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UPDATE: COVID-19 Health Protocol

August 30, 2021

Mandatory Masking
The governor is placing the entire state of Illinois under a mandatory mask mandate effective Aug. 30, 2021. This mandate requires all individuals over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in indoor public settings for the indefinite future. While the state has not yet published the new executive order, we anticipate it will be similar to executive orders previously issued mandating the use of masks when indoors.

We are updating our signage for the entrances of our buildings indicating this requirement.

All staff and participants in our programs will be required to wear masks while in park district buildings and programs. In addition, participants attending programs being held in our local schools are required to wear masks while indoors at these schools.

The Carol Stream Park District will be monitoring the District for any COVID cases and exposures. If we need to make any additional changes, we will update our guidelines as soon as possible.

For more information on the updated mask recommendation, visit the IDPH website

Illinois Fully Aligns with New CDC Masking Recommendations

Participants, parents, members, and guests should review the following steps each day prior to visiting our facilities. The listed protocol also determines when you can resume participation.

Watch for Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Complete a Daily Wellness Check Prior to Participation

Do I have any COVID -19 symptoms? (Review list of symptoms above.)

  • No – proceed
  • Yes – do not proceed

Do I have a fever at or above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit?

  • No – proceed
  • Yes – do not proceed

Do I feel sick?

  • No – proceed
  • Yes – do not proceed

If you answer yes to any of the questions above, you can resume participation when:

  • You have had no fever for at least 24 hours without taking medication to reduce the fever during that time; AND
  • There is an improvement in your symptoms; AND
  • You consult your physician, follow their instructions, and provide the Carol Stream Park District with a doctor’s note once you are released to resume participation.

If you were in close contact (less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with someone who tests positive for COVID-19

And you are not experiencing symptoms:

  • You are required to stay home 14 days from the most recent exposure. If the person is a household member, you stay home 14 days from the test date.
  • Notify the Carol Stream Park District immediately.

And you are exhibiting symptoms:

  • You are required to stay home at least 14 days from the most recent exposure. If the person is a household member, you stay home 14 days from the test date.
  • You must also have had no fever for at least 24 hours without taking medication to reduce the fever during that time AND there is an improvement in your symptoms.
  • Notify the Carol Stream Park District immediately.
  • Contact your physician for further instructions.
  • Provide the Carol Stream Park District with a doctor’s note once you are released to resume participation.

The close contact period is considered within two days before the COVID-19positive person’s illness onset or two days before their test date.

If you take a COVID-19 test, while results are pending

  • Notify the Carol Stream Park District immediately.
  • Stay home and monitor your health if you are symptomatic or had close contact with someone who tested positive or was symptomatic.
  • If your test comes back and: is negative and you have no symptoms and you did not have close contact with someone who tested positive, you may resume participation. Otherwise, follow the instructions in the next section for testing positive.

If you test positive for COVID-19

  • Notify the Carol Stream Park District immediately.
  • Isolate at home for a minimum of 10 days after symptoms began or from the day of your COVID-19 test if you had no symptoms.
  • Contact your physician for further instructions.
  • Provide the Carol Stream Park District with a doctor’s note once you are released to resume participation.

The Carol Stream Park District suspends your participation immediately if you have COVID-19 related symptoms due to the potential risk of COVID-19 being spread to other participants and staff.

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