COVID-19 Response Center
The Village of Indian Head Park is committed to providing guidance and help throughout the evolving COVID-19 crisis. As this situation develops, we will continue to offer resources and support to our residents. This website provides the latest information on a range of topics regarding COVID-19. This is an unprecedented public health challenge. We are mobilizing every resource at our disposal and collaborating with national, state and local partners to develop a comprehensive and coordinated response to the virus. Fortunately, there are effective steps that we can all take to curb the spread of COVID-19 and support each other. We urge you to share information on this page with your neighbors and colleagues to ensure everyone is safe and receiving the help they need.
EXTENSION OF SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDER IS IN EFFECT FOR ILLINOIS THRU MAY 30th, 2020
On Mar. 20, 2020 Governor JB Pritzker issued an executive order for all Illinoisans to stay at home or place of residence, effective Mar. 21, at 5 p.m. through April 30, 2020. This executive order states:
With exceptions, all individuals currently living within the State of Illinois are ordered to stay at home or at their place of residence except as allowed in this Executive Order. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces when outside their residence, they must at all times and as much as reasonably possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person, consistent with the Social Distancing Requirements set forth in this Executive Order. All persons may leave their homes or place of residence only for Essential Activities, Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses and Operations, all as defined [in the Executive Order].
View the full Executive Order Number 10 – EXECUTIVE ORDER IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 8), Executive Order Number 20-10.
Visit the Cook County Department of Public Health COVID-19 webpage for more information. If you have questions or concerns, please call the Cook County COVID-19 Hotline at 708-633-3319 or email CCDPH.COVID19@cookcountyhhs.org. For the latest updates, text “ALERTCOOK” to 888-777.
Testing for COVID-19
There is no treatment or cure for COVID-19. For most people, the illness is generally mild and can be safely managed at home. Testing is only indicated for individuals who are at risk of serious illness, like people over 60 or with underlying medical conditions. It’s important that we follow these testing guidelines to protect healthcare workers and avoid spreading the virus in our communities. Everyone, regardless of whether they have symptoms, should practice social distancing and good hand hygiene.
HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOU NEED TESTING:
Question 1: Are you having symptoms like fever, cough, or difficulty breathing?
- If YES: Please answer Question #2.
- If NO: Testing is not needed. If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, stay home and monitor symptoms for 14 days.
Question 2: Are your symptoms severe?
- If YES: Call your doctor or 911.
- If NO: Please answer Question #3.
Question 3: Are you over 60? And/or do you have an underlying medical condition like diabetes, cancer or heart disease?
- If YES: Contact your doctor to determine if testing is needed.
- IF NO: Testing is not needed. Stay home for 7 days from symptom onset and 72 hours after a fever is gone and symptoms improve (whichever is longer) to avoid getting anyone else sick.
Village Hall is Closed to the Public
Due to circumstances of the COVID-19 virus, the Village has closed its doors to the public, and has canceled meetings and events until further notice. The Village has NOT STOPPED operation. For questions to departments or for general information, please read on...
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1
- For Police Non-Emergencies, please call 708-246-4534 or email email@example.com
- For Police Ticket/Violation Payments please pay online here, or call 708-246-4534
- For Police Records please call 708-246-4534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Water Payments please pay online at here, or drop payments off at the Silver Lock-box located outside of Village Hall next to the U.S. Postal Mailbox or call 708-246-3080.
- For Water Account Inquiries please call 708-246-3080 x100, or email email@example.com
- For Public Work Inquiries please call 708-246-3080 x100, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Building Department Inquires, call 708-246-3080 x100 or email email@example.com
WE are your government, WE are here for you and WE will get through this!
Be Vigilant of COVID-19 Scams
From regulators, law enforcement agencies, and consumer organizations around the globe, the message is clear: fraudulent schemes related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have arrived, and they are coming in many forms, from investment fraud to fake CDC emails and even false door to door salespersons. And unfortunately, efforts to stop the spread of the virus may put residents in a precarious position when it comes to avoiding fraud.
REMEMBER: FEMA & U.S. Census Bureau ARE NOT going door to door. If someone comes to your house stating that they are from FEMA or the U.S. Census Bureau, call 9-1-1!
Below are some suggestions from the Federal Trade Commission:
How to Avoid Coronavirus Scams
Here are some tips to help you keep the scammers at bay:
- Hang up on robocalls. Don’t press any numbers. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from scam Coronavirus treatments to work-at-home schemes. The recording might say that pressing a number will let you speak to a live operator or remove you from their call list, but it might lead to more robocalls, instead.
- Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits. Scammers are trying to get you to buy products that aren’t proven to treat or prevent the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — online or in stores. At this time, there also are no FDA-authorized home test kits for the Coronavirus. Visit the FDA to learn more.
- Fact-check information. Scammers, and sometimes well-meaning people, share information that hasn’t been verified. Before you pass on any messages, contact trusted sources. Visit What the U.S. Government is Doing for links to federal, state and local government agencies.
- Know who you’re buying from. Online sellers may claim to have in-demand products, like cleaning, household, and health and medical supplies when, in fact, they don’t.
- Don’t respond to texts and emails about checks from the government. The details are still being worked out. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.
- Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could download viruses onto your computer or device.
- Watch for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying they have information about the virus. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether through charities or crowdfunding sites. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.
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- Greater Chicago Food Depository
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