The health and safety of our participants and staff is of utmost importance to the Lombard Park District. Because measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease, we ask that individuals who have symptoms of measles or may have been exposed refrain from using Park District services. We urge everyone to educate themselves on the disease, its symptoms, and the benefits of being vaccinated.

Unvaccinated individuals are at risk, as stated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the DuPage County Health Department. The CDC recommends two doses of MMR for protection. DuPage County Health Department has the MMR vaccine available for children 1-18 years of age.

Lombard Park District’s Kiddie Campus Preschool is a DCFS state-licensed facility and is required to obtain immunization records upon preschool registration. Parents/guardians with children in Kiddie Campus Preschool should refer to the Parent Handbook regarding guidelines of when ill students should be kept home and how long before they may return to the program:

By state law, the children are required to be informally screened daily for symptoms of illness, fever, and/or contagious conditions. If the child is believed to be ill, the parents will be called to pick up the child. If the teachers are unable to reach parents, the emergency numbers will be called. The child will be separated from the rest of the group until picked up.

If a child becomes ill during preschool, the parent or emergency contact person will be notified to bring the ill child home. As mandated by the school districts a child must be fever free and/or taking antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to preschool. In the case of a contagious disease, please contact the Kiddie Campus Preschool staff immediately so other parents can be notified. For the safety of all, ill children should be kept home for 24 hours before returning to Kiddie Campus Preschool.

To educate yourself fully and accurately on this important public health issue, please visit the CDC website. For information about vaccinations for your child, contact the DuPage County Health Department at (630) 682-7400.

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