COVID-19 & NSSRA

April 2 Update:

Expanded Virtual Program & Connection Opportunities now live for the week of Monday, April 6. Click here for details.

2020 Summer Program Registration Updates & Changes
In light of ongoing changes due to COVID-19, we are consistently evaluating program plans for summer and making modifications based on best available information. We have updated our program guide mailing and registration timeline for Summer 2020, as follows below:

Summer Program Guides Mailed & Posted Online:
Monday, April 20
Originally Monday, April 13

Registration Begins:
Monday, May 4 at 9:00 am
Originally Monday, April 20

Registration Deadline:
Friday, May 15 at 5:00 pm
No change

Regular Program Dates:
Monday, June 15 – Saturday, August 8
No change

For more information or with questions, contact NSSRA Registrar Jeanne Cook at jcook@nssra.org.

Current Status of NSSRA Events through June
Shining Stars Awards & Recognition Banquet (RESCHEDULED)
Originally Friday, April 24, 2020, now rescheduled to Friday, October 30, 2020

Spring Formal (CANCELLED)
Friday, May 1

Winnetka Ice Shows (POSTPONED)
Friday, May 1 & Saturday, May 2
Postponed (dates TBD) per Winnetka Park District

Northbrook-On-Ice (CANCELLED)
Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10
Cancelled per Northbrook Park District

ELA Fun Run (TBD)
Friday, May 15

Special Olympics Illinois State Summer Games (CANCELLED)
Friday, June 12 – Sunday, June 14
Cancelled per Special Olympics Illinois

We will communicate further updates as we have them. With questions or for more information, please contact Recreation Manager Blair Hill at bhill@nssra.org.


March 26 Update: We may be practicing social distancing for the time being, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to connect with each other and hang out! We are excited to begin offering virtual connection opportunities for NSSRA participants. With both one-on-one video calls and virtual group programs available each week, we have plenty of options for you to stay connected with #teamnssra and your friends! Click the links below to sign up!

One-On-One Video Calls | Virtual Programs


March 16 Update: NSSRA has been monitoring reports and recommendations from our local, state and national health agencies regarding COVID-19 (commonly known as Coronavirus) and continues to take proactive action to prepare for the well-being of our participants.

Based on guidance put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health and in light of the declaration of a national emergency, in the best interest of the health of our community we are suspending all programs until further notice. NSSRA’s offices in Northbrook will also continue to be closed to the public.

The Shining Stars Awards & Recognition Banquet originally planned for Friday, April 24 is rescheduled for Friday, October 30. We will communicate details in the coming weeks.

Refunds will be issued when programs are rescheduled. If you would like a refund sooner, contact the office at (847) 509-9400 or registration@nssra.org. NSSRA full-time staff will be monitoring voicemail and email and will respond in a timely fashion. We will be further communicating with NSSRA part-time staff in the coming days.

We will be providing ongoing updates. With questions or concerns, please contact NSSRA at (847) 509-9400 or info@nssra.org.


On March 20, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a statewide “Stay At Home” order that takes effect on Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm through April 7. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the order.

Governor Pritzker stated that throughout the duration of this order, citizens can leave their homes to visit the grocery store, pharmacy, or medical facilities, all of which will remain open. Citizens can also pick up food from carry-out restaurants, get gas, and go outside to exercise or to walk the dog as long as they continue to practice social distancing.

In accordance with this order, NSSRA and all of our partner park district facilities will be closed through April 7. Many of our partners’ public spaces, trails and parks remain open, but check each district’s website for details. For a list of our partners and links to their websites, click here.

Please follow all CDC guidelines when visiting public outdoor spaces – keep social distance of at least 6 feet, do not participate in group activities and wash your hands both before and after visiting for at least 20 seconds.

For virtual program opportunities, stay connected with our social media and look for announcements coming soon.

For additional details from the national and state levels:

CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC): www.cdc.gov, @CDCgov

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH: www.dph.illinois.gov, 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-889-3931

Illinois Department of Public Health has created a hotline for Coronavirus information: The Illinois Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline and email address provides consistent information, answer questions, share facts about symptoms, and provides up-to-date information from the CDC. Call 1-800-889-3931 anytime or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV.


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