District COVID-19 Update

June 11, 2021 12:01 AM
 
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Skokie Park District Phase 5 COVID-19 Guidelines

All indoor and outdoor facilities return to 100% occupancy!

Staff at the Skokie Park District are thrilled that the State of Illinois has moved into Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan! Throughout the pandemic, the district has continuously evaluated, adjusted, and implemented programs and operations with each new phase 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.

As we head into Phase 5 this summer we will continue to provide the great programs, services, and facilities that you have come to expect. We are proud that our entire team has gone above and beyond to meet these challenges and support our community. And, thank YOU for your continued patience and support as we navigated this pandemic together. For your reference, Phase 5 guidelines from the State are as follows:

Illinois News - Illinois.gov

While many of the district's operations return to “normal” under Phase 5, some federal and state agencies still have guidelines in place, specifically the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the American Camp Association (ACA), and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Please review our Phase 5 operational plan below.

Effective immediately the park district will operate under the following guidelines:

Staff and participants who are VACCINATED

  • Masks are not required outdoors, but should be worn when social distancing is not possible when interacting with children ages 0-11.
  • Masks are required indoors and on buses if involved with a program/camp that serves children (ages 0-11) who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated.
  • Masks are not required indoors if involved with a program that serves children/adults (ages 12 ) who are eligible to be vaccinated.

Staff and participants who are NOT VACCINATED

  • Masks are not required outdoors if social distancing is consistently attainable. Masks should be worn when social distancing is not possible.
  • Masks are required indoors and on buses.

Programs and Facilities that Still Require Masks

The state indicates that individuals in schools, day care settings, and educational institutions should continue to follow separate guidance issued by the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Family Services (DCFS), and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Masks are required at the facilities and in the programs listed below.

  • Recreation programs with unvaccinated children
  • The Exploritorium
  • Growing Sprouts Preschool
  • Tot Learning Center
  • Devonshire Preschool
  • Bus Transportation

Not Vaccinated?

Skokie residents age 12 and older, and employees at Skokie businesses are invited to sign up to receive a free COVID-19 vaccination from the Village of Skokie. Information on Village clinics will be posted when scheduled, with the next first-dose clinics expected to occur during the week of May 31.
Village of Skokie offers vaccines to residents and workers.

 
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