COVID-19 Resources and Information

Village of Forest

Important Notice!!!

Cook County Health in partnership with the state will be re-opening the Forest Park Vaccination site on Tuesday, January, 18th. The vaccine site will be located in the former Hobo building located at 7630 W. Roosevelt Rd.

Hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday 8 am to 6 pm and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm

Booster shots have been approved for all people age 12+. Due to high demand for COVID vaccines, individuals with appointments at CCH sites will be taken first. Walk-ins will be seen as resources allow. Make an appointment visit Community Vaccination Program (cookcountyil.gov) or call 833-308-1988. Please note: the Vaccine Sign-Up Hotline will be open 8am-12pm on 1/17/21 in observance of MLK Day.

 

 For more information visit My Shot – Cook County, this is our shot to beat COVID-19. Are you taking it? (myshotcookcounty.com)

 

 

If you are homebound or need a ride, visit Partner Vaccination and Testing Sites – Cook County Department of Public Health (cookcountypublichealth.org) for information on how to get vaccinated.

Cook County Vaccine Locations – Click here to view the list (Walk in hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am – 4pm.  The nearest location to Forest Park is at 1800 S. Harlem Ave, Suite A, North Riverside, IL

Participating Walgreens and CVS Pharmacies are also taking appointments for vaccine shots for those over the age of 5 years old.

Cook County provides transportation to get your COVID-19 Shot, click on link to view flyer:  Cook County Public Health ~FREE RIDES TO GET COVID-19 SHOTS

As of July 2021, Cook County has closed the Forest Park vaccination location on Roosevelt Rd.  

Notification of Cases & Deaths in the Village of Forest Park Update

10/29/2021    

CASES IN FOREST PARK = 1478,    COVID-19 DEATHS IN FOREST PARK = 31,   COVID-19 VACCINE DATA (people with at least 1 vaccine dose) = 10391, 73.3%

9/13/2021    

CASES IN FOREST PARK = 1417,    COVID-19 DEATHS IN FOREST PARK = 30,   COVID-19 TESTED IN FOREST PARK = 38344

7/16/2021    

CASES IN FOREST PARK = 1272,    COVID-19 DEATHS IN FOREST PARK = 29,   COVID-19 TESTED IN FOREST PARK = 35182

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 Vaccine Administration Plan

Distribution: All Illinoisans age 5 and up are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Click  here for more information about who is eligible for the vaccine and boosters.

Cook County Vaccination Location: Click on the link for a list of Cook County Mass Vaccination locations and addresses 

Cook County Vaccine sites are open for WALK-UPS and APPOINTMENTS.  Individuals or groups (ages 16+) who are interested in getting a vaccine, please see the details below

  • Monday – Friday
  • Appointments are recommended to secure your dose.  Ages 12, 16 & 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Register online at vaccine.cookcountyil.gov      or
  • Call 833-308-1988  (existing cook county Covid-19 Vaccination registration number) Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Click on the link for a list of Cook County Mass Vaccination locations and addresses

Visit us on Facebook       Link to 3/25 Press Conference Video – click here to view the Document on the IDPH site

COVID-19 Testing

There are two kinds of COVID-19 tests.

  • Diagnostic test which detect virus and tell you if you have a current infection
  • Antibody test which might tell you if you had a past infection

There are two types of diagnostic tests: molecular tests, such as RT-PCR tests, that detect the virus’s genetic material, and antigen tests that detect specific proteins on the surface of the virus. For more information about testing and to download posters and infographics, visit the FDA or CDC website.

Testing locations:  https://cookcountypublichealth.org/covid-19-testing/

 

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 School Updates https://www.fpsd91.org/Page/1

 

Forest Park Restaurants open for Delivery/Carryout – https://www.facebook.com/forestparkchamber/posts/3512177822186535

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 hereto 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…

Click here to view the full flyer (Who to Call?  What to Do – COVID-19_Who to Call_What to Do and State of IL FAQs to view the flyer or visit: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/faqs

 

State’s Restore Plan for Phase 5 (Business and Venues)

 https://www.forestpark.net/dfp/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/20210604-Illinois-Phase-5-Businesses.pdf

Unemployment FAQ

https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/FAQ/Pages/Unemployment-FAQ.aspx

Stay at home FAQ

https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/FAQ/Pages/Stay-At-Home-FAQS.aspx

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Employee Paid Leave

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave

Illinois Department of Public Health FAQ

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus/faq

3931 – COVID-19 Questions Hotline

Covid-19 Questions

Cook County Department of Public Health

https://www.cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/novel-coronavirus/

Cook County Public Health ~FREE RIDES TO GET COVID-19 SHOTS

Distribution: Phases 1A and 1B IDPH Vaccine Distribution: Phases 1A and 1B – click here to view the Document on the IDPH site

Cook County Vaccination Location: Click on the link for a list of Cook County Mass Vaccination locations and addresses 

Centers for Disease Control

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

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

Essential Business –https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Documents/Essential%20Business%20Checklist3-22.pdf