UPDATE - March 16, 2020
Although Village Hall is currently OPEN, in light of the ongoing recommendations from the CDC regarding social distancing with COVID-19, we are asking all residents to please refrain from coming into Village Hall unless it is absolutely necessary for you to do so.
Payments may be made online or via the drop box in our parking lot. Payments WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN-PERSON for the time being. No cash payments will be accepted.
Primary General Election Voting
Voting for the Primary General Election is still scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, March 17) from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. If Village Hall is your designated polling place, you will be able to come in to vote.
Channahon Park District
In an effort to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19, effective today, March 16, 2020, the Channahon Park District has suspended all programs until further notice.
Updates can be found on the Park District’s website (link): https://www.channahonpark.org/coronavirus-information/
WESCOM, our dispatch center, has implemented additional COVID-19 screening questions for certain symptom-specific 9-1-1 calls. Please be patient with dispatchers as they work through the emergency medical dispatch protocols.
Gathering as much information as possible in advance of the arrival to scene allows first responders to take the necessary precautions to reduce their risk of exposure.
At the Village, the safety of our residents, staff and officials is always our highest priority. We will continue to share updates on the situation on our website and social media.
As always, if residents have any questions, we encourage them to reach out to us via phone at (815) 467-6644.
UPDATE - March 6, 2020: Information provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Diseases can make anyone sick, regardless of their race or ethnicity.
People of Asian descent, including Chinese Americans, are not more likely to get COVID-19 than any other American. Help stop fear by letting people know that being of Asian descent does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19.
The risk of getting COVID-19 in the U.S. is currently low.
Some people who have traveled to places where many have gotten sick with COVID-19 may be monitored by health officials to protect their health and the health of other people in the community.
Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.
For up-to-date information, visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease situation summary page (link): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html
You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms AND have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
For proper handwashing techniques, watch this video (link): http://bit.ly/2wDor00