Watch for the symptoms and practice social distancing
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
What is Social Distancing?
Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.
Take extra measures to put distance between yourself and other people to further reduce your risk of being exposed to this new virus.
- Stay home as much as possible.
- Consider ways of getting food brought to your house through family, social, or commercial networks
If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease.
You can volunteer to help…
There is a shortage of blood. The American Red Cross is accepting blood donations.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is in great need of foods to be distributed to those who are in need and cannot get out.
Chicago has put together a database of volunteers that can be engaged to help. Sign up today to donate your time.
COVID-19 Additional Resources
Cook County Public Health
City of Chicago
City of Berwyn (school districts included)
Town of Cicero
Cicero Chamber of Commerce
Cicero District 99
Cicero District 201
Village of Brookfield
Village of Stickney
Village of Lyons (No site)
Village of Riverside
Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (Chi)
Illinois Legislative Latino Caucas