On February 3, Governor Pritzker announced that DuPage County (Region 8) will move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. The Park District will be able to offer the following:
- Organized group recreational activities and gym capacities can now include 50 people or 50% of capacity (whichever is less) for both indoor and outdoor activities. Staff will communicate directly with program participants if these new measures will have an impact.
- Fitness centers may now operate at 50% of capacity. Group exercise will continue to take place in-person, at the Family Recreation Center. 20 “virtual” participants may participate in group exercise classes. Masks are required while exercising. See here for an updated schedule of classes.
- Limited lockers will be open for use. Showers are not available under Phase 4.
- Sports groups, whether indoors or outdoors, can have 50 or fewer participants. Overall capacity is limited to the lesser of 50 guests or 50% of overall room capacity both indoors and outdoors. There may be multiple groups of 50 as long as they are at least 30 feet apart. Groups may not comingle, interchange or interact with one another.
- Meetings, social events, and gatherings can now include 50 people. This includes private events at Central Park West. Individual participants who are affected by the new mitigations will be contacted by staff.
- The Leisure Pool will again be available for private rentals of groups up to 30 on Fridays/Saturdays. Participants may register online. We will also offer Open Swim (Upace reservation required) time slots Sunday-Thursday.
- See here for an updated Aquatics Schedule, and check the website for updates.
The Illinois Department of Public Health will continue to track the positivity rate in our region and if the metrics don’t improve more stringent mitigations may be applied to further reduce the spread of the virus, which could include further reducing capacity on organized group recreation, fitness or other activities as well as the temporary suspension of certain activities.
Follow the latest regional metrics here.
Please continue to wash your hands, wear your mask, and stay home if you are feeling sick. Thank you for your patience as we work through these changes.