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COVID-19

The Village has created this page as a resource for information on COVID-19. It's updated with content from CDC.gov as new information becomes available. To ask questions or voice your concerns, please email COVID19inquiry@TinleyPark.org.

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. See the Restore Illinois plan for more information.


COVID-19 Testing Locations

NAS Testing Center
7460 Duvan Drive

COVID Express Care
6700 W. 167th Street

Center for COVID Control
16531 S. Oak Park Avenue

Walgreens
8400 W. 171st Street

Walgreens
16675 S. Oak Park Avenue

CVS
16701 S Harlem Avenue

CVS
9551 W. 171st Street 

CVS
7300 W. 191st Street (inside Target)

Hematogenix
8150 W. 185th Street


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COVID-19 News

CCDPH requiring masks indoors
Issued: Aug. 23, 2021

Effective Aug. 23, 2021, the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) is requiring all residents to wear a mask when indoors in a public place, regardless of vaccination status. Click here to learn more.


Village lifts mask mandate to align with State, CDC recommendations
Issued: May 20, 2021

In accordance with CDC and State of Illinois guidelines, the Village of Tinley Park has lifted the mask mandate it imposed last year to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Tinley Park residents who have been fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear a face covering in most situations. Masks are still required under certain conditions. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving either the two-dose series from Pfizer or Moderna, or the single-shot of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The Village will rely on the State of Illinois' Executive Order 2021-10 - Bridge Phase for guidance concerning general mask use by the public. All federal, state and regional public health metrics and associated guidance will continue to be monitored moving forward. The Village will review the resulting COVID-19 response protocols from these authorities and implement future public health recommendations as appropriate.


State announces COVID-19 'Bridge Phase'
Issued: March 19, 2021

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently announced a new framework for Illinois to advance to Phase 5 of the state’s Restore Illinois Plan. In recognition of an increasing national vaccine supply and the state now averaging 100,000 vaccine administrations per day, all Illinois residents age 16 and older also will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 12.

These new metrics offer Illinois a bridge between the state’s current Phase 4 restrictions and the “new normal” operations of Phase 5. This “Bridge Phase” will serve as a transition period with higher capacity limits and increased business operations. All regions of the state will move together through the Bridge Phase and ultimately to Phase 5. The state’s mask mandate will continue in accordance with current CDC guidance.

Visit Illinois.gov to continue reading this story and for more information.

Tinley Park continues to see progress in its fight against the COVID-19 virus. As of last week, there were 51 cases reported in the Cook County portion of the village, and only two cases on the Will County side. Overall, the Cook County positivity rolling average is 3.9%, and the Will County positivity rolling average is 3.4%. Please note that the two counties use different reporting metrics, so these numbers aren't necessarily comparable to each other.


Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Issued: March 19, 2201

Cook County recently opened the COVID-19 Recovery Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which is available to eligible suburban Cook County residents and pays as much as 12 months of missed rent and utilities payments and as many as three months of future rent payments, with payments made directly to landlords and utility companies. Applications are due April 2. Apply at www.cookcountyil.gov.


CCDPH issues COVID-19 mitigation order

Issued: March 4, 2021

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) recently issued COVID-19 Mitigation Order 2021-5, which increases capacity limits in bars, restaurants and event spaces to the lesser of 50% or 50 people. The order also includes masking language that reinforces the need for anyone age two and older who can medically tolerate wearing masks to do so in public places. COVID-19 metrics continue to improve, allowing the CCDPH to align with the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Stickney Township Public Health District and ease mitigation restrictions in suburban Cook County. The order is effective immediately. For the latest COVID-19 vaccination information in suburban Cook County or to make an appointment to be vaccinated, visit the CCDPH website.


Suburban Cook County moves to Phase 4
Issued: February 4, 2021

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently announced that Region 10, which includes the Cook County portion of Tinley Park, has moved to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. This is a less restrictive phase than Region 10 was in previously.

Among other things, indoor dining and drinking at restaurants and bars is now permitted for parties of as many as 10 people. Meetings and social events are limited to the lesser of 50 people or 50 percent of room capacity. Multiple groups can meet in the same facility if they are socially distanced and in separate rooms.

In order to move from Tier 1 to Phase 4, Region 10 had to have a test positivity rate less than 6.5% for three consecutive days, as well as have staffed ICU bed availability of more than 20% for three consecutive days and have no sustained increase in COVID-19 patients in hospitals.

Visit the IDPH website for more information.


COVID-19 vaccination site open
Issued: Jan. 25, 2021

The State of Illinois, the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) and the National Guard have opened a COVID-19 vaccination site at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive. Appointments are required; it is not a walk-up site. The State and Cook County have a website available to accept appointments, or you can call (833) 308-1988. Please note that since this is a State and County operation, the Village of Tinley Park will not be registering residents or taking appointments.


