COVID-19 Daily Update from the Village of Antioch – March 26, 2020
Last night the Village Board met online to ratify the Mayoral Declaration of Emergency related to the coronavirus. You may view the ordinance and emergency declaration on the Village of Antioch website.
We would like to remind residents to comply with social distancing if going outside, and stress that all park play structures, skate park, restrooms and shelters must remain closed. Signs were placed in all Village owned parks yesterday, and police will increase their patrol of these areas to ensure the safety of our residents.
At this time, any essential Village Staff that is reporting to work is asked to take their temperature at home before coming in to work. We would encourage residents to do the same if they plan on leaving their homes for any essential services. Anyone with a temperature over 100 is advised to not call 911, but instead call their primary care physician for further guidance.
Upon the recommendation of local public safety agencies, the Annual Easter Parade and Egg Hunt scheduled for April 11, 2020, and Flashlight Egg Hunt scheduled for April 9, 2020 will be cancelled. We would like to assure everyone that this decision was made in the best interest of the public, and to keep our residents safe.
Lake County has reported up to 185 exposures, with 2,538 in the State of Illinois and over 16,631 tested. Yesterday, the Lake County Health Department launched an interactive map of COVID-19 cases in Lake County, broken down by municipality. It can be viewed at: https://www.lakecountyil.gov/4423/Lake-County-COVID-19-Dashboard.
We are asking residents and businesses for donations of any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) they may be able to provide. Donations of clean masks, gloves and sanitizers may be dropped off in the west lobby of the Antioch Police Department.
The Open Arms Mission is running critically low on toilet paper and other bathroom essentials. We ask all residents to make a donation to this local group if they can.