COVID-19 Updates

(Last updated 8/26/21)

In accordance with the CDC's updated masking recommendations and a mandate by the Illinois governor, the Forest Preserve District updated its mask guidance as follows:

Inside common areas of District buildings and in public indoor settings:

  • Masks required 
  • Social distance when in preserve buildings


  • Masks required for activities with close contact for non-fully vaccinated people
  • Masks strongly recommended for fully vaccinated people
  • Practice social distancing 


What's Closed

  • Willowbrook Wildlife Center visitor center.
  • Flush toilets at Danada Equestrian Center and Willowbrook Wildlife Center.

When Using Trails and Open Spaces

  • Stay home if you're sick or have been near someone who's sick.
  • Make sure other visitors know you're near if they can't see you. (A simple "passing from behind" works.) Stay at least 6 feet away as you pass.
  • Don't touch things others might also touch, such as signs, benches or shelters.
  • Keep dogs on a leash in preserves and on trails. Clean up dog droppings.
  • Clean up your trash.  



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