Niles Park District monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Niles Park District is carefully monitoring developments regarding the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). While the immediate risk of this new virus to the American public is believed to be low at this time, everyone can do their part in response to this emerging public health risk.

What the public can do

Per the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the primary way to avoid influenza, COVID-19, and other viruses is to follow simple everyday preventative actions.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, sneezing, or coughing. If soap and water are not available use an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people that are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

What the Niles Park District is doing

• As a matter of standard practice, the custodial staff members disinfect bathrooms and clean classrooms, floors, fitness equipment, and frequently touched surfaces daily.
• Additional disinfecting will be done by staff members throughout the day and overnight using more powerful, safe products.
• Hand sanitizer will be placed in all lobby areas for public to use in District Facilities.

For more information on COVID-19, visit:

CDC “Share Facts, Not Fear” webpage
CDC Coronavirus Fact Sheet
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Frequently Asked Questions