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Vaccine Mandate Update
Erin Maassen
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Vaccine Mandate Update

December 31 Guidance from Cook County

On December 31, Cook County Department of Public Health* clarified Mitigation Order 2021-11 to specify what will be allowed in youth athletics. CCDPH is acting in alignment with the Chicago Department of Public Health to have a consistent policy across Cook County and in response to requests for clarification related to youth athletics and recreation. CCDPH will continue to evaluate emerging science along with the impact of its orders and guidance and make necessary adjustments as needed.

The clarifying language states that the following are exempt from the order:

  • An individual 18 years of age or younger who enters a business subject to this Order to participate in an activity sponsored by a school, park district, child care or after-school program, or other organizations as defined in guidance by the Cook County Department of Public Health
  • Youth or adults participating in special recreation programs 
  • Spectators of indoor sporting events provided that no food or drink is being served and that they remain masked at all time

Masking requirements are still in place in these facilities. Other activities for those over age 18 must follow Cook County's Vaccine Mandate. All Glencoe Fitness members, group fitness participants, open gym/open pickleball visitors, and adult program participants will need to show a vaccine card. Information can be stored on your account, so you will only need to show your card, along with a valid photo ID (if over 16 years of age), on your first visit after January 3. You may show the physical CDC card, a digital or physical photo of the card, a printed record from your vaccine provider, or a digital record on an app. A one-week grace period is available if you have not yet completed your vaccine.

*CCDPH’s jurisdiction includes suburban Cook County, minus Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park and Stickney Township.


Programming Pause

The Glencoe Park District is working with District 35 to stop the spread of the new COVID variant in the Glencoe community. We've made the difficult decision to delay the start date of select preschool and youth programming until January 15. Open gym and open pickleball will also be paused until January 15. This delay does not impact the following programs:

  • Children's Circle or ELC Preschools (scheduled to return Tuesday, January 4)
  • Kids Club (scheduled to return Monday, January 3)
  • Outdoor skating and hockey classes
  • Adult programs, including fitness, art, and ceramics
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