Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
COVID-19/Tier 3 Updates
Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations Updates With COVID-19 surging across the state of Illinois, Governor Pritzker has announced that beginning
November 20, 2020, at 12:01am all eleven regions across the state, including region nine (Lake and Mchenry
counties) will enter into Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations under Phase 4 Guidance.
The Illinois Department of Public Health will continue to track the positivity rates and hospital capacity
metrics in all regions over a 14-day monitoring period to determine if mitigations in region nine can be
relaxed, additional mitigations required, or current mitigation remains in place. In order to move to Tier 2
Mitigation, our region must experience less than 12-percent test positivity rate for three consecutive days AND
greater than 20-percent available ICU and hospital beds AND declining COVID hospitalizations in 7 out of
last 10 days.
What does this mean for the Lindenhurst Park District facilities and programs? Beginning November 20,
2020, the following changes, cancellations, and closings will be effective:
Community Center will close to the public Friday, 11/20, and will not re-open until further notice.
All programs that are currently running will be cancelled and refunded through 12/31, unless
they can be offered virtually.
Before & After E-Learning will not be offered for the month of December and re-evaluated.
Preschool will only be offered virtually for the month of December and re-evaluated.
All rentals will be cancelled until further notice (including Jazzercise) and refunded.
Open gym, track, and fitness area closed until further notice.
All playgrounds, shelters, athletic fields, etc. will remain open for public outdoor use.
Winter Special Events-we will still offer our Gingerbread Christmas StoryWalk (social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks will need to be worn) along with our Take Home All Things Gingerbread Kits.
Covid-19 Winter 2021 Programming Updates-Tentative Our Winter 2021 guide is now available. The guide will not be printed and mailed and is only available online at www.lindenhurstparks.org. Online registration will begin on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. While all the classes and programs begin in January we are hopeful we will be back at operating capacity before that. When we re-open and head into winter, 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
Modifications to the programs to accommodate current guidelines
Face mask required for most programs and activities
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 the district has received an approved return-to-program note 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 per CDC guidelines if they have had close 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 at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
~ OR they have had two (2) negative COVID-19 tests in a row done at least 24hrs apart