Friday, February 25, 2022
The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) plans to lift Mitigation Order 2021-11 on February 28, in alignment with the state of Illinois and the city of Chicago, as improvements are continuing throughout the region in key COVID-19 metrics.
What this means for you:
- Mask Recommended Environment (Excluding Early Childhood Programs) Glencoe Park District facilities will be a mask recommended, but optional environment for guests and staff. We recommend guests and staff wear masks according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). For more information, please read the State of Illinois guidelines.
- Mask Required for Early Childhood Programs In accordance with our DCFS license, face masks are still required for all Early Childhood programs, including our Children's Circle and Early Learning Center programs, for all program staff, parents, and students over the age of 2.
- Masks Required on Transportation All individuals riding on a Glencoe Park District bus must continue to wear face masks, per federal guidelines.
- Vaccine Cards We will no longer be checking the vaccination status of participants and visitors.
- Quarantine/Isolation Guidelines The quarantine and isolation guidance for responding to COVID-19 cases or symptoms continues to be updated by the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Cook County Public Health Department. Our programs and facilities will continue to follow the CDC recommendations.
We acknowledge this change in operations, while welcome by many may be concerning to others. Please remember, individuals can always choose to continue to wear a mask if they are more comfortable doing so. We ask that you are respectful of other people's decisions, and treat all with kindness.
Throughout the pandemic, the District has continuously evaluated, adjusted, and implemented programs and operations based on the latest mitigation guidelines and guidance provided by our regulatory agencies with one goal in mind: to keep our community safe while providing as many recreational opportunities as allowable. We will continue to update you as guidelines change.
We are so proud of our entire team who have gone above and beyond to meet these challenges and support our community. And, thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate this pandemic together.