COVID-19 Updates

Tracking the constant changes of the COVID-19 pandemic landscape, and its impact on the Streamwood Park District

–April 2, 2020–

CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN STREAMWOOD

Since our last update on the morning of Monday, March 30, there have been confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Streamwood.

According to the Cook County Department of Public Health, as of Thursday, April 2, there are 14 confirmed cases in Streamwood.

We can not stress enough the importance of Governor Prtizker’s “Stay-at-Home” order, and following the practices of “Social Distancing” and personal hygiene. Please do your part to not only make you, your family members, and others safe by adhering to the recommendations put forth by health officials.

As the situation remains fluid, we will continue to closely monitor the local, state, and national responses and will follow the recommendations put forth by health officials. For updates on specific programs, activities, and events at the Streamwood Park District, please follow us on social media, and continue to check-in online.

Additional Resources

Illinois Department of Public Health

Village of Streamwood COVID-19 Updates

Village of Streamwood Emergency Notifications

Village of Streamwood Info on Scams

A Streamwood Feel-Good Story 

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–March 30, 2020–
SHUTDOWN EXTENDED THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF APRIL

ALL PROGRAMS/CLASSES/EVENTS ARE CANCELED, AND ALL FACILITIES AND PLAYGROUNDS ARE SHUT DOWN THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF APRIL

The Streamwood Park District has extended its shutdown throughout the entire month of April.

As of today, Monday, March 30, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Streamwood.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. We will continue to post updates online and on the District’s social media outlets to keep the community informed of any changes as quickly as possible.

We are asking Streamwood residents to continue to practice the following recommendations provided by the CDC to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

  • 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 those 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.

Additional information about COVID-19 can be found at:

As the situation remains fluid, we will continue to closely monitor the local, state, and national responses and will follow the recommendations put forth by health officials. For updates on specific programs, activities, and events at the Streamwood Park District, please follow us on social media, and continue to check-in online.

 

–March 27, 2020–

ALL PROGRAMS, EVENTS, AND CLASSES CANCELED THROUGH MONTH OF APRIL

Effective today, all previously scheduled April programs, events, and classes have been canceled. In accordance with Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order, all Streamwood Park District facilities and playgrounds are still closed. As of today, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Streamwood.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. We will continue to post updates online and on the District’s social media outlets to keep the community informed of any changes as quickly as possible. 

We are asking Streamwood residents to continue to practice the following recommendations provided by the CDC to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

  • 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 those 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.

Additional information about COVID-19 can be found at:

As the situation remains fluid, we will continue to closely monitor the local, state, and national responses and will follow the recommendations put forth by health officials. For updates on specific programs, activities, and events at the Streamwood Park District, please follow us on social media, and continue to check-in online.

 

–March 21, 2020–

FACILITIES AND PLAYGROUNDS CLOSED THROUGH 4/10.

Playground Closures & Refunds

Yesterday afternoon Governor Pritzker issued a new Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay at home beginning Saturday, March 21, at 5:00 p.m. through April 7, 2020. The statewide order is comprehensive and will impact all aspects of life within Illinois. Persons may only leave their residence for specific, limited reasons.

Regarding the Outdoors and Playgrounds:
The Order specifically states that individuals may leave their residence to engage in any outdoor activity such as walking, hiking, running, or biking, and may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas if they comply with the Social Distancing Requirements defined in the order, however, playgrounds must be closed (Section 5.c).

