Friday, May 21, 2021
Since the inception of COVID-19, the Mt. Prospect Park District has assessed and adjusted operations based on the latest guidelines provided by our governing agencies. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of Illinois have relaxed some mitigation measures as more residents are fully vaccinated. We will continue to review our policies as we receive further guidance from our governing agencies.
On Monday, May 17, 2021, Governor Pritzker released Executive Order 2021-10, which updates recommendations for wearing masks and social distancing. This order states that fully-vaccinated people can resume numerous activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, and provides updated requirements for various entities. As the Park District is a multi-faceted unit of government, this order impacts us differently depending on the facility or program.
Some indoor programs no longer require masks or social distancing for fully-vaccinated individuals. However, the District encourages fully-vaccinated patrons to wear a face mask until they reach their destination. Those not fully-vaccinated must continue to wear a face mask when participating in Park District activities both in and outdoors.
District instructors (including those fully-vaccinated) will continue to wear face masks when instructing or assisting any program involving children under 16 years of age.
Masks are required for everyone in the following facilities and programs:
- Indoor and Outdoor aquatic facilities, awaiting updated guidelines from Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH); Patrons do not have to wear a mask when they are in the water
- Preschool/Early Childhood
- Summer Camp
- All other programming where participants are under 16 years of age.
All patrons, fully-vaccinated or not, must continue to monitor their symptoms for COVID-19 and refrain from visiting any of our facilities when they have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19.
The health and safety of our patrons and employees remains our top priority. These changes may be welcomed by some but a concern to others. We ask for your patience and respect of others as we continue to navigate these changes.