The following participation guidelines apply to Fox Valley Park District youth and recreational sports programs during the 2020 Summer and Fall program season(s). The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Phase 4 Youth and Recreational Sports Guidelines, in addition to information from public health organizations, was used in the development of the guidelines. The guidelines are subject to change as new information becomes available.

  • All athletes, coaches, and spectators must perform a self-assessment daily and not attend the program if they are ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. If an individual begins to exhibit symptoms during the game or practice, they must be isolated from others.*
  • If an athlete, coach, or spectator, does have symptoms, they must wait to enter the premises until they have had no fever for at least 72 hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared, 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.*
  • Whenever possible, equipment and personal items should have proper separation and should not be shared with others. Participants are encouraged to provide their own equipment. If equipment must be shared among players on a team, the equipment should be sanitized before and after use at practices and games.
  • No high fives, handshake lines, and other physical contact with teammates, opposing players, coaches, and spectators. A “tip the cap” or team cheer can be used following the game or practice in lieu of the handshake line.
  • Participants must bring their own water bottle. No sharing of water bottles between participants is to be permitted.
  • Hand washing or hand sanitizing are recommended before and after sports activities.
  • Athletes should travel to the program location with a member(s) of their immediate household, if possible. No carpooling.
  • All athletes, coaches, and spectators must adhere to 6 foot social distancing practices while at the field, unless play makes it impractical.
  • For indoor facility sports, maximum occupancy of 50% of facility capacity will be used.
  • Athletes and coaches must adhere to 6 foot social distancing practices, unless play makes it impractical.
  • Activities (e.g. practices, drills, lessons) will be set up to allow for 6 foot distancing between participants whenever possible.
  • Coaches must wear face coverings at all times while coaching when a minimum 6 feet distance cannot be maintained from others.
  • Athletes must wear face coverings at all times while not actively participating in the field of play and when a minimum of 6 feet distance cannot be maintained from others.
  • Group sizes will not exceed 10 total participants.
  • Individuals should not congregate in common areas or the parking lot following class.
  • Individuals must not gather in groups of more then 50 people while in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.