financial Resources, Deployment Resources

DoD Homeschool Flyer
Preparing to Homeschool
Education at Home
Is Homeschooling Right for our Family
Education Consultation

Tutoring for military families 
Kids School Libraries

Mango Languages

Navy Exchange (NEX)

The Navy Exchange is OPEN

Currently providing modified services throughout the base.
NEX Complex: Update August 4

Barber Shop Update August 4


The Commissary is OPEN

Clean shopping carts have been moved outside due to the reopening of the neighboring stores (barber shop, etc). Carts are still being sanitized and rotated for our customers. We have eliminated customer counts to enter the store since customer traffic has reduced. Aisle shopping has been suspended (up aisle 1, down aisle 2, up aisle 3, etc....)

No Early Bird Hours.
Special hours for elderly (60+), pregnant, and disabled: Sun/Wed: 10-11am

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

Extra precautions being taken at the Commissary
* Sneeze guards installed at all registers to protect customers and employees

* No longer scanning ID cards

* Additional patrons added by installation command – First Responders/Emergency Personnel

* No longer using reusable bags for customers

* Sanitizing all surfaces customers touch constantly (door handles/pin pads/etc)

* Face masks required for all employees/contractors/customers/etc

* 100% ID checks - authorized patrons only (no guests)

* Sanitizing carts between each use


The Galley is OPEN


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.