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Message From the Mayor

  

COVID-19 Update 

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

On, March 12, 2020, Governor Pritzker announced new guidance regarding implementation of social distancing measures to slow the speed of the spread of COVID-19.  In a recent update, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has advised that the best way to prevent the illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.  The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another and through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Early information shows that some people are at higher risk of getting sick from the illness which includes older adults, and people who have chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes or lung disease.  Basic protective measures against the new virus are to: wash your hands frequently; maintain social distancing (a minimum of three to six feet) and to not attend gatherings of more than 10 people; avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth; practice respiratory hygiene; seek medical care early if you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathig; and stay informed.  If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 please contact your health care provider about additional steps yo umay be able to take to protect yourself.

Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisians to stay in their home to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.  To limit face-to-face interactions, effective immediately all services at Village Hall, the Building Department, Public Works and Economic Development will only be available via email, online, fax and/or by phone until further notice.  At this time, Village staff will be available to answer phone calls and respond to emails.  The Public Works Department will be closed to the public but staff will be available on-call at all times. Please view the updates on the village website for more information regarding contact information for Village Services.  Links have also been provided on the website to the Illinois Department of Public Health and other resources that are updated on a regular basis.  If you need assistance navigating our website feel free to contact the Village Hall at 708-458-2520, or the Building Department at 708-458-2130.

Yours Sincerely,

Kris Wasowicz
Village President

kwasowicz@villageofjustice.org