Updated Mask Guidance – May 20, 2021

Current Mask Policy Set By the State of Illinois

As a participant of the Park District, we want to update you how the recent CDC’s mask guidance update and Governor Pritzker’s executive order will affect operations. Governor Pritzker recently announced, in conjunction with CDC’s mask guidance, that fully vaccinated people may resume indoor activities without wearing a mask. According to the Governor, if you are not vaccinated, you are required to continue to wear a mask while indoors. Therefore, by entering any RTPD facility without a face covering, you are verifying truthfully that you have been fully vaccinated. We will continue to ask everyone to maintain six feet of social distancing.
Please remember, there have been many guidance changes and more to come. The RTPD team is adjusting as quickly as possible while taking everyone’s health and wellness into consideration.

Visiting the Fitness Center
Starting on Friday, May 21, the Fitness Center will begin to allow members to work out and move about the facility without a face covering if they are fully vaccinated. In compliance with the CDC and state of Illinois, unvaccinated members are still required to wear a mask at all times while in the facility. We are keeping several COVID-19 safety precautions in place for the foreseeable future. This will include promoting social distancing, maintaining space between machines, and encouraging members to clean equipment before and after use.

Visiting the Pool
The pool is scheduled to open on Friday, June 11. We are looking forward to another great summer with you. Under the present guidance, any activity in the pool house and concession stand will require masks for all unvaccinated patrons. Social distancing and other protocols are going to still be highly recommended for everyone. We plan to update our patron expectations and policies again prior to the pool opening. Thank you for your patience.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Vaccinated: In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
  • If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated: We understand and respect that not everyone can, has, or wants to get the vaccine. We have always followed the state guidelines and will continue to do so. Until the Governor changes the current mask policy, this is the system we will use to comply with the state guidelines.

Social Distancing: As we begin to open more of the facilities up and capacity grows, we still encourage all members to practice social distancing as best they can. When possible, please maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and other members.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at info@rtpd.org

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