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Information on COVID-19 and Vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers COVID-19 to be a serious public health threat. It is important that you are aware of the disease and the efforts necessary to prevent its spread. (updated 8/29/2022)
 
Symptoms
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread and start to feel ill, call your doctor.
 
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Prevention
The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
·         Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
 
If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:
·         Stay home except to get medical care
·         Call ahead before visiting your doctor
·         Wear a face mask
·         Cover your coughs and sneezes
·         Avoid sharing personal household items
·         Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
·         Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
 
COVID Testing sites in Park Ridge
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For more information about the virus and COVID-19 (updated 8/29/2022):

Vaccine Information

Cook County Vaccine Sign-Up Hotline: 833-308-1988 M-F 8am-8pm CT

To Make Appointments Online in Cook County https://vaccine.cookcountyil.gov/

Illinois Vaccine Appointment Call Center open daily at (833) 621-1284. 

Other resources that might come in handy: (updated 7/13/2022)

Local Resources

Business and Financial Resources

How to Help

  • Gov. Pritzker also encourages healthy, eligible individuals to donate blood. As this situation has evolved, the American Red Cross has seen blood drives canceled across the country.A blood shortage would only worsen the health care crisis we are facing right now, so we need your help.
  • You can join the grassroots #MasksNow movement and volunteer to help - even if you can't sew!
  • Local food pantries need your help https://mainetown.com/departments/food-pantry/
 
 

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