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IL Dept. of Health issues Halloween Guidance. 

As we enter fall, families are starting to plan for upcoming fall events and the holiday season. It is best to plan precautionary measures for Halloween as most trick-or-treaters are children who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated.  It is safest to plan for outdoor events and to dress for the weather. Keeping a safe physical distance from others outside one’s household will also reduce risk. Also remember that everyone aged 2 years and older in Illinois, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask when in public indoor settings. Ultimately, the best precautionary measure for the holiday season is for those who are eligible (12 years old and up) to get vaccinated for COVID-19, and for everyone 6 months and older to get the seasonal flu vaccine. Find more information on having fun while staying safe this Halloween from the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Full details can be found here. https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/Halloween

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DuPage County Health Department releases statement on Pfizer Booster Vaccination. Read New Release here.

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Governor JB Pritzker announced, effective Monday, August 30, the entire state will be under an indoor face covering mandate, regardless of vaccination status.  

In addition to the face covering requirements, Governor Pritzker announced that all healthcare workers, including nursing home employees, all Pre-K-12 teachers and staff, as well as higher education personnel and students will be required to be fully vaccinated or submit to, at a minimum, weekly COVID-19 testing. 

It will be up to the individual entities to enforce the new face covering and vaccination requirements.
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Starting August 9th, the Village will be mandating masks for all individuals vaccinated or not, at their public buildings, per CDC recommendations. We highly encourage the non-vaccinated get vaccinated.

July 28, 2021 the CDC has issued update guidelines due to the Delta variant of Covid-19. They are recommending everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas with substantial and high transmission. See the current press release here.

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June 11th the state of Illinois is moving to Phase 5 (Illinois Restored). The guidance from the State of IL for businesses and venues can be found here. Please note businesses and municipalities are permitted to continue requiring face coverings and social distancing as deemed appropriate. Unvaccinated persons should wear face coverings when in public. Public transportation and health care facilities still require all members of the public to wear face coverings.

Starting May 13, several healthcare vaccine providers throughout DuPage County are planning to open COVID-19 vaccinations to children ages 12 to 15 years old. DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) will open vaccinations to this age group by Monday, May 17. Parents can begin to register their 12 to 15 year old children at dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccineregistration to schedule an appointment with DCHD. For vaccine providers beginning vaccinations tomorrow, visit www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccine.

Resources to Find Vaccines - 

State and Local Health Agencies now have hotlines to assist people that are struggling to find appointments online to find and schedule vaccine appointments. Please pass this on to anyone you think would benefit.

Illinois Department of Public Health Vaccine Hotline: (833) 621- 1284

DuPage Health Department (630) 682-7400 

Any individuals, age 16 years and older, who are homebound or have difficulty getting to a vaccination clinic are eligible for the program and may register at  www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccineregistration, or call (630) 682-7400 for assistance. See 5/4/2021 News Release here.

Our numbers are better. You can keep track by of the DuPage numbers by following DuPage County’s Health Department - https://www.dupagehealth.org/610/DuPage-County-COVID-19-Dashboard 

Stop the Rumor mill - get the facts. https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control 

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) is closely monitoring a fast-changing outbreak of a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in the city of Wuhan, China. Please go to the DuPage County Health Department page for up-to-date information.



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Illinois COVID-19 Hotline and Email Address

If you have questions about Coronavirus-
Call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline 1(800) 889-3931  or,
Send an email to DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV
Anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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