COVID-19

Stay Home Saves LivesThe Village has created this page as a resource for information on COVID-19, an outbreak of respiratory disease. As this is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, this website will be updated with content from CDC.gov as new information becomes available. To ask questions or voice your concerns, please email COVID19inquiry@TinleyPark.org.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently announced a “Restore Illinois” plan that aims to reopen the state in five phases across four regions. Tinley Park falls within the Northeast region. The plan allows each region to begin a new phase based on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in that region. For detailed information, please see the State’s “Restore Illinois” pamphlet.

In an effort to protect public health and ensure the safety of essential workers, the Village Board has passed a resolution necessitating that all people engaging in activities outside their homes in Tinley Park wear protective face coverings to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This includes all employees and visitors of any grocery store, pharmacy or drug store, convenience store, gas station and other essential businesses. Read more here.

The State of Illinois has launched a website at coronavirus.illinois.gov intended to serve as a clearinghouse for information about COVID-19. The website has information about the confirmed coronavirus case count in Illinois, as well as information about resources for unemployment assistance, insurance and Medicaid coverage.

The Illinois Department of Public Health also has a website dedicated to COVID-19 information, including a breakdown of cases in each county.

For health-related questions, call (800) 889-3931.


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Stay Informed
In addition to this page, the Village offers several other ways to stay informed about the latest COVID-19 information, including:


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Situation Summary
COVID-19 has been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. For a situation summary including a background, the source and spread of the virus, severity, a risk assessment and more, visit the CDC website.

Cases in the U.S.
Cases of COVID-19 have been identified in a growing number of locations internationally, including the United States. Stay updated on cases in the U.S. on the CDC website, which will be updated regularly at noon Mondays through Fridays. Numbers close out at 4 p.m. the day before reporting.

Symptoms
The following symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure: fever, cough and shortness of breath. Learn more about symptoms on the CDC website.

How to Protect Yourself
Protect yourself against COVID-19 by washing your hands often, avoiding close contact, staying home if you’re sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and wearing a face covering in public. Learn more about how to protect yourself on the CDC website.

What to Do If You’re Sick
If you’re sick, stay home except to get medical care, and separate yourself from other people and animals in your home. Also remember to call ahead before visiting your doctor. Learn more about what to do if you’re sick on the CDC website.

People at Risk
Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. Learn more about people at risk on the CDC website.


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