Regarding Credits/Refunds:
Due to State-mandated “Shelter In Place” order, we have updated our plans regarding credits/refunds. 
  • Memberships: Members of Park Place Family Recreation Center that have paid in full will have their membership extended for the length of the closure. For example: for as many weeks we are closed, your membership will be extended. Members that pay monthly for their fitness memberships will have their payments suspended during the shutdown, and automatic payments will continue once the state-mandated closure is lifted.
  • Rentals and Parties: We are currently contacting patrons with rentals through April 12. If your rental or party has been scheduled during this time, we will be happy to refund or reschedule your event without a cancellation or rescheduling fee.
  • ActivKidz Club, Building Block Preschool, Cultural Arts Academy (dance & theater) with automatic billing will NOT be charged or billed during the closure. All automatic billings and payments are suspended until we reopen, and automatic payments will be reinstated once the state-mandated closure is lifted.
  • All programs and events that were scheduled to take place or were in progress during the closure are being credited to your park district account automatically at this time. Please allow up to 10 business days for the credits to be processed. If you wish to receive a refund, please contact us. 
Please note that the practices mentioned above are being offered during this special closure and are not our standard policies. If you have any questions regarding our refund policy, feel free to email Superintendent of Recreation Steve Muenz at smuenz@spdcares.com.
There will not be staff on hand to answer phones during the “Shelter In Place” Order taking place beginning March 21 at 5pm through April 7. We will do our best to respond to you Monday-Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm via email.
 
The Streamwood Park District thanks you for your patience and understanding during this serious and unprecedented time. We ask that you continue to take all precautions and stay healthy. We will forge through this but we must do it together.
–March 20, 2020–
Streamwood Park District shutdown extended.

Based on the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, and recommendations from public health officials to limit public gatherings, the Streamwood Park District has extended the shutdown of all facilities to the public amid growing coronavirus concerns through Tuesday, April 7.

 

During this time, all permitted uses of athletic fields will also be canceled. While the Park District has no confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases, we are exercising an abundance of caution and have based decisions on recommendations from public health officials to minimize exposure to participants and staff and limit the spread of the virus while reducing strain on the healthcare system.

At this time, any further closures and cancelations will be reevaluated and communicated at a later date.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Pritzker’s order to shelter in place the Streamwood Park District Board meeting will be held via conference call.

The Streamwood Park District values transparency and public participation and therefore will broadcast the Tuesday, March 24 Board meeting on Facebook Live beginning at 7:00 pm.  The Facebook Live coverage will be audio-only.  The public can email questions to jjanda@spdcares.com during the meeting and the Board will attempt to respond.

We ask for your patience as we navigate through this rapidly evolving and unprecedented event. Please visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @StreamwoodParks, or check our website for the latest updates.

–March 16, 2020–
Streamwood Park District shuts down until Sunday, March 22.

Streamwood Park District closes facilities to the public amid growing coronavirus concerns beginning March 14

Based on the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, and recommendations from public health officials to limit public gatherings, the Streamwood Park District is canceling all programs and rentals through Sunday, March 29, as well as closing all facilities beginning Saturday, March 14, through Sunday, March 22.

During this time, all permitted uses of athletic fields will also be canceled. While the Park District has no confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases, we are exercising an abundance of caution and have based decisions on recommendations from public health officials to minimize exposure to participants and staff and limit the spread of the virus while reducing strain on the healthcare system.

The only exceptions to the facility closures are Election Day Polling on Tuesday, March 17 at Community Center and Park Place Family Recreation Center. Participants will be refunded or credited for any canceled programs, rentals, and events.

At this time, any further closures and cancelations will be reevaluated and communicated on Friday, March 20.

We ask for your patience as we navigate through this rapidly evolving and unprecedented event. Please visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @StreamwoodParks, or check our website for the latest updates.

 

–March 13, 2020–
Streamwood Park District closes facilities to the public beginning March 14

Based on the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, and recommendations from public health officials to limit public gatherings, the Streamwood Park District is canceling all programs and rentals, as well as closing all facilities beginning Saturday, March 14, through Sunday, March 22.

All permitted uses of athletic fields will also be canceled. While the Park District has no confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases, we are exercising an abundance of caution and have based decisions on recommendations from public health officials to minimize exposure to participants and staff and limit the spread of the virus while reducing strain on the healthcare system.

While facilities will be closed to the public, the District will continue to operate and staff will be available via phone and email during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Facility closures include Park Place Family Recreation Center, Community Center, Hoosier Grove Barn, Hoosier Grove Museum, and the Administration Building.

The only exceptions to the closure are Election Day Polling on March 17 at Community Center and Park Place Family Recreation Center. Participants will be refunded or credited for any canceled programs, rentals, and events.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Illinois Department For Public Health

Coronavirus Prevention

Coronavirus Data Pack 3.9.20