Coronavirus Update 3.20.2020 7:00 PM

Due to Federal and State mandates and in order to protect the health, safety and well being of our community and staff, Butterfield Park District's programs and services have been canceled. 

Per Illinois Executive Order 2020-10, all District playgrounds are closed to the public until further notice. However, walking, hiking, running or biking at our parks and open outdoor recreation areas is welcome. Please comply with social distancing requirements.

With all of the schools closing and increased measures throughout the country to proactively limit the spread of the coronavirus, balanced with the CDC’s recommendations regarding social distancing, and not yet social isolation, the Butterfield Park District will be closed to the public until further notice.

Services:

All Services have been canceled until further notice.

Outdoor Programs:

All programs (outdoor and indoor) have been canceled until further notice.

Precautions:

Please stay at home when you are sick.
Please keep your children at home if they are sick.
Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.



Other Recommendations:
• Please cancel all non-essential meetings.
• Additional cleaning and sanitizing must continue to take place
• Practice social distancing when ever possible
• Limit personal interaction as much as possible.


Who impacts our decision making:

We will continue to look to the experts in this area for guidance in addressing the coronavirus outbreak. This includes local, State and federal health departments. We gather all of the facts available to us. We follow the direction from the governor’s Office. We use our best judgment to provide appropriate service while protecting you, your children and the dedicated staff of the Butterfield Park District.

What if someone has COVID-19

If we become aware that a participant or staff member has been diagnosed with COVID-19, we will notify the DuPage county Health Department, our staff, Board and participants. We also will share if and/or how the classes, programs and facilities may be impacted. Notifications for participants, parents and staff will occur in the same way that we would announce other emergency closures, using a combination of phone calls, emails, and website/social media announcements.

Our first and most important responsibility is to safeguard the health and well-being of our participants and staff. To that end, we will follow the guidance and direct recommendations from our County Health Department and the Center on Disease Control when considering any cancellations or closures. We will continue to keep in close touch with this department.

Our administrative team has had many conversations on how we will react if or when the virus touches our community. While we will continue to do our best to be proactive- including and even greater intensity of daily cleaning of our facilities, their may be situations that will warrant some difficult decisions. Once again, in those cases, our primary concern is the safety and well-being of participants and staff, supported by the latest recommendations and directives from our public health officials.

Respectfully,

Larry Reiner
Executive Director