Mandate changes effective February 28

Thu February 24, 2022


UPDATE:  February 24, 2022

Dear Residents and Park District Patrons:

On February 9, Governor Pritzker announced plans to partially lift Illinois' indoor mask mandate as of February 28, assuming state COVID metrics continue to decline. Along with the Governor’s plan, the CCDPH (Cook County Department of Public Health) has said they would lift Mitigation Order 2021-11 at the same time.

As the Westchester Park District has done throughout the pandemic, we will adhere to State requirements by implementing a mask optional approach within Park District programs, events, and facilities for participants, visitors, and staff, effective Monday, February 28

Despite many challenges over the past two years, the community has been responsible, respectful, and safe; adjusting, evolving, and adapting to the changing guidelines. As the Park District transitions to mask optional, our residents and participants are reminded and encouraged to continue to show respect and honor others’ personal decisions about whether or not to wear a mask at Park District activities, events, and facilities.

The Park District has been diligent in our efforts to follow the Governor’s mandates and CCDPH Mitigation Order, along with guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Illinois Department of Public Health and retains the right to reinstate mitigation strategies should it become necessary. As always, our goal is to be resourceful and ambitious in our ability to provide recreational and wellness opportunities while being safe and compliant.

Your ongoing patronage and continued patience and understanding as the Park District navigates these very appreciated. Please continue to refer to for the most current information and updates.


Westchester Park District Board of Commissioners and Staff.