COVID-19 Information

February 25, 2022

Governor J.B. Pritzker has indicated the statewide indoor face covering mandate will be lifted on Monday, February 28, 2022. Additionally, CCDPH has indicated they will act in alignment with the state and lift Mitigation Order 2021-11 on Monday, February 28, 2022.

Due to the lifting of the mandate and mitigation order, Rolling Meadows Park District will encourage face coverings to reduce risk within all programs and facilities beginning Monday, February 28, 2022. However, face coverings will no longer be required.

Should the state or county reverse course prior to Monday, February 28, 2022, or issue new mandates and executive order mitigations after this date, the Park District will consistently follow those laws and executive order mitigations, as we have throughout the pandemic.

We appreciate your continued cooperation and kindness towards each other and staff as we navigate these changes.

February 9, 2022

On February 9, 2022, Governor JB Pritzker announced plans to lift the face covering mandate for the State of Illinois, with certain exceptions, by Monday, February 28.

As the Park District has consistently done throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we will first carefully review and interpret the newly provided mitigation guideline information, and then determine how those guidelines are to be applied to each individual area of the Park District. We will also consult with our risk management agency.

Please keep in mind, in addition to interpreting the new State of Illinois face covering mitigation update and its effect on the Park District, we will need to learn how that update may interact with any Cook County mitigation mandates currently in place, or CCSD15 requirements for activities occurring within their schools.

While we realize we all want quick answers when a new mitigation mandate occurs, or in this case the lifting of a mandate, please be patient as the Park District engages in the review, interpretation and application process. As always, we will continue to provide updates to our guests, participant families and community.

December 31, 2021:

An Important Update Regarding CCDPH Mitigation Order 2021-11

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) has issued updated guidance regarding Order 2021-11. In response to this new guidance from Cook County, Rolling Meadows Park District is no longer required to obtain COVID-19 vaccination proof for the following programs and individuals:

  • Any program or activity for individuals 18 and under.
  • Spectators of indoor sports where no food or beverage is being served.
  • Individuals of all ages participating in special recreation programs.
Focused on the importance of youth recreation activities, Rolling Meadows Park District and other Cook County park districts worked together with CCDPH toward a practical solution in light of the new Order.

At this time, vaccine proof will still be required for individuals over 18 participating in any athletic and fitness program effective January 3, 2022.

Under this Cook County Order, proof of full vaccination is required for all patrons over 18 to enter our facilities if participating in an athletic or fitness activity. Any person over 18 must also show identification (such as a driver's license, school ID, government ID or passport) with information corresponding to their proof of vaccination prior to entry to any facility to participate in an athletic or fitness activity.Athletic and fitness activities include fitness memberships and programs, activities at The Grove Fitness Studio, gymnastics, basketball, soccer, martial arts, pickleball and other sports, as well as dance, ice hockey and figure skating.

Additionally, any indoor facility rental where food and/or beverage is served also requires attendees 5 and older to be vaccinated.

Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 will be verified prior to or upon entering for all athletic and fitness participants over 18. Additionally, those over 18 years old must provide a photo ID.

Acceptable forms of vaccination proof include:
  • A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; or
  • An official immunization record from the jurisdiction, state, or country where the vaccine was administered; or
  • An 'app' that provides a digital record of vaccinations; orA digital or physical photo of such a card or record that includes the individual's name, the vaccine brand administered, and the date the vaccination was administered.
Fully vaccinated is defined as:
  • Two weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series with approved COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • Two weeks after a single-dose series with an approved COVID-19 vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine
Please note, the Order does not currently allow for a negative COVID-19 test in place of vaccination.Individuals with medical exemptions must provide proof of exemption, as well as a negative COVID-19 test within the last 24 hours.There are no religious exemptions allowed with this Order.

If you are over 18 and currently enrolled in an athletic or fitness program:Watch for communication from the Recreation Supervisor in charge of your program with information on how to conveniently provide vaccination status prior to the first day of class. To make this process more efficient for patrons, vaccination status will only need to be recorded once.

Face coverings continue to be required for all patrons age 2 and older who visit our facilities.

Refund and fee proration:
  • Participants over 18 who are not vaccinated will be eligible for credits, refunds or pro-rated refunds based on their enrollment participation.

This Order is a Cook County Department of Public Health Order.Please understand the Park District and all other public and private Cook County businesses and organizations providing these types of recreation activities must adhere to the Order. Residents are encouraged to contact Cook County with any concerns at [email protected].

Thank you for your continued patience and kindness towards our staff as we navigate this latest mitigation from Cook County. Our goal is to make this transition as seamless as possible. Please at all times, be respectful to our staff.

Rolling Meadows Park District continues to monitor and follow the health and safety guidelines provided by the State of Illinois. The Park District recognizes the importance of recreation for overall physical and mental health and will continue to inspire our community to live happier and healthier lives by providing exceptional opportunities to play, learn, and grow while following health and safety guidelines.

Rolling Meadows Park District is located in the Illinois Department of Public Health's Region 10, Suburban Cook County. The region is currently operating under Phase 5 and All Sports Policy guidelines as defined in the Restore Illinois framework. Application of mitigations varies by type of activity and location. Rolling Meadows Park District will utilize resources provided by the State of Illinois to conduct activities in a manner that enforces applicable guidelines. The level of community transmission in Cook County is high. In accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the following guidelines have been updated:

  • BOTH Vaccinated and Unvaccinated individuals are REQUIRED to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces.

As we have learned throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important team members, participants, and guests feel comfortable and safe within Park District facilities. While we are excited to be fully reopened, the health and safety of everyone, especially our most vulnerable patron.

Thank you for your cooperation.