COVID-19 Guidance: Phase 5
After a long, challenging, 15-month journey we have finally made it to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan! You no longer need to make a reservation when visiting our facilities, spectators are welcome for games, and we have lots of programs and events to choose from.
While sign-in for contact tracing and health questions will no longer be required when you arrive, our team will continue to ensure a fresh, clean experience for our visitors. Front desk shields, regular disinfecting of common areas and surfaces, hand sanitizer stations and daily cleaning/fogging procedures will remain in place.
Staff and visitors who are fully vaccinated may remove masks for both indoor and outdoor activities, unless the activity is for children age 11 or younger. Staff and participants who are not yet fully vaccinated may remove masks for outdoor activities, keeping a safe distance, but must continue to wear masks when participating in indoor activities. The park district will not be requiring patrons or participants to be vaccinated, nor will it be tracking vaccination or other personal medical information for patrons. We will be abiding by the honor system and ask for guests’ responsible and respectful cooperation.
Park district staff are working to remove barriers, one-way traffic flows and replacing lobby furniture and lounge areas. The Grove Interpretive Center and Historic Wagner Farm Heritage Center museums will be reopening interactive exhibits on June 21.
Thank you to our residents for all of your support and cooperation throughout the changes we have navigated as a community throughout the pandemic. With neighbors supporting each other, lots of smiling eyes, and a vaccination rate of 70%, you have shown how a strong community is built through the actions of each individual.
What does Phase 5 mean for summer camps?
We are so excited about entering Phase 5! We cannot wait to have some fun in the sun with your campers and hope they are as excited as we are to get back to the swing of things this summer.
With that being said, here are the COVID precautions you can expect under current guidance:
- We will continue to plan socially distant activities both indoors and outdoors.
- Campers will be able to remove their masks when participating in outdoor activities, but will need to continue wearing masks for indoor activities unless eating.
- The District will be collecting proof of vaccination for staff and counselors. If fully vaccinated, they may remove their masks during outdoor activities. Staff will continue to wear masks during indoor activities, regardless of vaccination status.
- Health screening questions and temperature checks at drop off will continue, based on ISBE guidelines.
- The small group format that is currently in place will continue throughout the summer.
- Regular disinfecting and cleaning of common areas will continue.