COVID-19 Updates & Information
COVID-19 Boosters Important in the Fight to End the Pandemic
On Thursday, October 21, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) unanimously recommended expanded use of a booster dose of the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. According to the CDC, all three COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in reducing the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even in the midst of the widely circulating Delta variant.
Individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months ago and meet criteria below are eligible for a booster shot.
• 65 years and older
• Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
• Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
• Age 18+ who work in high-risk settings
• Age 18+ who live in high-risk settings
Individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a booster if they received the vaccine at least two months ago and are 18 years or older.
IDPH Launches Online "Vax Verity" System
Illinois Fully Aligns with New CDC Masking Recommendations
Delta variant spreading twice as easily from person to person as previous strains making vaccinations even more important
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today it is fully adopting updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) masking recommendations to protect against COVID-19 and the Delta variant. CDC recommends that everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in public indoor setting in areas with substantial and high transmission. CDC is also recommending universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.
According to CDC, the Delta variant is causing some vaccine breakthrough infections, but even so, most breakthrough infections are mild, and the vaccines are preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death.Areas of substantial transmission are considered by CDC to be those with 50 to 99 cases per 100,000 people over a 7-day period. Areas of high transmission are considered to be those with more than 100 cases per 100,000 people over a 7-day period. The community level of transmission can be found here https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.
IDPH will be updating school FAQs and other guidance posted online to reflect the latest CDC Interim Public Health Recommendations for Full Vaccinated People.
CoVID-19 Funeral Assistance
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. We are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus. FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:
• The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
• The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to or caused by COVID-19.
• The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
• There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or qualified alien.
For more information on how to apply for the assistance, visit the FEMA website.
HOMEBOUND VACCINATION ASSISTANCE FOR RESIDENTS
DuPage County- Homebound residents in DuPage County are encouraged to call the DuPage County at (630) 682--7400 and indicate they are in need of in-home vaccination. They can also register on the DuPage County COVID-19 Vaccine Registration website.
When you've Been Fully Vaccinated: how to protect yourself and others
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces until we know more.
Various options for residents to register for the vaccine.Link to page
IDPH Vaccination Site Map
Looking for a vaccination site? Check out IDPH's vaccination site locator.Link to page
COVID-19 Testing Sites
Looking for a COVID-19 testing location? Check out IDPH's testing site locator.Link to page
Vaccination data is on the IDPH website at: www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccinedata.. DuPage County Vaccine Information: www.dupagehealth.org/COVID-19-Vaccine Cook County Vaccine Information: https://cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/covid-19/covid-vaccine/Link to page
Restore Illinois Information
The page has details regarding Governor Pritzker's Restore Illinois: A Public Health Approach To Safely Reopen Our StateLink to page
COVID-19 Changes to Village Services & Events
This page lists changes that have occurred to regular Village Services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Link to page
COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
Comprehensive List of Resources for Businesses during COVID-19.Link to page
COVID-19 Resources for Residents
A list of resources for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.Link to page
Information on Face Coverings
This page has information and updates regarding the wearing of face coverings.Link to page
DCEO COVID-19 Quick LinksLink to page
REVIEW THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES IN THE STATE, COUNTIES AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Click on the following links to review the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, DuPage County, Cook County and local communities.
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
IDPH COVID-19 Statistics By County & Zip Code
IDPH- Long Term Care Facility Outbreaks COVID-19
Dupage County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard
Cook County Department of Public Health
Cook County Medical Examiner COVID-19 Related Deaths
Please see these resources when gathering for the holidays.