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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released a new Quarantine and Isolation Calculator. The CDC has developed this tool to help determine how long an individual needs to isolate, quarantine, and/or take additional steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This tool can be accessed by clicking here.


In the event a staff member or participant is exposed to, or tests positive for COVID-19, NWSRA will utilize this tool to determine when an individual can safely return to programming. As we strive to keep everyone safe, if you or a family member is exposed to, or tests positive for COVID-19, please call the NWSRA office at 847-392-2848 to receive direction on returning to programs. 

NWSRA COVID-19 Response Plan

As we transition through the Phases, NWSRA wants to keep you informed of any changes to program and service offerings.  NWSRA has created the NWSRA COVID-19 Response Plan for Programs and Services to help you and your loved ones better understand the programs and service offerings available through each Phase.  To download the Response Plan, click on the image to the right.

NWSRA COVID-19 Response Plan

NWSRA recognizes the spread of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), and continues to collect information regarding the virus to better inform and protect its participants, families, volunteers and staff. NWSRA has closely monitored the responses of its Member Park Districts and community organizations to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and make program related decisions.  This page is designed with links and information to keep families informed of the latest announcements related to the coronavirus.

  • NWSRA continues to monitor the rapidly changing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, along with the guidelines and safety information released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Cook County Department of Public Health.

  • The CDC recommends to wash hands regularly and clean surfaces regularly. 

  • We will continue to rely on these subject matter experts to provide us with guidance going forward, and depending upon the direction provided, will adapt our approach as necessary.

  • In order to help limit the spread of the virus, NWSRA has implemented an accelerated cleaning regimen at all NWSRA spaces and will work closely with its Member Park Districts to ensure cleanliness of facilities.

  • All staff have been reminded to utilize standard precaution when providing care and an additional supply of items such as cleaning agents, wipes, gloves and sanitizer has been ordered.

  • As always, NWSRA encourages you to use good judgement regarding your health. Please do not visit a NWSRA location if you are sick. We have also asked our staff to remain home if they are sick.

  • The NWSRA Admin Team will continue to review updates from both the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Recommendations from CDC

For now, the CDC recommends following measures similar to those used to prevent the spread of influenza and other respiratory illnesses.


  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water (for at least 20 seconds).

  • Clean surfaces regularly. (It may be possible to contract COVID-19 by touching a surface or object.)

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