The Bensenville Park District is closely monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) for best practices and procedures regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak. Currently, there are no anti-viral prevention treatment available for the virus. The most effective way to stay healthy and minimize the spread of infectious disease is to follow basic health practices including:
• Stay home if you are sick and avoid contact with other sick people until they are well.
• Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing or by coughing into the inside of your elbow/sleeve. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
• Wash hands often especially before eating and after contact with public surfaces. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and weather are not available use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects including counters, desks, cell phones, computers and TV remotes.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol if washing your hands with soap and water is not an option.
The Bensenville Park District has taken steps to help control the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as well as other known viruses such as the flu and the common cold.
To prevent the spread of the virus:
• Upon entering any Park District facility or attending any Park District program, please wash your hands.
• All District facilities are being regularly disinfected, which includes disinfecting door handles, handrails grab bars and equipment.
• Posters encouraging precautionary steps are posted at the entrance to all building entrances and restrooms.
• Tissues and disposal receptacles are available at all facilities.
• When possible, hand sanitizer will be placed throughout District facilities.
The District will continue to monitor information from the CDC and the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) and staff have modified procedures accordingly. We will keep you informed should recommendations change.
The District is asking you to do your part to contain the spread of infectious diseases by staying home or keeping your child home from Park District programs and facilities if you or your child are experiencing flu like symptoms or if you are not feeling well. If you or a member of your family contracts COVID-19, please contact Assistant Superintendent of Recreation/Safety, Phyllis Schmidt (630)766-7015 ext. 105.