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.

  1. COVID-19 Testing 
  2. Helpful Links
  3. COVID-19 & Our Village
  4. COVID-19 Scams
  5. COVID 19- Assistance Programs

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.