Fellow Sylvan Lakers,
COVID-19 has changed life for many around the lake. The safety of Sylvan Lake residents is our first priority and we’re following state and local requirements closely. As of now, stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements are in effect through May 30.
Around May 15th, we’ll make decisions on our Memorial Day Weekend Clean-up Day and Carp-o-Rama events. And we’ll make decisions on other upcoming events two weeks prior to each event.
What you should know:
- All Sylvan Lake parks (except Beach use) will remain open as long as the 6-foot social distancing rule and groups of no more than 10 people are being followed.
- All Sylvan Lake playgrounds will be closed until further notice. This is a CDC recommended prevention strategy and implemented by the Lake County Forest Preserves.
- The Sylvan Lake Beach will be closed until further notice. Beach closures are defined in the IL stay-at-home order for May.
- Use of the lake will remain open.
- Fishing and boating will be allowed.
- Mundelein is now requiring all to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth while working at or patronizing a business open to the public and when using public transportation. Business owners may refuse admission or service to any individual not in compliance. https://www.mundelein.org/Home/Components/News/News/152/102
We remind everyone to please follow 6-foot social distancing rule around the lake and avoid groups of more than 10 people. Stay safe and healthy.
Q: What is social distancing?
A: Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least 6 feet away from other people reduces the chances of catching COVID-19. Other examples of social distancing with the goal of avoiding crowds, crowded spaces and mass gatherings include working from home instead of the office, closing schools and switching to on-line classes, visiting loved ones by electronic devices instead of in person, suspending worship services, and canceling or postponing large meetings.
Q: What is the state recommending for social distancing?
Gov. JB Pritzker has prohibited public and private gatherings of 10 or more people through May 30. This includes community, civic, public leisure, faith-based events, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions and any similar event or activity that brings together 10 or more people in a room or space at the same. The governor also, by Executive Order, closed schools, bars and restaurants through May 30. Restaurant kitchens can remain open and put in place drive-thru, curbside pickup and delivery options. The Illinois Gaming Board has suspended video gaming through May 30.
- Illinois Dept of Health: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus/faq
- Lake County Forest Preserves: https://www.lcfpd.org/current-closures-and-cancellations/
- CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/visitors.html
- IL Dept of Natural Resources: https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/closures/Pages/ParksOpenDuringCoVID19.aspx