Declaration of Emergency Issued for the Village of Hanover Park
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2020
Deputy Village Manager David Webb
Hanover Park, IL– Based on the recent information provided by the Governor’s Office, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, on March 17, 2020, the Village of Hanover Park Mayor Rodney S. Craig issued a Declaration of Emergency for the Village of Hanover Park in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Village and to protect the residents of the Village from disease and death. The Declaration of Emergency shall take effect immediately and remain in effect for seven (7) days or until the next regular or special meeting of the Village Board. The next Village Board meeting is Thursday, March 19, 2020. At that meeting, the Village Board may extend the duration of the Declaration of Emergency by a majority vote of the Village Board.
The Village of Hanover Park will continue restricting access to Village facilities. Effective March 13, 2020 all Fire Department and Public Works Department facilities were closed to public access until May 1st, 2020. As a polling location, today Tuesday, March 17th, the Hanover Park Village Hall public access was restricted only to individuals utilizing the polling place. All other access to village personnel and services were closed to the public. Beginning Wednesday, March 18, Village Hall will be closed for public access until May 1st, 2020. Village staff will continue to work on-site and maintain all essential operations.
The following is in effect until May 1st, 2020:
Village Board meetings will be held at the Hanover Park Police Department Community Room located at 2011 Lake Street, Hanover Park.
The Finance Department will provide limited public access services available in the lobby of the Hanover Park Police Department at the Code Enforcement service window.
All committee and commission meetings are hereby canceled.
The Hanover Park Arbor Day Celebration event scheduled for Friday, April 24th and the Kids at Hope Community Health & Resource Fair scheduled for Saturday, April 25 are cancelled and will rescheduled. Dates to be announced.
Hanover Park Local Administrative Adjudication Hearings are canceled.
Enhanced cleaning efforts to disinfect public and high-use areas.
We want to let our residents know the following information:
To avoid the possibility of extended wait times due to the possibility for limited staffing, we strongly recommend the use of online bill payment options. Visit hpil.org and click on the Online Bill Payment icon. (https://www.hpil.org/511/Online-Payments)
Garbage pickup will continue as scheduled.
Regular updates regarding Village Services and information regarding COVID-19 will be posted on the Village website at hpil.org.
We encourage residents and visitors to “Like” on Facebook or “Follow” us on Twitter.
We remind all residents to continue to practice proactive preventative measures:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing
Wash your hands
If you or a household member have reason to think you may have been exposed to the virus, you should follow these steps:
Isolate yourself immediately; stay at home. People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
Call your doctor immediately and follow your doctor’s direction.
If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider ahead of time and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
If you are sick, wear a facemask when you are around other people. Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces you touch.
Hanover Park Mayor Rodney S. Craig reminds residents and visitors that the COVID-19 outbreak is an evolving situation with new information becoming available every day. Village Staff will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions as information becomes available.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.
Additional links to public health resources are available on the village webpage at www.hpil.org.