March 27, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Steve Wilson
Executive Director
Wilmette Park District
Address: 1200 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL.  60091
Phone: 847-256-9617
Email: swilson@wilpark.org
Date: March 27, 2020

Wilmette Park District
Necessary Regulations and Social Distancing

As the days grow warmer and the weather improves, it is the responsibility of all individuals to continue following the regulations outlined in Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-10, particularly with regards to permitted outdoor activity and necessary social distancing practices.

While we recognize the benefits of spending time outdoors, it is still necessary to take precautions when going outside in public spaces. By following these simple steps, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities:

  • Maintain physical distance from others while enjoying time outdoors (walking, running or biking).
  • Walk your dog, but avoid congregating with other people/pet owners at the parks or beach.
  • Visit one of our outdoor spaces during operating hours, but avoid clustering in groups.
  • Do not participate in pick-up sport games or other team sports requiring close contact or shared equipment (balls or frisbees).
  • Avoid playgrounds as they are closed and prohibited to the public. Playground and park surfaces are not disinfected by park district staff.
  • Practice social distancing when visiting shops and markets to purchase food and essentials. If you are feeling unwell, stay home and arrange for others to pick up your groceries.
  • Support local! Patronize the restaurants that remain open for pick-up and delivery.

Social Distancing practices must be adhered to in all of our open spaces including parks and the beach. Practice good judgement – if a space has a high volume of people, do not enter. Seek another, less-populated space to enjoy your time outside. These regulations will be enforced by the Wilmette Police.

By fully complying with the State’s stay-at-home order and social distancing guidelines, we can flatten the curve of COVID-19. Slowing the spread will keep the number of cases at a manageable number, allowing hospitals to respond and help those affected. It is up to all of us to do our part and help keep our family, friends, neighbors and those most vulnerable safe.  

To stay informed with the latest updates and news, check our website or our Facebook page.

Executive Order 2020-10: www2.illinois.gov/Pages/Executive-Orders/ExecutiveOrder2020-10.aspx


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