Business Disaster Loans — up to $2 million* SBA disaster loans are available to businesses, regardless of size, and nonprofits including charitable organizations such as churches and private universities. Borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. Loans may also be used for structural improvements such as adding a retaining wall or sump pump, clearing out overgrown landscaping, building a safe room or elevating the property to lessen the effect of future disasters.
Remember Staying at Home and Social Distancing Saves Lives.
Due to the Covid19 pandemic, the spring planting through the Village’s Parkway Tree Planting Program has been postponed and will take place this fall. Anyone that currently has a tree order for Spring 2020, will be placed in the Fall 2020 planting cycle.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
Most people who get sick with COVID-19 will have only mild illness and should recover at home.* Care at home can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and help protect people who are at risk for getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
*Note: Older adults and people of any age with certain serious underlying medical conditions like lung disease, heart disease, or diabetes are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness and should seek care as soon as symptoms start.
Constant updates about #COVID19 can be overwhelming & stressful. If you or your loved one is feeling anxious, @distressline provides toll-free, multilingual counseling 24/7.
📱 Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
More on @samhsagov: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
On Friday, March 20th, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 requiring all Illinoisans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order prohibits things like visiting the homes of friends and holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential establishments, including most retail, recreation and entertainment businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. For more information on what this order means for you, please click the link below.
We recognize that many of you are making efforts to clean surfaces to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in your homes or workplaces.
If you are using disposable wipes- DO NOT FLUSH THEM IN YOUR TOILETS.
DISPOSABLE WIPES FLUSHED INTO THE SEWER SYSTEM WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS IN THE MAINTENANCE OF THIS CRITICAL SERVICE, AND PUTS WORKERS AT RISKS WHEN THEY HAVE TO RESTORE SERVICE.
DO NOT FLUSH DISPOSABLE WIPES.
Grab and Go lunches for Oak Lawn Community High School
Grab and Go lunches for Richards High School
I wanted to take this opportunity to bring you up date regarding the Village’s efforts to prepare for and protect the public’s health as we deal with COVID-19 and to ask for your help in keeping our community healthy.
We have been monitoring developments of COVID-19 since January and have been working closely with representatives from the Cook County Department of Public Health, Oak Lawn Schools, our First Responders and Regional Healthcare partners including Advocate Christ Medical Center. This is part of our ongoing Preparedness and drill efforts - we are benefitting from the over 10 years of Partnership in hosting drills and exercises in our community.
COVID-19 infections are occurring in the middle of the annual Flu season- while both are caused by viruses and can have similar symptoms – COVID-19 is a novel illness for which there is currently no vaccine.
As of today the risk of infection to the general public still remains low. We have three goals at this time as it relates to COVID-19 to help keep it that way!
Slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Community
Encourage you to Make a Plan of Action for your Family and or your Business as it relates to COVID-19
Share links with you so that you can Stay Informed about COVID-19
This page now has links to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health COVID-19 information page, along with a link to the Village of Oak Lawn EMA facebook page. These links have reliable information for you to review and share with your family and friends- these include information on Hand Washing, Helpful tips for keeping your household healthy, How to prevent spread of COVID-19 and how to make a plan for your family or business. COVID-19 information is being shared and updated on an almost daily basis. Please make the time to review this information regularly – this will help us achieve our 3 goals.
The Illinois Department of Public Health also as an COVID-19 Hotline which can answer your specific questions.
COVID-19 HOTLINE number is 1-800-889-3931 or email at : DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV
If we as a community work together, stay informed and practice good public health habits we can minimize the risks to our families and impact of COVID-19 on our community.
Dr. Sandra Bury: