Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

A Message from Village President Kit Ketchmark 


Village Offices are Closed to Public

During this time staff can be reached via phone: 

Village Hall (Community Development and Finance Departments): (708) 485-7344

Village Manager’s Office: (708)485-1444

Non-Emergency Police: (708)485-8131

Public Works Department (7:00 am – 4:00 pm): (708)485-2540

or by email at: help@brookfieldil.gov

Additional Ways to Engage with Village Staff

Updates will also be provided on the Village’s Facebook and Public Safety Twitter pages.

The Parks and Recreation Department has cancelled all of their classes and activities indefinitely and Village playgrounds are Closed.


The Stay at Home Order Has Been Extended to April 30, 2020

FAQ’S Regarding Governor’s Stay at Home Order

“We’re making a commitment to stay home because we’re All In for Illinois — for our neighbors and grandparents, our health care professionals and first responders, our grocery store workers and so many more. Staying in keeps us all safe.”

– Governor JB Pritzker

For more information on “All in for Illinois”, a commitment to stay at home, please go to allin.illinois.gov.

Additionally, the Governor’s Office is collecting and responding to questions regarding the State’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. They have created an email address, Gov.COVID19stakeholder@illinois.gov, where Illinois residents may send questions, comments and recommendations. The Governor’s staff will compile all inquiries and respond with answers.

 

More information can also be found at the following links: 

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

State of Illinois – COVID-19

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

 

Illinois COVID-19 Hotline and Email Address

If you have questions about Coronavirus-
Call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline 1(800) 889-3931 or,
Send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV
Anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Support Local Restaurants!

While restaurants are closed for dine-in, many are continuing to offer delivery and carry-out. This interactive map can help you find out what Brookfield restaurants are open and ready to serve!

 

Information on Essential vs Non-essential Businesses:

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is frequently providing guidance and information regarding whether businesses are considered essential. If you have a question regarding if a business is essential, contact DCEO’s helpline by phone at (800) 252-2923 to leave a message or by email at CEO.support@illinois.gov.


Updates from Service Providers:

ComEd Covid-19 Response

Groot Collection Changes


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people, and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats, and bats.  Rarely animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people. Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world and commonly cause mild to moderate illness in people worldwide.  However, the emergence of novel (new) coronaviruses, such as SARS and MERS, have been associated with more severe respiratory illness.

Symptoms

Common human coronaviruses usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold. These illnesses usually only last for a short amount of time. Symptoms may include

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Human coronaviruses can sometimes cause lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis.

Transmission

Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through

  • the air by coughing and sneezing
  • close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
  • rarely, fecal contamination

Prevention

The following can help prevent the spread of coronaviruses and protect yourself from becoming infected.

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick

There are currently no vaccines to protect against human coronavirus infection

Treatment

There are no specific treatments. To help relieve symptoms

  • take pain and fever medications
  • drink plenty of liquids
  • stay home and rest