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Important updates regarding Covid19
After a slight decline, Covid19 cases are rising again. In fact, CDPH recorded over 1624 new cases on July 23rd , exceeding May’s highest test day. As a result, the city has made some adjustments to its reopening plan. Continuing checking this website for the most up-to-date information. We also advise constituents to continue to practice social distancing and good hand hygiene. For most people, the illness is generally mild and can be safely managed at home. Testing is only indicated for individuals who are at risk of serious illness, like people over 60 or with underlying medical conditions. It’s important that we follow these testing guidelines to protect healthcare workers and avoid spreading the virus in our communities.
How To Determine if you need testing!
Question 1: Are you having symptoms like fever, cough, or difficulty breathing?
- If YES: Please answer Question #2.
- If NO: Testing is not needed. If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, stay home and monitor symptoms for 14 days.
Question 2: Are your symptoms severe?
- If YES: Call your doctor or 911.
- If NO: Please answer Question #3.
Question 3: Are you over 60? And/or do you have an underlying medical condition like diabetes, cancer or heart disease?
- If YES: Contact your doctor to determine if testing is needed.
- IF NO: Testing is not needed. Stay home for 7 days from symptom onset and 72 hours after fever is gone and symptoms improve (whichever is longer) to avoid getting anyone else sick.
Recent City & Office Updates
- The Chicago Housing Assistance Portal is now available at Chi.gov/housinghelp and serves as a tool to match residents with the rental or mortgage assistance program that will best meet their need.
Chicago Public Schools Update: As of August 5th the city has decided to remain remote for the first quarter fall 2020. More extensive information and updates available in English and Spanish. We encourage parents to read further, if they decide to adopt the original reopening plan you will have the option to opt out if they choose to do so.
Its almost back to school for the City Collges of Chicago! Register for 12-week classes until Thursday, Sept. 17th! Visit http://my.ccc.edu or meet virtually with advisors at http://ccc.edu/vss and earn Gen Ed credits that transfer, or start your career track.
Our office we be collecting personal care and cloth mask for seniors from 11 to 2 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Please call 312-966-5336 for more information.