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Closings & Cancellations in the Bartlett Area – park district info updated 4/9/2020

Post Date:03/26/2020 2:23 PM

Updated April 9, 2020 - Below is a list of some important closures and cancellations in the Bartlett area. This list is not intended to cover all closures and cancellations and is subject to changes and updates over time.

Bartlett Park District: To help keep the community safe from COVID-19, the Park District has closed all 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐝𝐨𝐨𝐫 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐬 and 𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐬 effective 4/8/2020. Additionally, the James “Pate” Philip State Park and the Park District's skate park, playgrounds, athletic fields, golf courses, and facilities (Bartlett Community Center, Schrade Gymnasium, Bartlett Nature Center, Villa Olivia, Bartlett Park Log Cabin, T.C. White Administration Building, and Parks Department Building) remain closed and all programs are cancelled through April 30th. The Park District's Apple Blossom Run, originally scheduled for May 9 this year, has also been cancelled. Bartlett Park District Preschool follows the U-46 schedule including emergency closures and will also be closed.

Park District parks (NOT PLAYGROUNDS) remain open as long as individuals comply with social distancing requirements by maintaining at least 6 feet from any other person at all times as reasonably possible per the Governor's Stay at Home Executive Order and/or they are not gathered in groups of more than ten people except for the gathering of members of a household or residence unless exempted by the Governor's Stay at Home Executive Order. https://bartlettparks.org/

Schools: Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered all Illinois schools closed by Tuesday, 3/17. The order — which also includes private and charter schools — will be in effect until at least March 30. School District U-46 schools are closed until at least April 8. https://www.u-46.org/

Hanover Township: All in-person appointments with caseworkers and staff will be conducted over the phone or virtually for the time being. All programs and special events will be canceled or rescheduled. The need for urgent, in-person appointments will be made on a case-by-case basis with the appropriate staff person.

Township transportation services will also be limited for the time being, with the exception of dialysis and other critical appointments. Riders will be required to wear gloves and face masks. The Township will continue to deliver meals to home-bound, qualifying residents.

The Izaak Walton Center, Assessor’s office, passport office and Department of Youth & Family Services will be closed for walk-in appointments but available for phone consultations.

The Township Lending Closet is available during this time. The Township Food Pantry is offering curbside pickup of supplies for residents. Pantry users are encouraged to fill out the shopping lists available on the township website and call ahead to place their orders beginning at 9 a.m., Monday thru Saturday. Staff will bring supplies to the vehicles. Donations for the pantry can be dropped off or picked up from the Town Hall, Senior Center or the pantry.

The Stars N Stripes Cafe is providing curbside pickup for lunches, Monday thru Friday. Residents may call the Senior Center at 630-483-5600 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to place an order and can pick up from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Staff will bring the meals to the cars waiting outside the Senior Center.

See more information on the township website: https://www.hanover-township.org/

Wayne Township: All Wayne Township offices will be closed due to the Corona Virus outbreak through 4/8.  http://www.waynetwp-il.org/home

Bartlett Public Library: In light of the Governor's Executive Order that was announced on Friday, March 20, 2020 and as the Bartlett Public Library District follows School District U-46's lead for when to open based on the Pandemic Policy & Procedure document, the Library has extended its closure through Tuesday, April 7.. This may change if the Governor or the School District extends closures or shelter-in-place recommendations.

Since the Library building is closed, BPLD patrons may sign up for an eCard to gain access to online services such as Libby, Hoopla, Freegal Music, Flipster and more. Click here to sign up for an eCard. For more information and the latest Library news, http://www.bartlett.lib.il.us/

Bartlett Hills Golf Course: The golf course is closed for play and special events. Golf and event staff will be available to answer your questions by phone – Golf, 630-837-2741; Catering, 630-213-3103. 

Bartlett Depot Museum: The Bartlett Depot Museum is taking proactive measures to help to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 throughout the community. Therefore, the Bartlett Depot Museum is closed for the time being. Please visit the Village of Bartlett Museums along with the Depot Museum online and access the museum's online collection 24/7.

Bartlett Fire Protection District: Due to the threat imposed by the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (Corona Virus), and until further notice, the Bartlett Fire District (District) will be no longer be participating in non-emergency group activities or public education events. Additionally, members of the public will not be able to use the District’s facilities for meetings, tours, or events. For more information, https://bartlettfire.com/

CANCELLED: The Bartlett Police Department Open House scheduled for 4/26 as well as the Prescription Drug Dropoffs on 3/28 and 4/25 have been cancelled. The Police Department has also suspended installation of child safety seats in vehicles until further notice. 

Arts in Bartlett's gallery and studios are temporarily closed. The Little Free Library in the front of the building is also closed. All March and April group activities are cancelled. Many of the teachers who use the Arts in Bartlett facility are keeping their lessons going on virtual platforms. Visit the Arts in Bartlett website for more information 

Bartlett Hanover Park Sports Association: Little League now strongly advises all programs to suspend/delay their seasons through Monday, May 11.  https://www.facebook.com/BartlettLittleLeagueIL/photos/a.488137535109/10158045402980110/?type=1&theater