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Restore Illinois Mitigation Updates - Gurnee Park District

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 Tier 1

As of today, region 9 will be entering into TIER 1. This means Gurnee Park District is able to resume operations similar to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois which was effective from June 2020 - November 2020.
The Tier 1 mitigations most impacts the following:

  • Youth Basketball will now be able to participate intra squad scrimmages
  • FitNation Gurnee's group exercise classes can now serve 25 members on a first come, first serve basis
    • Masks / face coverings are required inside the facility at all times
  • Aquatics, dance, Growing Tree Preschool and CARE will move forward as they are currently scheduled

 FitNation Gurnee

For FitNation, TIER 1 mitigations are similar to TIER 2. With that said we are able to increase capacity within our group exercise classes. 

  • Group exercise is available to 25 members on a first come, first serve basis
  • Group exercise wristbands can be picked up 30 minutes prior to the start of class 
  • Masks / face coverings are required inside the facility at all times

 Youth Basketball

Organized indoor sports, such as our youth basketball league will begin January 30 with additional safety protocols. Tier 1 now allows intra squad scrimmages. Learn more about our youth basketball program.


 Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are scheduled to resume at FitNation Gurnee's indoor pool on February 1. Winter session will run from February 1 - March 21. Spring swim lessons will start April 5 and end May 9.


 Preschool, Before and After School CARE and Days Off School

Preschool and CARE will operate based on Return to School Plans for each district. We will continue to maintain all recommended safety and capacity guidelines set forth by the State and CDC. All spring Days Off School programs are available with limited capacity.


 Dance

All in-person studio dance classes began in-person, this week. 

Enroll today or learn more about dance classes


Playgrounds and Parks

We encourage residents to visit our parks regularly while practicing social distancing. Please remember to limit any groups to household members only and follow recommended safety guidelines for masks, hand washing etc.


Winter Program Guide

Our Winter Program Guide is available online. Please review for program updates and to register for upcoming offerings .


Camp and Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center

Additional information regarding Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center and 2021 Summer Camps will be available soon.

 Tier 2

As you are probably aware, Governor Prtizker announced our region, region 9 will be entering into TIER 2 effective January 18

These changes do have a significant impact on our recreational and fitness services. While we cannot predict what the coming weeks and months will bring, we remain hopeful that these mitigation efforts will help and allow us to return to operations at a fuller capacity before long. The health and well-being of our community has been and remains our utmost priority, and all decisions on how the District can meet recreational needs will focus first on maintaining public health. 

Below is a listing of updates by area of interest.


 FitNation Gurnee

TIER 2 MITIGATION requires some changes at FitNation:

  • 50% capacity for members on a first come, first serve basis
  • Reservations and time limits are no longer required
  • Masks / face coverings must be worn at ALL times while in the facility
  • Additional information about group exercise will be available soon
  • Childcare remains unavailable at this time 

Learn more about FitNation Gurnee protocols


Preschool, Before and After School CARE and Days Off School 

Preschool and CARE will operate based on Return to School Plans for each district. We will continue to maintain all recommended safety and capacity guidelines set forth by the State and CDC. All spring Days Off School programs are available with limited capacity.


View after school and days off school options for District 50 and District 56 


Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are scheduled to resume at FitNation Gurnee's indoor pool on February 1. Winter session will run from February 1 - March 21. Spring swim lessons will start April 5 and end May 9.


Current Pre-Registration Programs

In session programs that are virtual will continue. Program managers will reach out to participants, should virtual programs move to in-person. Please note that this will vary by program.

Playgrounds and Parks

We encourage residents to visit our parks regularly while practicing social distancing. Please remember to limit any groups to household members only and follow recommended safety guidelines for masks, hand washing etc.


Sports

Organized indoor sports, such as our youth basketball league will begin January 23 with additional safety protocols. Please keep in mind that non-household groups should not be gathering on any sports fields under Tier 2 guidelines.


Dance

All in-person studio dance classes will begin the week of January 25.


Winter Program Guide

Our Winter Program Guide is available online. Please review for program updates and to register for upcoming offerings .


Camp and Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center

Additional information regarding Hunt Club Park Aquatic Center and 2021 Summer Camps will be available soon.

We will continue to provide updates to you as new details are released or when changes are made to mitigation restrictions. These are certainly trying times. We remain committed to serving our community and doing our part to supporting our community during this pandemic. We thank you for your continued support and cooperation during these unprecedented times.

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