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Illinois Phase 4 Reopening Park District Guidelines

Published 2/5/2021

The Illinois Department of Public Health has moved Region 10 to Phase 4 effective February 02, 2021.

All patrons must continue to wear face coverings that cover the nose and month, maintain a social distance of 6 feet, and frequently wash hands.

These changes impact several of the programs offered at the CMPD. 

Programs & Classes:   In-person group programs may resume but at a limited capacity.  

Registration is now open for winter programs including, group, private and virtual options.  

Participants and staff are required to wear masks at all times during programs and within CMPD facilities. 

Senior programs will resume with pre-registration required for all drop-in activities.

Fitness Center Operations:   

Sandridge Fitness Center: Masks are required.  Locker rooms are open. Saunas and hot tubs remain closed.

Sandridge Gymnasium: The gymnasium is open with a 12-person limit. Reservations are required by calling 708-868-2530 EXT:228. Locker rooms are open.

Group Fitness classes permitted with a 12 person limit.

Open CMPD outdoor amenities

All outdoor parks, paths and courts are open. Residents/participants must wear face coverings at all times if others are present.

Limit to the lesser of 50 people per rental.

Multiple groups may meet in the same facility if they are socially distanced and in separate rooms
Mask requirements

All fitness center participants, students, and staff are required to wear masks at all times while within a CMPD facility.

All staff will wear face coverings at all times.

Participants and fitness members must wear masks at all times while within CMPD facilities.

Face coverings must be worn at all times, including while engaged in individual exercise regardless of person or machine spacing.

Participants/staff will not be permitted into the facility if exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
Facility Space and Cleaning

All programs will be assigned to a designated space(s) each day to mitigate any interaction with other groups and sharing of spaces. Any spaces that are shared throughout the day will be disinfected in-between each group using that area.

Our maintenance staff will deep clean regularly and frequently throughout each day. CMPD will use sanitizing foggers to disinfect rooms in between program transitions. These procedures will also be followed any time a group leaves a space and goes to a different space. They will also be disinfecting highly touched areas such as doorknobs and sinks.

All communal water fountains in the facility will be closed and not available. Please bring your own labeled water bottle when attending a program.

Staff will sanitize all toys, equipment, and materials that are shared or used throughout the day daily. Programs will use minimal toys, equipment, and materials. 

Per each program area, you may also receive a supply list that participants should bring to help us minimize any sharing of materials.

Extra hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the facilities.

Public Restrooms

We will ask all patrons/participants to hand sanitize prior to entering any restrooms within the facility.
All patrons/participants must thoroughly wash hands for at least 20 seconds prior to exiting the restrooms.

Restroom facilities will be disinfected regularly throughout the day as part of the new cleaning schedule.
Signs of Illness

If a participant shows illness symptoms, there will be a designated room at each facility for that participant to go until they can be picked up safely by a parent or guardian.
If a participant/staff has a confirmed case of COVID-19

Local health officials, staff, and families will be notified immediately of any possible case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality consistent with ADA and other privacy laws.

The other program participants will be moved to another designated room in the building. The contaminated room will be quarantined and cleaned 24 hours after initial exposure. Programs can return to room upon following proper disinfecting procedures.

We will ask that the program participants to self-quarantine per CDC guidelines.

When a participant/staff can return to the facility if confirmed with COVID-19 Participants/Staff who is diagnosed to COVID-19 may not return until:

They have had no fever for 24 hours (without medicine) 

Other symptoms have improved
At least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared
When a participant/staff can return to the facility if exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. 

The participant/staff may return to the facility when:

At least 14 days have passed since the date of exposure.

If exposed participant/staff exposure results in a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, participant/staff must follow the guidelines above to return after diagnosis.

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