COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Preventative Measures

Monday, March 2, 2020

The Rolling Meadows Park District is taking precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the Coronavirus. Currently, there is no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping transmission through everyday practices is the best way to keep healthy.

The Rolling Meadows Park District is continuing to perform our custodial obligations by disinfecting restrooms, classrooms, floors, exercise equipment and other frequently touched surfaces while increasing our cleaning frequency in high traffic areas. We have also set-up sanitizer stations in our buildings for the public; please utilize those stations if washing your hands with soap and water is not available. We are also asking that all staff, participants and community members follow the guidelines to prevent the spread of influenza and other respiratory illnesses below:

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue
  • Clean your hands often by washing them regularly with soap and water (for at least 20 seconds)
  • Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not available
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces regularly
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • See your doctor if you have a fever, cough, body aches and fatigue

The District has been and will continue to work closely with the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA) to determine best practices for controlling the spread of infectious disease. We are also monitoring the reports of the World Health Organization’s growing concerns.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), have both stated there is no need to cancel school or social events at this time. The CDC also notes the immediate health risk for the general U.S. population is low. As new developments arise, the Rolling Meadows Park District will modify its practices.

We appreciate your diligence in helping keep our participants and staff healthy, happy and safe.