Information on Face Coverings

NEw web page on How to Select, Wear, and Clean sYour Mask for CDC

AUGUST 28- Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others. Visit our new web page to learn How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask. Wear masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. 

DC recommends that you wear masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others.

  • Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19
  • Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Masks should be worn by people two years and older
  • Masks should NOT be worn by children younger than two, people who have trouble breathing, or people who cannot remove the mask without assistance
  • Do NOT wear masks intended for healthcare workers, for example, N95 respirators

 Making a decision about selecting a mask can be confusing. This new web site provides tips on how to choose your masks

How to Select

When selecting a mask, there are many choices. Here are some do’s and don’ts.

DO choose masks that: have 2 or more layers of washable, breathable fabric; completely cover your nose and mouth; fit snugly against the sides of your face and don't have gaps.
DO NOT choose masks that: are made of fabric that makes it hard to breath, for example, vinyl; have exhalation valves or vents which allow virus particles to escape; are intended for healthcare workers, including N95 respirators or surgical masks.

Caution: Gaiters - have not been evaluated and their effectiveness is unknown. Face shields - we do not know how much protection a face shield may provide

Special Situations: Glasses - If you wear glasses, find a mask that fits closely over your nose or one that has a nose wire to limit fogging.

Special Situations: Children - If you are able, find a mask that is made for children; If you can’t find a mask made for children, check to be sure the mask fits snugly over the nose and mouth and under the chin; Do NOT put on children younger than 2 years old.

How to Wear

Wear a mask correctly and consistently for the best protection.

  • Be sure to wash your hands before putting on a mask
  • Do NOT touch the mask when wearing it
Do wear a mask that: Covers your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin; Fits snugly against the sides of your face.

Do wear a mask that

  • Covers your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Fits snugly against the sides of your face

For more information, visit our How to Wear Masks web page.

Do NOT wear a mask

DO NOT wear a mask: around your neck, on your forehead, under your nose, only on your nose, on your chin, dangling from one ear, on your arm.

How to take off a mask

How to take off mask: Carefully, untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops; Handle only by the ear loops or ties; Fold outside corners together; Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing and wash hands immediately after removing.
Washer and dryer - dryer has regular laundry including face masks

How to Clean

Masks should be washed regularly. Always remove masks correctly and wash your hands after handling or touching a used mask.

  • Include your mask with your regular laundry
  • Use regular laundry detergent and the warmest appropriate water setting for the cloth used to make the mask
  • Use the highest heat setting and leave in the dryer until completely dry

For more information, visit our How to Wash Masks web page.

For more information, see our Masks web site. For information on the sources for our mask guidance, see Recent Studies.

MAY 1- Governor Pritzker has mandated all individuals wear a cloth face covering beginning May 1st. See the below information from the CDC.

How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering and make one at home from CDC

Cloth face coverings should: 

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

IDPH Guidance on the Use of Masks by the General Public.
US Surgeon General Demonstrating How to Make a Cloth Face Covering
State of Illinois FAQs for Businesses Concerning Use of Face-Coverings

Slow the Spread, but NOT the 2020 Census Response Rate! Hanover Park Distributes Protective Face Coverings and Promotes the Census

May 8- The Village of Hanover Park has combined two key initiatives, the 2020 Hanover Park Census Response Rate and the health of residents, into one ambitious community outreach project. The Slow the Spread, but NOT the 2020 Census Response Rate is an initiative to promote the importance of getting all Hanover Park residents to respond to the 2020 census and help to keep residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Village of Hanover Park has purchased 5,000 protective face coverings that are being placed in 2020 Census promotional packaging. The packages are labeled with information on how to respond to the 2020 Census as well as phone numbers for multiple languages if residents need help to complete the census.The masks are being distributed by members of the Hanover Park Complete Count Committee and other area community partners. Mayor Rod Craig, Trustee Herb Porter and Village Clerk Eira Corral Sepulveda delivered the protective face covering to the following organizations for distribution to their constituents:

Women Infants Children (CEDA)
1515 E. Lake Street, Suite 204
Hanover Park, IL 60133

Elgin Family Care Center
1515 E. Lake Street, Ste. 100
Elgin, IL 60120

Centro de Informacion
2380 Glendale Terrace #8
Hanover Park, IL 60133

Hanover Township on Astor Avenue
7431 Astor Avenue
Hanover Park, IL 60133

St. Ansgar Catholic Church
2040 Laurel Ave.
Hanover Park, IL 60133

Evangel Church
5700 Bartels Rd.
Hanover Park, IL 60133

Midwest Islamic Center
1081 W. Irving Park Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193

Christ Presbyterian Church
6900 Barrington Rd.
Hanover Park, IL 60133

Church of St. Columba
1800 Irving Park Rd.
Hanover Park, IL 60133

Tanglewood Homeowners Association
1211 Catalina Drive
Hanover Park, IL 60133

Mission Church
82 Stratford Dr.
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

The Village of Hanover Park received grant funding from the National League of Cities (NLC) Census Rapid Response Grant program. The focus of the census promotion was placed in Hanover Park’s Hard to Count (HTC) census tracts to promote higher rates of response and to help keep residents safe.