Village of Forest Park Related...........................................................................................................................................................
-->COVID-19 ("coronoavirus") Update 5/27/20 Notification of Cases & Deaths in Forest Park
NOTIFICATION OF COVID-19 CASES IN FOREST PARK = 124 , COVID-19 DEATHS IN FOREST PARK = 5
Source of the information: Cases= Cook County Department of Public Health (“CCDPH”), Deaths= Cook County Department Medical Examiner. The Village of Forest Park will make every effort to provide you with timely, accurate information to the extent possible during this pandemic. Thank you and please continue to wear your masks, regularly wash your hands and maintain “social distancing” consistent with current federal and state guidelines.
-->COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) Update 4/23/20 Residents, essential workers and visitors are required to wear masks or facial covering
Mayor Hoskins signed an Executive Directive on Monday requiring Forest Park residents, essential workers and visitors to wear masks or facial covering when engaged in indoor activities/places open to the public (e.g., grocery stores, public transit), and/or when outdoors if it is not possible to maintain social distancing. Click here to view the document.
-->COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) Update 4/22/20 UPDATE: NOTIFICATION OF COVID-19__CASES IN FOREST PARK
Per the Cook County Department of Public Health (“CCDPH”), the Village of Forest Park has fifty-two (52) confirmed COVID-19 cases, no deaths. The Village of Forest Park will continue to provide you with timely, accurate information to the extent possible during this pandemic. This information is directly from the IDPH website.
-->Village assist Walgreens to get COVID-19 testing started__ Update 4/15/20
The Village of Forest Park assisted Walgreens to get COVID-19 testing started last week at the former Walgreens store site at North & Mobile. Now that the site is up and running, they have switched to an appointment based system for high priority people.
At no cost to patients, the new testing sites will utilize Abbott’s new ID NOW COVID-19 test, and will deliver positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results approximately within 13-15 minutes. Testing is by appointment only for high priority people, as identified below. NO DRIVE-UPS WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT WILL BE ALLOWED.
The guidelines for being tested at the site, aligns with HHS guidelines where testing is being prioritized for individuals that have symptoms and are/have:
· Healthcare worker with symptoms
· First responder with symptoms
· 65 or older with symptoms
· Those with pre-existing health condition with symptoms
Walgreens will also be reporting test outcomes to HHS and to IDPH so they are able to track as required.
Individuals that are interested in getting tested should go online to www.walgreens.com/coronavirus or www.walgreens.com/findcare. Once there, they will take an online assessment and if qualified will be able to select a location and an appointment time.
In addition, today Walgreens announced they are working to expand Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing in Illinois. The expansion is a next step building on Walgreens’ collaboration with the Administration, Federal Health Agencies, and State and Local Authorities.
Walgreens is currently operating two COVID-19 testing facilities in Illinois, one in Bolingbrook and Chicago. Click here for the addresses.
-->ALERT!!! Scammers during COVID-19 Pandemic
- During any natural disaster, scammers attempt to take advantage of people. The same is occurring as a result of the COVID-19 ("coronavirus") pandemic. The Forest Park Police Department would like to remind you of tips listed on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website. Please click here to view the Police Department document or visit the FTC website at consumer.ftc.gov.
-->District 91 schools will remain closed until April 14th
- District 91 announced schools will remain closed at least until Tuesday, April 14, 2020. You Click here to view the complete letter or visit their website at
-->Cook County Annual Tax Sale of Delinquent Properties
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, a Cook County Circuit Court Judge has postponed indefinitely the Annual Tax Sale of delinquent properties scheduled to begin May 8, 2020. Click here to view the Cook County document.
-->Forest Park Temporary Delivery Liquor License (TDLL) for Delivery/Carryout
SALE OF PACKAGED BEER OR WINE WITH CARRYOUT MEALS In an effort to be responsive to the economic challenges facing Forest Park restaurants, Mayor Hoskins (Forest Park's Liquor Commissioner) has created a Temporary Delivery Liquor License (TDLL) designed to allow restaurants who are currently licensed to sell alcoholic beverages, the ability to sell packaged beer or wine as part of a carryout meal prepared for off-premise consumption. Beer and wind must be sealed and in their original containers. The sale of pre-mixed cocktails is not allowed under the TDLL. Once the State of Illinois terminates the COVID-19 emergency restrictions, Temporary Delivery Liquor Licenses will be suspended. To request an application, please call the Mayor's office at 708-615-6203. Click here to view the letter from the Mayor.
-->Village Hall remains closed but...
Village Hall remains closed but staff is available by phone at 708-366-2323. You can also get the latest updates on the Village website http://www.forestpark.net/dfp/. If you have any specific questions about operating your business under the executive order, please call Steve Glinke at 708-615-6284
-->Forest Park Chamber Website
-->Forest Park Resturants open for Delivery/Carryout
County/State/Government Related........................................................................................................................................................COVID-19 4/20/20 Update Who to Call? What to Do? General FAQs -->
-->COVID-19 Resources to Help with Coronavirus
COVID-19 Guide _ The guide from Congressman Danny K. Davis office contains information related to resources, services and deadlines regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to view the document.
- IDPH _ The IL Department of Public Health (IDPH), would like to remind everyone of the following:
Want to know more about COVID-19 --> 1-800-889-3931
Not feeling well and have respiratory symptoms --> Stay home for at least 7 days after...
Consult with your doctor if you have --> Fever, cough, trouble breathing, pregnant...
Need Immediate Medical Attention and think --> Call ahead to your health care provider...
COVID -19 Testing --> Your health care provider will determine...
Having a Medical Emergency and been exposed --> Call 911, notify dispatch duri
-->Stay at home FAQ
-->Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Employee Paid Leave
-->Illinois Department of Public Health FAQ
- 889.3931 - COVID-19 Questions Hotline
- Covid-19 Questions
-->Cook County Department of Public Health
-->Centers for Disease Control
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html
- Resources for your home - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/index.html