Information and Resources on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Rogers Park Community Response Team

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The amazing neighbors of Rogers Park, in collaboration with the 49th Ward office, have organized to launch a grassroots, community effort to support our neighbors impacted by COVID-19. A part of this was the creation of a website where neighbors can find an array of resources (e.g. food assistance programs, unemployment information, and more) and learn how to get involved. Please note that this website is being updated constantly. For more information, visit https://rpcrt.org/.

For the Latest Information

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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information

  • Chicago Department of Public Health 24-Hour Phone Line: 312-746-7425

  • Illinois Department of Public Health website

  • State of Illinois Coronavirus Hotline: 1-800-889-3931.

  • Illinois Department on Aging’s website

  • Illinois Senior Helpline: 800-252-8966

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Information Page

  • Self-Advocacy Information for People with Disabilities

  • Federal government’s designated coronavirus website

  • UIC’s COVID-19 resource center

Testing for COVID-19 in the 49th Ward

The closest COVID- 19 testing facilities for Rogers Park residents are:
 

  • Heartland Health Centers, 1300 W. Devon
    Call ahead to make an appointment: 773-751-7800
    Free of cost to neighbors without health insurance; Available to neighbors regardless of immigration status
    Click here for more information

     

  • Rogers Park COVID Center, 6746 N. Sheridan
    Book an appointment online: rpcovidtest.com
    Testing hours are Mon-Fri 10 am - 5 pm
    PPO insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare accepted

     

  • Howard Brown Health, 6500 N. Clark
    Call ahead to make an appointment: 773-388-1600
    Free of cost to neighbors without health insurance; Available to neighbors regardless of immigration status
    Click here for more information

     

  • Physicians Immediate Care, 6140 N. Broadway
    Make an appointment online: Click here or call 773-435-9028
    Offering rapid testing, accepts insurance
    Click here for more information

     

  • Bernard Horwich - JCC Chicago, 3003 W. Touhy
    Request an appointment online: click here
    Tests are free, no insurance is required. You do not need to be exhibiting symptoms to get a test. 
    Testing hours are Mon-Fri 11 am to 7 pm and Sat-Sun 9 am - 2 pm

     

  • St. Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., Evanston
    Call ahead to make an appointment: 847-316-4000
    Free of cost to neighbors without health insurance
    Click here for more information

     

  • Swedish Covenant, 5140 N. California
    Call ahead to make an appointment: 773-907-7700
    Free of cost to neighbors without health insurance
    Click here for more information

For a full list of sites testing in the State of Illinois, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health’s website here.

If You Are Experiencing Symptoms of Coronavirus / COVID-19:

  1. Visit one of the testing locations to get tested for COVID-19.

  2. Do not go to work or do other in-person activities outside of your home. 

  3. Monitor your symptoms carefully. Some common symptoms include dry cough, fever, and difficulty breathing. Cough and sneeze into your elbow or cover your mouth and nose with a tissue that you immediately throw away.

  4. Try to get rest and stay hydrated.

  5. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  6. Clean all surfaces that are touched often, like phones, computers, tablets, counters, tabletops, and doorknobs. Use household cleaning sprays or wipes according to the label instruction to make sure they are getting disinfected.

  7. If your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately. If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider ahead of time and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19.

  8. If you have trouble breathing, call 911. Notify the dispatch personnel that you have or may have coronavirus / COVID-19.

  9. As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available, and avoid sharing personal items, like dishes, towels, and bedding. If you need to be around other people in or outside of the house, wear a facemask.

 

Business Assistance

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We encourage our residents to continue supporting businesses. Buying gift cards for later use, ordering pick up, curbside or delivery can make a difference in these challenging times. Consider paying in cash when possible to alleviate the credit card fees.

The Rogers Park Business Alliance compiled a list of Rogers Park businesses that are open and their offerings. The list is organized by commercial corridor. With the changing news coming so often please call the business before visiting them or to make sure they have what you need. They also included businesses that are accepting donations. You can view that list by visiting https://rpba.org/2020/03/covid-19-business-resources/.

If you are a business and would like to be added to the list, email Ana at abermudez@rpba.org.

State of Illinois Updates

News is coming in at a rapid pace and changes frequently. The best place to find the latest information coming from the State of Illinois will be on their website dedicated to addressing COVID-19. 

On there, you will find the latest number of confirmed cases of the virus, FAQs, executive orders issued by Governor Pritzker, and more.

 

The landing page for this website is https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx. 

Report Price Gouging

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Have you seen price gouging at grocery stores or other retailers in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis? Attorney General Kwame Raoul has made it explicitly known that price gouging is illegal. Not only is it illegal, but it is also unethical. If you have seen an incident of price gouging, please complete an online consumer complaint form so his office can investigate it. Please note you do need to provide evidence of the price gouging when filing a complaint. 

Office Hours*:

Monday: 9 am - 5 pm

Tuesday: 9 am - 5 pm

Wednesday: 9 am - 5 pm

Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm

Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Ward Service Office:

1447 W. Morse Ave

Chicago, IL 60626

office@49thward.org

773-338-5796

*Please note the physical office remains

closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Our staff is working virtually from home

and is happy to answer calls and emails.

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