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COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 UPDATES

LAST UPDATED (10/28/20 11:54 AM)

COMMUNITY CENTER | INDOOR POOL | ATHLETIC FIELD | SPLASH PAD | PROGRAMS | MEMBERSHIPS

We will do what we can to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and beyond; offer recreational facilities, services and programming; encourage personal responsibility and informed and healthy behaviors; and, remain agile, and preserve flexibility for policy exceptions, case-by-case determinations, and continuous re-evaluation and assessment.

For the health & safety of all our patrons and employees face coverings are required when you cannot keep 6 feet of social distancing at all Geneseo Park District Facilities.

SELF ASSESSMENT

Have you experienced one of the following symptoms over the past seven days:

  • Persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever (temperature of above 100.4 F)
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking/chills
  • Muscle Pain/Aches
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Loss of Taste/Smell

Have you recently (in the past 14 days) been in close contact with anyone who has exhibited any of the above symptoms? (Close contact means within less than six feet for a prolonged period of time).

Have you recently (in the past 14 days) been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or been advised to self-isolate by a medical professional due to COVID-19 reasons?

If you answered YES to any of these questions and cannot verify it is not COVID related…

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER ANY PARK DISTRICT FACILITY

Until you have isolated at home for a minimum of 10 days after the symptom onset OR until feverless and feeling well (without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours OR confirmed to not have COVID-19 via 2 negative COVID-19 tests in a row, with testing done at least 24 hours apart.

 

GENESEO COMMUNITY CENTER

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY (10/28/20) Due to new regulations from Governor JB Pritzker, IDPH and consultation with the Henry County Office of Emergency Management, masks will be REQUIRED when in the gymnasium. Only non-contact basketball play will be allowed.

EXCEPTIONS You may remove your mask if shooting alone or walking on the track alone.

The Geneseo Community Center is open for everyone. The Center will look a little different when you come back...take a tour with Executive Director Andy!

Center Hours starting September 8
Monday – Friday 5:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Everyone must enter & exit through the front entrance

  • Gym is open with a capacity limit of 50. Basketball Hoops are open for shooting. Players not from the same household must maintain social distance of at least 6ft. Please provide your own equipment. Masks are REQUIRED when in the gymnasium. Only non-contact basketball play will be allowed. EXCEPTIONS You may remove your mask if shooting alone or walking on the track alone.

  • Elevated Walking/Running Track is open with a capacity of 6. Walkers/Runners not from the same household must be single file and maintain social distance of at least 6ft. Masks are REQUIRED when in the gymnasium. EXCEPTIONS You may remove your mask if walking on the track alone.

  • Racquetball Courts are open. Please provide your own equipment. 

  • Activity Room is now open for Study Center by reservation.

  • Dedrick Room is open with a capacity limit of 14 & contains the following fitness equipment: Rowing Machine, (4) Bikes, (8) Ellipticals, Assault Treadmill

  • Sauna Area is temporarily closed.

  • Men’s & Women’s Gym Side Bathrooms are open.

  • Men’s & Women’s Gym side Locker Rooms are is temporarily closed.

  • Cardio/Weight Room is open with a capacity limit of 25 & contains the following fitness equipment: (6) Treadmills, (2) Stairmasters, Dumbbells & Selectorized Strength Equipment

  • Stretching Room within the Cardio/Weight Room is open with a capacity limit of 2.

  • LifeFitness Room is open with a capacity limit of 12 & contains the following fitness equipment: Spin Bikes and Fitness on Demand.

  • Drinking Fountain in the main hallway is open for bottle fillers only.  All other fountains are closed.

  • Babysitting is no longer offered.

  • Cycling Room is open with a capacity limit of 10 & contains the following fitness equipment: Free Weight Racks

  • As the result of COVID-19 new rules & regulations that have been put in place, the Geneseo Park District will no longer be offering Free Trials for Fitness Programs. Once we are able to start accepting walk-ins, you may pay a walk-in fee to try a class and if you decide to register for the class, your walk-in fee will be deducted from the monthly class fee.

INDOOR POOL

  • The Indoor Pool is open with limited hours and availability.  Lap Swim and Water exercise are by reservation only.
  • Indoor Pool Lounge is temporarily closed.

ATHLETIC FIELD

Tennis/Pickleball Courts Guidelines:

  • Any players with any symptoms of COVID-19, should not play.
  • Bring your own tennis racquet and tennis balls.
  • Players shall maintain adequate physical distancing between each other.
  • Bring hand sanitizer with you and use during your round and at the end.
  • No handshakes at the beginning or end of the match.
  • Players should stay on their side of the court and avoid changing sides during match play.
  • Playing singles is preferred, but not required.
  • Using new balls on a very regular basis is highly encouraged. Although there is no specific evidence that tennis balls can spread COVID-19, we know that contamination by respiratory droplets does occur on hard surfaces, especially ones that are made of felt and therefore players should be mindful of their contact with tennis balls.
  • Replace all balls if someone suspected to have COVID-19 comes in contact with them.
  • Consider spraying tennis balls briefly with a disinfectant spray (e.g., Lysol or Clorox) at the conclusion of play.
  • Match play - Tennis players should each bring a new can of balls to a match, different brands or same brand/different numbers and only serve with your tennis balls. If playing pickleball, use different color balls.
  • Players should use their racquet/foot to push balls back and/or hit them to their opponent to avoid using hands and touching the balls.
  • Players should not congregate in groups before or after playing.

