COVID-19 Daily Update from the Village of Antioch – April 18, 2020
The President extended the nation’s Slow the Spread campaign until April 30, and Governor Pritzker has announced that Illinois will extend its Stay-at-Home order through the end of April.
With evidence of widespread COVID-19 illness in communities across the country, and data on how COVID-19 may be spread, the CDC now recommends that people wear a cloth face covering to cover their nose and mouth in a community setting when providing or receiving essential services. This is to protect people around you if you are infected but do not have symptoms.
We would like to remind residents the importance of complying 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.
The First Fire Protection District approved a resolution placing a temporary ban on outdoor burning. All Burning is now prohibited until June 1, 2020. Outdoor fireplaces/pits will be permitted as long as they are not a nuisance to the neighbors. Any complaint from a neighbor constitutes a nuisance.
As open burning is not allowed in the Village limits, this will not have a large impact on Village residents. Township residents should be aware of the ban. Fires are to be extinguished upon complaint. Unruly or violent residents are to be reported to the proper Police authority. Please feel free to contact the Fire Station with any questions.
The State of Illinois has reported 2,073 exposures in Lake County, with 29,160 in the State of Illinois and over 137,404 tested. The Lake County Health Department has 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.
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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.