COVID-19

03/13/2020

Due to COVID-19, the Western Springs Recreation Department will be cancelling all activities, programs and rentals starting Monday, March 16th.  We are tentatively slated to resume our programs on Tuesday, April 7th.  Additional information will be distributed prior to that date.

The Recreation Center and Grand Avenue Community Center will be closed to the public during that time.  Kensington Preschool and Grand Avenue Preschool may still be open.  Jo’s Footwork will be closed.  Montessori will be closing on the 17th. They will be sending out their own information. 

The Recreation Center will still be a polling place on Tuesday, March 17th.

The Recreation Department will be answering phone calls and e-mails next week.

During the closure we will be disinfecting and deep cleaning our facilities.


03/12/2020

For the safety of our Senior population, we have cancelled all Senior Center programs.

If the Western Springs schools close, we will not have Open Gym at the Recreation Center.

Currently Open Gym will be available over spring break (March 23-27), however we will reassess next week.

We have also moved the polling location in the Recreation Center from the upstairs classrooms to the gymnasium, which has an entrance from the outside.  Election Day is Tuesday, March 17th.


3/11/2020

We have received a few questions about the Recreation Department’s response to COVID-19. Please be assured that we are staying current with the situation village wide. The Village’s web site will continually be updated www.wsprings.com

Currently, the Recreation Department has enacted the following:

We have contacted our cleaning services contractor and instructed them to be extra vigilant with cleaning and disinfecting of our facilities.

Our internal staff is disinfecting touchpoints (door handles, staircase railings, elevator buttons, etc.) multiple times a day.

Additional hand sanitizers for public use have been ordered and will be installed once received.

Encouraging program participants who are sick, not to attend the programs.

Closely monitoring information from the CDC and Cook County Public Health Department and following their guidance:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

https://www.cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/novel-coronavirus/

The Village’s website also has additional information:

https://il-westernsprings2.civicplus.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1692

If you are uncomfortable participating in our programs, during this time, we will pro-rate refunds to programs and waive the cancellation fee.

We also encourage that the elderly or those with immune system issues should not attend our programs or events, per the CDC.

Thank you and continue washing your hands.