Three months out, the Park District of Oak Park plans to open Rehm Park Pool. On Memorial Day weekend. Same as always. Except for last year.

Yes, there will be COVID limits on the number of people in the pool. So it will not be fully business as usual. But it will be close enough to real to get splashed. To put in some laps. To laugh and forget for a moment the pandemic.

We see the start of schools reopening cautiously to in-person learning. We are expecting by fall to see substantial reopenings. Outdoor dining will be back by April, weather permitting. Vaccinations will ramp up in a hurry.

So go ahead and be giddy for a moment. Then put your mask back on. 

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