COVID-19 Guidelines

Updated Wednesday, April 20

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines

  • NSSRA will not require face masks at the Mitchell L. Slotnick Center or programs. Although not required, we ask for continued understanding and kindness to those who choose to wear a mask.
  • NSSRA will no longer require proof of vaccination or a COVID-19 participant assessment for NSSRA programs and overnight trips.*
  • NSSRA will no longer require proof of vaccination or weekly testing for employees.

NSSRA Will Continue to:

  • Support participants and staff who choose to wear masks even when not required.
  • Add capacity to programs as space and staffing is available. This may delay a participant’s start date as proper staffing is needed to ensure safe programming. NSSRA will pro-rate the program fee accordingly.
  • Work with partner agency staff to determine and implement needed program accommodations on an individualized basis for successful programming.
  • NSSRA will continue to monitor federal, state, and local health guidance to adjust guidelines as necessary.

*NSSRA will communicate with program locations as local businesses may have masking and vaccination requirements. Participants and staff attending these programs will need to abide by the location requirements. NSSRA staff will communicate masking and vaccination requirements to those registered for these program.

For additional details from the national and state levels:

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH:, 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.