Crystal Lake Park District Addressing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Concerns

Tue March 10, 2020

 The health and safety of our park district participants and staff is top priority at the Crystal Lake Park District. Media reports surrounding the Coronavirus and its potential impact on the United States have been circulating widely in recent weeks. In light of these reports, we wanted to share information with you about communicable disease prevention and planning at the Crystal Lake Park District.

It is important to note that there is currently NOT an outbreak of the Coronavirus in our immediate area.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently issued a statement on the virus that you may read online, http://dph.illinois.gov/. At this time, the CDC & IDPH are not recommending cancelling school & programs. We would take full direction and guidance from the CDC and other trusted agencies including our Extended Time (ET) partner, District 47 in the event of a viral outbreak in our district area. 

As with most communicable illnesses, common prevention measures are recommended:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.            

The Crystal Lake Park District cleans all rooms and surfaces on a regular basis and all facilities will continue with established disinfecting practices.  Additional ‘Common Prevention Measures’ signage has been placed in all facility bathrooms and at Grand Oaks Active Senior Center. Park District staff will continue to follow direction from McHenry County Health Department and local School Districts, as well as, to share important information with you as it becomes available.

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