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Stay Healthy: Coronavirus and Flu Safety Tips

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Stay Healthy: Coronavirus and Flu Safety Tips
The Glencoe Park District is carefully monitoring developments regarding the global spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). While the immediate risk of this new virus to the American public is believed to be low at this time, everyone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat.

Per the Center for Disease Control, the primary way for you to avoid influenza, COVID-19, and other viruses is hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home if you have symptoms and/or a fever.

Stay home if you are sick
  • If you have symptoms of acute respiratory illness, we recommend you stay home and not come to the Glencoe Park District until you are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).

Use respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene
  • Clean your hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol, or wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Visit the coughing and sneezing etiquette and clean hands webpage for more information.

Be aware when traveling

As a matter of standard practice, our custodial staff disinfect bathrooms, clean classrooms, floors, fitness equipment, and frequently touched surfaces daily. For current information, visit District 35's Nurse and Healthcare website. 

Thank you for your help in keeping our participants and staff safe and healthy.