We are committed to offering our program participants a safe and healthy environment. Please review the guidelines and procedures listed below.

Visit program web pages (athletics, dance, etc.) for detailed safety guidelines regarding specific programs.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES
  • Recreation Center Usage: The Recreation Center is only open to currently registered Program Participants and Fitness Center users (members).
  • Group Sizes: Programs will have limited class sizes.
  • Sanitization: The Lake Forest Recreation Department has taken extra steps for additional cleaning and sanitization including hand sanitizing stations and equipping Staff with hand sanitizer and proper cleaning supplies.
  • Social Distancing: Participants will be expected to maintain 6 feet of social distance at all times.
  • Equipment: Sharing of supplies and equipment will be limited and any items that will be shared will be thoroughly sanitized between usages.
  • Face Coverings: All Lake Forest Recreation Department Program Staff must wear face coverings while instructing a Program. Each Department will have their own guidelines for Participants and can be found on their own webpage.
  • Water Bottle: Public water fountains will not be available inside the Recreation Center. Program Participants should bring their own water bottle and may use non-contact refillable water stations.
  • Food Delivery: There will be no food delivery accepted to the Recreation Center.
DROP OFF / PICK UP PROCEDURES
  • Each LFRD Program will have its own designated drop off/pick up location. Program Supervisors will make these areas very clear pre-program.
  • Registered Participant should be dropped off no more than 15 minutes prior to the start of the Program.
  • Any young child may be escorted to the check in point by one caregiver or parent.
  • At check in;
    • Staff will confirm registration.
    • Take the temperature of Participant.
    • Staff will direct Participant to the appropriate location for Program.
EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN (EAP)
The first line of defense is to keep Participant HOME if they are showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Participant should report the following to their Program Supervisor;
  • If anyone in the immediate household has recently tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Has been exposed to a positive COVID-19 person.
  • Has recently travelled to any of the states on the IL travel quarantine list.
In the event either of the below occur, Program Supervisors and/or LFRD Management Staff will handle all communications with Parents and if necessary, other Participant Parents.
  • COVID-19 Symptomatic:
    • If a Participant or Staff member does have symptoms they CANNOT attend program until they have had no fever for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications, other symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared.
    • Participant or Staff must have a negative COVID-19 test result.
    • If a Participant or Staff member shows any symptoms while at program, they will be moved to an area separated from the rest of the Program, accompanied by a Staff member. Parents will be contacted and expected to pick up Participant immediately.
  • COVID-19 Positive:
    • If a Participant or Staff member does contract COVID-19, they should remain isolated at home for a minimum of 10 days after symptoms onset and can be released after feverless and feeling well (without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours and have a negative COVID-19 test result.
    • Anyone who is exposed to a COVID-19 positive Participant or Staff member will be contacted by Staff and advised on next steps.