Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
COVID-19/Phase 4 Updates
Phase 4 Updates
On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, IDPH announced that Region 9 (Lake and Mchenry counties) would move to Phase 4 Guidance beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2021. IDPH will continue to track the positivity rates and hospital capacity metrics in regions over 14-day monitoring periods to determine if mitigations can be relaxed if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigations should remain in place. If a region again experiences a sustained resurgence of COVID-19 with mitigations in place, a return to stricter measures may be necessary to curtail the further spread.
What does this mean for the Lindenhurst Park District facilities and programs? Beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2021, the following changes will be effective:
Face masks will be required at ALL times while in the building.
Indoor recreation can operate up to 50 customers or 50% of facility capacity.
Before & After E-Learning will continue as usual.
Preschool-in-Person classes will continue as usual.
Rentals will resume w/new requirements.
The Dance Program will continue as usual.
Youth Sports classes will continue as usual.
Youth Programming will continue as usual.
Virtual Programming will remain (Kindermusik, Spanish).
Karate classes will continue as usual.
Friday Fun programs will continue as usual.
Adult Programming will continue as usual.
Open Gym/Track and Fitness areas will be open on a first come first serve basis, no reservations required.
All playgrounds, shelters, athletic fields, etc. will remain open for public outdoor use.
The District is excited to be able to move forward with programming. *Please note – if you choose to move forward with in-person programming and the mitigation strategies change after the session has begun, the District will NOT be able to refund program fees if the program is able to be offered virtually.*
Here are a few things that you can expect from the Lindenhurst Park District staff in an effort to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases and keep participants and staff healthy:
• Reduced program participant capacities
• Different program drop off and pick up locations
• Limited spectators for programs
• Modification to the program to accommodate current guidelines
• Face mask will be required at all times while in the building.
Here are the things our staff is doing to make sure you are safe at our programs:
• Increased sanitization of equipment and frequent cleaning of high touchpoints throughout the facility
• Required regular hand washing/sanitization for both staff and participants
• Individualized program supplies to avoid sharing and cross-contamination
Any participant exhibiting symptoms while participating in a program will be quarantined to a designated room until they can be picked up by a parent/guardian. The participant will be permitted to return to the program after all symptoms have subsided and an approved return-to-program note has been received by the district from your physician.
In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19, participants will be notified immediately.
~ The contaminated program space will be closed for cleaning for 24 hours after notification of exposure
~ All program participants and staff will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days from the last date of exposure if they have had direct contact with the confirmed case
A participant can safely return to a program/facility after exposure or diagnosis of COVID-19 when:
~ They have been fever-free for 72 hours without medicine
⁓ AND other symptoms have improved
⁓ AND 10-14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
~ AND they have a return to participation notice from their physician