Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

A Message from Village President Kit Ketchmark 


 

Village Facilities Open to Public

Members of the public entering Village facilities will be required to wear a face covering. The Village Hall lobby and Parks and Recreation Department area will have floor markings to maintain social distancing. Additionally, plexiglass barriers have been installed at the front counters.  Village Hall will be open Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and the Public Works Department will be open from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.

The Village remains committed to the safety and wellbeing of residents and staff; therefore, we encourage residents to continue utilizing alternative methods, such as the ones below, to engage with Village staff.  

a) Water Bill Payments:

  1. Online Through the Village’s Website: brookfieldil.gov
  2. Place in One of the Drop Boxes Located in the Village Hall Parking Lot and by the Front Door of Fire Station 1 on Shields Ave.
  3. Pay by phone using a credit card at 708-485-7344 and selecting option # 1

c) Building permit applications and contractor registrations can be found at the “Forms” Tab on the Village Website at brookfieldil.gov and all documentation can be scanned and e-mailed to permits@brookfieldil.gov, sent by fax to 708-485-8090 or left in the drop box at Village Hall. Residents looking to speak with an inspector in-person will need to make an appointment in advance by calling (708)485-7344.

d) Registration for Parks and Recreation activities can be done over the phone by calling 708-485-1474 or online at brookfieldil.gov/

e) Email Questions and Concerns to help@brookfieldil.gov

f) By Phone:

Community Development & Finance Departments: (708) 485-7344

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

Non-Emergency Police: (708)485-8131

Public Works Department (7:00 am – 3:30 pm): (708)485-2540

 


For Covid-19 Vaccine Information, please visit the Cook County

Department of Public Health Website

Covid-19 Resurgence Mitigation Information 

As of February 2, 2021
 

Restaurants and Bars

  • Indoor dining and drinking now permitted for parties of up to 10 people
  • Seated areas should be arranged so that tables allow for 6 feet between parties; impermeable barriers may be installed between booths which are less than 6 feet apart

Retail and Service Counter

  • Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy

Personal Care

  • Continue capacity limit of no more than 50% occupancy

Indoor/Outdoor Recreation

  • Reopening select indoor recreation facilities (e.g., bowling alleys, skating rinks); indoor playgrounds and trampoline parks should remain closed
  • Indoor recreation to operate at lesser of 50 customers or 50% of facility capacity

Meetings and Social Events

  • Limit to the lesser of 50 people or 50% of room capacity
  • Multiple groups may meet in the same facility if they are socially distanced and in separate rooms

Business Interruption Grants (BIG) Program:

https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/C19DisadvantagedBusGrants.aspx 

Business covered are:

  • Bars and Restaurants – $20 million for bars and restaurants unable to offer outside service, providing 1,000 grants of up to $20,000
  • Barbershops and Salons – $10 million for barbershops and salons, providing 1,000 grants of $10,000 each
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers – $10 million for gyms and fitness centers that have lost significant revenue due to COVID-19, providing 500 grants of $20,000 each

ComEd Financial Assistance Support Programs

ComEd Bill Payment Assistance Program – Residential

ComED Small Business Assistance Program 


Brookfield Local Business Information 

Holiday Gift Guide – Brookfield Local Businesses

Local Restaurant Guide


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.


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.

Testing Sites Information: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites

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