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1.19.21: Tier 2 Resurgence Mitigations, Programs to Resume

Region 10 Moves to Tier 2 Resurgence Mitigations
 
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health have announced that, effectively immediately, Suburban Cook County (Region 10) qualifies to move back to Tier 2 resurgence mitigations.  Park District of Oak Park will resume in-person organized recreational and sports activities in alignment with the Tier 2 guidelines. 

See below for the Park District of Oak Park’s program and facility offerings that can resume with Tier 2 mitigations

Athletics & Leagues

  • Indoor and outdoor programs and activities will resume with multiple groups of 10, socially distanced 30 ft. apart for a maximum of 25 participants including coaches and trainers.
  • No spectators will be allowed unless required for parental supervision.
  • Face coverings are required.
  • Please refer to the Restore Illinois All Sports Policy for more information. 

Recreation Programming | Early Childhood Education, General Interest, Music, Dance, Creative Arts, Adult & Senior Education

  • All recreation programming will resume in-person with gathering limits of multiple groups of 10, socially distanced 30 ft. apart for a maximum of 25 participants with winter program on February 1.

Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times, including while engaged in individual exercise.
  • Indoor Group Fitness will resume week of January 25th
  • Group Fitness reservations will be required for classes in advance.
  • Ice Skating and Hockey instruction will resume with multiple groups of 10, socially distanced 30 ft. apart for a maximum of 25 participants including coaches and trainers.

Gymnastics and Recreation Center

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times, including while engaged in individual exercise.
  • Gymnastic instruction will resume with multiple groups of 10, socially distanced 30 ft. apart for a maximum of 25 participants including coaches and trainers.

Oak Park Conservatory

  • The Conservatory will open for visitors on Friday, January 22nd with a maximum of 25 visitors at any time.

Parks & Outdoor Activities

  • Outdoor group activities are limited to 10 persons or less.
  • Participants and guests must wear face coverings at all times.
  • Parks and playgrounds will remain open at this time. Please follow all existing guidelines. 

Rentals(Cheney, Conservatory and Pleasant Home)

  • Rentals have been limited to 10 guests in indoor settings. The Park District will continue to monitor resurgence mitigations and make changes when possible. 

Winter Activity Guide

  • The Winter Activity Guide continues to be available on the Park District website.  Resident registration opens online only beginning Saturday, January 23 at 8:30am.

We look forward to welcoming many of you back and continuing to provide safe recreational outlets to our community while following the parameters of the Restore Illinois Plan. As the mitigation status and guidelines remain fluid and can change with minimal advance notice, please continue to check our website at pdop.org/coronavirus and social media for further updates. 

COVID-19 SAFETY REMINDERS
For Park District Facilities, Parks, and Programs

  • Face masks, covering both mouth and nose, is required upon entry to and in all areas of buildings at all times. 
  • A minimum of 6ft. social distance is required at all indoor and outdoor facilities. 
  • Frequent hand washing and regular use of hand sanitizer are strongly recommended.
  • When applicable, please bring your own equipment (towel, mat, etc.), and water for use during your visits.
  • Stay home when you are sick or experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness with fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing.
  • Avoid contact with others that are sick or experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
 

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