As the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads, many people are anxious about the uncertainty of what is happening. They’re wondering if the virus will come to their communities, how they can protect themselves and their families, and how they can prepare if the situation disrupts the normal course of daily life. We are already seeing widespread cancellations of events that bring large groups of people together, and it is expected that the list of cancellations will grow in the coming days and weeks. These cancellations are an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the overall health of our communities.
There is a lot of conflicting information out there. In an effort to provide you with up-to-date facts and information for how individuals can protect themselves while helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19, I have put together a very useful web page with links to information and resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Pubic Health (IDPH). These links are updated daily and sometimes hourly, so please refer to these links often to ensure you have the most current information.
This is not a time for panic; it is a time for educating yourself. Click here to access the COVID-19 information and resource page.