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.
PHASE 4 OF "RESTORE ILLINOIS" BEGINNING ON JUNE 26TH, 2020
On June 22, 2020, Governor JB Pritzker released plans to safely continue reopening businesses and industries as Illinois moves into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. Working with public health officials and business representatives, guidelines were developed to keep workers and customers safe as the economy recovers. All four regions of the state are currently on track to move into Phase 4 on June 26 as the state continues to make significant progress in reducing new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, with the average 7-day statewide case positivity rate falling to just 2.5 percent as of June 20. Phase 4 allows for the safe reopening or expansion of several key business segments – such as health and fitness, movies and theater, museums, and zoos, as well as indoor dining at restaurants. Phase 4 also allows for expanded gathering sizes, increasing the limit from 10 in Phase 3, to 50 people or fewer. This expanded gathering limit extends to key activities like meetings, events, and funerals. For full guidance and other resources visit: Illinois.gov/businessguidelines.
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 now OPEN!
The Village Offices are now open to the public. We ask any resident that comes to Village Hall and or the Police Station, to wear a facemask at all times. If at all possible make Village payments online or drop payments off at the silver lockbox outside of Village Hall.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1
- For Police Non-Emergencies, please call 708-246-4534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Police Ticket/Violation Payments please pay online here, or call 708-246-4534
- For Police Records please call 708-246-4534 or email email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Public Work Inquiries please call 708-246-3080 x100, or email email@example.com
- For Building Department Inquires, call 708-246-3080 x100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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