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The Village of Park Forest is taking action to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.Based on new information from the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control, the Village of Park Forest will be canceling the following programs and events:
• Basketball programming | Canceled through March 14
• Teen Zone | Canceled through March 17
• Business Breakfast | March 18 event canceled
• Alex Cuba at Freedom Hall | March 20 show canceled
• Ella Fitzgerald tribute at Freedom Hall | March 24 show canceled
• Neighborhood Meeting | March 24 meeting canceled
• Veterans Closet and Resource Center | Closed through March 31
Park Forest officials will continue to monitor the situation in the coming days and will evaluate the status of other programs and events as needed. Residents with questions about other village-sponsored programs and events not noted above should contact Village Hall to confirm their status.
As precautionary measures, the village is ramping up the cleaning of door handles and window counters at village facilities. Additionally, village employees are being advised to stay home should they experience any flu-like symptoms.
Though Park Forest has no confirmed cases of the coronavirus, officials with School District 163 announced Thursday that three students were recently in contact with a person who tested positive for the virus. The students were tested for the coronavirus and will remain home until their status is confirmed. District 163 has canceled classes through Wednesday, March 18, for cleaning and disinfecting as a precaution.
Residents with questions or concerns about the coronavirus may contact Park Forest’s Community Health Coordinator Margaret Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 708-748-2005.
The below information is being provided courtesy of the Center for Disease control to help residents understand how they can protect themselves and others against the coronavirus.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.