Youth Sports Guidelines:

  • Any players with any symptoms of COVID-19, should not play.
  • Players shall maintain adequate physical distancing between each other.
  • Masks are required if unable to maintain 6ft of distance.
  • Sport organizers or coaches should maintain attendance log of participants.
  • Participants should wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before participating.
  •  Participants should bring their own source of water and refrain from using any communal sources of hydration (e.g., team water or sports drink jug).
  • No handshakes at the beginning or end of games and practice.
  • Participants should sanitize hands regularly.
  • Participants should avoid touching facility accessories (e.g., goal posts, flags).
  • Participants should use their own equipment (e.g., helmet, bat, gloves) as much as practical. If equipment is to me shared, sports organizers should sanitize equipment before & after use.
  • Participants should place personal belongings at least 6-ft. away from others’ personal belongings.
  • Volunteers should abide by static team/ group guidelines applied to employees with no mixing between groups for the duration of the season/ volunteer period, if practical.
  • If practical, limit spectators to immediate household members or guardians of participants for both outdoor and indoor sports.
  • Spectators from the same household should sit together.
  • Non-competitive activities (e.g., practices, drills, lessons) should be set up to allow for 6-ft. of distancing between participants whenever possible.
  • If social distancing cannot be maintained during game play, participants should still maintain 6-ft. of distancing while on the sidelines/ not directly involved in the game.
  • Sport organizers should designate an area for spectators with existing seating (e.g., bleachers) capped at 20% of capacity.
  • Stream practices/ games online to minimize in-person spectating, if possible.
  • Sport organizer should sanitize any individual recreation stations before and after participant use.
  • No group snacks.

AQUATIC CENTER & SPLASH PAD

John & Carla Edwards Aquatic Center will remain closed for the 2020 summer season.

The Splash Pad CLOSED for the season.

Please review the John & Carla Edwards Aquatic Center Splash Pad COVID-19 Rules & Regulations listed below.

  • The Splash Pad is Open Daily.
  • Maximum 25 total people per established 1.5 hour time period.
  • No walk-ins allowed.
  • Only 1 reservation per person per day.
  • Reservations made weekly. Reservations for the upcoming week are available to sign up for, beginning Sundays, via the SignUpGenius link.
  • Please be courteous, space is limited. If you are unable to keep your reservation time, please update SignUpGenius or call 944-5695 PRIOR to the scheduled time. If a patron has 2 No- shows they will not be able to register for future times.
  • FREE for Members and Park District residents. A Driver’s License is required at time of admittance for proof of residency.
  • $2 per person for Non-Residents. Cash only, please bring exact amount.
  • Children under 10 years of age must be with a guardian 14 years or older.
  • The Splash Pad will NOT open if thundering or lightning.
  • Restrooms are available.
  • Mask are required if unable to keep 6 feet of social distance.
  • No outside toys, bags, chairs, towels, food or drink allowed. Please leave all items in your vehicle or on your bike. Small baskets available at admissions window for keys and cell phones.
  • Chairs & tables will not be available to discourage gatherings.
  • Please sanitize hands before entering the Splash Pad. Hand sanitizer will be available at the Splash Pad entrance.
  • Complete a self-assessment each day before you enter. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please stay home.

 

PROGRAMS/ACTIVITIES

Upcoming programs will be published monthly.  Click here for a complete list of programs.

MEMBERSHIPS

How is my Membership affected? >>Learn more about Memberships here

 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is a challenging, complex and rapidly evolving situation. As the Park District navigates the COVID-19 situation we will continue to be guided by the recommendations provided to us by our public health officials. Following are some of the safety precautions we will be following as we re-open the Community Center.

  • Limited capacity per room and members only.
  • Only one entrance and exit available.
  • Members and external suppliers are required to perform a health self-assessment daily before entering the facility and are not allowed to enter if they are exhibiting any unexplained COVID-19 symptoms.
  • All members must check in at the front desk.
  • Plexi-glass barriers have been installed at the front desk.
  • No equipment will be available for check out.
  • Sharing of equipment by members not in the same household is discouraged.
  • No walk-ins allowed.
  • On-line registration encouraged. Service fee waived.
  • Mask required if 6 ft of social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Hand Sanitizer available throughout the building and frequent hand washing will be encouraged.
  • Drinking fountains will not be available. One bottle filler in the main hallway will be available.
  • Gym Locker rooms and showers will not be available, so members are encouraged to come prepared to work out and plan on showering at home.
  • All available rooms will have doors propped open.
  • Windows will be opened where appropriate.
  • Lounge furniture & hot drink cart has been removed.
  • Each person entering the facility will receive a spray bottle and rag to wipe down equipment before and after they use it. Please spray rag and then wipe down equipment, spraying directly onto the equipment can be bad for components. Spray bottles to be returned to desk area and rags put in hamper upon exiting the facility.
  • High Touch areas will be cleaned and disinfected every 2 hours.
  • Certain spaces will remain closed at this time.
  • Reservations for lap swim will be required and be on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Sanitization of Indoor Pool locker rooms will be every hour.
  • A log of all external suppliers who enter the premises will be kept.
  • Monitors will have safety reminders.

 

Upcoming Events

October 31

SPOOKTACULAR ROLLERSKATING

Wear your best costume for a spooktacular evening of Roller-skating. Prizes given out for best costumes. Bring your own or rent skates from The Center. Pre-registration required online.

Free Admission thanks in part to the Geneseo Park District Foundation
Skate Rental: $4.00 Limited skates and sizes available

October 31

SPOOKTACULAR ROLLERSKATING

Wear your best costume for a spooktacular evening of Roller-skating. Prizes given out for best costumes. Bring your own or rent skates from The Center. Pre-registration required online.

Free Admission thanks in part to the Geneseo Park District Foundation
Skate Rental: $4.00 Limited skates and sizes available

November 15

TURKEY TROT

The Geneseo Park District brings you the 10th Annual Turkey Trot. Race against your friends for a chance to win a turkey!
FREE Admission thanks in part to the Geneseo Park District Foundation
Turkeys provided in part by: Fareway

All Upcoming Events