The latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic are Illinois state parks and wildlife areas, which were ordered closed on March 15.
“To further prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation issued on March 9, 2020, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced the closure of all state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas, and historic sites as well as the cancellation of upcoming scheduled events,” the department announced in a news release late Sunday evening.
The IDNR said it would work with the governor’s office and the state Department of Public Health to see when the facilities can reopen.
For more information, call the IDNR’s Parks Administrative Information Line during the week at (217) 782-6752. A complete listing of state sites can be found on the IDNR website.