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Hanover Park To Restrict Public Access to Facilities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 13, 2020Deputy Village Manager David Webb630firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanover Park, IL– The health and safety of the community and our employees is the top priority of the Village of Hanover Park. Based on the recent information provided by the Governor’s Office, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, and out of an abundance of caution, the Village of Hanover Park will be restricting access to Village facilities. Effective immediately, all Fire Department and Public Works Department facilities will be closed to public access until May 1st, 2020. As a polling location, beginning Tuesday, March 17th, the Hanover Park Village Hall public access will be restricted only to individuals utilizing the polling place. All other access to village personnel and services will be closed to the public. Beginning Wednesday, March 18, Village Hall will be closed for public access until May 1st, 2020. Village staff will continue to work on-site and maintain all essential operations.
The following is in effect until May 1st, 2020:
1. Village Board meetings will be held at the Hanover Park Police Department Community Room located at 2011 Lake Street, Hanover Park.
2. The Finance Department will provide limited public access services available in the lobby of the Hanover Park Police Department at the Code Enforcement service window. Residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to utilize online bill payment options.
3. All committee and commission meetings are hereby cancelled.
4. The Hanover Park Arbor Day Celebration event scheduled for Friday, April 24th and the Kids at Hope Community Health & Resource Fair scheduled for Saturday, April 25 are cancelled and will rescheduled. Dates to be announced.
5. Village Adjudication Hearings will be held at the Hanover Park Police Department Community Room located at 2011 Lake Street, Hanover Park.
6. Our first responders will be taking additional safety precautions in the field.
7. Enhanced cleaning efforts to disinfect public and high-use areas.
We remind all residents to continue to practice proactive preventative measures:
1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
3. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing
4. Wash your hands
If you or a household member have reason to think you may have been exposed to the virus, you should follow these steps:
1. Isolate yourself immediately; stay at home. People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
2. Call your doctor immediately and follow your doctor’s direction.
3. If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider ahead of time and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
4. If you are sick, wear a facemask when you are around other people. Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces you touch.
Hanover Park Mayor Rodney S. Craig reminds residents and visitors that the COVID-19 outbreak is an evolving situation with new information becoming available every day. Village Staff will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions as information becomes available.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.
Additional links to public health resources are available on the village webpage at www.hpil.org.