Coronavirus update - EPD and Courts Plus keeps patrons safety at top of mind

Elmhurst Park District and Courts Plus are committed to ensuring the health and safety of patrons and staff. We have taken steps to help control the spread of the COVID-19 (commonly known as coronavirus) as well as other known viruses such as the flu and common cold. All District facilities are being regularly disinfected, which includes disinfecting doorknobs, handrails and grab rails. When possible, hand sanitizer will be placed throughout District facilities.

Beyond this, Courts Plus has a standard daily cleaning process that includes daily disinfection of Kids Plus, the locker rooms, and fitness floor equipment. Elevator buttons, handicap door switches, bathroom door handles, bathroom stall doors, hand rails and light switches are also disinfected daily. For your convenience, cleaning solution is provided with the option of a cleaning towel, paper towel or personal towel to clean equipment before and after use. Also, touchless toilets, faucets, soap dispenser and towel dispensers throughout the facility remove surface to hand tranfer.

This week, Courts Plus has increased the use of disinfecting spray to twice a day in our exercise rooms. In the multipurpose room we will be cleaning the spin bikes and the storage area. In the group exercise studio, the weights, bars and equipment in the storage closet will receive extra cleaning, and the Fitness Studio's storage room equipment will also receive extra cleaning.

The most effective way to stay healthy and minimize the spread of infectious disease is to follow basic health best practices including:
• Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing or by coughing into the inside of the elbow. 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 water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects including counters, desks, and cell phones.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home if you’re sick and avoid contact with other people until they are well.
• See your doctor if you have a fever, cough, body aches and fatigue.

The District will continue to monitor information from the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and staff have modified procedures accordingly. 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 are experiencing flu symptoms or if you are not feeling well. If you or a member of your family contracts COVID-19, please contact Division Manager of HR and Risk, Julie Bruns, at 630-993-8918.

If you are looking for more information about COVID-19, you can check out the CDC website or the Illinois Department of Public Health website.