Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates & Information
april 6th UPDATE
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
The CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
This recommendation complements and does not replace the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, 30 Days to Slow the Spread, which remains the cornerstone of our national effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. CDC will make additional recommendations as the evidence regarding appropriate public health measures continues to develop. (Español)
Review the number of COVID-19 cases in the State, counties and local Communities
Click on the following links to review the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, DuPage County, Cook County and local communities.
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 Statistics By County & Zip Code
Dupage County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard
Cook County Department of Public Health
RESOURCES FOR OUR RESIDENTS
- Resources for our Residents from our Community & Economic Development Department
- Resources for Immigrants
- Social Service Resources
- President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, 30 Days to Slow the Spread (Español)
- COVID-19: Government Public Health Resource Websites
RESOURCES FOR OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY
- Resources for the Business Community from our Community & Economic Development Department
- More Than $90 Million In Emergency Assistance Available for Small Businesses
- View the Hanover Park Dining Guide. Support your Hanover Park business community!
Community Food Assistance
If you or someone you know is in need of food:
- Mobile Foodbank in DuPage (evening/late afternoon pickup)
- Northern Illinois Food Bank (Search for a food bank in your community)
- Catholic Charities 630-495-8008 (Se Habla Español)
- DuPage County Basic Needs 630-407-6500 (Se Habla Español)
- PADS of DuPage 630-682-3846 (Se Habla Español)
- Hanover Park Food Pantry
- Hands of Hope Food Pantry at Evangel Church
Hanover Park is home to four different Townships. Each offers different levels of assistance including food pantries and one time assistance with bills.
- Bloomingdale Township (southeast)
- Hanover Township (northwest)
- Schaumburg Township (northeast)
- Wayne Township (southwest)