Current COVID-19 Guidance and Protocols
The Cook County Department of Public Health issued Order No. 2021-11 that went into effect, January 3, 3022.
In compliance with this order, Blue Island Park District will implement the following protocols effective January 3, 2022:
Any person 5 and older visiting park district facilities **(see youth exemption below)** will be required to show proof of full vaccination. Individuals 16 and older will also be required to show a valid photo ID.
A medical exemption includes individuals who have previously received a medical exemption, as long as proof of the medical exemption and a COVID-19 test administered by a medical professional within the last 24 hours prior to entering is provided upon entry. Please make sure to have your vaccination verification with you when you enter park district facilities.
**Per the exemption that the Cook County Department of Public Health Issued on December 31, 2021, the vaccine mandate does not apply to participants 18 years of age or younger for youth athletics, open gym or recreation programs. In addition, the order exempts spectators of youth sports from having to show proof of vaccination.
In addition to the above protocols, the following mitigations are still in effect at all park district facilities:
- Any person age two or older is required to wear a mask when indoors (regardless of vaccination status).
- Physical distancing of six feet or more is recommended when possible.
Please be patient with our staff and allow extra time when you visit as we work to implement the mandates required by the Cook County Department of Public Health.
If you have any questions on the Cook County Mandate please contact the Cook County Department of Public Health, 7556 West Jackson BLVD, Forest Park, IL 60130; 708-836-8600; cookcountypublichealth.org.