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 City of Chicago is currently in Phase IV of their reopening metrics. Residents are still recommended to continue to wear a face covering and physically distance. Get tested if you have symptoms or think you have had COVID-19.

The closest testing facilities for Rogers Park residents are Heartland Health (1300 W. Devon),  SwedishCovenant (5140 N. California), Howard Brown Health (6500 N. Clark), and St. Francis Hospital in Evanston at  355 Ridge Ave.

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. 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.

  2. Try to get rest and stay hydrated.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

Testing for COVID-19

The closest testing facilities for Rogers Park residents are Heartland Health (1300 W. Devon),  Swedish Covenant (5140 N. California), Howard Brown Health (6500 N. Clark), and St. Francis Hospital in Evanston at  355 Ridge Ave.

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

 

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. 

49th Ward COVID-19 Updates

Our office is trying to keep neighbors informed about COVID-19 via our e-newsletter. Make sure to sign-up online to receive those in your inbox regularly. Below is an archive of the newsletters specifically related to COVID-19. 

English Newsletters

Noticias en Español

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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