Cook, Will county websites provide valuable COVID-19 vaccination information
Issued: Jan. 21, 2021

The State of Illinois is in the process of distributing COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline health care workers. Tinley Park residents can visit the Cook County Department of Public Health and Will County Health Department websites to read a wealth of valuable information on the vaccine rollout phases, how to get on the vaccine distribution list when it becomes publicly available, a list of Frequently Asked Questions and more. For other information, be sure to visit the Illinois Department of Public Health's COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Data page.


Cook County reenters Tier 2 COVID-19 mitigation measures

Issued: Jan. 19, 2021

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has adjusted its COVID-19 mitigation metrics to reflect a planned increase in hospital staffing statewide. As a result, Region 10, which includes the Cook County portion of Tinley Park, has moved to Tier 2. The Will County portion of Tinley Park (Region 7) remains in Tier 3.
 
Under the new Tier 2 mitigation efforts, groups are limited to 10 people in both indoor and outdoor settings, although this doesn’t apply to students involved with in-person classroom learning or sports. Additionally, all bars and restaurants will close at 11 p.m. and may reopen no earlier than 6 a.m. the following day. There will be no indoor service, and all bar and restaurant patrons should be seated at tables outside. Reservations are required for each party.
 
In order to move to Tier 2 mitigations, a region must meet all three of the following metrics:
 
  • A positivity rate of less than 12% for at least three consecutive days, as measured by the seven-day rolling average
  • 20% or less available staffed ICU hospital beds for three consecutive days, on a seven-day rolling average
  • A sustained decrease in the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 for seven out of 10 days, on a seven-day average
Visit the IDPH website for more information.


COVID-19 testing facility open in Tinley
Issued: Jan. 15, 2021

NAS Testing Center, 7460 Duvan Drive, Tinley Park, is now open for COVID-19 testing from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. To get a test, just book an appointment on the NAS Testing Center website, and then drive in and drive out on the scheduled day without leaving your car. Results are available within one to three days. A rapid test with same-day results is also available. For more information, visit Nastestingcenter.com or call (708) 649-0333.


IDPH launches COVID-19 vaccination information page
Issued: Jan. 15, 2021

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has officially launched a site to provide up-to-date progress reports on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The page contains regularly updated information on total doses available and administered in Illinois and the vaccine administration seven-day rolling average, as well as maps, graphs and more related to the vaccine rollout. Visit the IDPH's COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Data page for more information.


State in first phase of COVID vaccinations
Issued: Jan. 7, 2021

The State of Illinois is currently in the first phase (1A) of distributing COVID-19 vaccinations. This initial phase includes vaccinating the nearly 850,000 Illinoisans who are frontline healthcare workers or residents and staff of long-term care facilities. The goal is to fortify the healthcare workforce by removing the most exposed workers from the cycle of illness and infection, and to protect the most vulnerable residents.
 
The State will move to the next phase once Illinois makes substantial progress in the first phase and federal vaccine deliveries increase. The second phase (1B) will include frontline essential workers and residents age 65 and older. The frontline essential workers designation includes first responders; postal, public transit and grocery store workers; corrections workers and inmates; staff at shelters and day cares; and those in the education, food/agriculture and manufacturing industries.
 
As of Jan. 6, 207,106 Illinois residents have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read this flyer from the State for more information.


Scams

ComEd
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, ComEd has received reports of scammers, posing as utility representatives, approaching customers who may be self-isolating or having difficulty paying their bills. These imposters threaten to shut service off or offer cash or credit incentives to obtain a customer’s personal or financial information. In some cases, scammers will “spoof” ComEd’s name and phone number so that a call appears to be from ComEd. They may demand a customer to make a direct payment with a prepaid cash card. In other instances, scammers ask victims to call them back at a different phone number and provide personal information. They may duplicate the recorded message that customers hear when calling a legitimate company, so when customers call the number provided by the scammer, it sounds like an actual business. Find out more at (800) 334-7661 or ComEd.com/ScamAlert.


Nicor Gas
A common scam involves someone claiming to be a Nicor Gas representative making an unsolicited call to warn that the company will disconnect the customer’s natural gas service if they don't make a payment within a short timeframe. Other common tactics include impostor utility scams that duplicate a company’s upfront Interactive Voice Response system, and when customers call back phone numbers provided by the scammer, it appears to be legitimate. Some of these scammers also use caller ID spoofing to replicate a company’s customer service number. Find out more by calling (888) 642-6748. or reading "How to Identify a Nicor Gas Employee".


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