COVID-19 Daily Update from the Village of Antioch – April 9, 2020
On March 29, the president extended the nation’s Slow the Spread campaign until April 30. Following the same guideline , Governor Pritzker has announced that Illinois will extend its Stay-at-Home order through the end of April.
In light of new data about how COVID-19 spreads, along with evidence of widespread COVID-19 illness in communities across the country, CDC now recommends that people wear a cloth face covering to cover their nose and mouth in the community setting. This is to protect people around you if you are infected but do not have symptoms.
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, and police will increase their patrol of these areas to ensure the safety of our residents.
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 are cancelled. This year, the Village of Antioch is inviting all kids to participate in the 1st Antioch Facebook Easter Art Competition! Kids ages 2-9 have a chance to win an Easter Basket. Follow us on facebook for more information.
The State of Illinois has reported 1,124 exposures in Lake County, with 16,422 in the State of Illinois and over 80,857 tested. 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. Additionally, the Illinois Department of Public Health has published an accounting of cases according to zip code. That can be viewed with the following link: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
Many of our local businesses and community partners have answered our calls for help and donated eyewear and gloves. Local school districts cleared out their science departments to give us much needed PPE. If you are aware of any businesses that may have PPE equipment, particularly N95 masks, please ask them to consider making a donation to the Antioch Emergency Operations Center through the Police Department west lobby. The Village of Antioch, First Fire Protection District and Antioch Township are all operating as one joint community through the pandemic. Any donations collected will be put into a cache for use by all 3 agencies in our own community.
Looking for Pen Pals!
If you would like to be paired up with a senior Pen Pal, please email Courtney Kotloski at: firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be connected with a Pal.
The Open Arms Mission is still 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.