Face Mask FAQs

Face Mask FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

*Updated 9/7/21

Everyone age 2 and above must wear a mask inside any Glencoe Park District facility. Glencoe Park District follows local health and CDC guidelines for face masks. Below are answers to questions about mask use. Please check back frequently for updates.


I'm vaccinated, do I need to wear a mask?

Current state guidelines require a mask to be worn indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status. 

Do adults need to wear a mask when dropping off their child in a car line?

No, unless they need to speak with a staff member/get out of their car and cannot maintain social distancing while doing so. 

Do adults need a mask to pick up or drop off my child from a class or a program (not a car line)?

Not if you are outdoors. If your class is indoors, masks are required at all times. 

Do kids need to have a mask on when being dropped off and picked up?

Yes, if the child is indoors, masks must be worn at all times. If your drop-off and pick-up locations are outside, masks are not required.

Will instructors wear masks?

Instructors will be required to wear masks at all times indoors. Masks are not required for instructors outdoors.  

What if a child forgets their mask?

We will have extra disposable masks on hand, but we do request this be a priority to check prior to coming to the Park District.

Does my child have to wear a mask if s/he is enrolled in a sports class held outside playing sports?

Current state guidelines do not require masks to be worn during all activities. Specific activities may have different guidelines outlined by the DCEO.  


Will the kids be able to take breaks to remove their masks?

The staff has planned for breaks for children in longer programs when they are outside and socially distant.

How will you handle kids who refuse to wear a mask or keep removing it?

They will be gently reminded that the rule is in place for their safety. Staff will speak with a parent and outline consequences if this continues.

How many masks should my child bring with them every day?

We suggest two or three. Please bring them in a Ziploc bag with your child’s name on it.

Do children need to maintain social distancing when wearing a mask?

No, but we will do our best to keep kids 3 feet apart.

What about when my child eats or drinks inside?

Masks may come off to eat and drink from water bottles. Children are socially distanced from one another when eating and drinking.

Will teachers help kids put their masks on?

Staff plans to teach children how to put them on and take them off properly. 

Do you recommend a certain type of mask?

Cloth or disposable masks are both fine. They should be properly sized and cover both their nose and mouth.

I am an adult taking a fitness class. Do I need a mask?

Our classes are set up to be socially distant; however, current state guidelines require a mask during all group fitness classes indoors. 

Do I need a mask to use the Park District bathrooms?

Yes, a mask will be needed to enter Takiff and Watts.