Updated January 10, 2022 - Huntley Park District, according to the McHenry County Health Department is still identified as an area of “substantial” spread of COVID-19.  In observation of the recent guidance from the CDC, the Illinois Department of Public Health has also recommended the use of face coverings by all individuals. The Huntley Park District will follow this recommendation as a formal rule at the District.  Those visiting our facilities for any reason will be required to wear a face covering indoors regardless of vaccination status. Huntley Park District will continue to monitor the community spread of COVID-19 using this tool provided by the CDC.

Please note the definition of fully vaccinated individuals has changed with the most recent update to CDC and IDPH guidance.  Please see the bottom of this page to better understand vaccination status.

The Huntley Park District also observes the current IDPH Indoor Mask Mandate for ALL programs and activities at Huntley Park District locations.

Please review the following health and safety guidance that will be in place at the Huntley Park District:

  1. All customers and staff must review and conduct the Self-Assessment Health and Safety Screening before each day of their activity.  Notably, if you have COVID-19 symptoms, were recently identified as a "close contact," are recovering from a diagnosed case of COVID-19 within the time periods listed below, or you are awaiting the results of a test as a result of being exposed to someone with COVID-19 or as a result of experience COVID-like symptoms you SHOULD NOT attend a Huntley Park District program per the guidance below.  Please contact the program supervisor so they can coordinate a return to participation date with you.
     
  2. Park District will seek guidance from local health department on additional communication and action to be taken.  Please see more information on how the Park District will respond when notified of a "close contact" or positive case of COVID-19.
     
  3. At indoor settings, it is required that all individuals wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. 
     
  4. There are no longer capacity restrictions imposed by the State of Illinois.  Even though there may not be capacity limits with certain activities, class maximums may not change immediately due to previous programming plans.
     
  5. In all outdoor settings and activities, face coverings are no longer required.  While masks may not be required in outdoor settings, we ask our customers to continue to be respectful of those who may still choose to wear them.
     
  6. For Preschool, face coverings are still required of all participants and staff while indoors, regardless of vaccination status as required by DCFS.  This includes anyone inside the physical preschool room.  Masks are not required by anyone in this program while outdoors.
     
  7. For Summer Day Camp, face coverings are required of all participants and staff while indoors.  Indoors also includes buses for field trips where all riders must wear a mask.  Masks are not required by anyone in this program outdoors.
     
  8. Please observe posted signs indoors at Park District Facilities.
     
  9. Please continue to bring a mask in case you find yourself in a place that requires it.
     
  10. Please review the most recent guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) regarding isolation, quarantine times, and return to Park District Activities based on your exposure to, symptoms of or diagnosis of COVID-19:

ISOLATION: If you have a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or are showing symptoms of COVID-19.  Applies to everyone regardless of vaccination status:

  • Stay home for at least 5 days. Day 0 is the first day of symptoms or date of a positive viral test (if asymptomatic).
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can return to school. 
  • If you have symptoms, an individual must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and their other symptoms have improved before returning to school (this may not include slight congestion, slight cough, or loss of taste or smell. If you are unsure of persisting symptoms, please reach out to your school nurse). If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.
  • Continue to wear a well-fitted mask that fully covers your nose and mouth around others for 5 additional days

QUARANTINE: If you have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19 (deemed a ^close contact).

Who does NOT need to quarantine?

  • Ages 18 & older who have received a primary vaccination series (Pfizer, Moderna or J&J), AND a booster dose once eligible and additional primary shots for immunocompromised people.
  • Ages 5-17 who have received a primary vaccination series (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J)
  • Anyone with a confirmed positive COVID-19 test within the last 90 days (using a viral test).

 

  • No quarantine necessary
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible.
  • If a person develops symptoms at any time, get a test and stay home until they receive a negative COVID-19 test.

Who needs to quarantine?

  • Ages 18 & older who have received the primary vaccination series, but have NOT received a booster shot when eligible.
  • Ages 18 & older who have received the full series of a Moderna OR Pfizer vaccine over 5 months ago and have NOT received a booster shot.
  • Ages 18 & older who have received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine over 2 months ago and have NOT received a booster shot.
  • Anyone who has NOT received a primary vaccination series (i.e. unvaccinated).

 

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible.
  • If a person develops symptoms at any time, get a test and stay home until they receive a negative COVID-19 test.


Please note, if you have symptoms, an individual must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and their symptoms must improve before returning to activities.  If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves for at least 24 hours.

  1. ​Beyond the Bell, Seedlings Preschool and School Test-to-Stay Information (Updated 1/2/22) - With the advancement of technology and resources, the local school district(s) may be employing additional testing methods and modified return to activity guidance.  Huntley Park District staff continue to check for changes in these guidelines as it impacts Huntley Park District programming.  Until further notice, please note that ALL activities, including the before/after school program, Beyond the Bell (BtB), guidelines for returning to these programs will follow the criteria below for close contacts and positive COVID-19 cases.  As our BtB program is at the schools, the Health Department views our program as "outside the confines of the regular school structure" and has classified it, and all other outside programs, as "high risk."  Early return options afforded by such options as the test-to-stay program specifically DO NOT apply to any Park District programs.  For more information you can see this infographic provided by the Health Department.

​^ Close contact is defined as household contacts, intimate contacts, or contacts within 6-ft. for a cumulative time of 15 minutes or longer within a 24-hour period. 

* Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine AND individuals must have received their final dose or booster shot of Pfizer or Moderna within the past 6 months. Additionally, those who received their final dose of the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine must have done so within 2 months to be considered vaccinated.  Individuals who do not meet these requirements, regardless of age, are not considered fully vaccinated.