Coronavirus updates from the village, county & state
- Village of Oak Park »
- Cook County Travel Guidance »
- Illinois Department of Public Health »
- Illinois COVID-19 response »
- “Restore Illinois, A Public Health Approach To Safely Reopen Our State” »
- Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s announcements, executive orders and briefings (watch live or listen to audio only)
Where to get more COVID-19 facts
- Call Illinois’ COVID-19 Hotline at 1.800.889.3931 or email email@example.com.
- Get updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Get updates from the World Health Organization (WHO)
News from more local agencies
- Latest information from Beyond Hunger »
- Latest information from the Oak Park Homelessness Coalition »
- Latest information from Oak Park Township »
- Latest information from the Park District of Oak Park »
- Latest information from School District 97 »
- Latest information from School District 200 »
Feeling sick? Call your doctor. And everyone should continue to…
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cough and sneeze in the crook of your elbow, or a tissue, then throw that tissue in the trash and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Sign up for Oak Park emergency notifications
The Village of Oak Park has an alert system to notify residents or businesses when emergency situations occur. To sign up, just go to www.oak-park.us/notifyme, click on the green Sign Up for Alerts button and follow the instructions. Anyone who would like to sign up, but lacks access to a computer can call 708.358.5489 to be added to the voice message alert list. The Village distributes messages only when deemed important, such as alerts about severe weather, snow emergency parking and mosquito spraying. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Real-time updates directly from the CDC
The most effective way to prevent the spread of germs
According to the CDC, washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.
The CDC recommends you follow these five steps every time.
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.