Addressing COVID-19 Concerns
The health and well-being of our community is a top priority to the Bloomingdale Park District. We want to make you aware of what is being done by the District to control the spread of the COVID-19 (commonly known as coronavirus). The District has been working with Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA) to determine best practices for controlling the spread of infectious disease as well as monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevent (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. There is currently no vaccine to protect against it. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping transmission through everyday practices is the best way to keep healthy. Please review the following preventative measures:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If no soap and water are available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If no tissue if available, use your arm or elbow.
- It is imperative that patrons and staff showing any symptoms of illness stay home.
- If you or a member of your household contracts the COVID-19, please contact Jackie Tithof Steere at 630-529-3650 and let her know the person’s name, date the COVID-19 was diagnosed, and program(s) the person (or household member) is registered for with the Bloomingdale Park District.
Common human coronaviruses usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses. Symptoms may include:
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- Shortness of breath
- Headache or body aches
- Please consult your healthcare provider if you have any concerns for yourself or a family member with symptoms.
The Park District continues to closely monitor guidance from the DuPage County Health Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization, and rely on their expertise and recommendations to inform decisions. The District is asking you to do your part to contain spread of the coronavirus by staying home if you have signs of the flu or are not feeling well. Please be assured that we will continue to seek guidance from the appropriate agencies and will communicate their recommendations as we work together in the days ahead.
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus/faq https://www.dupagehealth.org/DocumentCenter/View/2266/IDPH-CDCCoronavirus-Fact-Sheet-What-You-Should-Do-w-IDPH-Hotline-PDF https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html
Posted March 3, 2020 at 1:35 PM